Episode 003 of Head-Fi TV was just uploaded. This episode is a short video overview of the Cypher Labs Algorhythm Solo, which, as far as portable source components go, is a game changer, in my opinion (based on what's currently available).
Products mentioned in the video:
- Cypher Labs Algorhythm Solo battery-powered iPod/iPhone/iPad digital dock and DAC (digital-to-analog converter)
- beyerdynamic DT 1350 headphones
- Sennheiser / adidas HD 25-1 II Originals headphones
- Audeze LCD-2 planar magnetic headphones
- ALO Audio: various dock cables and headphone cable (with adapter system) for Audeze LCD-2
- Ray Samuels Audio SR-71B fully balanced portable headphone amp
The music in the video was by Twis7 (pronounced "twist"), and the track is called "Ghetto Bass," and can be found on the Bass Rinse EP. Thank you to the Play Me Records record label for giving us permission to use it. (Audeze's Alexander Rosson is one of the principals of the Play Me Records label, by the way.)
One thing I didn't mention in the video that I really wanted to (but left out, in the interest of not running too long like I did in Episode 002) was the use of Apple Airplay to stream to an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad-->Algorhythm Solo-->portable amp rig, when I'm at home. This allows me to feed the Solo music that is being streamed from my multi-terabyte primary iTunes library to the portable iDevice. So, when I'm out of the house, the rig in the video is what I've been using. But when I'm at home, I usually lash an iPhone to this rig (in place of the iPod Classic), for use with Airplay.
I also wanted to mention that the Solo can be used while plugged into its wall power adapter.
Thanks to joe for working with me on these videos--I couldn't do it without him.
Head-Fi TV Episode 003 produced by Joseph Cwik and Jude Mansilla
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