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post #196 of 278

When I was playing around with it they insisted I used their iPod. But I guess it's all okay. I saw it the first weekend it was announced. Maybe things have changed.

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Agree with this. If you're going to use a different source/amp, why would you tune using their ipod touch?

post #197 of 278
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so...any other suggestions?

 

although I will be using it for high volume listening, already got minor hearing loss on both sides so i can't enjoy low volume listening anymore...

 

Leckerton UHA-6S MKII

 

:-p

 

Meets almost all of your requirements but I don't use IEMs so... not sure how it performs there...

post #198 of 278
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When I was playing around with it they insisted I used their iPod. But I guess it's all okay. I saw it the first weekend it was announced. Maybe things have changed.

 

OK, that seems odd, but if they are telling you that, what can you do?

 

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Leckerton UHA-6S MKII

 

:-p

 

Meets almost all of your requirements but I don't use IEMs so... not sure how it performs there...

 

I have heard many good things about the UHA-6S, but haven't heard one.

post #199 of 278

neither do I, but I don't have any use for the DAC section and i already ordered the Arrow 4G...

post #200 of 278

I may just be in the minority. I literally heard the PRM's test box the weekend they announced it at the NYC Meet up. They very well could have just started to get used to doing the process so they hadnt fully experienced the types of audiophiles one finds on Head-Fi

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OK, that seems odd, but if they are telling you that, what can you do?

post #201 of 278

I got the i.Fuzen thanks to Joe's review, and my reluctance to carry a separate portable amp! It does wonders with my ER4, I can't wait to try out the combo vs HPO from my iPhone 4 when my Heir 4.A gets in.

post #202 of 278

there is going to be an portaphile 627X out soon, cant wait :-) I might pre-order once I have the cash ready. 

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I got the i.Fuzen thanks to Joe's review, and my reluctance to carry a separate portable amp! It does wonders with my ER4, I can't wait to try out the combo vs HPO from my iPhone 4 when my Heir 4.A gets in.

 

Great to hear.  How is it performing for you after you have had some time to spend with it?

 

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there is going to be an portaphile 627X out soon, cant wait :-) I might pre-order once I have the cash ready. 

 

Nice, that was the #1 issue most people had with the 627.

post #204 of 278

Here is some update about the new 627 named 627X

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No 3d rendering or specifications until I’m done with the final design. But, Output impedance should be similar to the current 627 which I measured to have an output impedance of .09 using a 10 ohm load and .7 using a 322 ohm load. I do have a prototype in the case I plan on using. No faceplates yet as I still need to make a few adjustments to accommodate the new potentiometer. Here’s the latest amplifier board with the new potentiometer but it’s not positioned correctly yet. Current Portaphile 627 on bottom, 627X in the middle and the HM-801 on top for size comparison.

 

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My only concern is the thickness, it is definitely makes it a transportable size. It will just be too thick for folks who like to carry idevices DAC. Can we still compare it against smaller size amps? I think its size and price will place it directly against desktop amp. 

post #205 of 278

If it were the same size I would consider getting the 627X but I'll stick with my 627.  As of right now the 627 fits perfectly with an iPhone inside a ALO pouch.  And for my lifestyle, 3-4 hours of listening between charges is usually more time than I can realistically allot.  However, even at the larger size, it has a small footprint on a desk or for travel.  The sound coming from the 627 competes with standalone amps at the $500 price range and is priced accordingly so.  

 

EDIT:  New potientiometer, I might have to try this new 627X wink.gif

 

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Here is some update about the new 627 named 627X

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My only concern is the thickness, it is definitely makes it a transportable size. It will just be too thick for folks who like to carry idevices DAC. Can we still compare it against smaller size amps? I think its size and price will place it directly against desktop amp. 


Edited by WNBC - 2/18/13 at 1:11am
post #206 of 278

Dont get me wrong color me interested for sure however I am just questioning whether it would be fair to compare it against smaller size amp :-D I for one like to see the 627X to have a nice desktop PSU set up with added bonus of "clean power" of  battery. I think 627 size is prefect for portability why not make the 627X a desktop amp? I for one would love to have an RCA input in it and as I said a better PSU (maybe a linear PSU)?

post #207 of 278
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Dont get me wrong color me interested for sure however I am just questioning whether it would be fair to compare it against smaller size amp :-D I for one like to see the 627X to have a nice desktop PSU set up with added bonus of "clean power" of  battery. I think 627 size is prefect for portability why not make the 627X a desktop amp? I for one would love to have an RCA input in it and as I said a better PSU (maybe a linear PSU)?

 

If the 627X was a desktop amp, it wouldn't need the extra battery that makes it larger!  It does make a good desktop amp as is, and adding those features wouldn't be a bad idea.  Portaphile needs to work with Apple on better battery technology...longer run time with a smaller box.

post #208 of 278
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If the 627X was a desktop amp, it wouldn't need the extra battery that makes it larger!  It does make a good desktop amp as is, and adding those features wouldn't be a bad idea.  Portaphile needs to work with Apple on better battery technology...longer run time with a smaller box.

It seems like the case is finalized, it will be the one I have posted its picture of. At it current stage it will definitely make it transportable size. I am a big believer in clean energy. Where I live the electrical wires are not that new and from time to time i hear a nice audible buzzing sound. This is the major reason why I do not own a desktop amp. Having battery inbuilt for clean power will eliminate those noises.


Not everyone has that problem but it is always good to have inbuilt batteries. 

post #209 of 278

Does anyone know a portable amp that has a good synergy with the CK100. My current sources seem to have a bad synergy with it, vocals sound nasal and strident. I'll be pairing it with the Sony Z-1070. Preferable something small. Budget is around $100-$300.

 

Thanks.

post #210 of 278
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Does anyone know a portable amp that has a good synergy with the CK100. My current sources seem to have a bad synergy with it, vocals sound nasal and strident. I'll be pairing it with the Sony Z-1070. Preferable something small. Budget is around $100-$300.

 

Thanks.

I have the CK100pro and it does not any amping. I use it with my ODAC (yes just the DAC lineout) and it gets loud plenty enough.

 

You can always try to look for a second hand O2 or the new C5 which are both 189 USD new. 

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