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post #16876 of 18625
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

Aw c'mon Mike, you're just one step away from getting the Invicta and playing off SD cards directly so you can skip the whole computer. :ph34r:

 

LOL  

 

You know me too well!  

 

But thanks for clarifying my thoughts! 

 

:L3000: 

 

Mike

post #16877 of 18625

Or since you're bit of a portable fiend, there's the Altmann Tera. I've never heard it, but considering that it's built buy a guy who's fanatical enough to write his own machine code to read and decode the SD cards... (watch out for that pricetag though, ouch!)

post #16878 of 18625
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

Or since you're bit of a portable fiend, there's the Altmann Tera. I've never heard it, but considering that it's built buy a guy who's fanatical enough to write his own machine code to read and decode the SD cards... (watch out for that pricetag though, ouch!)

I've always had a weird fascination with the Tera. I've never heard or seen one at meets, but it's still a really intriguing little device.

post #16879 of 18625

Yeah, it's got some interesting hocus pocus behind it. The price is higher than I remember though. Currently 1680Euro... which at today's exchange rate is 2266 usd :blink:

post #16880 of 18625
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

Yeah, it's got some interesting hocus pocus behind it. The price is higher than I remember though. Currently 1680Euro... which at today's exchange rate is 2266 usd :blink:


It's been on the market long enough that some of the newer full-featured players from AK, Hifiman, etc. might beat it out, so I'm not sure I'd put down that kind of money without doing a head-to-head first.

post #16881 of 18625
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It's been on the market long enough that some of the newer full-featured players from AK, Hifiman, etc. might beat it out, so I'm not sure I'd put down that kind of money without doing a head-to-head first.

It is a great player, but IMO limited by the amplifier side of the package in that it can only drive certain headphones well.

 

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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

Yeah, it's got some interesting hocus pocus behind it. The price is higher than I remember though. Currently 1680Euro... which at today's exchange rate is 2266 usd :blink:

He had a big price increase a while back (almost double IIRC). Offered to sell at original price up until the increase...

post #16882 of 18625
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Recently acquired a Schiit Modi as a late christmas present (woo a real DAC now!) and an old laptop which I intend to integrate into my bedroom speaker setup. I'm gonna run foobar on it with Wasapi, I know that much already. I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion for an app/program so that I can actually control Foobar/the laptop with my rooted Galaxy S4??? It would be really nice to be able to control the music from my bed.

Theres a simple app called foobar2000 controller. It works great.
post #16883 of 18625
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

It is a great player, but IMO limited by the amplifier side of the package in that it can only drive certain headphones well.

 

He had a big price increase a while back (almost double IIRC). Offered to sell at original price up until the increase...

 

I'm surprised he hasn't just made a non-amp version. Was there a reason given for the big price bump?

post #16884 of 18625
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I'm surprised he hasn't just made a non-amp version. Was there a reason given for the big price bump?

1) He thinks it is perfect as is.

2) People complained that it was so expensive for a little player... so he increased the price.

post #16885 of 18625

Slight change to the desktop...

 

Echo Audio - Echo2 usb

 

Swapped out the big Wadia121 for this little doodad. The Echo Audio Echo2 USB (who names their product the same name as the company? So confusing). It's a pro audio 2in/4out device, and I actually like it better in this particular pairing with my dual Nuforce HA-200 pumping the HE-6.

 

I had to build a pair of short TRS-->XLR cables. Just simple neutrik jacks and shielded mic cable that I already had (accidentally) cut for a different project. A far cry from the thick Furutech cables I made to connect the Wadia.

post #16886 of 18625
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

1) He thinks it is perfect as is.

2) People complained that it was so expensive for a little player... so he increased the price.


1) Or maybe someone needs to crack it open and tap the lineout before the amp. Or just feed it directly into another amp. Considering how finicky the other details were, I'd imagine that the amp portion is matched specifically for the dac output (this is utter conjecture on my part, I really have no idea what went into it).

 

2) From a normal business standpoint, that's silly. From an audiophile view... Brilliant!

post #16887 of 18625

 

 

Sadly need to find better speaker placement


Edited by gibbro - 1/31/14 at 6:35pm
post #16888 of 18625

Do any of the regular suspects on Head-Fi even own a Tera Player, or are they just vaporware like the H2+?

post #16889 of 18625
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

Slight change to the desktop...

 

Echo Audio - Echo2 usb

 

Swapped out the big Wadia121 for this little doodad. The Echo Audio Echo2 USB (who names their product the same name as the company? So confusing). It's a pro audio 2in/4out device, and I actually like it better in this particular pairing with my dual Nuforce HA-200 pumping the HE-6.

 

I had to build a pair of short TRS-->XLR cables. Just simple neutrik jacks and shielded mic cable that I already had (accidentally) cut for a different project. A far cry from the thick Furutech cables I made to connect the Wadia.

 

Nice looking ensemble. The Echo Audio Echo2 USB - even typing their name is fun :p - returned memories of my first head-fi rig. I used an E-MU 0404 USB with a regulated power supply. A whole lotta bang for the buck! Your rig is very interesting and I look forward to your continued updates.

post #16890 of 18625

The Tera player is a scam for the price a long lengthy technical discussions on diyaudio on it by folks smarter than Altman himself. Funny thing is he states it can do something the Philips DAC isn't even capable of. 

 

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