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post #2191 of 2201
If you plan to use any iems, try them out with both amps first. The Leckerton has a low noise floor, which works very well for iems and efficient headphones.
post #2192 of 2201
^ good advice.
post #2193 of 2201
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Originally Posted by zolom View Post

Do you notice Sound Quality improvment against the custom audio of the S5 ? (it should have a better DAC curcuit then that of the Leckerton 6s mk2)

Thanks

Did I ever reply to this? Sorry...

The Galaxy S5 headphone output sounds like crap compared to using this amp with it via OTG USB. Big improvement with the Leckerton.
post #2194 of 2201

I recently had an email exchange with Nick. He said he will have some new products (amp only, amp/dac, etc) coming out early next year. I will definitely try his new model for amp only, even tho I am 100% satisfied with this little amazing capless UHA-6S.MK2. 

post #2195 of 2201

I'm sure he is cooking something nice. It's been quite a while since he moved and quit his day job to focus on Leckerton.

post #2196 of 2201
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

I'm sure he is cooking something nice. It's been quite a while since he moved and quit his day job to focus on Leckerton.

 

Yeah wish him the best for something he loves and enjoys doing. I can't thank him enough for his capless design concept. I haven't come to know any other amp designed with the same concept. 

 

Go capless everything, that's what I have learned. 

post #2197 of 2201
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

I recently had an email exchange with Nick. He said he will have some new products (amp only, amp/dac, etc) coming out early next year. I will definitely try his new model for amp only, even tho I am 100% satisfied with this little amazing capless UHA-6S.MK2. 

I almost headed to place order for the MKII, I'll definitely wait for that few months... :D

post #2198 of 2201
I am still exceedingly happy with my trusty 6S.mkii. I recently put in the AD8620 op amps (replacing the AD4627s I had in there), and I am noticing some definite area of improvement. While the bass has been slightly reduced, there is a much more 3D effect, and the soundstage seems both wider and deeper.

My very short wish list for improvement would be:

1) A better DAC chip, with support for up to 24/192 over USB and optical. The limited USB connection is really a hindrance to me, as I don't use iDevices and would like to get everything out of the DAC. I don't always like to carry a toslink cable to get the best sound.

2) I would love to have the 3 position gain switch from the 760, so I can use both sensitive IEMs and full size headphones comfortably. I have the low gain mod on my 6S, and it is perfect for IEMs, but I just run out of power for my full size headphones.

3) I would love to see a fully balanced offering (and even better if it is fully balanced DAC + fully balanced amp). This last one is a pipe dream, of course, but I would definitely be willing to pay up.
post #2199 of 2201

According to Nick, this initial amp-only model will not have balanced outputs. The other models (amp/dac) may have but I didn't ask him.

 

I don't care about DAC as I use my diymods, but I love to pair my capless diymods to the UHA6S which to my knowledge is the only amp without using dc coupling caps yet capable of compensating for a few volts of DC offsets.

post #2200 of 2201

Maybe he will push the balanced series to a higher end range and still improve the UHA-6S? I'm waiting to see if any improvement on the 6S MKII before buying one.

post #2201 of 2201
That is what I was hoping -- a balanced solution as a new (possibly more expensive) product, and not necessarily as an improvement on the 6S successor. I would love to see what Nick could do with a balanced design.
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