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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

 

I used to design Analog Signal Processing hardware for a SONAR research system.

I used Op Amps.

I guess that means I'm not eccentric!     LOL!  biggrin.gif

 

I don't know what I would do with 10 E12s, but I do know what I would do with 1 E12 or 1 Bryston HPA-1.

That is interesting :) That sounds a bit like Tyll's old job!

 

If it was me, I would have gone the easy and also proven way as well.

 

10 E12's? If I magically just got a hold of 10 E12's?  I would engrave the backs and fronts on each of them with custom art and writing (different for each unit) and have them sent to 10 select Head-Fi friends who pulled me out of a sinking ship. 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

That is interesting smily_headphones1.gif That sounds a bit like Tyll's old job!

If it was me, I would have gone the easy and also proven way as well.

10 E12's? If I magically just got a hold of 10 E12's?  I would engrave the backs and fronts on each of them with custom art and writing (different for each unit) and have them sent to 10 select Head-Fi friends who pulled me out of a sinking ship. 
If only said hypothetical sinking ship had Chris J's SONAR amps onboard...



Yes I realize it was a SOund Navigation And Ranging device, not a typical amp.
I suppose I should/could contribute to this thread by timing how long a full charge lasts, but I only have the amp on while listening to music, and I only listen to music for a few hours a day. Without recording my "clock-in" and "clock-out" times, it would be impossible for me to keep track, plus, you know, it would feel like work and I listen to music for fun after work. Also, people haven't really been asking how long mine has lasted. Suffice to say, it lasts about as long as my iPod 5th gen, heh. Seems practical enough.
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Transmission error, double post.
Edited by Evshrug - 3/13/13 at 9:26pm
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Is this thing selling yet? It doesn't show up on Amazon and the Micca Store shows a blank page with "Product Not Found".
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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post

Is this thing selling yet? It doesn't show up on Amazon and the Micca Store shows a blank page with "Product Not Found".


Maybe awaiting shipment of the bass enhanced units?

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

That is interesting smily_headphones1.gif That sounds a bit like Tyll's old job!

If it was me, I would have gone the easy and also proven way as well.

10 E12's? If I magically just got a hold of 10 E12's?  I would engrave the backs and fronts on each of them with custom art and writing (different for each unit) and have them sent to 10 select Head-Fi friends who pulled me out of a sinking ship. 

We had a budget, deadlines, and set of discrete circuits would have had no advantages that we could see.

I read a headphone amp review in HiFi+, the reviewer referred to an amp as a hybrid design because it used various types of transistors.
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Transmission error, double post.

Time to change your transmission fluid!
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James,

 

Since Micca Store no longer has E12 on their web site, it is safe to assume they are out of stock and when they have new stock it will be with the new modified bass boost?  If so, when should they have US stock?

 

I have looked at all the new portable amp options and I am ready to order the E12 as soon as the new bass boost is available.
 

post #1629 of 3074
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

Try going to the Sound Science Forum!
The Objective Crusaders censure all Subjective thinking.
Just like a scene out of the Ridley Scott film "Kingdom Of Heaven".
The Kingdom Of Heaven had a bunch of guys screaming "God Wills It!"
The Sci Forum has a bunch of guys screaming "Science Wills It!"
They are a rabid bunch. According to them, the O2 is God's gift to sensible audiophiles, but I found it far short of that.
post #1630 of 3074
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They are a rabid bunch. According to them, the O2 is God's gift to sensible audiophiles, but I found it far short of that.

Yes, they seem to think any headphone amp that deviates from the neutral is the Devil's handywork! mad.gif
ABX and DBT is the only true religion......rolleyes.gif
They are an eccentric bunch! tongue.gif

I've never heard the O2, what didn't you like about it?
post #1631 of 3074
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

Yes, they seem to think any headphone amp that deviates from the neutral is the Devil's handywork! mad.gif
ABX and DBT is the only true religion......rolleyes.gif
They are an eccentric bunch! tongue.gif

I've never heard the O2, what didn't you like about it?
My DAC is too hot for them and the standard wall wart doesn't drive it loud enough for my HE-500. When trying to drive them loud enough, it clipped. The sound stage is narrow but less congested than the E9 for my HD650. The Magni makes the HE-500 amazing and makes the HD650 mid bass more prominent than either the O2 or E9. The Magni makes the HD650 weirdly smooth but not as warm as the E9. I haven't AB'd the O2 and Magni with the HD650s yet - I'm still too enchanted by the HE-500 to tear myself away from the Magni/HE-500 combo yet.
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Anyone did any comparisons of the e12 and the c5?

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How is the bass boost compared to the E11?

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

James,

 

Since Micca Store no longer has E12 on their web site, it is safe to assume they are out of stock and when they have new stock it will be with the new modified bass boost?  If so, when should they have US stock?

 

I have looked at all the new portable amp options and I am ready to order the E12 as soon as the new bass boost is available.
 

 

Yes, the new batch of Mont Blanc will be available soon, and it comes with new bass boost.

post #1635 of 3074
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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post

My DAC is too hot for them and the standard wall wart doesn't drive it loud enough for my HE-500. When trying to drive them loud enough, it clipped. The sound stage is narrow but less congested than the E9 for my HD650. The Magni makes the HE-500 amazing and makes the HD650 mid bass more prominent than either the O2 or E9. The Magni makes the HD650 weirdly smooth but not as warm as the E9. I haven't AB'd the O2 and Magni with the HD650s yet - I'm still too enchanted by the HE-500 to tear myself away from the Magni/HE-500 combo yet.

The standard wall wart doesn't drive it loud enough?
The current output is limited by the Op Amps.
A higher output voltgage wall wart will probably make very little difference, I suspect.
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