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post #106 of 1074
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Originally Posted by bulmanxxi View Post

Comparisons were made earlier in this thread - I have owned all of the T3, D4, TTVJ Slim, Arrow, Shadow, etc.  The UHA-4 is my choice among all those amps for stupendous relative value and fantastic sound quality, customer service, availability and built in USA.  The UHA-4 beats the T3 in every category except size.  It is most comparable to the TTVJ Slim in SQ but much much better value plus smaller/shorter and better DAC and digital volume and crossfeed.  


Thanks
 

 

post #107 of 1074


Wow, pre-ordered black version etysmile.gif

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Originally Posted by bulmanxxi View Post

Comparisons were made earlier in this thread - I have owned all of the T3, D4, TTVJ Slim, Arrow, Shadow, etc.  The UHA-4 is my choice among all those amps for stupendous relative value and fantastic sound quality, customer service, availability and built in USA.  The UHA-4 beats the T3 in every category except size.  It is most comparable to the TTVJ Slim in SQ but much much better value plus smaller/shorter and better DAC and digital volume and crossfeed.  



 

post #108 of 1074
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Honestly from the comparative impressions and the specs the T3 might be outclassed there.  The jury is still out on the UHA4 for me but maybe I'll hear one if somebody has one at the SD meet.  I'd like to believe it's all that but I'm being skeptical.


I don't know about the others but I'm not looking for something world class. I just want something that sound good with my customs and W4 when I'm on the go with a much smaller size than the dac/amp I have now. I liked the size of the icon mobile when I had it but the sound wasn't that great. If the UHA-4 can come close to my dac/amp at a smaller form function then that would be great in my book but in the meantime I shall wait.

 

post #109 of 1074


My thoughts exactly.

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post




I don't know about the others but I'm not looking for something world class. I just want something that sound good with my customs and W4 when I'm on the go with a much smaller size than the dac/amp I have now. I liked the size of the icon mobile when I had it but the sound wasn't that great. If the UHA-4 can come close to my dac/amp at a smaller form function then that would be great in my book but in the meantime I shall wait.

 



 

post #110 of 1074

I've had the Icon Mobile also and the T3 was much better than it (minus the DAC) but it is not even fair to compare those two to the Leckerton UHA-4.

post #111 of 1074


 

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post




I don't know about the others but I'm not looking for something world class. I just want something that sound good with my customs and W4 when I'm on the go with a much smaller size than the dac/amp I have now. I liked the size of the icon mobile when I had it but the sound wasn't that great. If the UHA-4 can come close to my dac/amp at a smaller form function then that would be great in my book but in the meantime I shall wait.

 

The UHA-4 fills that bill.  It is excellent, punches above it's price point.  World Class?  Not sure.  the Pico Dac/Amp is the only portable close to word class I've owned, it compares favorably though from memory on the Pico, so as usual, a grain of salt...

 

As to the Arrow - the arrow is much more compact.  That said, I had both at the same time, and sold the Arrow after a day with both.  The Arrow just did not suit my needs.  I had channel imbalance issues and too high of gain issues with two Arrows, one modified at Headphonia to reduce the gain.  Note that these issues were with sensitive iems and to a much lesser degree with my D7000's (25 ohm nominal), and that I listen quietly, though I'm not sure anyone should listen loud enough to overcome these issues...  If you are driving less sensitive, higher impedance cans, or listen loud, the Arrow is a great little amp.

 

My $0.02...
 

 

post #112 of 1074

my uha-4 just came in the mail today....it's waiting for me at home.... won't get to see it till sat. tho.... stupid med school exams....

post #113 of 1074

Has anyone used this with an optical out, like that on an iRiver? I'm wondering about the DAC.


 

post #114 of 1074

There is no optical on UHA-4, only USB (Micro USB - cable is included with the amp).

post #115 of 1074

Thanks, it's not the DAC/amp for me then.


 

post #116 of 1074

Mine also arrived today and will comment about it later ... 

post #117 of 1074
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Originally Posted by F900EX View Post

Mine also arrived today and will comment about it later ... 


Tease :)

 

post #118 of 1074

My first impressions are ...

 

Clean, crisp, natural sound, no distortion when using Hi-Gain. No interference, I cannot hear any hiss at low volume. 

 

At the moment currently using it with my Cowon J3 with Yuin PK2s Earbuds. 

 

Listening to ASOT 500 Gareth Emery, Live in Miami.  ( FLAC) 

 

I will try write a mini review over the weekend, I want to give a fair (good or bad) review based on my impressions and also hook it up to my laptop.  

 

 

post #119 of 1074

@rroseperry

 

Leckerton has a higher model UHA-6S that has optical in DAC, however, it is not as slim but rather boxy - if that's what you are looking for.  I don't know of any slim form amps that have optical in.  As a matter of fact these are the only ones with a built in dac in the slim form factor and they are all USB: Nuforce Icon Mobile (Mini USB), Fiio E7 (Mini USB but not sure about this), Leckerton UHA-4 (Micro USB) and TTVJ Slim w/ DAC (Mini USB).


Edited by bulmanxxi - 4/14/11 at 6:42pm
post #120 of 1074
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Originally Posted by bulmanxxi View Post

@rroseperry

 

Leckerton has a higher model UHA-6S that has optical in DAC, however, it is not as slim but rather boxy - if that's what you are looking for.  I don't know of any slim form amps that have optical in.  As a matter of fact these are the only ones with a built in dac in the slim form factor and they are all USB: Nuforce Icon Mobile (Mini USB), Fiio E7 (Mini USB but not sure about this), Leckerton UHA-4 (Micro USB) and TTVJ Slim w/ DAC (Mini USB).

 Slim form isn't a requirement as I'd be hooking it up to the iRiver, which is a tank. I may take a look at the UHA 6S.  I was thinking about the Pico, which does have an optical line-in.
 

 

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