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Carot one Fabriziolo - small Tube amp.

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Should this be in portable amps? Probably not, but its small form begs to differ.

 

I thought it quirky and interesting so i decided to post some pictures.

 

It has AC power, does it contain a battery also? I`ve no idea.

 

Have I tried it? Not yet, but my local store stocks it and I will soon.

 

Do I picture myself buying it, well I have a home amp, portable amps and a Fostex hp_p1 and although this would look great on my shelf, I have no more need for yet more gear.

 

It looks very cool though.

 

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I seems to be the smaller sister of the previous more bulky Carot One ernestolo

(shown on the right)

 

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post #2 of 13

Ah, e_earphone, what a great store. I picked up a pair of GR8 Grado about two weeks ago that I'm head-over-heels over.

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Biccamera west side shinjuku has a sample too.

 

(pics are from my friend google images)

post #4 of 13

Well, I much prefer e_earphones, and since they are local (Osaka/Tokyo) and not the man (big camera box shops), and quieter (seemingly), I'll prefer to visit them. My money goes to local bicycle shops, skate shops, headphone shops. When I have it.

post #5 of 13

I'll have to see if the Bic Camera/Yodobashi Camera in Kyoto has it...
 

post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Well, I much prefer e_earphones, and since they are local (Osaka/Tokyo) and not the man (big camera box shops), and quieter (seemingly), I'll prefer to visit them. My money goes to local bicycle shops, skate shops, headphone shops. When I have it.

I also like to give my money to the small shops, but I do like to test my commute headphones in noisy biccamera to test out isolation before I buy :)

post #7 of 13

Good man, good man. Yodobashi/Bicc are the places to test, and then buy elsewhere. Although, I've bought filters and I think even a lens at Yodobashi back in 2006. 

post #8 of 13

Do you have a price (JPY)?
 

post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

¥28,000 approx for the Fabriziolo, and about ¥37,000 for the larger ernestolo.

 

Depending on where you shop of course.

post #10 of 13

Wow those are pretty! :) Please update if you end up buying it.

post #11 of 13

I just received my unit from a Canadian based audio equipment supplier and retailer, for the price of $275. I am currently testing it, and after a couple of weeks usage I will write a full review on this tube amp/preamp. In the mean time, those of you who are interested, please read my experience here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/649062/carot-one-fabriziolo-canada-purchase-acoustic-technologies-is-amazing

post #12 of 13

Hey all. So I was having a little Sunday fun romping around eBay when all of a sudden i stumbled upon the carot amp. Looking at it, I though "well thats quite nice. I wouldn't mind having one of those, but i think it's just a touch overpriced." So I continued on looking and stumbled upon this. At only $80 I couldn't believe the similarities to the $500 (or $275 as you all seem to have found it). And by similarities, I mean they're EXACTLY THE SAME. I even wrote all the specs from the carot down and compared them. They're exactly the same with the only exception being case size, granted I'm still a bit confused as to what it actually is (there are multiple dimensions listed).

 

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I mean look at this thing! I want to call rip off, and i totally would, if not for those matching specs! Can someone please explain.

 

 

Oh, and by the way would you mind posting/directing me to your impressions of the carot. I'm rather curious now. Might they sound the same???? rolleyes.gifconfused.gif

post #13 of 13

So, I did some more snooping around head fi. I managed to dig up a thread on the muse. It seems that (according to one person) it has some serious sound floor issues. They noted humming, ripples, and all sorts of issues. But they also seemed to be having trouble with the adapter. in fact, when changed it improved but not enough. I wonder if it just need the right juice?

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