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post #3241 of 3251
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Originally Posted by nway View Post
 


Because it's $50 cheaper and the portability could come in handy, should I need it. I also use a laptop as my desktop computer. I guess I'm just a lunatic.

All good then, I was just curious.

 

I use the E12 & E11K strictly as a portables. The E09K/E17 combo I use as my desktop unit with Line Out to the Little Dot MK IV.

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post #3242 of 3251
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Originally Posted by nway View Post
 


Because it's $50 cheaper and the portability could come in handy, should I need it. I also use a laptop as my desktop computer. I guess I'm just a lunatic.


Makes sense to me. I used a Fiio portable DAC/AMP for a couple years at home and for my laptop before I committed my savings to buy a bunch of Schiit audio stuff.


Edited by htr2d2 - 12/10/14 at 5:46pm
post #3243 of 3251
I often use my FiiO E12 and X5 when I am eating breakfast, easier to take in and out of the dinner area than a desktop system!
post #3244 of 3251
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

All good then, I was just curious.

I use the E12 & E11K strictly as a portables. The E09K/E17 combo I use as my desktop unit with Line Out to the Little Dot MK IV.
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Wait... Do you sometimes use just the E17+E09 combo? Because you could just use the E17's line-out with the Little Dot. But anyway,sounds like you have 3 portable amp options... Yay options! I've read great things about the E11k, though I rarely listen portable anymore.
post #3245 of 3251
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


Wait... Do you sometimes use just the E17+E09 combo? Because you could just use the E17's line-out with the Little Dot. But anyway,sounds like you have 3 portable amp options... Yay options! I've read great things about the E11k, though I rarely listen portable anymore.

I do indeed use just the E09K/E17 combo quite often as the LD MK IV is an OTL amp and it will sometimes hum with lower impedance headphones. The E17 works perfectly with line out for the LD but you do need an E7 adapter to use it for Line Out.

 

I started with the Audioengine D1 which has great DAC but a very low output amplifier and did not drive the DT880's properly without it's volume control around 90%, so the D1 was sent back for exchange and the E09K arrived.

 

The E11K is a good little amplifier but has some strange design problems such as a very easy to move volume control and the I/O ports on the opposite side on the amp which is a PiTA using it in a belt pouch etc...

post #3246 of 3251
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

The E11K is a good little amplifier but has some strange design problems such as a very easy to move volume control and the I/O ports on the opposite side on the amp which is a PiTA using it in a belt pouch etc...

Agreed. I was very much tempted to buy the e11k over the e12 due to it being half the price, but the design and placement of the volume of the e11k was a concern. Besides, found the e12 on sale and it will push my planar cans without issue. Future proofing as well if I purchase cans that need a bit more oomph.

 

Unrelated.. my e12 was to be delivered two days ago, but, apparently, UPS is having issues on the west coast of USA. As of today, we are being hit with a fairly substantial rain/wind storm--tree next door was blown over but it missed the house. Hopefully, they will be able to make delivery this week.


Edited by htr2d2 - 12/11/14 at 7:23am
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I just bought E12 and i'm really impressed with its sound,

with X5 and Focal spirit pro, my questions is"

 

What is the correct way for burn-in, just listen music with bass-boost off, gain at 0 or 16 or none of these,  and there is another a specific way.

 

Thanks a lot and Happy Christmas!!!!!! with Health

post #3248 of 3251
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Originally Posted by fotis1972 View Post
 

I just bought E12 and i'm really impressed with its sound,

with X5 and Focal spirit pro, my questions is"

 

What is the correct way for burn-in, just listen music with bass-boost off, gain at 0 or 16 or none of these,  and there is another a specific way.

 

Thanks a lot and Happy Christmas!!!!!! with Health

 

What is the correct way for burn-in, just play listen enjoy your music!

 

Play with all the settings and see what you like the best.

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post #3249 of 3251
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

 

What is the correct way for burn-in, just play listen enjoy your music!

 

Play with all the settings and see what you like the best.

:beerchug:

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post #3250 of 3251
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Originally Posted by AudiophileGeek View Post

How is the Mont Blanc E12 compared to the E17?

E12.........

More powerful, more transparent, more gain, great bass boost, good crossfeed.

No treble control, no DAC, no optical or USB input. Line input only.
post #3251 of 3251
I just compared the E12 with the built in amp in the iPad, and holy moly. Seems like todays consumer products has made external amps redundant, the e12 actually made the bass worse. Hats off to apple, and no more buying amps and dacs for me. Yay.
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