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Anyone using the UHA 6S.MKII as a DAC on a portable setup?

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Anyone using the UHA 6S.MKII as a DAC on a portable setup?

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I tried but the problem I have was the power output going out of the amp is drastically reduced. Makes sense since the DAC is active and requires power and sharing the same source as the amp.

 

In short I never like how it sound compared to the using the amp only when paired with my DX50.

 

Not sure if it's because of the DAC  doesn't sound good for me or just the reduced output power is affecting the SQ in general.

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Amp only from the DX50 here. 

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Anyone using the UHA 6S.MKII as a DAC on a portable setup?

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It works out of my Galaxy S5, however I haven't had an opportunity to do much more than just try it out.
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New Leckerton UHA-6S MKII Portable Headphone Amplifier Announced (Update User...

Yes. I use the digital out of my FiiO X3 and then drive a pair of Westone 4R's. Just made up a quick coax cable using Switchcraft right-angel connectors. Best sounding portable I have. Previously I was using an iBasso P4 with the line out of the X3. gymegaty.jpgguqyqe2e.jpg
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OMG that is a sick portable rig...

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Hi. Has anyone here tried this amp with a dx50? If so, can you please tell me your impressions?
I'm planning on buying a UHA-6S, and I use a ue600 in-ear headphone on the go and I plan on buying a DT880 to use at home.
The ue600 sounds very thin from the HO of my dx50, with almost no presence in the lower frequencies, and i found it to sound better even from my cellphone HO. I'm very bothered by this fact and i'm thinking of ways to walk around it. I don't have more than this amp's price to spend and I thought of maybe selling my dx50 and buying a dx90, but I don't know how it would compare do the dx50+uha6s, and I plan on going with the option that sounds best.

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@Bugdozer Why don't you use lineout from X3? I think X3 chip is better than the amp's dac chip.

 

I am using uha-6s.mkii with ipod diymodded and pk1, and the combo sounds amazing.

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Hi. Has anyone here tried this amp with a dx50? If so, can you please tell me your impressions?

I'm planning on buying a UHA-6S, and I use a ue600 in-ear headphone on the go and I plan on buying a DT880 to use at home.

The ue600 sounds very thin from the HO of my dx50, with almost no presence in the lower frequencies, and i found it to sound better even from my cellphone HO. I'm very bothered by this fact and i'm thinking of ways to walk around it. I don't have more than this amp's price to spend and I thought of maybe selling my dx50 and buying a dx90, but I don't know how it would compare do the dx50+uha6s, and I plan on going with the option that sounds best.

Yep, I find it to be a pretty stellar pairing, and happen to be on a business trip at the moment, so I've got mine with me. Using the DAC in the DX50, Leck for amplifier only. The UHA-6S MkII is not a subtle improvement over the DX50 headphone output-- the sound is remarkably cleaner and more transparent, and cymbals in particular sound more like cymbals and less like static-y splashes. I'm using Aurisonics ASG-2 IEMs.



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Yep, I find it to be a pretty stellar pairing, and happen to be on a business trip at the moment, so I've got mine with me. Using the DAC in the DX50, Leck for amplifier only. The UHA-6S MkII is not a subtle improvement over the DX50 headphone output-- the sound is remarkably cleaner and more transparent, and cymbals in particular sound more like cymbals and less like static-y splashes. I'm using Aurisonics ASG-2 IEMs.



These pics + impression are tempting me so much to get one of those right now. What can you speak about the bass, do you think it has improved in any way over the dx50 HO?

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Don't recall a huge difference beyond the general gains in clarity and resolution... Can't check it now, but I might be able to compare them briefly this evening, just remind me wink.gif
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Don't recall a huge difference beyond the general gains in clarity and resolution... Can't check it now, but I might be able to compare them briefly this evening, just remind me wink.gif

I'm not sure if it's already evening where you live, but this is me reminding you :D and thanks, already, for all the answers you've given!

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I have gone back and forth between the X3 DAC and the Leckerton and 'I think' I prefer the Leckerton DAC. this comes from long listening to music I know well but it is not blind testing and I may be swayed by the coolness factor of my digital cable. 😎 Ether way, I'm very happy with the sound for a portable.
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