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post #1966 of 5048
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Originally Posted by sonictransducer View Post

Anyone know the timetable for the pre-ordered versions.  I ordered mine quite (just a couple of weeks ago) and I was told that it should be available by June, but somehow I expect that's an optimistic prediction.

the units will be shipping out in early June all going well centrance said.
The units will be sent in order of which they were pre-ordered.
For example i placed my preorder in late october so i will receive mine a lot, lot sooner than you will i expect.
post #1967 of 5048

I wonder if the LX's will be completed at the same time as the regular M8's? I ordered In the second week of December...

Also, I wonder how many units will come out, and be shipped in the first round...(I'm thinking 20-25)...let the guessing begin!biggrin.gif

post #1968 of 5048
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post


Hopefully who ever starts the impressions thread is someone who has a hifi-m8 on pre-order and isnt someone who just wants to boss/owner of thread.
Seems to happen with a lot of impressions threads on head-fi.


If you get to hear the release version at the Tokyo show, you may be the first here to do so.  Perhaps you should open the impressions thread and be the boss/owner I mean sit back and watch it unfold?  First ears on should have that privilege, yes?

post #1969 of 5048
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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post


If you get to hear the release version at the Tokyo show, you may be the first here to do so.  Perhaps you should open the impressions thread and be the boss/owner I mean sit back and watch it unfold?  First ears on should have that privilege, yes?

Wait, this is Headfi, we can totally have a thread 100's of posts deep with speculation on how it will sound compared to other devices without anyone having heard it.  We need to get moving!

post #1970 of 5048
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Wait, this is Headfi, we can totally have a thread 100's of posts deep with speculation on how it will sound compared to other devices without anyone having heard it.  We need to get moving!


OH - Oh - OH!  Me first!  It drives my balanced mad dogs with authority!  The sound stage is expanded and holographic in nature.  When pulling digital signal from my iPod touch, I had to keep making sure I was not plugged into my home rig.  Pretty sure I wasn't, I was listening to my mad dogs and texting while driving in my car...  Well, that and I don't really have a home rig at the moment...

post #1971 of 5048
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Originally Posted by aamefford View Post

Quote: Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan Hopefully who ever starts the impressions thread is someone who has a hifi-m8 on pre-order and isnt someone who just wants to boss/owner of thread. Seems to happen with a lot of impressions threads on head-fi. If you get to hear the release version at the Tokyo show, you may be the first here to do so. Perhaps you should open the impressions thread and be the boss/owner I mean sit back and watch it unfold? First ears on should have that privilege, yes?
that could work. Any seconders?

I tried a working model earlier in the year at another Tokyo show when mgoodman of Centrance came to Japan. It was out of a laptop at that stage as idevice etc wasnt implemented at that stage - my very brief impressions are posted earlier in the thread.

This time i plan to try it with ath-esw9, ath-esw11ltd ed(borrowed), triple fi10,ath-ck10 and some senneheiser mx760? Earbuds for good measure.
I will try it vs iphone 4 headphone out and also my fostex hp-p1.

No doubt they will also have some other headphones on the table also for me to try with.
Edited by ExpatinJapan - 5/5/13 at 3:18pm
post #1972 of 5048
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post


that could work. Any seconders?

I tried a working model earlier in the year at another Tokyo show when mgoodman of Centrance came to Japan. It was out of a laptop at that stage as idevice etc wasnt implemented at that stage - my very brief impressions are posted earlier in the thread.

This time i plan to try it with ath-esw9, ath-esw11ltd ed(borrowed), triple fi10,ath-ck10 and some senneheiser mx760? Earbuds for give measure.
I will try it vs iphone 4 headphone out and also my fostex hp-p1.

I'll back you up with impressions in a new thread as soon as I get a chance to.  I should either have mine by Chifiunifi 2013 or I will be able to listen to the demo unit since Michael plans to be there.

post #1973 of 5048

is there a balanced output mode with this for connecting to other desktop amps?

post #1974 of 5048
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Originally Posted by aj-kun View Post

is there a balanced output mode with this for connecting to other desktop amps?

 

 

To the best of my knowledge/speculation, no.  But the product isn't in anyone's hands yet, so who really knows.

 

BTW, has anyone used the new email that was posted with success?  I used it and haven't received a reply yet.  I know, I know.....patients.....

post #1975 of 5048
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Originally Posted by aj-kun View Post

is there a balanced output mode with this for connecting to other desktop amps?

No special mode.  You can hook it up from from the balanced headphone out with the attenuator all the way open.  In theory this isn't as pure as a fixed out, but in practice, I'd wager you would be hard pressed to hear a difference.

post #1976 of 5048
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

No special mode.  You can hook it up from from the balanced headphone out with the attenuator all the way open.  In theory this isn't as pure as a fixed out, but in practice, I'd wager you would be hard pressed to hear a difference.


^^ This.  I did this with a DacPort (single ended) and could not hear a difference as compared to the dacport LX.  In this case, the recommendation was to set the volume at "1 o'clock", which worked well.  I anticipate being able to do this in balanced mode should I decide to do so.  Depending on the amp, it may require a 4 pin XLR to 2 x 3 pin adapter.

post #1977 of 5048
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

that could work. Any seconders?

I tried a working model earlier in the year at another Tokyo show when mgoodman of Centrance came to Japan. It was out of a laptop at that stage as idevice etc wasnt implemented at that stage - my very brief impressions are posted earlier in the thread.

This time i plan to try it with ath-esw9, ath-esw11ltd ed(borrowed), triple fi10,ath-ck10 and some senneheiser mx760? Earbuds for good measure.
I will try it vs iphone 4 headphone out and also my fostex hp-p1.

No doubt they will also have some other headphones on the table also for me to try with.

I am looking forward to reading your impressions. I hereby, in the name of ears everywhere appoint you the HIFI M8 appreciation thread starter. redface.giftongue.gif
Edited by Saraguie - 5/6/13 at 4:14pm
post #1978 of 5048

Expat - Get That Thread Open - before someone beats you to it!

post #1979 of 5048

In (very) vague reference to CEntrance' "Sadistic Chip" - Didja hear the one about the masochist who said "hurt me" and the sadist who said "no"?

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