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post #31 of 1106

When exactly is this coming out? I thought it was this week, now I see it is next week in the D6 thread. No matter, I just wants pics and impressions when someone gets it.

 

Jamato, you know I am counting on you for a SR71B vs PB2 battle!beerchug.gif This should be epic. One thing the SR71B has the PB2 doesn't is the panning control, useful on my imbalanced phones. The SR71B is far out of my reach though, the PB2 may not be.

post #32 of 1106
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It looks like it will release at the end of this week. A couple of changes were made. The power output is 2 watts per channel (I believe this is into 32ohms) and a few refinements were made. There can be a total of 14 op amps with 8 that are in sockets. It also uses SMD film caps for bypass. 

post #33 of 1106

Thanks for the info. That is significantly more powerful than the SR71B, which has 1.2WPC. I am looking forward to this! beerchug.gif


Edited by GeorgeGoodman - 1/12/11 at 12:37pm
post #34 of 1106

It is finally here!beerchug.gifsmily_headphones1.gif http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=70

 

Hey Jamato and Hiflgiht, can I get some impressions? $325 is kind of a lot, until you realize that you can roll the opamps, drive almost any headphone, and have a ton of fun. A three setting gain switch sounds useful too.

post #35 of 1106

PB2 available for order and I just ordered mine!!!!

Sexy Black!

post #36 of 1106
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PB2 available for order and I just ordered mine!!!!

Sexy Black!

Congratulations!beerchug.gif Waiting for impressions!
 

post #37 of 1106

Will ibasso provide uprades to PB1s sold previously?

post #38 of 1106
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Output power was revised again. 2.5 watts per channel. 

post #39 of 1106

BOOM!!!basshead.gifeek.gifwink.gifbiggrin.gifbeerchug.gif

 

Can you drive the K1000 and HE-6 with authority now, Hiflight? This amp is for people who want a portable that has more power than many desktop amps. I want impressions bad now.

post #40 of 1106
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Will ibasso provide uprades to PB1s sold previously?


Wishful thinking.  Your upgrade will be when you click the PB-2 "Buy Now" button :)
 

post #41 of 1106
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Will ibasso provide uprades to PB1s sold previously?


Wishful thinking.  Your upgrade will be when you click the PB-2 "Buy Now" button :)
 



+1. wouldnt even bother asking lol

post #42 of 1106

My PB2 and D6 are enroute, so I should have some impressions fairly soon.  I, too, really look forward to determining the ultimate performance of the PB2 with regard to these two very hard-to-drive phones.  I am now driving my K1000, HE-6 and K340 directly from the speaker terminals of my Virtue 2.2. 

 

As these are all balanced phones, the  Virtue does a superb job of allowing all 3 phones to reach their full potential.   I will have a very good basis for comparison when the PB2 arrives. 


 

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BOOM!!!basshead.gifeek.gifwink.gifbiggrin.gifbeerchug.gif

 

Can you drive the K1000 and HE-6 with authority now, Hiflight? This amp is for people who want a portable that has more power than many desktop amps. I want impressions bad now.

post #43 of 1106


Great! I look forward to it. Do you plan on assembling a topkit or different opamp combos? 

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My PB2 and D6 are enroute, so I should have some impressions fairly soon.  I, too, really look forward to determining the ultimate performance of the PB2 with regard to these two very hard-to-drive phones.  I am now driving my K1000, HE-6 and K340 directly from the speaker terminals of my Virtue 2.2. 

 

As these are all balanced phones, the  Virtue does a superb job of allowing all 3 phones to reach their full potential.   I will have a very good basis for comparison when the PB2 arrives. 


 

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Originally Posted by GeorgeGoodman View Post

BOOM!!!basshead.gifeek.gifwink.gifbiggrin.gifbeerchug.gif

 

Can you drive the K1000 and HE-6 with authority now, Hiflight? This amp is for people who want a portable that has more power than many desktop amps. I want impressions bad now.


 
post #44 of 1106

I checked the website and it now says 32 volts of swing are available. This is a potent little power pack (couldn't resist a little alliteration.)beerchug.gif

post #45 of 1106

I will probably be offering some custom L/R modules but not the buffers, as iBasso is including a very nice selection.  My main concern is with the cost of rolling opamps in the PB2, as there will need to be 4 modules instead of 2 for each channel.  The current D12 L/R modules will work very nicely, except for needing twice as many. 
 

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Great! I look forward to it. Do you plan on assembling a topkit or different opamp combos?

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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

My PB2 and D6 are enroute, so I should have some impressions fairly soon. I, too, really look forward to determining the ultimate performance of the PB2 with regard to these two very hard-to-drive phones. I am now driving my K1000, HE-6 and K340 directly from the speaker terminals of my Virtue 2.2.

 

As these are all balanced phones, the Virtue does a superb job of allowing all 3 phones to reach their full potential. I will have a very good basis for comparison when the PB2 arrives.

 

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Originally Posted by GeorgeGoodman View Post

BOOM!!!basshead.gifeek.gifwink.gifbiggrin.gifbeerchug.gif

 

Can you drive the K1000 and HE-6 with authority now, Hiflight? This amp is for people who want a portable that has more power than many desktop amps. I want impressions bad now.

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