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Thread Starter 

 

 

The second episode of Head-Fi TV was just uploaded.  This episode is a feature overview and early first impressions of the Practical Devices XM6.

 

Unbelievably, I neglected to mention the XM6's price in the video.  The XM6 is priced at $395.00.  The Wolfson WM8741 DAC upgrade option is $42.00.  The AD8397 DoubleCat opamp/buffer option is $22.00.

 

Products mentioned in the video:

 

 

The video ran a few minutes longer than the 10-minute maximum we're going to try to stick to (per episode)--I'll work on being more concise.  The focus is a bit off on the closeups--sorry about that (we'll work on that, too).

 

Again, we hope (and fully intend) to get better at this over time.

 

Thanks to joe for working with me on these videos--couldn't do it without him.

 

 


 

Head-Fi TV Episode 002 produced by Joseph Cwik and Jude Mansilla

 

 

Also, we may occasionally include a Q&A segment in future episodes of Head-Fi TV.  If you want to submit any questions (or comments), you can do so via email to tv@head-fi.org

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would you say its worth it for the $400 price tag. i have the shure srh840 should i just stick to a fiio e7 or udac? thanks. i want a usb dac as my sound card is bad on my laptop.

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would you say its worth it for the $400 price tag. i have the shure srh840 should i just stick to a fiio e7 or udac? thanks. i want a usb dac as my sound card is bad on my laptop.

You could check out the XM5.  Its got most of the same features for quite a bit less.  I'm going to buy one or the other pretty soon myself.

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Great vid!

 

I'm already making excuses for myself on why I need one. rolleyes.gif

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hey jude(get it-hey jude hahahh). Was wondering how it compares to the mini^3, since this is available with the same opamp as the mini3. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

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lol Gray-doe made me chuckle

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Great vid and all that, I am glad that we did not have to see an un-boxing, I always find those rather dull. I would just like more info on the products.

I was just mad because I could not put a darn comma in my post.      o


Edited by The Larch - 4/1/11 at 5:20pm
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Head-fi tv's episodes are getting better!! after watching this vid..i feel like buying the XM6. 

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Nice review, I thought about buying this amp about a month ago, nice feature's, upgradeable and is well worth it. I remember they where doing a special at that time with thier interconnect thrown in. Check it out on thier site You never know. And Jude I liked the Godzilla theme, It's Zilla taking on Head-Fi, Oh No there's no place to go, here come's Godzilla!   eek.gif   Keep up the Great Work.  beerchug.gif

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Great video, Jude. So far it seems your impressions track with mine. I wish I could have gotten the DAC chip upgrade, but I don't think James had decided to offer upgrades at the point he offered the XM6 to me (several months before he put it on his site).

Still, I think it's a pretty good little piece of kit. It's now my only portable.

Cheers!beerchug.gif
-HK sends

P.S. - Can you make the Head-Fi TV episodes a new category on the forum? I didn't even know about them until a poster on my thread pointed it out.popcorn.gif
Edited by HK_sends - 4/1/11 at 6:04pm
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Great job Jude!

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P.S. - Can you make the Head-Fi TV episodes a new category on the forum? I didn't even know about them until a poster on my thread pointed it out.popcorn.gif


I second this.  Especially if this is going to become a regular thing, which I hope it does. 

 

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Why is Jude always featured in the still screen shot?  blink.gif

 

200x200px-LL-db4c5410_godzilla2000.jpg

 

 

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Great job Jude. Will we see you endorsing and wearing Head-Fi apparel soon? wink_face.gif


Edited by balderon - 4/1/11 at 9:47pm
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YouTube needs an "extras" button...I wanted to see the dubbed version in outtakes. beyersmile.png

 

After 10 episodes could there be a bloopers bonus?

 

Thanks Jude, nice job.

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