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post #91 of 204

Not sure if you had a chance to check out the Tralucent thread yet. To get you familiar with the review product. smile_phones.gif

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/623514/new-custom-iem-company-tralucent-audio
 

post #92 of 204
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So....  TTVJ has this:

 

http://www.ttvjaudio.com/Apex_High_Fi_Audio_Glacier_portable_headphone_amp_p/aaa0000010.htm

 

Apparently taking the place of the TTVJ Slim.  I really liked the slim when I had it, but I could not get the volume quite low enough with my iem's, and the adjustment was not quite fine enough.  It went from silent, to too quiet, to not quite loud enough, to too loud with my custom iems.  That is how I ended up with the Pico Slim, and the rest is very recent history I just won't quit repeating, because, well, I need a life....

 

I'd love to know more than what is mentioned on TTVJ's site.  Pete MIllet designed - I generally like the sound of his amps of the couple I've heard, including the TTVJ Slim.  24/96 dac - preferred for me, as I have a few albums in the format.  Digital volume - excellent if it goes low enough on low gain, and has small enough steps between settings to offer reasonably fine adjustments.  I should take care of any low volume channel imbalance.  Footprint to match idevices.  Thin and light.  Most important - it is shiny, and new, and I'm pretty sure I want one, if it meets my volume control needs, and can do any justice at all to my DT 770/600's (likely, they sound surprisingly OK with my Pico Slim).

 

Anybody know anything about the Apex Glacier?

post #93 of 204

New and shiny... how about the V-Moda Vamp?

 

(I don't know anything about it, just throwing more toys your way tongue.gif)

post #94 of 204
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

New and shiny... how about the V-Moda Vamp?

 

(I don't know anything about it, just throwing more toys your way tongue.gif)

Hah - thanks for that.  I'm about due for a retail therapy session - work has been evil.  I looked more closely at the Apex Glacier.  It has the same amp section as the TTVJ Slim, with improved DAC and power supply.  I suspect that it has the same volume control, which means it won't work for me any more than the TTVJ Slim did.  Unless I don't use it with the quads...  I really liked the sound of the TTVJ Slim though.  It just had some sort of life to it.  Lee730 is touting the Leckerton UHA6S or whatever it is.  I liked the UHA-4, it is a really nice little amp, dac is ok, volume control is the only one besides my Pico Slim that actually worked OK with my custom iem's.  I might try one if it shows up for sale.  Who knows.  Something shiny will come my way soon...

post #95 of 204

Just so long as you don't go scuttling into the corner with your new shinies...

 

 

... my precioius... hsssss...

post #96 of 204
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Just so long as you don't go scuttling into the corner with your new shinies...

 

 

... my precioius... hsssss...

I DO NOT!

 

as far as you know...

post #97 of 204

Wow, how the heck did I misspell precious?

post #98 of 204
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Sold the Apogee Duet2 on Fleabay, and just bought a pair of Mr. Speakers Maddogs.  Will probably do some source/amp switching about.  Comments on theDragonfly?  Comments on a good stand alone (battery powered) 24/96 dac/amp $250 or under, new or used?

 

Wanna buy my DT770/600's?

post #99 of 204

You mean you're not going for that shiny Glacier? C'mon, take one for the team and write a review. That's the best excuse for buying new toys biggrin.gif

 

Lately I've been kinda looking at the Focusrite Forte and Echo Audio Echo2, both slightly cheaper (and not exclusively Mac) alternatives to the Duet. 

post #100 of 204
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Glacier is a bit pricy.  Really tempting though - I loved the sound of the TTVJ slim, and it is the same amp section with an upgraded dec.  It would be perfect, and match my macbook air.

 

Dan says he recommends at least 100 mW with the Mad Dogs, and the Pico Slim is at least rated at 350 mW @ 35 ohm, so it should do fine, at least until I rebuild the toy find a bit.

post #101 of 204

Hmm, I see a dragonfly on the FS forum... just sayin tongue.gif

post #102 of 204
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Hmm, I see a dragonfly on the FS forum... just sayin tongue.gif

 

Dangling bait like this out in front of me is cheap entertainment for you isn't it very_evil_smiley.gif .  It's ok, I find it pretty entertaining as well.  My Mad Dogs showed up this morning, and work is finally blissfully quiet for a few moments.  Comments - Mr. Speakers' new "dog pads" leather ear cushions are nice, and very comfy.  The Pico Slim is at least acceptable with them.  The sound signature seems to be close to my general likes.  Pretty cool so far.

 

Anyone want to buy my DT 770-600's?  Such a deal...

post #103 of 204
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Hahahahaha - I went looking for that Dragonfly, and found my old DacPort up for sale - literally mine, I sold it to Sadique a month or two ago:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/630338/centrance-dacport

 

It's really tempting to buy it back...

post #104 of 204
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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post

Dangling bait like this out in front of me is cheap entertainment for you isn't it very_evil_smiley.gif .  

 

Anyone want to buy my DT 770-600's?  Such a deal...

 

Spending other people's money is fun tongue.gif

 

If I know of anyone looking for a DT770, I'll send them your way. What are you asking for them? I've got a friend looking for some 990's, though I might convince him on 770's maybe. 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post

Hahahahaha - I went looking for that Dragonfly, and found my old DacPort up for sale - literally mine, I sold it to Sadique a month or two ago:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/630338/centrance-dacport

 

It's really tempting to buy it back...

 

Ha really? I bought a dacport from him last year. Guess he must have missed it.

post #105 of 204
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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post

Hahahahaha - I went looking for that Dragonfly, and found my old DacPort up for sale - literally mine, I sold it to Sadique a month or two ago:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/630338/centrance-dacport

 

It's really tempting to buy it back...


You know you want it.... very_evil_smiley.gif  No way I'm parting with my LX until I find something to replace it with. I still haven't felt the need to upgrade it though. It just does its job so well and the fact that it is more transparent/resolving then the DACport and cheaper is a big plus. Pair it with a good amp and its bliss. The UHA6 MKII is the best pairing so far to these ears.

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