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There is no soldering involved. It's plug and play. Just make sure to put the Op Amps in correctly (there are marking on the Op Amps to make sure to match those up correctly and there will be no issues).

 

Thanks for the advice. Hopefully I will be ordering mine in the next week or so!

post #1367 of 2203

it uses 2 single op amps, and there are 2 dip-8 sockets on the board.  So, you either need to get op amps in dip-8, or use adaptors if the op amps are soic-8.  Some soic-8s (aka surface mount) can be had already installed/soldered onto adaptors, or you can do it yourself.  

post #1368 of 2203
Just asking does the leckerton works with idevices? Do i need to get any other cables? Lod?
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Just asking does the leckerton works with idevices? Do i need to get any other cables? Lod?

 

The amp portion will work with idevices but you won't be able to use the dac portion. And yes you would need a LOD to connect your idevice to the leckerton.

post #1370 of 2203

You should be able to use the Leckerton as a DAC with your iPad (but not iPhone/iPod)

 

iPad -> Camera Connection Kit  -> USB cable -> Leckerton

 

BTW, my silver MKII is on the way.. Yay! biggrin.gif

 

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The amp portion will work with idevices but you won't be able to use the dac portion. And yes you would need a LOD to connect your idevice to the leckerton.

post #1371 of 2203

As a followup to my concern about the gain level, I actually took Nick up on the offer to have mine modded for lower gain (great turnaround time, took about a week including shipping both ways). Now the low gain is -18db and high is 0db. This gives me a nice usable volume range when using the UHA-6S.MKII as a DAC with my Heir 4.As, and since I've sold my LCD-2s I don't have any cans I'll miss the high gain with.

 

From emails back and forth with Nick I believe he's going to soon offer it as an option you can select when you order.

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As a followup to my concern about the gain level, I actually took Nick up on the offer to have mine modded for lower gain (great turnaround time, took about a week including shipping both ways). Now the low gain is -18db and high is 0db. This gives me a nice usable volume range when using the UHA-6S.MKII as a DAC with my Heir 4.As, and since I've sold my LCD-2s I don't have any cans I'll miss the high gain with.

 

From emails back and forth with Nick I believe he's going to soon offer it as an option you can select when you order.

that's awesome, what are you using as an amp?

post #1373 of 2203
I also ordered the - db version, and it just sounds great. it gives my V3's so much more headroom to play with the volume. This is the best portable amp I have heard. it sounds so clean and balanced with a very black background.
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As a followup to my concern about the gain level, I actually took Nick up on the offer to have mine modded for lower gain (great turnaround time, took about a week including shipping both ways). Now the low gain is -18db and high is 0db.

Nice! I might have to drop him a line.
post #1375 of 2203
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that's awesome, what are you using as an amp?

 

Sorry, my fault on the poor wording there, I'm using the UHA-6S.MKII as both a DAC and amp.

post #1376 of 2203

x2 on the modded UHA-6S.MKII. Listening to the EarSonics SM3 now, very nice sounding from the Leckerton!

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Sorry, my fault on the poor wording there, I'm using the UHA-6S.MKII as both a DAC and amp.

oh no problem

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Originally Posted by BleaK View Post

I also ordered the - db version, and it just sounds great. it gives my V3's so much more headroom to play with the volume. This is the best portable amp I have heard. it sounds so clean and balanced with a very black background.

That's because the new CLAS has a lower gain then the old one. That won't be for long though. Cypher Labs will be upping the gain on any CLASs they manufacture due to complaints from people trying to drive orthos.
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I have a quick question, I am on the fence beween the UHA-6S MKII and the Matrix Mini-Portable. I use HD650s and the thing that is holding me back is bass. The matrix review on Headphonia says that the bass is deep and powerful. But my google skills are failing me and I can't seem to find a review pairing the UHA with HD650s.

 

My dilemma is that I would rather support a US company (nothing against other countries but our economy needs help) but I really don't want to take the chance of buying a portable amp that is top heavy.

post #1380 of 2203
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That's because the new CLAS has a lower gain then the old one. That won't be for long though. Cypher Labs will be upping the gain on any CLASs they manufacture due to complaints from people trying to drive orthos.


Sorry, I meant to say I got the Leckerton with .12db. Sorry for the confusion.

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