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post #511 of 730
Justin has created a masterpiece! I have the headroom micro, IQube, ray samuels sr-71b, and ALO Continental (tube) portable amps. The Pico Power beats them all and it's not even close (of the aforementioned ones the Continental compares the best, but still, it's no even close. My source is a humble Sony Discman player I bought in Amazon (used from the early 2000s; cost less than $50). Used the Telarc recording of Wagner overtures conducted by Jesus Lopez Cobos with the Cincinnati orchestra to try and stress the amp as much as possibli given the wide dynamic range of the recording. I played the Rienzi, Flying Dutchman, and Tannhauser overtures with the Fostex th-900s, Ultrasone edition 8s, and audio technical 3000ANVs. All of these headphones have never sounded better out of a portable amp. Great bass, great minds, and great treble. Nothing is exaggerated or awkwardly salient. No roll-off here, there, or anywhere. I'm not kidding when I say that this little gem of an amp sounds like a full fledged desktop amp costing more than $1000. Most powerful portable amp EVER, PERIOD! Power and finesse all rolled into one. The search is over. With my other portable amps it was always like, "it's okay, but...". There are no buts with the Pico Power. Amazing. This is the end of the journey for me when it comes to portable amps: I'm not buying another portable amp unless it is to replace a broken Pico power with a new one. I'm smitten. I'm in love. Is this a rave review? Ya betcha! This is a groundbreaking product, Justin. You are a master. Two years in the works and now I know why it took so long. Congratulations! Between this and the blue Hawaii you have become a living legend.
post #512 of 730
By the way, I'm not expecting this to get any better with burn in. I just can't imagine this sounding any better.
post #513 of 730
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Originally Posted by MilesDavis2 View Post


I was tracking the package since monday and this morning, it was being sorted in Long Beach and got home at noon today and the got the package. You should probably get your by tomorrow. Have you tracked it? It should indicate present location. Hope you get yours soon. I am not even using the solo and the clarity and power makes me smile. Listening to " Friday night in San Francisco" by McLaughlin, Dimeola, and Lucia. Don't need no solo on this one.

Yes, it got to the post office this morning at 7:14 AM but of course they did not send it out. Typical of my local post office.

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Yes, it got to the post office this morning at 7:14 AM but of course they did not send it out. Typical of my local post office.

Then almost 99.9% certain you'll have it tomorrow. This pico sound great by itself. Now I do believe in burn in but with the exceptional sound it's producing right now, then burn in would elevate it even more.
post #516 of 730

For those who are worrying about battries: 9.6v works fine and sound impressive.

post #517 of 730

I really want my silver unit badly ... especially reading and starring above impressions and pictures L3000.gif

post #518 of 730

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Originally Posted by klfl View Post

For those who are worrying about battries: 9.6v works fine and sound impressive.

 

I was never too worried about it working or not, just wondered if the components tolerated the extra bit of voltage. Unlikely but I'd feel safer knowing that :p

post #519 of 730

Impressions with the Hifiman orthos please? biggrin.gif

post #520 of 730
In Southern California and to my surprise mine has arrived but i have not had a chance to listen yet.
post #521 of 730

Just a PSA, do not get these Rayovac 9v rechargeables, they DO NOT fit in the Pico Power:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003D7LHIG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003D7LHIG&linkCode=as2&tag=tt-20

 

 

 

This is not the fault of the amp however. I have other devices that this battery does not fit in. The problem is it's a bit larger (taller and wider) than a standard 9V, which is bizarre. 


Edited by phototristan - 3/13/13 at 6:46pm
post #522 of 730

I'm just hoping the 3 10-packs of Duracells I have left over from my SR-71 are still good ...

post #523 of 730
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Originally Posted by IceClass View Post

I'm just hoping the 3 10-packs of Duracells I have left over from my SR-71 are still good ...

 

I may just buy a bunch of Duracells myself. With rechargeables, you have to change them more often and that's a bit of a hassle on this amp. (That's not a bad thing at all though since the amp feels built like a tank, the batteries are held in very securely.)

post #524 of 730

Justin... now looks like the US orders are fine, so when will you do the international orders? I can't wait to get mine! (I should be in the first batch.....am i?)

post #525 of 730
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

Just a PSA, do not get these Rayovac 9v rechargeables, they DO NOT fit in the Pico Power:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003D7LHIG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003D7LHIG&linkCode=as2&tag=tt-20

 

 

 

This is not the fault of the amp however. I have other devices that this battery does not fit in. The problem is it's a bit larger (taller and wider) than a standard 9V, which is bizarre. 

 

do you have calipers to measure them?

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