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post #2626 of 2750
I had a small issue with my Stepdance and emailed Jan for a remedy which he quickly supplied then he mentioned that if I enjoy the Stepdance (which I do) my wallet is going to suffer because the Quickstep sounds much better ! He is a stand up guy and if the new one is better he is right my wallet is going to suffer although not nearly as bad as it could because his products are fairly priced compared to some of the other portable amp manufactures His word is good as gold to me and the Stepdance is the only portable I own that will drive the 650's or the HIFIMAN 400 to competent levels
post #2627 of 2750

Jan, is so quick to answer & offer the best advise. Even though I purchased my Quickstep 3rd hand, he was still so kind and helped with my questions.

Now that's what I call service. By the way I am still sooo loving my Quickstep,Use it with all my Iem's including Customs.

Jan..You have made such a great portable amp...  Thank You!!!!!

post #2628 of 2750

The best thing with Quickstep + IEMs is the volume control! I just love it and no channel imbalance at all...

post #2629 of 2750

Can anyone give me a short summary over the improvements the quickstep makes over the stepdance?

 

I'm highly interested in the quickstep, and about to pull the trigger on it :x

post #2630 of 2750

To the best of my knowledge, I think the Quickstep offers only these advantages over the Stepdance:

 

1) Longer battery life (using OPA209 instead of OPA1611) 

2) More durable input and output jacks 

3) External gain control switch vs. internal jumpers (the Current Hi/Lo jumper is still on the PCB, inside).

4) Smaller case, that's also flatter - easier to stack than the original, rounded Stepdance case

5) Improved RF shielding

 

Go for it!  

 

:-)

 

Mike

post #2631 of 2750
Quote:
Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

Go for it!  

 

:-)

 

Mike

x2 !

 

At the current price I would not hesitate at all. 

post #2632 of 2750

The quality of Jan's amps are certainly a bang for the buck I wish everyone would take heed I will certainly order one after Xmas

post #2633 of 2750
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post
 

x2 !

 

At the current price I would not hesitate at all. 

I will! Gotta sell my C5 first though!

post #2634 of 2750

Hellooo

 

I ordered Quickstep after crazy amount of spamming to Jan:D First I forget to add what I order and then I add more stuff in the order:D Oh well, eager mind and fast fingers:D

 

Was about to get 2stepdance, but that was only available in silver. So black Quickstep it is..

 

What powersources have you used for it in europe?

post #2635 of 2750
Energizer XP 8000 plus willy cable to get 15 volt is globally the best power source I think and use it in good old Europe all the time.
post #2636 of 2750
Quote:
Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
 

To the best of my knowledge, I think the Quickstep offers only these advantages over the Stepdance:

 

1) Longer battery life (using OPA209 instead of OPA1611) 

2) More durable input and output jacks 

3) External gain control switch vs. internal jumpers (the Current Hi/Lo jumper is still on the PCB, inside).

4) Smaller case, that's also flatter - easier to stack than the original, rounded Stepdance case

5) Improved RF shielding

 

Go for it!  

 

:-)

 

Mike

 

I keep forgetting to ask in this thread: did the original Stepdance have issues with RFI and jack durability to warrant these changes or is Dr. Meier simply "having fun" by overbuilding his awesome little amplifier?

(Not that overbuild is an issue - I would do it as well if I were him, hahaha.)

post #2637 of 2750

I've had the Stepdance for three years (and a second one for about six months before giving it to a friend).  I've never used it with a cellphone in close proximity, so I can't speak to the RFI issue, but I've never had a problem with the jacks.  

 

That said, when I returned one of them to Jan Plummer to replace a broken gain switch on the PCB, he installed new jacks at no cost, even though I had not reported any problem with them - so apparently he knows something about their (lack of) durability.  

 

In any case, even though we can't count on Jan doing stuff for free all the time, the good thing about buying any of his amps is the awesome support he gives us.

 

:D

 

Mike

post #2638 of 2750

The Quickstep still has RFI-noise when not on WiFi, 3G or 4G cellphone networks. I am often using the Quickstep when traveling in train and when the train is in the countryside and the cellphone searches for old GSM networks it still has that old noise. But with 3G and 4G it is totally quiet. Unlike other amps I have they also react to 3G and 4G noise. 

post #2639 of 2750

Hello

 

Just got email from Jan telling me my Quickstep is being delivered in few hours. Now I just need to get 9v rechangeable batteries quickly so I don't have to resort to regular batteries. Also I need to find PSU for desktop duties. I have headfive at work currently, but I think I'll sell it to my coworker to enjoy:D

 

Gonna be listening with ciem's on the go and t5p at desktop.

 

Cheers

post #2640 of 2750
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mihis View Post
 

Hello

 

Just got email from Jan telling me my Quickstep is being delivered in few hours. Now I just need to get 9v rechangeable batteries quickly so I don't have to resort to regular batteries. Also I need to find PSU for desktop duties. I have headfive at work currently, but I think I'll sell it to my coworker to enjoy:D

 

Gonna be listening with ciem's on the go and t5p at desktop.

 

Cheers

T5p + Quickstep = :L3000:

I use ODAC + Quickstep + T5p a lot and I enjoy that setup very much as a perfect transportable setup.

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