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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

I was previously using a Bifrost, but sold it before getting my UHA-6S.MKII. Honestly though, I just don't hear big differences between DACs; I'm sure if I had the two side by side I could hear a difference, but the Leckerton still sounds good to me.


The difference I hear between the DACport LX and the internal one on the UHA6 MKII is very noticeable. Enough so to leave me disappointed so in that a complete downgrade. Now if I didn't have better then of course I'd be of a different mindset. I just find the UHA6 MKII full potential comes from pairing its amp section with a better DAC. Now that may not be feasible for everyone's needs. But I used it on my desktop and not so much on the go.

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I don't think it's unreasonable to expect a dedicated DAC to sound better than a DAC section in a combination amp that costs roughly the same.

The DAC in the Leckerton isn't the best I've heard, but I think the entire package is an excellent one for the price. I have several portable amps above and below the UHA-6's price, but the Leckerton remains my default unit.

On the whole, there's room here for more nuanced consideration of equipment than "great" and "sucks".
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

The parrots are out in full form. This dac has also been compared favorably by several (in another forum) to being just shy of odac performance. Speaking in hyperbole and exaggeration of a blanket "poor" dac are of no use to those trying to learn about this product and needlessly scares many away. Most in this thread are happy with the full unit performance. No one is saying you can't find better but the repeated bashing, as an after thought, bottle neck and other poor descriptors are tiring embellishments. If you prefer the dacport lx, then by all means state your preference, give your comparisons to help give prospective buyers alternatives and upgrades to consider. For me, I've compared it to the VentureCraft DD and Astell & Kern dac in the AK100. I'm quite satisfied, for the money and the size, with my 'bottle neck' and consider the UHA-6s one of the best performing bang for buck dac/amp combos on the market. I know Leckerton has plans for some new products sometime in 2013 and am looking forward to hopefully hearing more about them soon.

Fingers crossed Nick comes up with a combo that can swing a knockout punch against the Portaphile/ALO/Ray Samuels amps and DAC's of the portable world. Do I dare even dream it could maybe be iDevice DAC compatible?

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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

I was previously using a Bifrost, but sold it before getting my UHA-6S.MKII. Honestly though, I just don't hear big differences between DACs; I'm sure if I had the two side by side I could hear a difference, but the Leckerton still sounds good to me.

i know i know! :D anything sound very good tell you hear something better than it!! i am sure you know what does it feels like when you upgrade :D 

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Do you guys believe in transparent audio reproduction? For example, once a DAC or amp's specs cross a certain threshold then that particular device can be considered transparent? Or are there audible differences between everything on the market? 

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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

Do you guys believe in transparent audio reproduction? For example, once a DAC or amp's specs cross a certain threshold then that particular device can be considered transparent? Or are there audible differences between everything on the market? 


Certain gear can be more transparent then other gear. At least that is how I hear things.

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deleted because the content is same as next thread. 


Edited by petertang75023 - 3/4/13 at 10:03am
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post

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

 

you mentioned "camera connection kit". can the item "5 in 1 camera connection kit for ipad 4 and ipad mini (sold in ebay)" used for ipad 4? thanks in advance for your response.

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For iPad 4 and iPad mini you'll need this cable:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD821ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-camera-adapter?fnode=3a

 

Don't know of any working third party cables...

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Finally finished reading this thread (yes, the whole thing-- OCD is a helluva thing), and I cannot WAIT to get mine!! I also have an Apex Glacier on the way, so I'm looking forward to comparing them. A hearty "Thank you!!" to all the people sharing their experiences with this device. Leckerton sounds like my kind of company and the MK.II sounds like my kind of amp. Can't wait to hear it driving my newly-repaired T5p!!!

Man, I freaking love this hobby wink.gif
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New Leckerton UHA-6S MKII Portable Headphone Amplifier Announced (Update User I

Yeah, it's a kick ass amp and company with a decent DAC attached for a reasonable price.
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Somebody does hear it with hd600?

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Originally Posted by xcd1947 View Post

Somebody does hear it with hd600?

 

Not with the HD600 specifically (I sold mine before I got the Leckerton), but from using my other cans with it I'd expect the HD600s to be quite good as well. It certainly has more than enough power for my normal listening levels.

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I just received my UHA-6S Mk.II (w/ OPA209) today...

 

...and wow, I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Not only am I picking up details I haven't heard before, but some of my songs are also rendered in a way that I have never heard before. I was afraid the OPA209 op amp choice would take away some smoothness, but... I was wrong. It's super detailed/revealing, and super smooth at the same time. How is this even possible?

 

The DAC section was okay through USB. Not much better than my MacBook's line-out in my opinions. But through optical, it improved so much that I almost thought they built in two different DACs.

 

Overall, I'm very satisfied with this purchase.

 

Thank you all for sharing your impressions. I made the decision to go with the UHA-6S after reading through all of these pages...

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Originally Posted by xcd1947 View Post

Somebody does hear it with hd600?

I had it with the HD600s and it's very good with them IMO. Keeps the neutrality of the 600s and is very smooth

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