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post #76 of 102
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Originally Posted by maricius View Post

How would these compare to ALO's Continental V3, in terms of power output and sound quality? From what I've read, they're somehow simlar in sound signatude and price.

You posted the exact question I have on my mind.  I have the Conti V2, but wonder if this AHA would make my hd800s more musical.  .  .   

post #77 of 102
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You posted the exact question I have on my mind.  I have the Conti V2, but wonder if this AHA would make my hd800s more musical.  .  .   

I have never heard any of the Continentals but I can say that HD800 sounds GREAT with the AHA-120. It does not lack any power to make the HD800 sound clean and spacious and almost punchy. Not a bad match at all.

post #78 of 102
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post
 

I have never heard any of the Continentals but I can say that HD800 sounds GREAT with the AHA-120. It does not lack any power to make the HD800 sound clean and spacious and almost punchy. Not a bad match at all.

Cool.  
It`s either the aha120 or something balanced, like the PB2.  

post #79 of 102

Or maybe the Intruder. I have never heard the Intruder or the PB2 but people say they are great though. I will stay happy with the AHA-120 for transportable listening and the Meier Quickstep for portable usage. 

post #80 of 102
I bought AHA-120 with 0dB upgrade at yesterday.
Anyone know about 0dB upgrade option?
post #81 of 102
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Originally Posted by buruma View Post

I bought AHA-120 with 0dB upgrade at yesterday.
Anyone know about 0dB upgrade option?

Parallel situation.  The seller here in Japan has one aha120 remaining, with the 0db mod, for a good price.  But the JA faq section says the mod is for running high-sensitivity iems, and I want to run the hd800.  The seller here just replied to me by email that the mod can be reversed.  But I still don`t really understand what it`s about. . . 

post #82 of 102
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post
 

Or maybe the Intruder. I have never heard the Intruder or the PB2 but people say they are great though. I will stay happy with the AHA-120 for transportable listening and the Meier Quickstep for portable usage. 

The price difference really pushes me toward the ibasso, along with the balanced dac for it....   

 

I may have to get both systems:  fully balanced architecture AND true class A 

 

Strap the whole thing together with a DAP and walk around with the HD800s on, switching between the two systems...


Edited by Dopaminer - 10/30/13 at 9:14pm
post #83 of 102
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Originally Posted by Dopaminer View Post
 

The price difference really pushes me toward the ibasso, along with the balanced dac for it....   

 

I may have to get both systems:  fully balanced architecture AND true class A 

 

Strap the whole thing together with a DAP and walk around with the HD800s on, switching between the two systems...

If you go - go ALL the way! I am guessing iBassos DB/PB set sounds great after what people say. I would love to hear the Just Audio portable DAC. It is hard to find any impressions on it anywhere. 

post #84 of 102
The gain mod can be done by end user per instruction set
post #85 of 102
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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post

The gain mod can be done by end user per instruction set

Thanks.  
Does this mean it can be un-done as well ?  I assume so  . . . . 

post #86 of 102
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Originally Posted by Dopaminer View Post
 

Thanks.  
Does this mean it can be un-done as well ?  I assume so  . . . . 

Yes. It is a jumper on the PCB. The only bad thing is that you have to open the amplifier and drag out the circuit board. But that only takes 5 minutes. 

post #87 of 102

Thanks for the info !

post #88 of 102
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Originally Posted by Dopaminer View Post
 

Thanks for the info !

Any news? What did you end up buying? :-)

post #89 of 102
I got one and it says B220 on the back plate. On the carton box there is a handwritten AHA-120 No: 3220. Did I get the series 2 of this item? This was was second hand purchase from gumtree..
post #90 of 102

Has anyone done a comparison between the AHA-120 and the Cypher Labs Duet or any other portable balanced amps? I'm wondering how the AHA-120 would do with my ciems. I find that I generally prefer how they sound when I use them with a balanced cable, but I haven't tried them with a Class A single-ended portable amp yet.

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