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post #31 of 2165

I don't think the UHA6 will have a DAC of that sort regardless.
 

post #32 of 2165
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If there's a cheaper price for pre orders I'm tempted to go in blind and give it a shot. I'm rather impressed with my UHA-4 thus far and a smaller sized UHA-6S might be the logical step upwards to better audio.

post #33 of 2165
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

I don't think the UHA6 will have a DAC of that sort regardless.

 

Why not? The current UHA6S does.

post #34 of 2165
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Why not? The current UHA6S does.

 

Interesting. Never knew that, I thought it only supported 16/44.

post #35 of 2165
I just placed a pre-order for the mk2 with opa209.
post #36 of 2165

I'm strongly considering doing likewise. It has the 24/96 functionality I was hoping for. It doesn't have some of the other features (cross-feed, secondary output) that I would like, but for the size and performance I'm not sure how much I care.

 

Can anyone tell me the differences between the OP-AMPs? I'm looking for use with my Heir Audio 4.A's and would prefer something that is completely neutral.

post #37 of 2165
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I just placed a pre-order for the mk2 with opa209.

 

Very nice :D

 

$279 is ok, but $39 shipping to EU, I have to pass for now :|

post #38 of 2165

There's nowhere mentioned that the pre-order price is lower than the final price, so how much is the pre-order price lower if at all?

post #39 of 2165

Same price, I believe.  It looks like Nick may be shipping out in the next few weeks.  I'm eagerly waiting on impressions. 

 

Also, I'm waiting on Nick's response to my inquiry if there will be a UHA-6 MKII model in the future without the coaxial and optical inputs for folks like me that would only utilize the USB functions.


Edited by alphaphoenix - 6/6/12 at 11:36am
post #40 of 2165

Sure look forward to hearing impressions of this new amp. I have had a few of his offerings starting way back with the UHA-3 and they have consistently gotten better. Good luck Nick.

post #41 of 2165
Thread Starter 

I'm actually thinking when the new amp starts shipping out i may update my intro post to include copy and pasted impressions from various people who post in the thread. Makes it a lot easier for people researching this new amp if all the impressions are in the first post.

post #42 of 2165

^ Good idea.

 

Also, Nick responded back and it sounds like there's good chance the UHA-6 MKII minus the S/PDIF inputs will be available, but not before the upsampling USB/DAC.  Here's a quote for another product direct from Nick:

 

"I also have an upsampling USB DAC in the works which you might be interested in. It will be released later this year. It is the same size as the UHA-6S.MKII and has only USB and analog inputs (no S/PDIF). It will feature high-current buffered outputs and upsampling to 192 kHz.  It will have a buffered amplifier stage built in, plus a 1/8th inch analog input"

 

That's all the info Nick is willing to disclose at the moment, but definitely sounds exiting.  I don't know too many amp builders that provides this level of quality, performance, and value while Made in USA.

post #43 of 2165
The 209 is the standard opamp? And it is also the best sounding neutral opamp? How do the others sound?
post #44 of 2165
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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

The 209 is the standard opamp? And it is also the best sounding neutral opamp? How do the others sound?

It appears Nick made it the standard opamp now.  I think it is the most neutral sounding but that's a subjective thing, not sure any would measure flatter than the other or it's perceived.  The 627 sounds richer, lusher but darker yet still very clear.  The 8610 is brightest sounding w/ accentuation in treble and bass for a bit of excitement at both ends but nothing overly exaggerated, think fun side of neutral.  These 209 has the most air, balance and transparency to the recording IME using the UHA6S mk1.  I haven't tried any others yet so there might be a hidden gem still to be found.

post #45 of 2165

Looks like the Leckerton UHA-6s mk.II is available now. I guess the people in the US who preordered will receive it first. Can't wait to read about your impressions!

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