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post #886 of 914
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Originally Posted by GettingBuckets View Post
 

What's funny is that I've already had and sold my MKII. It was definitely a really good portable amp, but it just didn't power the orthos the way I wanted it to. However, I'm really disinclined to go for a desktop setup due to the fact that college=zero room and books everywhere. I opted for a headstage arrow for the form factor, and although it doesn't give as much of a boost as even the MKII or the same expansive sound that the ALO RXs give, it works pretty well with the other stuff I have.

 

After reading up on the MKIII, it seems like one of the few that can really give juice to power-hungry phones, even though the specs don't look like it.

 

 

I want to go to a head-fi meet in the worst way.  One reason is to try the Mk3 with orthos.  I want to also see its potential....

post #887 of 914
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post


I want to go to a head-fi meet in the worst way.  One reason is to try the Mk3 with orthos.  I want to also see its potential....

Wasnt quite happy with it with he500. Itll drive the headphone to adequate listening levels but wont get the full potential. I got a v200 full size amp to maximize the orthos. Just my opinion.
post #888 of 914

Any thoughts on a portable cable to run between an Astell Kern AK100ll to the MKlllB+?

post #889 of 914

Does the AK120ii and AK100ii have the same balanced 2.5mm output as the AK240?

 

http://www.aloaudio.com/cables/portable/balanced-portable-cables/25-mm-balanced-to-balanced-mini-adapter

post #890 of 914
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 

Does the AK120ii and AK100ii have the same balanced 2.5mm output as the AK240?

 

http://www.aloaudio.com/cables/portable/balanced-portable-cables/25-mm-balanced-to-balanced-mini-adapter

Since the AK100ll is brand new I'm getting a mix of suggestions I sent ALOa message yesterday and have yet to hear anything.  The 100ll is balanced but a single DAC.

post #891 of 914
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post
 

Any thoughts on a portable cable to run between an Astell Kern AK100ll to the MKlllB+?

Hey RUMAY408,

 

I have been using the Compact SXC 22.

 

http://www.aloaudio.com/cables/portable/mini-to-mini/compact-sxc-22-mini-to-mini

 

However if you want to go balanced this will work as well

 

http://www.aloaudio.com/cables/portable/balanced-portable-cables/25-mm-balanced-to-balanced-mini-adapter

 

ButtUgly,

 

The AK120II, AK100II and AK240 have the same balanced out.

 

Cheers guys

 

Ken

post #892 of 914

Thank you that was very helpful :smile:

post #893 of 914

i am surprised that the bass knob does not really increase the bass so what the use of it then very weird a big know with not a significant effect

post #894 of 914
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i am surprised that the bass knob does not really increase the bass so what the use of it then very weird a big know with not a significant effect

Of course it increases the bass.

post #895 of 914

compared to the national which has more bass, and does the mK3 have a warm sound signature 

 

also why some say the bass knob does not really do anything in the mk3

post #896 of 914
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

compared to the national which has more bass, and does the mK3 have a warm sound signature 

 

also why some say the bass knob does not really do anything in the mk3


I wouldn't call the Mk3 warm, it has a pretty neutral sound but seems to give a sense of power and body which matches well with my sometimes thin sounding AK240. The bass knob may not satisfy bass heads but in my opinion in the best application of a bass boost I've seen. But I prefer subtlety. 

post #897 of 914
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Originally Posted by kahkityoong View Post
 


I wouldn't call the Mk3 warm, it has a pretty neutral sound but seems to give a sense of power and body which matches well with my sometimes thin sounding AK240. The bass knob may not satisfy bass heads but in my opinion in the best application of a bass boost I've seen. But I prefer subtlety. 

so how do u think it compared to vorguze duo  in warmth, richness, bass and soundstage

post #898 of 914
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

so how do u think it compared to vorguze duo  in warmth, richness, bass and soundstage


I think you get what you pay faor. IMO the difference in price between the two amps is a fair indication of how much better the Mk3 is. I didn't like the pairing of the Vorzuge with my LCD-X or LCD-3 very much. Compared to the ALO it does have a warmer sound but I felt it lack sparkle and bass. Putting on the treble and bass boost on the Vorzuge helped but caused other problems instead. I didn't think the Vorzuge could match the Mk3 in soundstage depth or width either.

post #899 of 914
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Originally Posted by kahkityoong View Post
 


I think you get what you pay faor. IMO the difference in price between the two amps is a fair indication of how much better the Mk3 is. I didn't like the pairing of the Vorzuge with my LCD-X or LCD-3 very much. Compared to the ALO it does have a warmer sound but I felt it lack sparkle and bass. Putting on the treble and bass boost on the Vorzuge helped but caused other problems instead. I didn't think the Vorzuge could match the Mk3 in soundstage depth or width either.

so can i then assume u find the mk3 to be the best portable amp for lcd

post #900 of 914

HI, I've been searching for the best part of an hour for an answer to my question in this thread but have had no luck.

 

How are people who own Audeze LCD2/3s connecting their cans to the balanced output of the ALO Rx?

 

I am looking at purchasing a pair of LCD2s and an Rx Mk III B+. I want the most cost effective off the shelf option to connect these two in balanced form using the stock XLR cable. I want to use this method for a while before I invest in a more expensive system from ALO or Moon Audio et al so I can appreciate and tell a difference between the upgrades instead of jumping right in without a base to compare to, as I am very new to hi end headphones.

 

From what I can gather, I need 4 pin XLR female Kobiconn male adapter. Is this correct? Also, I am kind of thrown off with al lthe different names. Some call it Kobiconn, some call it mini balanced, some call it RSA/ALO. Are these all the same or are they slightly different?

 

The only place that I can clearly see such an item is in the main image from this webpage, but then they fail to mention a Kobiconn option in the possible conenctors type!

http://www.doublehelixcables.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=34

I also can't find such an option on the ALO website, although you can get such a connection if you purchase their entire system of interconnects and cables, where they use 4 pin MINI XLRs which is kind of infuriating!

 

Not sure if Moon Audio has a stand alone product either without buying one of their "systems".


Does anyone else have any recommendations?

 

Cheers!

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