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post #346 of 730

It seems the included ones are Duracell 9V (non-rechargeable), from the picture Justin uploaded here 

post #347 of 730

9V Duracells it is. You can get a second set for $5 at checkout. 

 

These Soshine 9 volt Lithium Ion have been working great in my Stepdance. On Taobao in China they are $6 each. I will be getting four more for the Pico Power. 

 

 


Edited by cooperpwc - 2/11/13 at 5:39am
post #348 of 730

^ Great find! I'll be ordering a couple!


Edited by pekingduck - 2/11/13 at 6:25am
post #349 of 730

Placed the pre-order!!

When will be the estimated delivery date?

post #350 of 730
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Originally Posted by jckp919 View Post

I don't think batteries are included...


Logically, rechargeable batteries should be included.

 

cheers
Felix

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Logically, rechargeable batteries should be included.

cheers

Felix

Not really. My first portable amp was the original rsa sr71 and did not include batteries. By my memory i don't think any portable amp that used 9v include them. To the best of my knowledge Justin is the first to include 9v batteries with an amp.
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Moreover, the design of the subsequent SR-71A entirely precludes non-rechargeable 9V batteries.

 

Perhaps I put it incorrect I meant "logically" in the case of the Power.
 

post #353 of 730

It is the nature of an amp that uses 9V batteries that the end user can choose how to power it: NiMH, Li-Ion, Lithium, Alkaline etc. (If Justin had forced a rechargeable option on me I would not have been pleased as I already have a charger and access to good cheap rechargeable 9 volts.)


Edited by cooperpwc - 2/12/13 at 7:01am
post #354 of 730

Never actually seen an amp using 9V come with batteries actually, only ones are the Amps using LiPos.

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Originally Posted by kyoshiro View Post

Never actually seen an amp using 9V come with batteries actually, only ones are the Amps using LiPos.

i thought it would be worth the $2/amp to include a new pair....except the shipping with the new USPS rates is going to be awful for those couple ounces.  otherwise, what happens: amp arrives, person does not have batteries.  they pull 2 random 9V batteries from whatever devices they can find, they're probably low on capacity and uneven, and it wont be a good experience.

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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

i thought it would be worth the $2/amp to include a new pair....except the shipping with the new USPS rates is going to be awful for those couple ounces.  otherwise, what happens: amp arrives, person does not have batteries.  they pull 2 random 9V batteries from whatever devices they can find, they're probably low on capacity and uneven, and it wont be a good experience.

The shipping rate hikes make me a sad panda :(

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I am so excited to be getting this amp. I am checking the mail daily with anticipation. The combination of aesthetics with sound quality from headamp is unique. Like Justin's prevpus portables the power looks to be a work of art when you hold it in your hand.
Regarding batteries a economy pack of duracells from Costco should get me through at least a year.
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Originally Posted by justin w. View Post

i thought it would be worth the $2/amp to include a new pair....except the shipping with the new USPS rates is going to be awful for those couple ounces.  otherwise, what happens: amp arrives, person does not have batteries.  they pull 2 random 9V batteries from whatever devices they can find, they're probably low on capacity and uneven, and it wont be a good experience.

First i've heard of the shipping rates hike for USPS.
When is/did this take effect and how bad is it?

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The shipping rate hikes make me a sad panda frown.gif
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I am so excited to be getting this amp. I am checking the mail daily with anticipation. 

Glad i haven't been doing this, I would have checked 238 times from the day i ordered...........

 

Think i will be lazy and just wait till it is sent. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by mtntrance View Post

I am so excited to be getting this amp. I am checking the mail daily with anticipation. 

Glad i haven't been doing this, I would have checked 238 times from the day i ordered...........

 

Think i will be lazy and just wait till it is sent. wink.gif

 

Over the last couple of years, I've pre-orderd the HD-800s, HF-2s, Pico Slim, Symphones Mangums (and multiple upgrades), Audeze LCD-2s and LCD-3s. Overall, I think I've spent at least 2 years waiting for gear. Another month or whatever isn't going to bother me. 

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