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post #1321 of 2165

We can compare to compare but putting the Leckerton against the HiFi-M8 is kinda unfair because the Leckerton is 279 and the HiFi-M8 is 699 (or is it 599)?

post #1322 of 2165

I was not suggesting it was a 'fair' comparison, only that it was the same category, and so 'apples to apples'.  It was also to suggest that it does cost more money to sound better than the Leckerton, while maintaining all of its features.  

 

I agree with Lee that the Mkii is a very good amp for the money.  I just wanted to comment on the way that the DAC's performance and value were being described.  I have not made a direct comparison with the Leckerton and the Dacport.  I have only used the Leckerton with my Samsung S3 phone, both via analog and USB, and both analog and toslink out of the AK100.  With the phone, USB out was the clear winner.  With the AK100, I did not do a back and forth comparison.  It sounded good both ways, and using the Leckerton solves the output impedance issue especially with my 16 ohm, 96dB JVC 200s.  

 

Anway,  I have also ordered a number of different op amps and got the better sounding Aries adaptors to handle the soic to dip duties.  Much soldering and listening to follow.  I really should try the 8610s again, but hve been enjoying the 627s.  I thought they were just slightly softer/warmer/more liquid that the 797s, which did sound quite good as well.

 

I have 209s, 49710, 49713, ths4031,  lm6171, opa827,  opa1611, opa1641 and opa1632  coming or in house already.  

 

Anyone try any of these, other than the normal choices?  Nick, any thoughts on any of these?  

post #1323 of 2165
Fzman, quick question about the s3. Is the S3 worth it for any carrier or is it a certain version of the s3 people use? For example I have the Verizon I535
post #1324 of 2165
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

Fzman, quick question about the s3. Is the S3 worth it for any carrier or is it a certain version of the s3 people use? For example I have the Verizon I535

I've got the t-mobile version, and that's the only one i've ever tried.  i bought it to upgrade from an HTC G2, which I liked as well - but never even considered using for audio.  I really didn;t intend to try  the S3 either, but curiosity got the better of me, so i bought a 64Gb card, loaded it up, and ordered a couple of otg cables.  Also bought power amp, neutron, and USB audio recorder.  the phone sounds decent on its own, and better still via USB too either the Headstreamer, the Leckerton, or a Dragonfly - which i had hooked up just long enough to make sure sound was actually coming out.

 

Since i use it primarily as my phone, and also carry around a Cowon X7, and a few other goodies, the phone does not really see much duty as a music player.

 

 

So, I guess that's a world-record long version of "I don't know", but with charm, grace, and elegance  bigsmile_face.gif


Edited by fzman - 1/26/13 at 3:13pm
post #1325 of 2165
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I've got the t-mobile version, and that's the only one i've ever tried.  i bought it to upgrade from an HTC G2, which I liked as well - but never even considered using for audio.  I really didn;t intend to try  the S3 either, but curiosity got the better of me, so i bought a 64Gb card, loaded it up, and ordered a couple of otg cables.  Also bought power amp, neutron, and USB audio recorder.  the phone sounds decent on its own, and better still via USB too either the Headstreamer, the Leckerton, or a Dragonfly - which i had hooked up just long enough to make sure sound was actually coming out.

Since i use it primarily as my phone, and also carry around a Cowon X7, and a few other goodies, the phone does not really see much duty as a music player.


So, I guess that's a world-record long version of "I don't know", but with charm, grace, and elegance  bigsmile_face.gif

Yea I can't really see using mine that much as its my main phone
post #1326 of 2165
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Originally Posted by fzman View Post

I was not suggesting it was a 'fair' comparison, only that it was the same category, and so 'apples to apples'.  It was also to suggest that it does cost more money to sound better than the Leckerton, while maintaining all of its features.  

 

I agree with Lee that the Mkii is a very good amp for the money.  I just wanted to comment on the way that the DAC's performance and value were being described.  I have not made a direct comparison with the Leckerton and the Dacport.  I have only used the Leckerton with my Samsung S3 phone, both via analog and USB, and both analog and toslink out of the AK100.  With the phone, USB out was the clear winner.  With the AK100, I did not do a back and forth comparison.  It sounded good both ways, and using the Leckerton solves the output impedance issue especially with my 16 ohm, 96dB JVC 200s.  

 

Anway,  I have also ordered a number of different op amps and got the better sounding Aries adaptors to handle the soic to dip duties.  Much soldering and listening to follow.  I really should try the 8610s again, but hve been enjoying the 627s.  I thought they were just slightly softer/warmer/more liquid that the 797s, which did sound quite good as well.

 

I have 209s, 49710, 49713, ths4031,  lm6171, opa827,  opa1611, opa1641 and opa1632  coming or in house already.  

 

Anyone try any of these, other than the normal choices?  Nick, any thoughts on any of these?  


Personally I'd specifically just double amp the AK100 with the Leckerton. I feel the AK100s DAC is better :). Still not my cup of tea in the end (I sold my RWA AK100).

 

Basically I use to use the UHA6 MKII as my desktop amp paired with my DACport LX. Now I use the Triad L3 which is why I sold the Leckerton. Is the M8 portable as in it has rechargeable batteries? I thought it had to be plugged in and stuck to the desktop :).


Edited by lee730 - 1/26/13 at 5:57pm
post #1327 of 2165

M8 will use rechargeable batteries.  

post #1328 of 2165
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M8 will use rechargeable batteries.  


I would really consider it if it could be used as a pure DAC that supports 24/192 format. I don't need the amp section due to my Triad L3 ;).

post #1329 of 2165
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


I would really consider it if it could be used as a pure DAC that supports 24/192 format. I don't need the amp section due to my Triad L3 ;).

why wouldn't you try the Dacmini instead?  It's a desktop unit.

post #1330 of 2165
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I would really consider it if it could be used as a pure DAC that supports 24/192 format. I don't need the amp section due to my Triad L3 ;).

Lee, you can get the Centrance M8 LX ( Dac only version) for $549 from TTVJ, fullcompass, etc.

But why don't you get a desktop DAC instead of a portable DAC if you will be using it for desktop listening? Suppose the desktop DACs are better in terms of their performance?

LOL just my 2 cents.

post #1331 of 2165

Is the UHA-6S MKII able to comfortably drive 600Ohm headphones like the DT990 and DT880 600Ohms version?

post #1332 of 2165
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Is the UHA-6S MKII able to comfortably drive 600Ohm headphones like the DT990 and DT880 600Ohms version?

IMO no, I had the 250ohm DT880s and I could crank the volume up all the way in high gain
post #1333 of 2165

Recommended max input impedance of headphones is 300 Ohm. You won't hurt anything if you use 600 Ohm headphones, but it won't be a great sounding combination either.

post #1334 of 2165

Oh, I've been looking for a great pair of headphones to pair with this amp and thought the DT990/DT880 sounded great.

 

What headphones with a similar standard to these would be great to be paired with this amp?

post #1335 of 2165

One of the lower impedance versions of the DT990/880, I would guess.

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