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post #31 of 555
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I'm taking naked pictures of the amp right now.

I'll just say I'm impressed with what I've seen and heard so far.  I'll wring it out here soon.

 

Cheers!

-HK sends

 

 

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Not good enough! Pull your finger out!

post #32 of 555

btw what op amps are in it?

post #33 of 555
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post

btw what op amps are in it?

 

The one I received has OPA134 (x2) with BUF634 (x2) buffering (James also sent copper bus bars).  The Dac is a Wolfson WM8740, so I believe the DAC is a significant upgrade over the XM5's PCM2704!

 

I'll be posting more soon (feeling better).

 

Cheers!

-HK sends

 


Edited by HK_sends - 9/13/10 at 4:14pm
post #34 of 555

looks good

post #35 of 555

Wow! this is good news, I have the XM5 and love it. I'm using it's DAC right now feeding my little dot 2++ not bad, wonder how the Wolfson DAC would sound....

 

Did they change the battery chemistry as well?  How long between charges? 


Edited by cgpeanut - 9/16/10 at 10:18am
post #36 of 555

I'd love a comparison between this and the iBasso D10. 

 

Can the XM6 be used as a stand alone amp, or dac?

post #37 of 555
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Originally Posted by cgpeanut View Post

Wow! this is good news, I have the XM5 and love it. I'm using it's DAC right now feeding my little dot 2++ not bad, wonder how the Wolfson DAC would sound....

 

Did they change the battery chemistry as well?  How long between charges? 

 

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Originally Posted by wdahm519 View Post

I'd love a comparison between this and the iBasso D10. 

 

Can the XM6 be used as a stand alone amp, or dac?


I actually finished listening and trying out the DAC last night...I'll be writing when I get home.

 

I apologize again for the delay.  I didn't expect to get too sick to listen to music.

 

Cheers!

-HK sends
 

post #38 of 555

Pratical Devices XM5 with BUF634+AD8065 really sounds awesome IMO.  I'm using it now with my LD 2++ acting as the pre-amp and with the PD XM5 acting as the amp and itouch as the source, it really pushes the shure se530 and UE tripple 10's to it's potential.  Hope James kept the BUF634+AD8065 rolling option in the XM6.

 

 

 

 

post #39 of 555

Yep, I wonder why OPA134 is chosen for XM6. I would think they should have made the AD8065 or AD8610 as default this time.

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Hope James kept the BUF634+AD8065 rolling option in the XM6.

 

post #40 of 555
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Yep, I wonder why OPA134 is chosen for XM6. I would think they should have made the AD8065 or AD8610 as default this time.


 

You can still get the 8065 OpAmps from James at PD...

 

-HK sends

post #41 of 555

True, but OPA124 is about $1.10 (1Ku) while AD8065 is less than $2. With an adapter it should still be around $5. It should well worth the effort to put it in XM6 since it will be PD next flagship. If it is AD8610 (almost $9 by itself) then perhaps the cost will be higher, but then again we are not talking about $100 amp here.
 

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You can still get the 8065 OpAmps from James at PD...

 

-HK sends

post #42 of 555
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Part one of the review is added to my first post (the thread title has been changed as well)...

 

Looks like this is going to be in several parts.  I will attach part two soon.

 

Cheers!

-HK sends

post #43 of 555

Oh comon, please undress that XM6 as in bare naked all the way down!

post #44 of 555
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Oh comon, please undress that XM6 as in bare naked all the way down!

 It does make for a suspenseful review, doesn't it?

 

Cheers!

-HK sends


Edited by HK_sends - 9/18/10 at 12:16pm
post #45 of 555
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Part Two is Posted! 

 

Cheers!

-HK sends

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