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post #46 of 83
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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

Cesar just responded to my email and I must say he seems like a great guy. He also stated that he should be releasing a 627 with a longer runtime later on this year. I am certainly looking forward to that as that is one of the main reasons I decided to go with the Glacier.

 

Yes I agree that he seems like a great guy. And that is good news that he is going to boost the battery runtime. If the amp is as good as some folks are saying, it would be a shame if the short battery life kept a lot of people from trying it. Like I said, it does not matter for me, so unless the new version also has better sound, I expect I will be happy with the amp I ordered.

post #47 of 83
would/can the portaphile 627 drive the Beyerdynamic T1 to the headphone's full potential?
post #48 of 83

You know I thought that too, but after luxuriating in 4 hours of sonic bliss from my Portaphile it's extremely frustrating when the battery dies! Another irksome thing is having to switch it on and off a couple of times to charge up the capacitors. However, it does sound astonishing for a portable amplifier and I can live with these idiosyncrasies.

 

Andy.  

 

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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post

 

Yes I agree that he seems like a great guy. And that is good news that he is going to boost the battery runtime. If the amp is as good as some folks are saying, it would be a shame if the short battery life kept a lot of people from trying it. Like I said, it does not matter for me, so unless the new version also has better sound, I expect I will be happy with the amp I ordered.

post #49 of 83
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Originally Posted by smial1966 View Post

You know I thought that too, but after luxuriating in 4 hours of sonic bliss from my Portaphile it's extremely frustrating when the battery dies!

 

rumor has it they are building a 627 with better/larger battery.

post #50 of 83

Cesar will be however it will not be out until later on this year at the earliest.

post #51 of 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

Cesar just responded to my email and I must say he seems like a great guy. He also stated that he should be releasing a 627 with a longer runtime later on this year. I am certainly looking forward to that as that is one of the main reasons I decided to go with the Glacier.


Awesome! Thanks for sharing the info!

post #52 of 83

Fingers crossed that it will continue to sound as good as the current 627

post #53 of 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post

Yes I agree that he seems like a great guy. And that is good news that he is going to boost the battery runtime. If the amp is as good as some folks are saying, it would be a shame if the short battery life kept a lot of people from trying it. Like I said, it does not matter for me, so unless the new version also has better sound, I expect I will be happy with the amp I ordered.
Did you receive the amp yet? Looking forward to your impressions.
post #54 of 83

hey i was looking around and i saw this, and i was wondering if it would be possible to replace the battery ourselves or any thing similar to up the battery life

post #55 of 83
I ordered

1 of this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/
B005NGKR54/ref=ox_sc_act_ti tle_3?
ie=UTF8&smid=A294P4X9EWVXLJ

1 of this: http://www.amazon.com/BiXPower-Power-Cable-
Popular-Connector /dp/B006MWXZM0/
ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=
1356519417&sr=1-3&keywords=usb+to+dc

The items haven't arrived though.. hopefully this setup can prolong the 627 smily_headphones1.gif
post #56 of 83

but theres no way to open up the amp and replace the battery? because i would want to use it with my portable setup, and extra weight isnt exactly welcome

post #57 of 83
Thread Starter 

There is, if you can find a battery small enough to still fit in the enclosure.  That is the reason it doesn't last very long, the current batter is the highest capacity for its size.  If you can find another that fits and can offer some more run time please let us know.

post #58 of 83

I am really keen on this amp but the battery is the main problem. Probably will settle on a Sr-71B or Continental V3 instead of the 627.

 

Ps does the 627 charge from usb? if I could charge it using labtop it might be back on my list of next purchases.

post #59 of 83

Is the battery easy to replace?  Or is it soldered in?

post #60 of 83
I believe it is soldered in as the pictures in first page of this thread. However, you can request Cesar to use screw on terminals like what I did with mine. Since I live overseas, I reasoned that it is too impractical for me to ship it back and front just to replace the batteries. I'll just be ordering just batteries in the future smily_headphones1.gif

Also I suggested to Cesar that using a terminal/socket would help the PCB (reliabilty and performance) in the long run since you not anymore soldering/desoldering (heat stress). Not sure though, if Cesar would make the use of a terminal a permanent design to his amp smily_headphones1.gif
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