Originally Posted by kiwirugby
I'd suggest Justin's Pico Slim, Ray Samuel's Mustang P-51 or his Shadow. Those are three I use/have used with my 4G iMod and 5.5G iMod and found them to work very well. Much will depend on what phones you want to drive with your iMod.
Greetings all, this is my first post here so please be easy on me! Have been reading posts all week and am quite impressed with the quality of many of the posts and reviews, and am learning quite a bit.
I'm seriously considering modding my 5G iPod, upgrading cans from the Bose QC2 (noise cancel helps with long daily bus rides) to AT W5000(not super portable, I know, but am willing to carry large phones around if they are good) and getting a portable amp such as the Pico slim or a diff small good quality amp. After a lot of forum reading, it sounds like this could be a good combo, but the w5000 is low impedance (40 ohms) and it could be not ideal with the Pico. Concerned that even with the switch set to low gain that it could be a pain to control the output to the cans.
Would probably choose the Pico without DAC since I would be using the iPod DAC... I think the Pico slim has no DAC regardless. Can anyone recommend a good short cable to use that is reasonably priced or should I really go with a $195 ALO LOD? (Edit: i think i found the answer...for 5g, need the ALO because the caps don't fit in the 5g, they are in the ALO cable itself)
Also curious about thoughts ppl have on Pico with the w5000/imod before I pull the trigger!
Thanks much for any advice!
Edit: the W5000 has 1/4" jack, and Pico slim looks like 1/8". Need to buy HQ 1/4 to 1/8 adapter?! Wondering what ppl recommend. Thx.
(Thinking out loud: Vinnie offers a pre modded 5g with ALO cable for $550. Hmm. Spend $$ to mail my old 5g, and also $450 for iMod service and ALO cable or jus buy one pre-made for $550.)Edited by malmc02 - 3/20/13 at 5:18pm