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Anyway, what Nick is able to do for $279 is really unprecedented.  Nothing under $300 even comes close and apparently you have to spend more than double to get better.  I guess I'll find out b/c the RXMKIII will probably be part of my next set up.

 

Agreed. I really like everything about this company. He states what he does technically to improve the sound without any fuzzy marketing, implements it incredibly well, and keeps the price under $300. Wish all companies did it like that.

post #227 of 2165

I have one shipping out tomorrow.  Ordered it with the stock 209 Opamp and added an extra 8610 Opamp to the order because I liked it on my UHA6S.  Impressions to follow.

post #228 of 2165
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News Update

Supposedly there's a jailbreak now available for Touch 4G and iPhone 4S which allows the on board DAC to be bypassed and a external DAC to be used. The only addon that would be needed is a cheap camera connection kit. Details are sketchy but if this hack bears fruition maybe the day isn't to far off where we can have the Leckertons UHA-6S MKII's DAC being used when on the go.

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News Update

Supposedly there's a jailbreak now available for Touch 4G and iPhone 4S which allows the on board DAC to be bypassed and a external DAC to be used. The only addon that would be needed is a cheap camera connection kit. Details are sketchy but if this hack bears fruition maybe the day isn't to far off where we can have the Leckertons UHA-6S MKII's DAC being used when on the go.


If it can this would be a very nice option and far superior to the DAC in the iphone/ipod. Not to mention the UHA6 MKII takes a large dumb on the ipods crappy amp section. ;)

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If it can this would be a very nice option and far superior to the DAC in the iphone/ipod. Not to mention the UHA6 MKII takes a large dumb on the ipods crappy amp section. ;)


Agreed, apparently the guy who started the stir has gotten his working with a Hippo amp. More details can be found on this thread HERE

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Agreed, apparently the guy who started the stir has gotten his working with a Hippo amp. More details can be found on this thread HERE


To be honest though DigitalFreak the turn off for me regarding this is the ipod touch/iphones lack up expandable memory space. That alone kills it for me. Right now my DX100 has 64 GB of on-board space plus I have the micro SD card which can accept 64GB micro SD cards. The idea looks really nice though and an option for some. But not a realistic one in my case. Not to mention my DX100 is superior regardless....

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To be honest though DigitalFreak the turn off for me regarding this is the ipod touch/iphones lack up expandable memory space. That alone kills it for me. Right now my DX100 has 64 GB of on-board space plus I have the micro SD card which can accept 64GB micro SD cards. The idea looks really nice though and an option for some. But not a realistic one in my case. Not to mention my DX100 is superior regardless....


But that's just it, I did some added research and apparently the iPad camera connection kit also has a SD slot. Apparently the hack is out on Cyndia and the next update is expected to support external storage. If this isn't all hype we could have a 64 gig Touch that could also use SD cards as expandable storage as well as a onboard DAC bypass. That's assuming of coarse the Touch will support the Leckerton DAC. The drawback from what I've read thus far is there are some DAC's that aren't supported due to power issues. If you check the link above theres another link to another thread discussing the failed attempts utilizing an iPad.

post #233 of 2165

Yeah hoping you won't have to have the Leckerton plugged in or the same goes for the iphone. If that is possible then I'd say that is really starting to look like a viable option if you don't mind carrying around a little extra bulk. That micro SD card option has peaked my interest again :). I'll keep my eyes on this and see if it comes to fruition.

 

Honestly though Apple needs to stop being so controlling and greedy and just opt for a micro SD card option. I swear their  greed will one day be their undoing.
 

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Yeah hoping you won't have to have the Leckerton plugged in or the same goes for the iphone. If that is possible then I'd say that is really starting to look like a viable option if you don't mind carrying around a little extra bulk. That micro SD card option has peaked my interest again :). I'll keep my eyes on this and see if it comes to fruition.

 

Honestly though Apple needs to stop being so controlling and greedy and just opt for a micro SD card option. I swear their  greed will one day be their undoing.
 


In some ways I understand where they're coming from in others I think it's just silly. There's no reason for Apple to not have open access to on board DAC bypassing or external storage support or FLAC support in iTunes.

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At least you agree on those things. Those very things turn me off from using their products.... Kinda like when I had to hack my nvidia drivers in order to use physics. Stupid and a slap in the face to the paying customer. I really think they just want you to be good and dumb ;).
 

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My Leckerton took 4 hours and 40 minutes to recharge from empty. Is that duration to be expected?

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Do you have the UHA6 MKII? I'm not so sure how long it takes to charge. But if it has anything near 30 hours of playback time (I'm still skeptical on that part) I'm not surprised if it takes that long then.
 

post #238 of 2165
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What is an actual buttery life of this amp?

Salted or unsalted? tongue.gif
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Battery life:
  • >30 hours typical, analog input
  • >10 hours typical, S/PDIF input

I'm a bit skeptical regardless about 30 hours..... But that is what is listed on their website.

I have the first-gen 6S, not the second-gen, and 30 hours is about right.
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My Leckerton took 4 hours and 40 minutes to recharge from empty. Is that duration to be expected?

More or less. Were you listening to it while charging it?
post #239 of 2165

Wow that is really good then. I wasn't expecting more than 10  hours. That is what my UHA4 got me....
 

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That's good news about the iPhone CCK progress. I've been using the CCK with my iPad on a regular basis for the last year or so, connecting to various USB DACs. It tends to work best with DACs limited to 16/bit/48kHz, although there are a few exceptions to that. 

 

The UHA-6S mkII works great, though of course the iPad is not exactly something to carry around in your pocket. I might just replace my 3rd gen Touch if this ends up working with the newest model. 

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