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post #931 of 1641
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

 

I just read the Headphonia review - the C421 sounds like a great little amp.  Do you use the Bass boost much?

 

Mike

 

I love the C421, the bass boost is always on, never turn it off actually

post #932 of 1641

And now you're going to feed it with an excellent source!  Enjoy!

 

Mike 

post #933 of 1641

It's not complete, but I've done my best to show how complete the CLAS is as a digital output device in comparison to one of the competition: the Venturecraft Go-DAP 4.0, a unit of which I am an intense fan. 

 

However, the CLAS outpaces it in every single digital benchmark possible and outperforms at 16-bit, a good CD player. It is 100% home-worthy. Honestly, I wasn't expecting such proximity to perfection. But, the CLAS does perform at such a level that it is silly to shoot against it. 

post #934 of 1641

For me, the Touch is a bugger to use with these systems because: 

 

A. It is a touch screen and harder to wrap silicon elastics around.

B. It has less precise controllable area to the finger than the classic/5G when wrapped up.

C. The touch is more fun to fondle, but impossible to do so when wrapped up.

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Originally Posted by mcee View Post

 

 

I like the Touch because it is more light weight and compact. But I am not really fond of getting a Touch because I already own an iPhone 4 so it is a bit of a duplicate in some ways.

 

I like the Classic because of obvious reasons - storage.

 

However, this iDevice (Touch/Classic) will be strictly for use with the CLAS as I have another Nano for other use. So I am more concerned with the battery life - if Touch gives significantly better and longer battery life as to Classic, then I might go for that route, however, if they are extremely similar on almost on par - I would consider the Classic instead because of its storage.

post #935 of 1641
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

It's not complete, but I've done my best to show how complete the CLAS is as a digital output device in comparison to one of the competition: the Venturecraft Go-DAP 4.0, a unit of which I am an intense fan. 

However, the CLAS outpaces it in every single digital benchmark possible and outperforms at 16-bit, a good CD player. It is 100% home-worthy. Honestly, I wasn't expecting such proximity to perfection. But, the CLAS does perform at such a level that it is silly to shoot against it. 

Another benefit of the CLAS is the impressive line out signal level. It appears to be double regular sinal strengths. Ie the Dx100 needed to be stepped up a gain level to compete gainst the CLAS.

I never expected much of the CLAS when I first bought it 9 months ago. But it impressed me. With the RX3... It is just made for each other.
post #936 of 1641

Yes, the output level is over and above regular 'line out' strength, only because it is a proper line-level device whereas most devices don't have enough output for true line level. 

 

The line output is indeed impressive, but the digital output is nearly flawless.

post #937 of 1641

I knew I had reasons to love the CLAS!  I'm a pretty big ALO fan because I have The Continental and The National too.

 

So I will probably need the RX3 plus a balanced cable for my LCD-2!

post #938 of 1641
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

It's not complete, but I've done my best to show how complete the CLAS is as a digital output device in comparison to one of the competition: the Venturecraft Go-DAP 4.0, a unit of which I am an intense fan. 

 

However, the CLAS outpaces it in every single digital benchmark possible and outperforms at 16-bit, a good CD player. It is 100% home-worthy. Honestly, I wasn't expecting such proximity to perfection. But, the CLAS does perform at such a level that it is silly to shoot against it. 

 

Interesting article!

post #939 of 1641

I've only heard the RX3 briefly, but it is well worth the effort. I was in a noisy place and was using HD800 so I can't commend on noise, but I can comment on power, on bass, and on separation. All were exemplary. The Rx has grown up (and out) quite a big. It was plenty loud and impressive via the HD800 and should have no problem especially in balanced with any production non-electrostatic headphone.

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Originally Posted by Grev View Post

I knew I had reasons to love the CLAS!  I'm a pretty big ALO fan because I have The Continental and The National too.

 

So I will probably need the RX3 plus a balanced cable for my LCD-2!

post #940 of 1641

Even though I had the firestone power supply (24v) for the Triad Audio L3 for 3 weeks, I've only used it now with it and it's very good, it's going to be the benchmark to judge the RX3 along with my 15v stepdance and the AHA-120!  And oh, of course the Continental and National!

post #941 of 1641

My CLAS has finally arrived, can't wait to get home

post #942 of 1641
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

My CLAS has finally arrived, can't wait to get home

Please post your impressions with C421 as that's what I have right now. I once owned the CLAS but its draining the iPod's batter made me sell it in the end. But I might give it another try. 

post #943 of 1641
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Originally Posted by Yuceka View Post

Please post your impressions with C421 as that's what I have right now. I once owned the CLAS but its draining the iPod's batter made me sell it in the end. But I might give it another try. 

 

I found that out the hard way. Damn that ipod battery!

I really like what it does soundwise. there's so much more detail. Takes a bit of the darkness away from the C421 (opa2227) and makes everything in general clearer and more detailed. In combination with my IEMs it really cleared up the bass and improved the treble. I'm a very happy user so far.

 

People do keep asking me if I'm carrying a bomb though :\

post #944 of 1641

Do you guys have any recommendations for any inexpensive but decent short cables for the CLAS and a portable amp? I'm essentially looking for these cables, but for less than $100:

 

http://aloaudio.com/algorhythm-solo-interconnect-cables.html

 

Thanks!

post #945 of 1641

Checkout this cable:

http://www.moon-audio.com/audio-cables/moon-audio-mini-cables/moon-audio-silver-dragon-v1-iem-lod-cable.html

 

Notice the end can be terminated in various ways.  Mine has the USB connector.

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