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post #76 of 448

Interesting.  That's the same year the TTVJ Portable Millett Hybrid came out as well.

post #77 of 448
Im detecting another rabbit hole here...

("Through the Looking Glass" Alice in wonderland reference, if you don't know)
post #78 of 448

Great comparison,

This will help me to find an amp

post #79 of 448
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Originally Posted by alphaphoenix View Post

Interesting.  That's the same year the TTVJ Portable Millett Hybrid came out as well.

... and the plot thicken. wink.gif

Not related actually. TTVJ Portable Millett Hybrid is a two tubes design and Tubeamp is always single tube design.
post #80 of 448

There was a big stink when the Continental came out too, with claims of copies or people stealing designs blah blah. 

post #81 of 448
Omg ClieOS changed his avatar???!? He's had one of those spider/tank/children things from the Ghost in the Shell tv anime for YEARS!

Edit: nope, it's just my tired eyes playing tricks on me.
Edited by Evshrug - 9/5/12 at 9:02pm
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Omg ClieOS changed his avatar???!? He's had one of those spider/tank/children things from the Ghost in the Shell tv anime for YEARS!
Edit: nope, it's just my tired eyes playing tricks on me.

 

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post #83 of 448
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Surprisingly analytical and clean for tube amp, though more suitable for high impedance headphone rather than low impedance IEM.
The company has been making portable tube amp years ahead of ALO, so this isn't a clone at all. The guy behind the company began to develop portable tube amp since 2005, and the first commercial model (BL-1) was released back in 2007.

So is the BL-2  available for sale on any site or forum? I've already found the BL-1 on ebay and another site (BL-1 link).

post #84 of 448

Wondering weather I should get the e17 or bassio t3? I need to drive a 50 olm headphone and listen to it at loud levels. I'm not sure what all this jargon means so could someone tell me which has more power and would be better for driving such a headphone. I'm leaning twords the t3 because it has more portibilaty and less hissing from what i've heard.

post #85 of 448
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It is on Taobao, I believe. But I have not seen it on any international market place.
post #86 of 448
I'm thinking I'll just get the FiiO E11. No tubes that wear out, the option of suitably amping a wide variety of headphones, user-replaceable battery, pocket-sized portable... I may be a little biased because I loved my E5 as my first headphone amp. Of course, that's just what I feel is the most practical choice today, I might throw practicality out the window wink.gif

What do you think Feiao? E11 or get a tube experiment now and an E12 when that comes out? biggrin.gif
post #87 of 448
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Originally Posted by clairyvic View Post

Wondering weather I should get the e17 or bassio t3? I need to drive a 50 olm headphone and listen to it at loud levels. I'm not sure what all this jargon means so could someone tell me which has more power and would be better for driving such a headphone. I'm leaning twords the t3 because it has more portibilaty and less hissing from what i've heard.

If it is full-sized headphone, E17 would be a better choice. Though T3 can deliver quite a bit of current into low impedance load, it is not suitable for high impedance load where voltage swing is more important.
post #88 of 448
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Originally Posted by clairyvic View Post

Wondering weather I should get the e17 or bassio t3? I need to drive a 50 olm headphone and listen to it at loud levels. I'm not sure what all this jargon means so could someone tell me which has more power and would be better for driving such a headphone. I'm leaning twords the t3 because it has more portibilaty and less hissing from what i've heard.

 

Do you need the DAC functionality?  Are you interested in the EQ settings on the E17?  If neither of those are needed then why not the E11?  Save you some $$ and that should have plenty of power for you.

post #89 of 448

Don't know what a dac does. The EQ i'm not really interested in. I'm not sure what impedance means or a lot of this stuff means or else I would just look at the stats myself which is why i'm asking you guys.

 

 But this headphone has 50 olms impedance, I don't know if that's a lot or a little. I guess I want minimal hissing because a lot of my music has a lot of atmospheric silence and hissing tends to bother me. So for power/lack of hissing what would be the best choice for a 50 olm headphone between the e11, e17, and t3? I don't really care about the money difference. For the sake of conversation lets just pretend they where all the same price, so even if one is just a little bit better despite the price difference I would want to get it.


Edited by clairyvic - 9/6/12 at 2:03pm
post #90 of 448
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Don't know what a dac does. The EQ i'm not really interested in. I'm not sure what impedance means or a lot of this stuff means or else I would just look at the stats myself which is why i'm asking you guys.

 

 But this headphone has 50 olms impedance, I don't know if that's a lot or a little. I guess I want minimal hissing because a lot of my music has a lot of atmospheric silence and hissing tends to bother me. So for power/lack of hissing what would be the best choice for a 50 olm headphone between the e11, e17, and t3? I don't really care about the money difference. For the sake of conversation lets just pretend they where all the same price, so even if one is just a little bit better despite the price difference I would want to get it.

 

A DAC is used to connect the amp to a PC's USB port so that you bypass the PC's crummy soundcard.  If you aren't going to use your PC, then you don't need it.

 

I don't know those amps so I'll let someone else comment.

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