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How is the DX100 a two box solution?



 

 


Reread my post. The fact that I have to carry 2 devices, whether one is part of the chain or not, makes it a 2 box solution. Either way I'm stuck carrying 2 devices: smartphone and Dac/amp or smartphone and dx100. I'm not gaining more mobility as far as my pants pockets are concerned.

Yep that makes sense
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How is the DX100 a two box solution?
 


 

 


Reread my post. The fact that I have to carry 2 devices, whether one is part of the chain or not, makes it a 2 box solution. Either way I'm stuck carrying 2 devices: smartphone and Dac/amp or smartphone and dx100. I'm not gaining more mobility as far as my pants pockets are concerned.


No you are really talking two box vs 3-4 box solution.  

 

Two box:  Iphone and DX100 vs.

 

3-4 box: Iphone and Solo and RxMKIII, since you talk about Dac/amp or if you want through and through balance, you will add the DB2 between Solo and MKIII.

 

I guess technically, you can use a LOD out from Iphone to the MKIII to make it a 2 box solution, but that is somewhat of a waste for the MKIII as you are still using the inefficient Dac in your iphone and not feeding balance signdal into the MKIII that it is capable of receiving.  

 

 

 


Edited by Jalo - 3/3/12 at 6:06pm
post #153 of 252
Oh, we were discussing a mythical Dac/amp "all in one" from ALO that has the mk3 amp section. One can always hope... I'm sure something like that is already in development; I just wonder how far down the road it may be.
post #154 of 252

Agreed. Especially since: 1) there's really been little or no mention of CLAS v2... 2) the mk3 was supposed to be out by now, and is not... and 3) there hasn't even been a solid estimated date given on the mk3 release in a long time (unless I missed it.)

 

Given all that, seems the mk3 release would be another 1 or 2 months at the soonest, and a v2 CLAS or all-in-one would be best case later this year, or perhaps even early 2013. 

 

Total speculation/estimation on my part, sorry if I sound negative, just a little frustrated because I really want this product asap :)


Edited by Tonyflo - 3/3/12 at 10:33pm
post #155 of 252

An all in one box with RX3 and CLAS capabilities in one package would be good but is likely to be the same size as the two combined IMO.  When looking at the iBasso PB2 and DB2 forums the improvement in sound quality when powering by a balanced amp is very noticeable but people say that the improvement from there by feeding the amp with a balanced signal is much less significant.

 

I would also like to have a bit more news on the estimated sale date and perhaps the causes of the delays.  At least then we can live out the RX3's development.

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My hope is that Ken and the guys are so busy getting them made, they don't have time to post here about delivery timelines/updates ;)

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I would also like to have a bit more news on the estimated sale date and perhaps the causes of the delays.  At least then we can live out the RX3's development.



 

post #157 of 252

Yes, agree.  I am confident that Ken is busy working on getting these out the door.  I guess when he told the world about the Rx3 at CanJam Rocky Mountain that he pretty well started the clock ticking to get them out the door.  I remember when the RX3 was first announced there was a spike in the number of RSA 71/b's on the for sale forum.  There must be quite a few people who cashed up in anticipation and who are probably missing their old rigs.

 

At least I didnt need to sell anything but I am still impatient none the less....  :-)

post #158 of 252

@shotgunshane

 

Note that:

 

1. An iPhone's battery life, playing continuous music through the CLAS, is around 2-3 hours (for me) with normal phone usage... because it's my phone.

2. a) Interconnects cost extra $

    b) Interconnects degrade sound

    c) Interconnects stick out and is a hassle to plug in, plug out, daily.

3. You only charge one device, for 2-3 hours, for a 8-9hr playtime vs. charging your iPhone, CLAS, Amp, and a balanced DAC if you have one.

4. When selling your portable rig, you're selling one box in one go vs. trying to sell 2-3 + interconnects.

 

Mobility? You are certainly gaining mobility, kind sir.

 

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ALO needs to come out with a balanced CLAS to compliment their RXMK3 sales :) 

 

I wonder how well the bass pot works. The MK3 is going to be the same form factor as the CLAS, correct?


Edited by Girls Generation - 3/7/12 at 4:32pm
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Note that:

 

1. An iPhone's battery life, playing continuous music through the CLAS, is around 2-3 hours (for me) with normal phone usage... because it's my phone.

2. a) Interconnects cost extra $

    b) Interconnects degrade sound

    c) Interconnects stick out and is a hassle to plug in, plug out, daily.

3. You only charge one device, for 2-3 hours, for a 8-9hr playtime vs. charging your iPhone, CLAS, Amp, and a balanced DAC if you have one.

4. When selling your portable rig, you're selling one box in one go vs. trying to sell 2-3 + interconnects.

 

Mobility? You are certainly gaining mobility, kind sir.



Good info on the 2 to 3 hours of iPhone battery life.  I didn't know that. 

 

I own several Apple products, so a device that works with all those products (like the HP-P1) is a plus for mobility as well, so it's all relative.  I must admit though that reading the DX100 thread certainly makes it tempting.  I'll be looking forward to your impressions, as well as Jalo's, once you all receive your units.  If the SQ is significantly better, all my reasons for a multi-apple device go out the window.

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I understand that. I had an iPad 2 for a while, and while I had it, I had no intentions of selling my CLAS since it works with all my iDevices. Now that it's gone, and the "New iPad" is not what I expected, all the more reason to go with the nobrainer-choice.

 

They really failed on the battery with the 4S. 4 isn't much better either.

 

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Good info on the 2 to 3 hours of iPhone battery life.  I didn't know that. 

 

I own several Apple products, so a device that works with all those products (like the HP-P1) is a plus for mobility as well, so it's all relative.  I must admit though that reading the DX100 thread certainly makes it tempting.  I'll be looking forward to your impressions, as well as Jalo's, once you all receive your units.  If the SQ is significantly better, all my reasons for a multi-apple device go out the window.



 

post #161 of 252

Did something go wrong with the Rx3?  What was the reason why we waited for an announcement only to see no supplies?

 

Will you be providing an update or at least providing an expected time frame?

 

Thanks

post #162 of 252

The amp is up on their website, but its not in stock yet.  $650 for a portable amp ($200 more than their mkii) seems a bit ridiculous.  The reviews better be really good for this thing.

post #163 of 252

I have heard that they still have a technical issue/fault  to deal with that was discovered at the last minute just when they thought that they were ready for sale.

post #164 of 252
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Ken, it seems like with the MKIII you are taking the "Black Box" approach.  I went to your site and look under the MKIII's description and all it said is the physical appearance.  There is no mention about the design or what makes it sound great.  Do you think in the future you will release some of the general technical spec at all?  Please be sure I am not asking anything proprietory like the specific opamps that are used etc.  Just like the Solo, do we even get the minimum like a reference level Wolfson Dac, a reference level master clock etc?  You mentioned at RMAF that there are 8 opamps used, what about the bass boost?  Can we know where is the crossover or what bass range it is affecting?  How about the db that the bass boost increases or decreases?  I respect that this is totally within your right not to reveal anything at all, but as hobbist we like to know we what make this amp kick besides the sound.  Thanks.

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