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post #2581 of 2790
Hi, the XP8000 is a battery pack, that can supply 15 volt with a special adaptor cable called WILLY.
post #2582 of 2790
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Originally Posted by maii View Post

Hi is xp8000 linear regulated why it looks so small. I have search all linear regulated it's a big brick. This is the one I 'm going to get. output socket is made by order.

Here is how it looks the smallest I could find. Lisa one is small but relatively more expensive than quickstep itself ha ha.


What is that and how big is it?why only 12 volts? I never seen anything like that. Let us know how it sounds! I like the xp8000a at 15 volts and its portable too!
post #2583 of 2790
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

Yeah, batteries are the cleanest, normally.  biggrin.gif

I agree i had no idea.. The 15 volt from radio shack would not sound as good as the xp8000a. Amazing!
post #2584 of 2790
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

 

I remember reading a few arguments before that a well regulated supply can actually be cleaner than batteries.

 

 

I've heard this, too.  I guess anything's possible if you spend enough money.  :-)

post #2585 of 2790

I can't remember all the specifics, but I think the basic premise was that batteries are based on a chemical reaction, which is not necessarily the cleanest power source possible. That plus the battery performance changes as it discharges.

 

The gist of it is batteries will likely be cleaner than a typical wall-wart, but a really good linear regulated supply *can* outperform a abttery. Whether any of that will be audible by the end of the day... hey, this is the wrong subforum for that :rolleyes:

post #2586 of 2790

To make a long story short, the XP8000 is a wonderful chemical powersupply for the Stepdance and Quickstep. And to get the 15 volt supply right we have a Willy cable that regulates the voltage properly.:beerchug: My Willy cable even sings in silent high notes that I do not hear when I have my Signature PRO on my head. Maybe the XP8000 with the Willy cable is best of both worlds? And no it is not the wrong forum, it is HeadFi..........

post #2587 of 2790
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

To make a long story short, the XP8000 is a wonderful chemical powersupply for the Stepdance and Quickstep. And to get the 15 volt supply right we have a Willy cable that regulates the voltage properly.beerchug.gif  My Willy cable even sings in silent high notes that I do not hear when I have my Signature PRO on my head. Maybe the XP8000 with the Willy cable is best of both worlds? And no it is not the wrong forum, it is HeadFi..........

Well said! I agree!
post #2588 of 2790

I have to join in on this!  :beerchug:

post #2589 of 2790
This is dumb question but has anybody tried the beats audio with the quickstep?
post #2590 of 2790

Hey fellow Quickstep owners, Is this normal?

 

When I plug in 15V adapter, I hear Music already coming through my IEM's, I mean without even turning on the unit.....

post #2591 of 2790

Yes, that's perfectly normal.  We all experience this and it comes up on this thread, every once in a while. :D

post #2592 of 2790

Thanks again my fine friend, guess I should have done some research......

I'm soo lovin the sound out of Quickstep, works wonders with my Hifiman IEMs also kicks butt with both my UM Customs. So much so that I no longer can listen to my ipod classics's without the Quickstep in the equation.:D

post #2593 of 2790
LOL

Tell me about it. ;-)

It's called "adaptive hedonism." Once you experience a higher level of quality in anything pleasurable, regression is difficult. The trick is to avoid exposure to the next level.

Contentment is a choice made independent of circumstances, but it helps to lower your expectations and not go looking for the next best thing.

All of this flies in the face of audiophilia, of course. :-)

Mike
post #2594 of 2790
Also not listening to music for a week works, sort of an audio rehab, works for me biggrin.gif
post #2595 of 2790
I'm going to try that! I need a break! :-)
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