Originally Posted by lee730
Well just wanted to post that I got my UHA6MKII and I have to say I am very pleased with it out of the box. The build is solid and practical. The size of the unit is close in size to the UHA4 but thicker. Now getting to the best part... The sound... ;)
Very early impressions so take it with a grain of salt if you will. The sound is excellent. I opted for OP Amp 8610 and I am very happy I did (I also have 609 and will test that later). The mid-range is still the forefront of the presentation which is exactly what I wanted. The overall sound is still very neutral with a hint of warmth. The mid-range has this added clarity to it that really draws your attention to it. Listening to "Angel" from Sarah McLachlan I was drawn deep into the recording (lots of depth). It's like you are there and she is singing to you in a Concert Hall, very powerful... What I am so happy about though is now I consider my Studio V to be the portable solution I have been wanting it to be. Through this amp I am getting the sound I wanted. The vocals are no longer too far away and the sound stage isn't overly exaggerated. Now time will only tell, but I really do see the DX100 going up for sale soon... This is surely an upgrade over the UHA4, and thanks everyone for giving me the bug :P
Glad to hear it, I just got my mk2 today too but haven't run it yet, only charged. I hope you enjoy it, the DX100 amp section was a let down for me compared to my mk1.
If you have never pulled/swapped chips before, make sure you center the extractor and remove with even, slow, steady pressure and adjust accordingly to avoid bending the pins. Always remember pin 1 orientation.
Edit - Forgot to mention how much better the build quality is. This is a much more refined design and construction.
Edited by Anaxilus - 7/2/12 at 8:43pm