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Wow that's unexpected. You did comment a few pages back that you found the dac of the Leckerton subpar.
You will be getting the note 2 right? Now I'm eager to find out how this stacks against the built in dac on the note 2 and a custom rom optimized for sound...

I'm hoping to get one soon, Verizon is taking forever though, and they got that fugly logo on the home button ph34r.gif
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This is the cheapest I found Op-Amp 627 AP. You have to buy them in pairs as the UHA6 MKII takes 2 of them.

 

http://www.mouser.com/search/ProductDetail.aspx?qs=wgAEGBTxy7m7f4VGYjZXVQ%3d%3d&utm_source=findchips&utm_medium=aggregator&utm_campaign=595-OPA627AP&utm_term=627AP

 

For 8610 I recommend you contact Nick at Leckerton and ask him about it. Remember now buy them in pairs or you're gonna be POD later. :P
 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

This is the cheapest I found Op-Amp 627 AP. You have to buy them in pairs as the UHA6 MKII takes 2 of them.

http://www.mouser.com/search/ProductDetail.aspx?qs=wgAEGBTxy7m7f4VGYjZXVQ%3d%3d&utm_source=findchips&utm_medium=aggregator&utm_campaign=595-OPA627AP&utm_term=627AP

For 8610 I recommend you contact Nick at Leckerton and ask him about it. Remember now buy them in pairs or you're gonna be POD later. :P

 

Alright thanks for the help, 209 maybe too dry for me.
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Curious how the UHA-6s compares to the Meier Stepdance/quickstep. Anyone have any experience?

Also can the UHA-6 drive headphones like the hd600 and he400 with ease?

Cheers,
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Originally Posted by pdiddypdler View Post

Curious how the UHA-6s compares to the Meier Stepdance/quickstep. Anyone have any experience?
Also can the UHA-6 drive headphones like the hd600 and he400 with ease?
Cheers,

 

I can't speak for the HE400, but it can drive the HD600 ably.  At full volume on low gain, I'd say it gets to (or slightly below) my average listening volume.. on high gain, there's plenty of headroom to get loud.  It's stays clean and controlled throughout the pot's range, as well.

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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

 

I can't speak for the HE400, but it can drive the HD600 ably.  At full volume on low gain, I'd say it gets to (or slightly below) my average listening volume.. on high gain, there's plenty of headroom to get loud.  It's stays clean and controlled throughout the pot's range, as well.

Good to know. 

 

Do you use the Objective2 more for home listening? I assume it's better for harder to drive cans. That's another amp I'm considering. 


Edited by pdiddypdler - 10/31/12 at 1:53am
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woops - double
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Originally Posted by pdiddypdler View Post

Do you use the Objective2 more for home listening? I assume it's better for harder to drive cans. That's another amp I'm considering. 

 

I do.  When I'm putting around the house, it's iPhone+O2 (or UHA-6S).  At the desktop.. it's the HD600 w/ the TubeDAC-11.  I prefer to use the O2 (over the UHA-6) with the HD600.. not only cause the O2's low gain drives them better.. but cause the UHA's high gain tends to add a touch of midbass (which the HD600 already have).  Thing is, the UHA articulates the upper frequencies a slight bit better than the O2.

 

All that being said, you really haven't heard the HD600 until you've run it through a nice tube amp, IMO.  I might be of the rare breed here who loves the colorful sound of tubes just as much as the sound of a really clean, clear, neutral solid state.  With my TubeDAC-11's tube output (using a Zaerix 7DJ8 tube), the HD600 is frighteningly immersive.  Dynamic, liquid, warm, and open.

 

Sorry to stray off topic.. regarding the O2 vs UHA.. you can't really go wrong with either, IMO.. there's a reason I own both (or rather, haven't got rid of one for the other).  The UHA has a built in DAC, as well.. I almost exclusively use the O2 w/ the ODAC.. that combo is also superb.  Incredibly resolving and clear.

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Interesting comment that, I'm also someone who enjoys good tube and solid state sound. I think probably quite a few of us here are like that, despite some of the polarised discussions that go around.

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To those of you who have been waiting these are available again at the Leckterton website.

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Does anyone know of a UK distributor for this amp or would I have to order it straight from Leckerton? 

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Does anyone know of a UK distributor for this amp or would I have to order it straight from Leckerton? 


Yep order straight from Leckerton. You can also contact Nick beforehand if necessary. You'll most likely have to pay a bit more for shipping to the UK but honestly the amp is well worth its weight. Consider even ordering some additional OP-Amps so you can play around with the sound. My favorite. is 8610 and 627AP. Op-Amp 209 is stock.

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


Yep order straight from Leckerton. You can also contact Nick beforehand if necessary. You'll most likely have to pay a bit more for shipping to the UK but honestly the amp is well worth its weight. Consider even ordering some additional OP-Amps so you can play around with the sound. My favorite. is 8610 and 627AP. Op-Amp 209 is stock.


i agree on the shipping part 33-35$ for some reason O-o" just ordered one with 8610

post #644 of 2277
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i agree on the shipping part 33-35$ for some reason O-o" just ordered one with 8610


He must be shipping to with with tracking. That costs an arm and a leg here in the USA to foreign countries. The cheapest I've found is shipping to China (a bit over $20.00) but to other countries is over $30.00 up to $50+. Now shipping with no confirmation will be significantly cheaper but there is liability in that for the seller and for you.

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Ordered with 8610. 

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