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post #3196 of 5043
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

October would be nice.  But I'm not complaining, I'm like last in line...

 

Actually, I was one of the first in line, and I'll probably get my units after you.  I told them to wait until all the bugs, production issues and upgrades have been worked out before shipping them.  As long as I get my iM8 before December for a holiday gift.

 

So the very essence of delayed gratification.  But I have to act in concert with all my sermonizing about rushing product release.

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Originally Posted by jacal01 View Post

 

Actually, I was one of the first in line, and I'll probably get my units after you.  I told them to wait until all the bugs, production issues and upgrades have been worked out before shipping them.  As long as I get my iM8 before December for a holiday gift.

 

So the very essence of delayed gratification.  But I have to act in concert with all my sermonizing about rushing product release.

 

By then there might be a new iDevice to pair with the M8.  128gb iPod Touch anyone?

post #3198 of 5043
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

 

By then there might be a new iDevice to pair with the M8.  128gb iPod Touch anyone?

I wonder if the 160Gb Classic can do 24/96. Or is it just the Touch?

post #3199 of 5043
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Originally Posted by rdsreference View Post

Does anybody know where to get the yellow cable sleeve Jude has name on from his AK 120 to the Centrance amp?

 

rdsreference, that cable is a prototype that sysconcept.ca included with my optical cable order.

 

I purchased the 2mm 1300-fiber cable from them, and they wanted me to try a 7400-fiber one, too (they're not sure yet if they're going to make that version available for sale, as the 7400-fiber cable is rather expensive).

 

The yellow cable sleeve came on the prototype cable--I'm guessing it was intended to remind me what it is (a 7400-fiber cable).

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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

 

By then there might be a new iDevice to pair with the M8.  128gb iPod Touch anyone?

256 Gb ipod Touch ?  :-)

post #3201 of 5043
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Originally Posted by jude View Post

 

rdsreference, that cable is a prototype that sysconcept.ca included with my optical cable order.

 

I purchased the 2mm 1300-fiber cable from them, and they wanted me to try a 7400-fiber one, too (they're not sure yet if they're going to make that version available for sale, as the 7400-fiber cable is rather expensive).

 

The yellow cable sleeve came on the prototype cable--I'm guessing it was intended to remind me what it is (a 7400-fiber cable).

Thanks for the info, but are there any major differences between the two?

post #3202 of 5043

I pre-ordered October 30. Just received notification that my M8 (iDevice version) is inbound. Thank  you Michael, Stacie, and the entire Centrance Team! I'm looking forward to the test drive.

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I've been so glued to my HiFi-M8 since its arrival, I got in trouble with the wifey yesterday when I brought it outside on the porch last night for sunset!!

That's typically our alone time: We phase out the world, turn the cell phones off, and just enjoy the silence.

 

But, I was so enraptured by the combo of my HiFi-M8 + Mad Dogs I couldn't help it!

So, after I played something for Alexandra (my wifey) outside, she quickly changed her mind and let me bask in some Bonobo

as the sun went down!!

 

NICE - we were havin' such a great time bangin' tunes without bothering the neighbors I busted out my LCD3's.

A GREAT sunset listening sesh:

 

 

post #3204 of 5043

Instant classic.

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Awesome to see some feedback from MadDog owners!  I'm just about set on pre-ordering the AlphaDogs, and I've been trying to figure out a DAC/ AMP combo for them.  The M8 what I've read here about the M8 seems almost too good to be true.  The portability is appealing too.  My thinking is that this would be a good home and travel solution for now,  but if  down the road I find that I want / need more power/performance from a home amp,  the M8 could still pull DAC duty at home sitting next to a bigger amp.  Does this makes sense?

 

How would you compare the M8>MadDog  combo to a similarly priced desktop DAC/amp > MadDog  combo?   

post #3206 of 5043

Jude,

 

Have you had a chance to pair this amp with the AlphaDogs? I'm in the market for both a new pair of cans and DAC/Amp and would like to hear your opinion on how these two work together. 

 

Thanks!

post #3207 of 5043
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

I've been so glued to my HiFi-M8 since its arrival, I got in trouble with the wifey yesterday when I brought it outside on the porch last night for sunset!!

 

So there I went to test it, and having read all your earlier threads about how long it would take to get one, etc, I asked what deposit must I pay and when is the earliest shipment. They said 100% deposit but you can get it now. It came in yesterday! Click click bang bang. Pulled the trigger.

post #3208 of 5043
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post

So there I went to test it, and having read all your earlier threads about how long it would take to get one, etc, I asked what deposit must I pay and when is the earliest shipment. They said 100% deposit but you can get it now. It came in yesterday! Click click bang bang. Pulled the trigger.

 

^^^ You will be envied...

post #3209 of 5043
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

^^^ You will be envied...
Nice to see that the unit comes almost fully charged for instant gratification. Three very minor nit picks: 1. The supplied 30 pin to USB cable didn't work on this or any other device of mine. Used one of my spare cables and they were fine on the M8. 2. The USB socket on the M8 is the wrong way around because with all my other 5 short wires I had to twist the wire around. 3. The part of the power cable going into the adapter (?) is so loose that one touch and the power is interrupted.
But these are nitpicks and not deal breakers.
post #3210 of 5043
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post

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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

I've been so glued to my HiFi-M8 since its arrival, I got in trouble with the wifey yesterday when I brought it outside on the porch last night for sunset!!

 

So there I went to test it, and having read all your earlier threads about how long it would take to get one, etc, I asked what deposit must I pay and when is the earliest shipment. They said 100% deposit but you can get it now. It came in yesterday! Click click bang bang. Pulled the trigger.

You went where to test it?

When did you go?

Idevice model it seems.
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