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Any portable amps small enough for the new ipod nano?

post #1 of 13
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I'm thinking of creating a very lightweight and portable set up

 

does anyone know of a amp that is as small as the new ipod nano?

post #2 of 13

fiio makes some, but i dont know if they are any good.

im sure theres plenty of threads on here that could inform you of their quality

 

post #3 of 13

what's your budget? the new nano with an rsa shadow would be sexy

post #4 of 13

It seems like the new Nano and the Fiio E5 are about the same size.  Be real interesting to see if they match exactly.

 

-john

post #5 of 13

FiiOs may fit in size but their value in terms of SQ improvement is questionable; might as well use the HP-out.  The Shadow helps, but it costs a lot more and you also need a good LOD.

post #6 of 13

The Mustang??  Was seriously considering this one myself for the Nano but don't know dimensions

 

O and just went on the Samuels' website and discovered the Shadow needs a wrap-around LOD cable because the plug is in the rear of the amp.  Makes the portability somewhat of a challenge vs. the Mustang whose cable connections are in the front of the unit.


Edited by tnmike1 - 9/14/10 at 11:36am
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by warp08 View Post

FiiOs may fit in size but their value in terms of SQ improvement is questionable; might as well use the HP-out.  The Shadow helps, but it costs a lot more and you also need a good LOD.


Most of the time I prefer the E5 to HPO but your IEM choice and signature preference would go further to determining the E5's value. 

post #8 of 13

Visited the Apple store today.  OMG that thing is small.  I mean almost TOO small.  Wondering if any amp could be paired with it.  Now that I've seen it, I'm thinking more of the iBasso T3 or something like that.  Even the Shadow, I think, would be too big for this tiny little thing

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by novacav View Post

what's your budget? the new nano with an rsa shadow would be sexy


6G:Shadow:16_sml.jpg

RSA Shadow pairs nicely with 6G Nano (and JH16's).

 

PS: the LOD is an ALO Low Rider (highly recommend it)


Edited by SierraHotel01 - 9/15/10 at 3:01pm
post #10 of 13

OK you're right: Shadow does look good in the pic.  Bet that's one super-tiny combination to carry around.  Sweet looking too

post #11 of 13

Or just have a long LOD, clip the iPod somewhere, and hide the amp in a pocket. Isn't 99% of the appeal of the 6G nano to clip it places?

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by warp08 View Post

FiiOs may fit in size but their value in terms of SQ improvement is questionable; might as well use the HP-out.



I have to disagree with you on that one. I noticed a definite improvement with E5 and LOD vs HP-out on my iPod Touch. Without the LOD it sounded the same if not worse (using the included interconnect cable.)

 

I've been considering getting the new nano to go along with the E5 for an ultra portable rig. I checked the dimensions and they are only millimeters apart in size; my LOD is probably bigger haha 


Edited by yagmot - 11/1/10 at 10:35pm
post #13 of 13

Im going to hopefully be picking up the E6 with the L9 LOD

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