Originally Posted by gtoviper
Hey Ron, so if one already owns D4/D10/D12, you think it's a worthy upgrade considering the P4's amping abilities?
I'm guessing if anything it'll be an awesome combo with D12's dual DAC section. I'm also curious what the P4's sound signature is like, more specifically in comparison to the D12 in the areas of: Bright/Dark, Details, Instrument Seperation, and Soundstage.
Also, a quick comment on how it compares to the D12+Topkit.
Really appreciate it!
It is difficult, if not impossible, to compare the P4 to the D12, as the possible combinations of opamps that are available in the rolling kit will make significant differences in the SQ of the P4.
It will be possible to configure the P4 so as to sound nearly identical to the D10 Topkit, as iBasso has chosen to include the D10 Topkit L/R Class A module in the P4 rolling kit. As I stated previously, iBasso has included a really fine selection of premium audio opamps in the supplied rolling kit. The opamps in the kit will most certainly do justice to the quality of the P4 circuitry.
I think the choice between the D12 and P4 will boil down to whether or not one needs the optical, coax, and usb inputs of the D12 or would prefer the more customizable P4 and be limited to Aux input only.
For use with the more difficult-to-drive cans, or for those who choose to listen at head-banging volume levels, the P4 is probably the wiser choice.
Edited by HiFlight - 11/5/10 at 8:11am