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Reporting on interference w/ the AD4627:  none for me, as well.

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I'm looking for a very competent and portable USB dac/amp. My journey so far has me owning the Fiio E17 and the iBasso D42; the latter of which I'm using now with my new JH13pro ciems. The D42 pairs well with the JH13 but is terrible with my CT-500 rendering the highs sharp, agressive and fatiguing. Shortly I will be adding a Custom Art Pro330 (arrives any day now) and UE 3DD (arrives gods knows when) to my travel mix. I have no interest in full sized headphones, if I'm going big I'd rather use speakers.

Research and reccomendations have led me to the UHA-6s. I'm also considering the Apex Glacier. Does anyone here have both of these devices? If so what are the primary differences and does the Glacier justify the price jump over the Leckerton? I've enjoyed reading this thread so far and appreciate your varied opinions.
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Originally Posted by Deviltooth View Post

I'm looking for a very competent and portable USB dac/amp. My journey so far has me owning the Fiio E17 and the iBasso D42; the latter of which I'm using now with my new JH13pro ciems. The D42 pairs well with the JH13 but is terrible with my CT-500 rendering the highs sharp, agressive and fatiguing. Shortly I will be adding a Custom Art Pro330 (arrives any day now) and UE 3DD (arrives gods knows when) to my travel mix. I have no interest in full sized headphones, if I'm going big I'd rather use speakers.

Research and reccomendations have led me to the UHA-6s. I'm also considering the Apex Glacier. Does anyone here have both of these devices? If so what are the primary differences and does the Glacier justify the price jump over the Leckerton? I've enjoyed reading this thread so far and appreciate your varied opinions.

I've heard a few people saying that SQ wise, they are in the same tier. Glacier has smoother, richer mids while UHA-6 has better clarity. But I haven't heard the glacier, so I can't comment more.

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I've had the Leckerton and the Glacier, and although my comparisons are not direct (which means I'm relying on notoriously fickle audio memory), the soundstage and clarity on the Leckerton seemed better, and the bass and midbass on the Glacier seemed just a touch elevated. Overall, I'd say the Glacier is probably better for rock and the Leck is probably better for jazz and classical. Again, can't stress enough that these are not direct comparisons, but general "feels" after the fact. Hope it helps somewhat anyway ;)

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Do you know which op amp was in the Leckerton you listened to?
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I've had the Leckerton and the Glacier, and although my comparisons are not direct (which means I'm relying on notoriously fickle audio memory), the soundstage and clarity on the Leckerton seemed better, and the bass and midbass on the Glacier seemed just a touch elevated. Overall, I'd say the Glacier is probably better for rock and the Leck is probably better for jazz and classical. Again, can't stress enough that these are not direct comparisons, but general "feels" after the fact. Hope it helps somewhat anyway wink.gif

Oh and the glacier is like 200$ more expensive tongue.gif
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Folks, I put my UHA 6S (8610) up in the classifieds if anyone is interested:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/675773/leckerton-uha-6s-mk-ii-dac-amp-8610-free-ship-paypal

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Folks, I put my UHA 6S (8610) up in the classifieds if anyone is interested:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/675773/leckerton-uha-6s-mk-ii-dac-amp-8610-free-ship-paypal


I also have 209 up for grabs :P.

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Do you know which op amp was in the Leckerton you listened to?

 

Just the stock 8610. Haven't tried any other opamps, honestly. 

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Anyone find a player with a digital out to use with the Leckerton yet? I was having a look at the X3 to pair with it...

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Anyone find a player with a digital out to use with the Leckerton yet? I was having a look at the X3 to pair with it...

X3 or old irivers(id remember the model #) and few really old DAPs. AK100 also has a optical out, but it's pricey. I have a AK100 paired with leckerton, but through headphone out. DAC on AK100 is better than leckerton's, so with AK100, I see no reason in using a digital out to connect to leckertons.

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Anyone find a player with a digital out to use with the Leckerton yet? I was having a look at the X3 to pair with it...

 

iPads work as well when connected via the Camera Connection Kit (both Lightning and 30pin versions), iPhone unfortunately doesn't.

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Anyone find a player with a digital out to use with the Leckerton yet? I was having a look at the X3 to pair with it...

I was wondering if I could connect the optical out from a HDTV and then listen to the audio via headphones through the Leckerton. 

 

Similarly, under what circumstances would one ever use the COAX connection? 

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I was wondering if I could connect the optical out from a HDTV and then listen to the audio via headphones through the Leckerton. 

 

Similarly, under what circumstances would one ever use the COAX connection? 

You can do that with your HDTV. 

I honestly don't get the COAX port either. It just makes the amp more bulky. Most audiophile things have optical, and you can buy a converter to convert coax into optical too! But I guess Nick was trying to be nice to everyone that might need coax connection.

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Thanks for the options. Yes, the AK100 would be a single solution in itself but very pricey. 

 

The X3 seems to make more sense. Now just need to find a reasonably priced and very short optical cable. 

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