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post #1486 of 12701

Is the battery Liion or LiPo?

post #1487 of 12701

Hahaha, Peter, did you read that fine print that says "warranty voided if opened"?


Edited by Jalo - 3/3/12 at 8:29pm
post #1488 of 12701

But, your self sacrificial mentality move all of us  biggrin.gif

post #1489 of 12701

Everything seems to be tightly packed together, wonder if that GameGuy fellow on Mobile01 (a Taiwan forum) will actually be able to mod this. He always claimed he will be first person in the world to mod the DX100...

post #1490 of 12701
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Originally Posted by Randius View Post

Everything seems to be tightly packed together, wonder if that GameGuy fellow on Mobile01 (a Taiwan forum) will actually be able to mod this. He always claimed he will be first person in the world to mod the DX100...


I bet he will. lol

He even predict(claim?) he will be the first man to mod it on earth.

 

post #1491 of 12701

What type of modding we taling about? I'd be down for some longer battery life when I get mine
 

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Originally Posted by samuel219 View Post


I bet he will. lol

He even predict(claim?) he will be the first man to mod it on earth.

 



 

post #1492 of 12701

Just sent Ibasso an email asking when they'll open preorders for the april batch...

 

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post #1493 of 12701

I don't think the 3rd batch is "pre order" anymore ;)

post #1494 of 12701
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Originally Posted by scootermafia View Post

Ok, I've done this so nobody else has to.  Don't try this at home.  I put a few scratches on my DX100 doing it, although it had a few to begin with.  Aluminum and magnesium cases may seem "tough" but in actuality they scratch and gouge just about as readily as anything else.  

 

To take apart the DX100 you pop off the 4 T5 torx screws, 2 on the front end and 2 on the back end.  Then you have to insert something between the top case and bottom case (do NOT use a metal screwdriver, hint hint) and twist to start the case opening.  It's not as hard to open as an iPod, it doesn't have those super-grippy tabs, but it doesn't exactly come apart readily.  I really wish iBasso had given it a case that just easily pops open, but they didn't (hint, hint).  Once you make a lap around the case with your opening tool nudging it open gradually, the back will pop off.  It's a rather hefty piece and has the battery attached to it.  The battery will be a pretty easy replacement as it just plugs in with a little molex connector into the board, although opening the DX100 without scratching it badly will prove a challenge for most, if not all.

 

Inside there's a couple boards stacked on top of each other.  There are a lot of sideways capacitors lurking in there, they appear to be the black & gold Panasonic variety.  There is a wifi antenna stuck to the back of the board.  I'm not going to open it any more than this since I really don't know what the next step is, there isn't an obvious method of detaching the main board from the board below that. There's also an emi shield covering the back which I'm guessing would void my warranty even more if I messed with it.  iBasso are my bros, so they better honor my warranty or at least give me a good deal on my repair if the DX100 goes south and they can tell I've cracked it open.  

 

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And a post-script:  This does take away some of the DX100 mystique.  I've been wondering for weeks why it sounds so good.  Inside it's just silicon, caps, opamps, and the usual...it's the design that matters.  Whatever iBasso did, they made some really good choices, but it's not magic.  Hopefully they can use the DX100 as a starting point to make their future products even better than their already solid lineup.



Which opamp they use? Can you see?

 

post #1495 of 12701

Jamato has posted that the opamps are unmarked.  

post #1496 of 12701

I don't think opening it voids your warranty seeing as they intend for you to replace the battery yourself.  That, and as I said, iBasso owes me one for buying their entire product line.

post #1497 of 12701

Thanks Scootermafia.

post #1498 of 12701
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by scootermafia View Post

I don't think opening it voids your warranty seeing as they intend for you to replace the battery yourself.  That, and as I said, iBasso owes me one for buying their entire product line.


I heard from iBasso that anyone opening and taking images would be permanently banned from their products. 

 

Listening to Duke Ellington's "Blues in Orbit". I am lucky to have a CD of this performance. 

 

kidding on first sentence. 


Edited by jamato8 - 3/4/12 at 1:43pm
post #1499 of 12701

Found another review of the iBasso DX100 and wanted to share with you guys.

Can't wait for mine to arrive.Will it sound good with my W4?

http://www.lyra-media.com/review_details.php?id=35

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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

By Monday we are gonna receive some good news from Ibasso! Stay tuned.......


I hope you're right about this. Strangely I'm getting a little desperate to pay off for the rest of what's owed since the yen is weakening quickly these past week.

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