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post #511 of 2155
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post


If the uha-6s mkii had ANY noise at all I would put it up for sale in a heartbeat, I just can't stand it. I was going to buy an alo rx mk3 but read about its noise which was a problem even after people had the gain lowered, so I decided to get the leck instead, saved a few benjamins while I was at it.


Hmm ok this is what I was afraid of. The MKIII having any sort of background noise with IEMs. I'm also wondering about channel imbalance at low volume listening on it....

post #512 of 2155
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Hmm ok this is what I was afraid of. The MKIII having any sort of background noise with IEMs. I'm also wondering about channel imbalance at low volume listening on it....

Does your uha-6s mkii have channel imbalance at low volume? Mine does and I'm not sure if it's just me or if it's normal.
post #513 of 2155

If you go really low yes. But nothing where it's a problem. I wouldn't listen at such a low volume generally. Then again on my DX100 I have lots of headroom to adjust the DAC power, same on my PC using cPlay. If the volume pot was your biggest concern the UHA4 would have been best.
 

post #514 of 2155
nahh, I love my leck, I need to upgrade my j3...
post #515 of 2155
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Awesome Dannybai. Have you ever had an opportunity to compare it to the Triad L3? I wanna hear more impressions between these amps. Also seems the Triad benefits greatly from a dedicated power supply.

Never heard the L3.  I'd love to know comparisons also.  

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Was listening to the Miracles with the Leckerton and MK3 and I'd have to say with customs, the black background of the Leckerton is a winner.  The MK3 hisses but not that noticeable when music is playing but on quiet passages, it's there.  Plus, I just liked the smooth presentation with the Miracles and the Leckerton.  

 

Note:  I did not send back my MK3 to ALO to drop the gain since I really didn't plan on using it with customs or iem's.  The Leckerton is more than satisfying with the Miracles and my headphones also.  The MK3 has more than enough power for my needs also and serves its purpose with the headphones I use as well.  Both very strong and capable products.  

post #517 of 2155
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Was listening to the Miracles with the Leckerton and MK3 and I'd have to say with customs, the black background of the Leckerton is a winner.  The MK3 hisses but not that noticeable when music is playing but on quiet passages, it's there.  Plus, I just liked the smooth presentation with the Miracles and the Leckerton.  

 

Note:  I did not send back my MK3 to ALO to drop the gain since I really didn't plan on using it with customs or iem's.  The Leckerton is more than satisfying with the Miracles and my headphones also.  The MK3 has more than enough power for my needs also and serves its purpose with the headphones I use as well.  Both very strong and capable products.  


But which one are you likely to use more often? And for which purpose. I'm sure you'd be more apt to use the MKIII for full size heaphones? The thing I really like about my Triad is it is very good even with sensitive IEMs. Black background on low gain. Just have to wait for my charger and batteries..... :(  Then will invest in a good PSU (probably gonna go for their brand as I hear it seems to be the best). It's not a small amp though. Its about the same size as the DX100 just slightly longer.

post #518 of 2155
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


But which one are you likely to use more often? And for which purpose. I'm sure you'd be more apt to use the MKIII for full size heaphones? The thing I really like about my Triad is it is very good even with sensitive IEMs. Black background on low gain. Just have to wait for my charger and batteries..... :(  Then will invest in a good PSU (probably gonna go for their brand as I hear it seems to be the best). It's not a small amp though. Its about the same size as the DX100 just slightly longer.

I use the MK3 more often at home as desktop.  Size isn't bad for portable and stacks very well with the DX100 but I basically only use that combo with HE-400/500.  The Leckerton actually doesn't get much use unless I have it hooked up to the iPad, which is rare.  I only use the Leckerton if I can use the DAC portion as well.  The ODAC/O2 gets the most use unfortunately.  After using the Leckerton the past few days, I have realized how good this thing is and I'm just going to leave it hooked up to my computer for the time being.  

post #519 of 2155

Yeah she does burn in quite nicely :p. I fretted going back and forward between Op-amps and ultimately ended back on 8610 lol. It's just where the sound is at for me :).
 

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I'll give the 627's a try later this week though I bent one of the arms but was able to bend it back.  

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You'll actually have to bend them slightly inwards anyways. At least mine were slightly angled like a triangle and I had to bend them so they were facing straight down.
 

post #522 of 2155
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You'll actually have to bend them slightly inwards anyways. At least mine were slightly angled like a triangle and I had to bend them so they were facing straight down.
 

Alright, cool.  Thanks lee.

post #523 of 2155
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I'll give the 627's a try later this week...   

Danny, I realize you are referring to an op amp here, and perhaps I've asked this question before (so please excuse me), 

but have you, or anyone else, compared the new Leck to the Portaphile 627?

 

I'm torn between the two, due diligence wise (aka Internet). I wouldn't use the Leck's DAC because I'm afraid I would "brick" my iPhobe 4s by jailbreaking it.

 

Hate to pay for something\feature(s) I won't use...

 

BIG chicken here:)

 

But the Porta is 2x$:(

 

TIA - Rich

post #524 of 2155

Sounds like your mind is made up already. Danny made a comparison to an amp that is even more expensive than the Porta and it seems the Leckerton is doing pretty well considering its price point. So I'd say if you want very good value for your money then go for the UHA6 MKII as it seems to be performing on the level of amps double it's price range. Not saying it's better but I don't think it's very far at all either.
 

post #525 of 2155
The uha-6s mkii really is quite extraordinary, buy and it you will not regret it. gs1000.gif
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