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post #2491 of 3695
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

I'm confused by bass boost description of the FIIO website. It says 5dB at 100Hz, but the graph on the same page tells a different story:

Can you please update the graph with v2 measurements?


I too am confused. I purchased an E12 early evening last night after reading review after review dated between feb and may 2013. I chose this amp due to all the reviews claiming the bass boost was in the sub bass frequencies (exactly what I felt I needed from my HD600 when listening to punk music). After making the purchase I now find contradicting information on fiio's website. A claim of >5db @ 100Hz, but a chart showing a peak at the sub bass frequencies, not 100Hz. A higher frequency boost is not what I wanted at all, I feel I have that with the E11 already, which I don't enjoy the sound of and leave turned off at all times.

post #2492 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post

V1 peaks at 20Hz

 

 

if V1 peaks at 20Hz, and V2  peaks at 100Hz (according to FIIO website), than what version peaked at 50Hz?

post #2493 of 3695
If I recall correctly, V2 supposed to peak at 50 or 70.
post #2494 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post

If I recall correctly, V2 supposed to peak at 50 or 70.

 

According to FIIO website, "Bass Boost Range > 5dB @ 100Hz"

post #2495 of 3695
I know but this is not what I remember. I think that the correct number is written somewhere in this thread.
post #2496 of 3695
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Originally Posted by JUSTINDTH View Post
 


I too am confused. I purchased an E12 early evening last night after reading review after review dated between feb and may 2013. I chose this amp due to all the reviews claiming the bass boost was in the sub bass frequencies (exactly what I felt I needed from my HD600 when listening to punk music). After making the purchase I now find contradicting information on fiio's website. A claim of >5db @ 100Hz, but a chart showing a peak at the sub bass frequencies, not 100Hz. A higher frequency boost is not what I wanted at all, I feel I have that with the E11 already, which I don't enjoy the sound of and leave turned off at all times.

 

From James here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/620339/fiio-flagship-portable-amp-mont-blanc-e12-discussing-thread-the-pre-order-unit-arrives/1005#post_9132609

 

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The curve of the new bass boost will change to the red line

 

 

 

it means the center frequency of the bass boost will move from 20Hz to 50Hz, compare with the bass boost in E11, the center frequency is about 70Hz.

 

<snip>


Edited by waynes world - 12/2/13 at 10:19am
post #2497 of 3695
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Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

First, finally I changed my ID from feiao to JamesFiiO. and I can still keep all my posts in the past years.

About the bass boost feature in Mont Blanc, we decide to change the design, as you can see , the current frequency response is as below





The curve of the new bass boost will change to the red line









it means the center frequency of the bass boost will move from 20Hz to 50Hz, compare with the bass boost in E11, the center frequency is about 70Hz.

The reason that some people does not feel very good about the bass boost in Mont Blanc is because there are very few bass less than 50hz so the bass

boost does not really help to enhance the bass in most song tracks. 
post #2498 of 3695

This means that both graph and specification on FIIO site are incorrect.

post #2499 of 3695
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Originally Posted by JUSTINDTH View Post
 


I too am confused. I purchased an E12 early evening last night after reading review after review dated between feb and may 2013. I chose this amp due to all the reviews claiming the bass boost was in the sub bass frequencies (exactly what I felt I needed from my HD600 when listening to punk music). After making the purchase I now find contradicting information on fiio's website. A claim of >5db @ 100Hz, but a chart showing a peak at the sub bass frequencies, not 100Hz. A higher frequency boost is not what I wanted at all, I feel I have that with the E11 already, which I don't enjoy the sound of and leave turned off at all times.

I have both an E11 as well as an E12 and understand your concern. The E12 bass boost does not extend as high as the one in the E11. I use it with my HD600 and like the E12 Bass Boost. You can hear Synthesizers dragging down to rock bottom lows with the E12 and HD600.

post #2500 of 3695

This thread needs some life to it...

 

post #2501 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post
 

This thread needs some life to it...

 

So how does your E12 compare to your Schiit Asgard 2?

post #2502 of 3695

I have an E12 Limited Edition incoming so I can compare with this standard E12 around Christmas. As I am not the only one, there will be much life within the E12 treads for sure....

post #2503 of 3695

I received my E12 2 days ago. It must be a newer version I think as the bass boost switch seems to really thicken the sound. It does not sound to my ears like a subtle change. I'm sure many would really enjoy what the bass boost on this newer version does, however it is not what I want to complement my specific set of headphones. Would anyone be interested in trading their v1 for my newer model? I feel that the v1 may be more of what I am looking for in terms of an added bass boost.

post #2504 of 3695
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Originally Posted by JUSTINDTH View Post
 

I received my E12 2 days ago. It must be a newer version I think as the bass boost switch seems to really thicken the sound. It does not sound to my ears like a subtle change. I'm sure many would really enjoy what the bass boost on this newer version does, however it is not what I want to complement my specific set of headphones. Would anyone be interested in trading their v1 for my newer model? I feel that the v1 may be more of what I am looking for in terms of an added bass boost.


Very few v1 were made. Almost all are v2.

post #2505 of 3695
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post

Very few v1 were made. Almost all are v2.

+1, I got mine 3 months ago and believe to be newer......

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