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post #76 of 2203

Yep, thanks!

post #77 of 2203
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post


I haven't done a direct a/b but it's really no contest. The mk2 is a much better amp. The clarity and transparency is amazing. It also has better bass control and better sound stage depth than the arrow. The arrow has a more upfront presentation that works well for hard rock and metal and a very well done bass boost. I also like the mk2 more than the O2.
I haven't tried the Dac section yet. I don't do much computer listening but will this weekend. The mk2 pretty much ends my searching for a highly resolving and transparent amp.


So you consider the mk2 to be an improvement over the O2 amp? Do they sound very different? I do intend on picking up a unit but am at a loss at getting the op-amp in the UHA4 (which I love) OR take a risk and get the standard 209. A friend took some advice on the forums and opted to get his UHA4 amps op-amp changed to the 209 and he was very disappointed so I'm worried I may not like the sound compared to the UHA4s....

post #78 of 2203
Yes, I consider the mk2 (with opa209) to be an improvement over the O2. Transparency and resolution are improved. The mk2 soundstage is deeper but the O2 is wider. The O2 is also more upfront sounding. I really liked the O2 for metal and hard rock. If he ever designs a truly small portable O2, I'll rebuy it for that. Otherwise my amp shopping is done.

I plan to buy a camera connection kit this weekend and try the mk2 Dac with my iPad.
post #79 of 2203
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Yes, I consider the mk2 (with opa209) to be an improvement over the O2. Transparency and resolution are improved. The mk2 soundstage is deeper but the O2 is wider. The O2 is also more upfront sounding. I really liked the O2 for metal and hard rock. If he ever designs a truly small portable O2, I'll rebuy it for that. Otherwise my amp shopping is done.
I plan to buy a camera connection kit this weekend and try the mk2 Dac with my iPad.


I'll probably opt for both op amps since they are interchangeable? I wish I was hella-rich right now lol :)

post #80 of 2203

Is anyone willing to compare the ODAC+ODA versus the UHA-6mk2

post #81 of 2203
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Is anyone willing to compare the ODAC+ODA versus the UHA-6mk2

 

Sorry Cassadian we're still waiting for final impressions. Hopefully it won't be much longer and the early adopter's will post something on the thread soon.

post #82 of 2203

With my 4.A's I notice a bit more clarity on the high-end and the rest seems the same throughout. It's good, clean sound and the volume knob works wonders (half the reason I got it was so I had an external volume control). I do here a bit of noise if I leave the thing plugged in and push it to full on low gain but it's not much and nothing I can hear while listening to music.

 

One trick I've learned for testing soundstage is to play games while using my new gear and I do seem to have a better sense of direction with these than with just my headphones. I've been accused of cheating on more than one occasion because of it so I know they're working quite well in that regard.

post #83 of 2203

Pwning a noob 1 frag at a time ;)
 

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Pwning a noob 1 frag at a time ;)

 

Actually, a lot of L4D2 lately. Which actually makes it more important because when you play as a survivor the other team's entire job is to ambush you. However, ambushes don't work as well if you know they're there.

 

"Oh, hi, Mr. Boomer... Up on that roof... To my left... Planning to drop down and splash me with his horde-calling goo... Yeah, you just trop down and see wha— BAM! DEAD!"

 

And then the calls of hacks... Oh how I live for it.

post #85 of 2203

Well I took the dive and purchased the UHA6MKII with the 8610 Op Amp. I really loved this OP Amp in my UHA4 and since it was stolen I figured I'd go for it again. I was worried that this amp may be too transparent with the 209 Op Amp as the O2 is already boarder-line overdoing it IMO so we'll see :).
 

post #86 of 2203

I guess nobody yet had the opportunity to try it with the Galaxy S3?

post #87 of 2203
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Well I took the dive and purchased the UHA6MKII with the 8610 Op Amp. I really loved this OP Amp in my UHA4 and since it was stolen I figured I'd go for it again. I was worried that this amp may be too transparent with the 209 Op Amp as the O2 is already boarder-line overdoing it IMO so we'll see :).
 

 

In that case you made the right choice.

post #88 of 2203

What I'm really hoping is this amp pairs nicely with the Studio V. The O2 and even the Uha4 took the presentation a bit too far back for my liking (maybe expanded the sound stage too much)... I also opted for a 30 Ohm adapter in hopes to kill the hiss and not the music on the player lol (would be more ideal than carrying an amp around TBH). If everything works out I may be putting my DX100 up for sale (crossing my fingers :).
 


Edited by lee730 - 6/27/12 at 10:24am
post #89 of 2203
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What I'm really hoping is this amp pairs nicely with the Studio V. The O2 and even the Uha4 took the presentation a bit too far back for my liking (maybe expanded the sound stage too much)... I also opted for a 30 Ohm adapter in hopes to kill the hiss and not the music on the player lol (would be more ideal than carrying an amp around TBH). If everything works out I may be putting my DX100 up for sale (crossing my fingers :).
 

Once you have a good listen please hurry back and post some impressions. I'm hoping this thread will finally yield some impressions so people can research this amp properly. Theres practically nothing about it on head-fi. By the way I'm shocked you're actually thinking of selling the DX-100. I thought you loved that DAP to death. What happened the OS bugs finally got on your nerves?

post #90 of 2203
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I'm hoping to have one on its way so I'll have the mk1 and mk2 side by side w/ same opamps.

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