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post #2881 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post


Physically distinguishing marks....

 

Ah, I see...

 

I believe the early models with the lower bass boost have a misprint on the gain switch. While both version are internally +16db on high gain, the pre-order units have a misprint that reads +10db...

post #2882 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

Try re-reading the post I just quoted?
Rude Much?
post #2883 of 3695
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post


Rude Much?

 

 

Sometimes... :biggrin:

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post #2885 of 3695
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Have a read here...
http://www.head-fi.org/t/650683/fiio-e12-review/90#post_9369484

 

This is all old news.

 

That was the whole reason for my "rude" response when someone asked of the differences between the two. I just clarified the physical difference he was referring to, and would like to end it there.

 

But thanks for pulling it up for those who don't know...

post #2886 of 3695
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Have a read here...
http://www.head-fi.org/t/650683/fiio-e12-review/90#post_9369484

Understood, just figured I should know the particulars about mine, couldn't hurt anyways.
post #2887 of 3695
If I've understood the E12's history correctly, it goes a little something like this:
Initially, when the unit was 1st introduced, and prior to it being commonly available, the 1st batch produced had a stronger bass boost. When the unit became available to everyone, Fiio tweaked the bass boost, less quantity but more quality bass is how I see it. Of course, many of the owners of the 'original' group felt it was better and to this day wish for it's return. That 1st batch was produced in a very limited quantity so these bad boys have become collectors items! Unless someone can provide a link from Fiio stating it's plan to release a new version of the E12, I think any talk about a new v2 of the amp is simply wishful thinking that seems to be snowballing on this site! As far as the DIY version of the E12, I'm pretty sure that I DID read something from Fiio saying it's been, or going to be, discontinued.
post #2888 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Hijodelbrx View Post

If I've understood the E12's history correctly, it goes a little something like this:
Initially, when the unit was 1st introduced, and prior to it being commonly available, the 1st batch produced had a stronger bass boost. When the unit became available to everyone, Fiio tweaked the bass boost, less quantity but more quality bass is how I see it. Of course, many of the owners of the 'original' group felt it was better and to this day wish for it's return. That 1st batch was produced in a very limited quantity so these bad boys have become collectors items! Unless someone can provide a link from Fiio stating it's plan to release a new version of the E12, I think any talk about a new v2 of the amp is simply wishful thinking that seems to be snowballing on this site! As far as the DIY version of the E12, I'm pretty sure that I DID read something from Fiio saying it's been, or going to be, discontinued.

The bass boost difference is not of the amount nor quality, they're just aimed differently. Please do not confuse people with your assumption of better "quality."
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

We are taking a poll on the E12 regarding its crossfeed functionality, please take a little time to cast your vote. Thank you smily_headphones1.gif
http://www.head-fi.org/t/717683/to-crossfeed-or-not-to-crossfeed-fiio-e12

This is why the talk about a new version came up. Some of us just implemented that they should take a vote on the bass boost as well, since many off us would prefer the 20hz boost of the pre order units. But since Joe hasn't responded since this post, we may be wasting our time with the wishful thinking.
Edited by Change is Good - 5/26/14 at 4:21pm
post #2889 of 3695
Sometimes a simple search and the answer is there, a quick copy and paste isn't too much effort, it doesn't matter if it's "Old News" or not, there are people who didn't have the device from day one...

Just like over in the LD Tube Rolling thread we post pinouts and updates to new rollers all the time, that is what these forums are about, otherwise we all should just go hang out in the Sound Science Fiction threads.

Plenty of Rude in those...
post #2890 of 3695

....and the E12 thread rumbles back to life, 15 posts overnight...!

 

Do any of your guys think a portable Fiio with SE/ balanced output would be a good upgrade to this one or an entirely separate product better ?

You're talking about $300 starting price for a balanced portable amp with decent voltage swing - iBasso PB2...cool amp, exterior design is a bit off-key....dimensions/style/finish a bit sub-par/wonky compared to the sleeker wire brushed E12.

If there were a sub-$200 balanced Fiio I think it would have a strong following.

If there is any natural/neutral portable amp similar size to E12 with the juice/22+voltage swing under $200 please let me know...:beerchug:

If not, there is a gap in the market 4sure....Firestone's one looks under-powered.


Edited by Lohb - 5/26/14 at 11:00pm
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Hey guys, just wanted to see if this is normal:

 

When I turn the volume up and down I can hear crackling. I don't think this was happening before, been noticing it more lately. Not a huge deal, it sounds fine when not adjusting.

Something else that is kind of bugging me is that if I wiggle my headphone jack while it's plugged into the E12 I can hear a bit of crackling and cutting out. I thought it was my cable at first but I'm pretty sure it's the headphone port. Not causing any issues yet but if it gets worse I may have to get it fixed somehow.

post #2892 of 3695
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Originally Posted by subver View Post

Hey guys, just wanted to see if this is normal:

When I turn the volume up and down I can hear crackling. I don't think this was happening before, been noticing it more lately. Not a huge deal, it sounds fine when not adjusting.
Something else that is kind of bugging me is that if I wiggle my headphone jack while it's plugged into the E12 I can hear a bit of crackling and cutting out. I thought it was my cable at first but I'm pretty sure it's the headphone port. Not causing any issues yet but if it gets worse I may have to get it fixed somehow.

Yeah I can confirm it happens on my E12, too, only when adjusting the volume during playback, though. It doesn't do it when nothing's playing on your source, as far as I can tell. I'm only talking about moving the volume knob, though.

As for your headphone out, I'm stumped. Is that the only cable you've fiddled with?
post #2893 of 3695
In my experience, a crackling noise when turning a volume knob (my E12 does this also, although it didn't when I 1st got it) is usually due to dirt. You'd have to remove the knob AND open up the amp to gain access to the volume pot to clean it. This is a very common occurrence, it's happened with various pre-amps I've owned.
post #2894 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Hijodelbrx View Post

In my experience, a crackling noise when turning a volume knob (my E12 does this also, although it didn't when I 1st got it) is usually due to dirt. You'd have to remove the knob AND open up the amp to gain access to the volume pot to clean it. This is a very common occurrence, it's happened with various pre-amps I've owned.

No need to remove anything. Just turn the knob up and down (while not in use, off course) for about a minute. Clears things right up smily_headphones1.gif
post #2895 of 3695
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

No need to remove anything. Just turn the knob up and down (while not in use, off course) for about a minute. Clears things right up smily_headphones1.gif

Correct me if I'm wrong, as I do this, I'm feeling an unbalanced resistance on the potentiometer on the E12.
It's as if it's harder to move from low-mid, than mid-high. I feel like I read it was done like this on purpose, but knowing I had that crackling noise I wasn't sure if a fall it may (or may not) have taken jostled it in some way.
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