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post #31 of 122
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

I have a question:

 

If you go to ALO Audio's site to see this item, you'll see it sold by itself or bundled with the AlgoRythm Rx Mk2 amp:

 

http://aloaudio.com/portable-audio/portable-headphone-amps/

 

In your video, you're pairing the Solo with a Ray Samuels SR71B.  I was just wondering if you have an opinion on the differences of the pairings?

 

I also wanted to make the community aware, just to prevent confusion.  Thanks for this video.  It was a real eye opener.

 

I would like to thank Jude and Head-fi for the video spot! The delivery of the Solo started back during the LA can jam show and final became a reality a few months ago. It was truly something born straight out of head-fi and is a product from just 4 individuals, looking back its amazing we made it all the way.

 

Jeff,

 

Sorry I have been sold out of the RxMk2 for about a month so sadly I did not send one to Jude. I will have more in stock in one week and apologize for the outage.

 

Ray Samules stuff is awesome and the SR71b is amazing..... The Solo team (now just David and I) were quite happy with the paring for the video! Ill have to send a Rx2 to Jude when I can.

 

Thank you,

 

Ken @ ALO audio
 

 

post #32 of 122
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Originally Posted by jude View Post

It's a Mission Workshop Rummy messenger bag--a bit bigger than the Monty model.  I am a giant fan of Mission Workshop's bags, and have yet to find a better, higher quality messenger bag than the Rummy (and I'm sure that holds true for the Monty and Shed models, too).  It is also, by a wide margin, the most comfortable messenger bag I've used (and I've used a lot of different ones).  People very regularly ask me about the Rummy when I'm out and about with it, and it had the same effect on people when I was in Europe recently.  (Mine is gray with gold hardware.)

 

I also have a Mission Workshop Vandal backpack--fully expanded, the Vandal is one of the only bags I have that can carry almost all of the headphones I've got here.  If any of you are familiar with Chrome messenger bags, the Mission Workshop founders are the guys who previously founded Chrome.
 

Yep, the workmanship on Mission products is really top-notch. My girlfriend bought me a Monty in grey-with-silver-trimmings for Christmas, and it quickly became my go-to bag for nearly any occasion.
I happen to be heading to Europe later this year too; I think I'll bring the Monty. Its Velcro ought to ward off any pickpocketing attempts.
post #33 of 122

The video wasn't clear about whether the dac is balanced or not. I thought not but the use of the sr-71b in the video might lead to confusion. Yes, I know the 71b does single ended too. I really want one. I have the 160 gb ipod classic and was disappointed to find it couldn't be imodded. Plus the ability to bypass the dac means you can scale your rig up even more over time. 

 

Current rig: Macbook pro > Music Streamer II+ > Ray Samuels SR-71A (blue jeans RCA to mini interconnect upgrade cable) > Sennheiser HD650 (Moon Audio Blue Dragon Upgrade Cable)

post #34 of 122

Sweet review, Jude and I really like the shorter format! Looking forward to your next episode. Keep'em coming!

post #35 of 122

This is a very ice review from Jude as always. Though I'd like to ask for more impressions from SQ as others may said (using LCD-2s without the Solo). But because the Solo already blew up my mind when I heard them with my SR71B->JH16s, so for me, there's no need.

 

For my comments on headfi-tv, I'd like to ask to have a verdict system in reviewing products (just like the Gamespot or Michininma in youtube does in reviewing their games). It would might be helpful if they are very precise and accurate (though not that accurate enough as it tends to be more subjective in the listener's ear and there are a lot of control variables to consider), but just a jist will do and a summary of pros and cons in the end. It maybe helpful. Thanks again for this initiative, this will help a lot more people aware about hifi gears.

post #36 of 122

Used this today at 32Ohm, was great. I was pretty astounded the difference it makes even driving the HD-25's from this rather than just my Ipod. I use them with an amp but the little DAC just totally made it for me. I didn't want to give it back...but I didn't have the money for it T_T. Was chatting up the guy working their about ti and he mentions that you guys were working on this episode. Going straight out of the Ipod with t he 25's everything seems lifeless until max volume but then I cant listen to it so it does not matter. This seriously breathes life into my music and made it a little less....whats the words, scratchy? The DAC made it more clear and resolved that's it! The amp powered them perfectly and even the K601/702 were pumping out at a more than desktop amp volume.

 

post #37 of 122

Hurray for the music! So awesome to see you guys are into that kind of sound as well instead of the dusty classical and jazz everyone thinks audiophiles prefer. :) These videos are an awesome way to introduce new music to the Head-Fi audience. I read someone's post saying Head-Fi is all about the headphones but might I add that Head-Fi is also about the music? :) 

 

Great review! I like how you zoom in on the Solo and really give us an impression on how it looks. I must admit though that at some points it felt like I was watching a video made by ALO themselves. No negatives, not even a suggestion on how to improve on the product. No comments on the price? The first thing I thought was "damn that's a lot of money for a rig that won't sound that much different from a HM-801!". Ofcourse it offers the opportunity to hook up your Ipod to your amp but for that money you can easily buy a media center or media pc. Because the video was so focused on "OMG THE SOLO IS SO AWESOME" it felt a bit like a promotional video/product introduction reel by manufacturer. Then again, a positive review is the best advertising a product can get. 

 

All in all, looking good! Can't wait to see these evolve!

post #38 of 122

Do they make anything like the cypher for sansa or will there be other models made to support other daps?  Dang, I would kill for something like that.  I know people who just paid up the nose for a full size computer with a great audio card just to get that sound quality and NEVER use the computer for anything but to listen to music lol ( i am one of them ! )  but to have that in a portable version would be so awesome.  

post #39 of 122

Yeah would like to see a future episode of DT 1350 vs HD25-1 ii adidas.

post #40 of 122


 

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Originally Posted by eroarex View Post

you said nothing about the price,


The newest model iPod Classic, from Apple, is $249.

The Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Solo is, from ALO Audio's website, $579. ( Jude actually mentions this at 6 min. 39 sec. in the video. )

The RSA SR-71B is, $650.

 

A little research goes a long way.

 

No idea which specific LOD or mini-mini cable Jude's using, or the rewireing on the LCD-2's though.


Edited by J.Pocalypse - 4/10/11 at 1:18pm
post #41 of 122
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Originally Posted by J.Pocalypse View Post


 


The newest model iPod Classic, from Apple, is $249.

The Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Solo is, from ALO Audio's website, $579.

The RSA SR-71B is, $650.

 

A little research goes a long way.

 

No idea which specific LOD or mini-mini cable Jude's using, or the rewireing on the LCD-2's though.


The cable's are ALO, the mini's are I believe $100.-$140. range, and it's probably the ALO Chain Mail phone cable's 350.+.
 

 

post #42 of 122

When he took that rig out of his bag it looked like for a split second that he took out a pile of Dynamite evil_smiley.gif

post #43 of 122
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Originally Posted by Fortgammon View Post

When he took that rig out of his bag it looked like for a split second that he took out a pile of Dynamite evil_smiley.gif


+1

 

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that brick was suppose to for portable use.  I don't love my music that much to carry a rock around... tho saying I think my first mobile phone was about that size.  

 

post #44 of 122
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Originally Posted by Frankie K View Post




The cable's are ALO, the mini's are I believe $100.-$140. range, and it's probably the ALO Chain Mail phone cable's 350.+.
 

 

I believe the cables jude uses are:


ALO OCC iPod - USB cable:

http://aloaudio.com/alo-audio-usb-to-ipod-cable-for-the-algorhythm-solo.html

 

ALO SXC compact RT mini - mini:

http://aloaudio.com/sxc-compact-rt-angle-mini-to-mini-en.html


Edited by aLm0sT - 4/10/11 at 6:30pm
post #45 of 122
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Originally Posted by tyoung8 View Post

Yeah would like to see a future episode of DT 1350 vs HD25-1 ii adidas.

+1 to that!!!
 

 

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