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How does this physically mate with the iPod Nano--previous generations?? Just sold Tomahawk and am looking for a really good replacement amp

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D12_P4_IntComparison.jpg

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That is the Stock Rolling Kit!


Edited by CEE TEE - 11/20/10 at 2:12pm
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Yep, pretty extreme. So which do you like best or which ones, or combinations or . . ?

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Hi Jamato,

 

I'm going to read a bit more about rolling and learn about each opamp through searching.  

 

I would like to try the high-power combination out though.

 

Could you tell me which combo was the high-power one that you tried?

 

You mentioned Transistor Buffers.

 

Are those the big buffers with the blue boards?

 

A friend also lent me some OPA627APs and others so I'll have a lot to play with!

 

I'm new so I may take my time before posting so I don't confuse other new people.

 

Hope my images will help, I plan on using them to create charts with pointers and text so people know which are which and we can talk about them.

 

I also want to just enjoy some music now, so it may take a little bit!  dt880smile.png

 

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Yes, the transistor buffers are the blue adapters with the 2 small transistors on each adapter.
 

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Hi Jamato,

 

I'm going to read a bit more about rolling and learn about each opamp through searching.  

 

I would like to try the high-power combination out though.

 

Could you tell me which combo was the high-power one that you tried?

 

You mentioned Transistor Buffers.

 

Are those the big buffers with the blue boards?

 

A friend also lent me some OPA627APs and others so I'll have a lot to play with!

 

I'm new so I may take my time before posting so I don't confuse other new people.

 

Hope my images will help, I plan on using them to create charts with pointers and text so people know which are which and we can talk about them.

 

I also want to just enjoy some music now, so it may take a little bit!  dt880smile.png

 

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P4:  Internal lithium battery vs AAA cells, much easier to open for rolling opamps, Topkit LR module included in rolling kit.  SQ comparison depends upon LR/buffer/ground opamp choices for each.

 


 

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Anyone have any idea how the P4 compares with the erstwhile P3+ ?

Ah ! Thanks. smily_headphones1.gif
 

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i just ordered this yesterday from ibasso, im so excited! only problem is i won't be able to use it till christmas. how long does shipping take? And how do you obtain the tracking number? (I live in canada) thanks in advance

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They normally ship within a day and it takes 3 or 4 to get to you unless held up by customs. 

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i just ordered this yesterday from ibasso, im so excited! only problem is i won't be able to use it till christmas. how long does shipping take? And how do you obtain the tracking number? (I live in canada) thanks in advance

I ordered mine last Monday and received it today although it might have been here sooner had DHL in Hong Kong not been so busy (Xmas rush started already apparently!). The tracking number will be emailed to you by iBasso.

 

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Hello all!  I had been completely sold on the P4 and then I began to read a little more about the fiio E9.  I then found myself completely sold on the E9 as I got the impression it performed similarly to the P4 for basically half the cost.  Now I am finding that I am stuck between these two and cant decide.  Would anyone care to comment on why they would go with the P4 over the E9 and do you believe that the difference would be worth paying double to cost? I am looking for an amp to power a set of Dt770/80s in an office environment where I listen to trance/techno or NIN style music.  Any input would be greatly appreciated!

 

-Chris

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The power of the P4 and the ability to not only swap opamps to customize the sound, but they provide a nice opamp kit of a lot of value with the amp...if this amp were made by "S"omeone else, it would be double the price!
 

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Hello all!  I had been completely sold on the P4 and then I began to read a little more about the fiio E9.  I then found myself completely sold on the E9 as I got the impression it performed similarly to the P4 for basically half the cost.  Now I am finding that I am stuck between these two and cant decide.  Would anyone care to comment on why they would go with the P4 over the E9 and do you believe that the difference would be worth paying double to cost? I am looking for an amp to power a set of Dt770/80s in an office environment where I listen to trance/techno or NIN style music.  Any input would be greatly appreciated!

 

-Chris

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The power of the P4 and the ability to not only swap opamps to customize the sound, but they provide a nice opamp kit of a lot of value with the amp...if this amp were made by "S"omeone else, it would be double the price!
 


Hmm, after you mentioned the value of the opamp kit that is included I decided to do some research and it looks like if you were to go out and buy a set of AD797, OPA604, TLE2141, BUF634P and BU634U opamps you would end up spending around $68.26 plus tax and shipping.  This does not include the transistor buffers and the dummy adapters either.  I had not realized the value of that in reality. Thanks for the input.  

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Excuse my ignorance but what is this 3rd and 4th channel? I tried to search it, but couldn't find anything..

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The power of the P4 and the ability to not only swap opamps to customize the sound, but they provide a nice opamp kit of a lot of value with the amp...if this amp were made by "S"omeone else, it would be double the price!
 


Hmm, after you mentioned the value of the opamp kit that is included I decided to do some research and it looks like if you were to go out and buy a set of AD797, OPA604, TLE2141, BUF634P and BU634U opamps you would end up spending around $68.26 plus tax and shipping.  This does not include the transistor buffers and the dummy adapters either.  I had not realized the value of that in reality. Thanks for the input.  


Not only the cost of the op amps and buffers but also the adapters and then the work of soldering everything up. That could run to near 100 dollars and then your time or someone else's to do the work. There are also a lot of quality parts inside of the P4. 

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Thanks alot for prompting me to think into things a bit more. I cant wait to see what the P4 sounds like with the dt770/80's but I think it will be really energetic and fun setup.  The P4 will definitely be under the my tree this year. Dont get me wrong I am sure that the fiio E9 would also be a great amp but the ability to easily modify and the fact that a great selection of opamps are included with the P4 have won me back.

 

Now to figure out if I can also pick up a little dot DAC for the home rig as well. woohoo!!

 

-Chris

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