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post #946 of 2160

The Triad... damn... it's on special in Thailand...

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Lisa L3 in Metal Chassis
List Price : 28,900 Baht
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and also costs as much as 25.9 fun nights out.

post #947 of 2160

lol your loss either way you put it ;). All I can say is it's insane Kiteki. Once I go down the route of full size cans again I will most likely upgrade the PSU to the one Triad offers but until then I'm cherry :).
 


Edited by lee730 - 11/25/12 at 4:48pm
post #948 of 2160
I'm gonna have to call in sick with a bad case of upgradeitis.
post #949 of 2160
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I've had it for some time DigitalFreak. Well over a month now. Yeah it's definitely set the bar really high. I just don't see it getting any better for IEMs with this amp. You just need to make sure to have a good PSU or you aren't getting the full potential of this amp. You haven't heard the full power of the dynamic range until you have heard this amp. Especially when burned in properly. Just WOW. It's like listening to all my music again for the first time. A huge step up IMO. Getting the dynamic range right is the hardest thing for your audio gear to achieve and this amp does it in spades. On other amps you'll notice the compression in comparison. Just makes them sound lifeless and dull in comparison (you are made to feel something is missing from the music).


What PSU are you using?


Edited by DigitalFreak - 11/25/12 at 7:07pm
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What PSU are you using?


I'm using the Firestone Power supply. They have been discontinued so it may be harder to find them now. I scored mine for a really good deal. It makes a huge difference on the Triad. You can never have enough "good power" ;).


Edited by lee730 - 11/26/12 at 2:35am
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I'm using the Firestone Power supply. They have been discontinued so it may be harder to find them now. I scored mine for a really good deal. It makes a huge difference on the Triad. You can never had enough "good power" ;).


You mean THIS one

post #952 of 2160
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You mean THIS one


Yep. But it has been discontinued. I actually bought the last demo unit from AVHI. I also contacted some other places who also said they discontinued the Power Supply. So lucky me I was able to pick up one of the last units.

post #953 of 2160
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Interesting, I've been putting the UHA-6S MKII (Eva) with op amp 209 installed head to head against my top lady the ALO RX MKII (Itoru). For the last hour or so I've been rotating my iPod Classic with Fiio L9 connector between the two amps using my jPhonic K2 sp IEM. The most noticeable difference is the soundstage. On the RX it seems wider giving the music a sitting in a large music hall like feel to it. Where the comparison gets interesting for me is the bass. On the songs Catch My Fall, Eyes Without A Face and Flesh For Fantasy by Billy Idol I noticed the bass is far more cleaner on the Leckerton with a nice satisfying mid bass rumbly sound to it. All three of these songs have a heavy prominent bass line which takes front and center over the guitars. Because of the better detailed rumbly bass the music sounds like it has more depth. After a little more A/Bing I began to sense the music on the Leckerton had a very slightly better 3D like layering to it. The RX is my most fluid sounding amp and it's transition between mids to lower highs and upper lows has always sounded wonderful on this amp. When put head to head against the Leckerton it keeps it's title as far as fluidity goes. I'm also noticing the mids seem to be pulled up a quarter step forward compared to the Leckerton making the RX a more mid centric sounding amp. As far as mids go the Leckerton seems to have a more crisper note presentation in the mids as well as it's whole overall signature. The end result, the Leckerton seems to have better PRAT making it a good amp for fast paced rock and electronica. As far as highs go, the Leckerton seems to sound slightly cleaner and crisper but the RX although not as crisp seems to have more air up top due to it's wider soundstage. The pops taps clips etc in the music also seem to have more authority on the Leckerton while on the RX those effects seem to sound a db or two softer.

 

Right now I really can't decide which of these two ladies I like better. They both seem to do very well what they're good at. I think I just had my very first threesome.blink.gif


Edited by DigitalFreak - 11/25/12 at 9:32pm
post #954 of 2160

I wonder how the pico power is going to compare to the UHA-6 MKII?

post #955 of 2160
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I wonder how the pico power is going to compare to the UHA-6 MKII?


No idea, I wouldn't mind seeing Eva pitted against the Pico the Continental and the new Apex Glacier.

post #956 of 2160
@DigitalFreak, nice comparison.

Here is my comparison to the VentureCraft Go-Dap X
http://www.head-fi.org/t/609906/new-venturecraft-go-dap-x-for-both-idevices-and-pcs/150#post_8891857
post #957 of 2160
Alright, I went ahead and ordered the UHA-6S mkII....black, with 8610 op amp. Can't wait to get it!
post #958 of 2160
I just pulled the trigger on the same. This will be my first external headphone amp, and I'm stoked!
post #959 of 2160
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For me personally I find the T1 to be better for portability with my DX100 even over the UHA6 MKII. Now if I was to be at my desktop I would prefer the UHA6 (at least synergy wise) also due to the volume pot having more headroom for bit for bit music playback. But other than that the T1 IMO. I'm actually on the fence about selling my Leckerton at this point.... I just don't use it enough to warrant keeping it. Before it was relegated to my desktop but my Triad has since "thrown it off the Pali" ;)

Thanks Lee.   I'm going to get the T1 for my Studio V since I only need an amp and its synergy with the V and sony 7550 and other IEMs is very good.

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I'm gonna have to call in sick with a bad case of upgradeitis.

It's just GAS! (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) L3000.gif

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