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post #91 of 692
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Originally Posted by Naim.F.C View Post

Can't speak for this product yet, as I am yet to try it, but I can say, based off my experiences with John regarding the cMoyBB, a simple, cost effective amp that for me was comparable to amps many times it's cost, I have full faith in any new product JDS develops. It will be tremendously interesting to see how the impressions for the c421 pan out. I'm almost certain this amp will deliver in spades sonically and anticipate it to be among the best, for it's given price point, especially if the cMoyBB was anything to go by.

 

For anyone looking for ultimate value for money, go JDS. In the mean time, great to see John on top of things with respect to ironing out any minor teething issues along the way. If I hadn't spent so much on new amps/DAC's in recent times, I'd have already jumped all over this beauty.



 

looking forward to see if john will make a new product of amp and dac fusion

post #92 of 692

I'd be all over that. Hopefully something a bit more meaty and powerful. Still, a very exciting prospect.
 

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looking forward to see if john will make a new product of amp and dac fusion



 

post #93 of 692

I have two JDS Labs c421 amps that I am going to sell because I need money badly. Comes with USB cable. One for $140 (msrp $180) and two for $240. Free Shiping. Please send message to 281-904-3976 if you are interested. link to amp description: http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=c421

post #94 of 692

^ Why do you have two? lol.

post #95 of 692
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Originally Posted by Kema View Post

I have two JDS Labs c421 amps that I am going to sell because I need money badly. Comes with USB cable. One for $140 (msrp $180) and two for $240. Free Shiping. Please send message to 281-904-3976 if you are interested. link to amp description: http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=c421



PM sent. Just bought a cMoy v2.03 and I'm ready to add this to my collection

post #96 of 692

I'd love to pre-order, but spending 174+ shipping for a product that, even they cannot guarantee will be ready by the end of Feb, given the history of pre-orders are never on time on HeadFi :) Just does not to seem to make any sense right now.

 

I will buy one, but just going to have to wait until they have them in stock. I'm sure I am not the only one.

post #97 of 692
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Originally Posted by F900EX View Post

I'd love to pre-order, but spending 174+ shipping for a product that, even they cannot guarantee will be ready by the end of Feb, given the history of pre-orders are never on time on HeadFi :) Just does not to seem to make any sense right now.

 

I will buy one, but just going to have to wait until they have them in stock. I'm sure I am not the only one.


the amp is already done. a bunch of us have it since last year. the final enclosure is the only thing not finished but the enclosure included right now is not that bad... anyway, one of the best portable amps i've tried.

post #98 of 692

quick pic,

 

 

 

http://twitpic.com/7y58za

post #99 of 692

Not much talk about this amp yet I suppose? 

 

I have 2x CmoyBB v2.03's and a Fiio E6 & E10..    (1x 9v model with OPA2227 and 1x 18v model with AD8620ARZ.) 

I thought the Cmoy's were good. I thought the AD8620ARZ cmoybb sounded Fantastic!!!

I got one of the 100~ so pre-order C421's in 2nd batch case.  The case really isn't all that bad, still looking forward to the finished case because it must be really nice if these were considered 'scrap'.  

 

My C421 is AD8620 model and after about 60 hours of burn in on pink noise, white noise and various burn-in cd's (The whole process most likely wasn't needed but nor are most good-luck rituals).. this amp has pretty much wrecked all my other amps for me.

The Cmoy's have more bass but its not as clear. Muddied if you will. This C421 is simply crystal clear to my non-audiophile ears..  With my Shure SE215's, I have to turn the bass boost off. On my Sennheiser HD 558 (foam mod), the clarity is simply amazing and I leave bass boost on to help fill these cans out.  ATH-M50's I typically leave bass boost off for my taste with this amp.

 

Battery life so far has been hovering around 10 hours of use, maybe a little more. The switches don't operate from riding around in my backpack. Charge times are quick. 

Love that I can listen to this amp while its charging.

 

A very worthy amp for the money that has pretty much knocked my CmoyBB's from normal use.  Been using the E10 as a DAC only to feed it when at a desktop.

 

I'm building an O2 amp now with PCB and faceplate from JDSlabs.. Hoping it compares to this C421 in sound signature for desktop use.

post #100 of 692

Tomorrow is February!  So presumably we have somewhere between 1 and 29 days to wait until they start shipping again... 

post #101 of 692

It's ready for shipment now if you don't mind their "defective" cases. I have one, and it's really not that bad. JDS says they'll offer a free replacement case when they're ready. You'd just need to cover shipping.

post #102 of 692

Not any more.  They ran out a few weeks ago.  If you look at the pre-order page it's been updated to say that.  I'm still kicking myself over waiting too long.
 

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Originally Posted by PANGES View Post

It's ready for shipment now if you don't mind their "defective" cases. I have one, and it's really not that bad. JDS says they'll offer a free replacement case when they're ready. You'd just need to cover shipping.



 

post #103 of 692

Oh really? I wasn't aware of that. Sorry! For what it's worth, I'm thinking about selling mine, because my Ultimate Ears UE4 Pro are too sensitive and I can't even use the amp without blasting my ears out. I was originally just waiting for JDS to offer the new cases before I sell mine, because I'm not sure if the new buyer would still be able to get a free case when they're ready if they're not the original buyer. :(
 

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Originally Posted by Mutnat View Post

Not any more.  They ran out a few weeks ago.  If you look at the pre-order page it's been updated to say that.  I'm still kicking myself over waiting too long.
 

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Originally Posted by PANGES View Post

It's ready for shipment now if you don't mind their "defective" cases. I have one, and it's really not that bad. JDS says they'll offer a free replacement case when they're ready. You'd just need to cover shipping.



 



 

 
 

Edited by PANGES - 1/31/12 at 5:47pm
post #104 of 692

Put me down as a happy owner of a C421, have had it for a just over a month... it certainly is an upgrade over the CmoyBB v2.03

 

I do have a minor gripe though... I'm not sure what the correct term this should be called.. I seem to have channel imbalance? (please do correct me with the appropriate term) I hear my right earbud before the volume of my left one kicks in when I raise the volume of this amplifier, it only occurs at very low volume levels...

 

It seems to go away (or I do not notice it anymore) once the volume reaches my desired listening level...

 

Any C421 owners experience this?

post #105 of 692

yeah its like it hasnt fully engaged yet at low volumes, i do assume its limitations with these dial things instead of going for a pot. There no imbalance that i know of beyond that point though.
 

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Originally Posted by nihaz View Post

Put me down as a happy owner of a C421, have had it for a just over a month... it certainly is an upgrade over the CmoyBB v2.03

 

I do have a minor gripe though... I'm not sure what the correct term this should be called.. I seem to have channel imbalance? (please do correct me with the appropriate term) I hear my right earbud before the volume of my left one kicks in when I raise the volume of this amplifier, it only occurs at very low volume levels...

 

It seems to go away (or I do not notice it anymore) once the volume reaches my desired listening level...

 

Any C421 owners experience this?



 

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