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post #31 of 572
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Thank you for the explanation, Ken. I am almost done piecing the review together, so it is possible to expect it by Friday or the weekend. 

 

Everyone: having a battery module for a desktop-class amp is really the killer item here. You can use it out and about, yes, but the coolest factor is, that like Red Wine Audio's battery-powered DAC's and amps, you get cleaner power (and still discreet) into your box. 

 

ALO, very very cool idea.

post #32 of 572
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Anyone else see a little Futurama in the ALO Audio Pan Am?

 

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post #33 of 572

lol

 

I didn't use the tube cover... want to get some HALO for Pan-Am biggrin.gif
 

post #34 of 572

They say this amp is build for the LCD-2, I', thinking on getting it or the RXMK3. don't know how it will perform with my HE-400

post #35 of 572
Thread Starter 

 

 

The Pan Am is more powerful than the RX3 is for full size headphones. For earphones, it is the opposite. However, both are gifted with very strong outputs. You might check them out at a store. The Pan Am turns my DT880 into speakers. My Centrance DACmini cannot do that, and neither can any amp I've tried them with apart from a machine the size of a desk that I used at a Toronto meet.

 

By the way, my full review is up.

post #36 of 572

Hi shigzeo,

 

Pan-Am USB cable looks great!

 

Did you compare to other USB cables?

post #37 of 572
Thread Starter 

The new cables really are very nice: firm, long enough for almost any system, and sure to last a very long time. I have a slew of 'audiophile' USB cables, and to tell you the truth, I can't tell the difference in sound. The ALO ones are made very well and from what I can see, are shielded, so technically, they are quite good. Also, if you are keen on accessorising (I am), this kit is pretty nice.

post #38 of 572

Hi shigzeo, thanks! Maybe try it later.

 

Anyone has used Pan-Am w/HD800? rolleyes.gif

post #39 of 572
4 weeks ago ii have heard alo Pan Am in our local store Jakarta indonesia.

The First Time i have heard Pan Am was not so impressed

I heard With Direct Iphone 4 S With Pan Am and LCD 2 rev 3 , at 15 o clock was clipping

Yesterday i have heard again Alo Pan Am With Tube upgrade Siemens , was so impressed Me

The Sound Quality so different compare what i heard 4 weeks a go


Source : Iphone 4 S

Dac : Alo Class

Amplifier : Pan Am + Pass Port external Baterei Power

Alo continemtal dan Alo Rx 3 B

Cable : mini to mini solid core Silver 18 AWG DIY
Lod to USB Silver 8 braid DIY

Headphone : LCD 2 rev 3 With Angle Jack

High : more detail and Clear compare 4 weeks ago
High has Better detail than My Alo Continental

Mid : Now very sweet and Lush Tube Sound like , not like what i heard 4 weeks a go
Mid Quality is Better than My Alo Continental and My Rx 3 B

Bass : Deep and very clean detail bass compare 4 weeks a go
My Alo Rx 3 B has The best bass impact and Fastest Speed compare these Two Alo
Continental and Pan Am

Overall : Pan Am is very good portable Tube amp , SQ is Better With Alo suggestion Tube upgrade From Siemens .
Edited by rudi0504 - 10/20/12 at 8:26pm
post #40 of 572
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

4 weeks ago ii have heard alo Pan Am in our local store in kocak Store In Jakarta indonesia.
The First Time i have heard Pan Am was not so impressed
I heard With Direct Iphone 4 S With Pan Am and LCD 2 rev 3 , at 15 o clock was clipping
Yesterday i have heard again Alo Pan Am With Tube upgrade Siemens , was so impressed Me
The Sound Quality so different compare what i heard 4 weeks a go
Source : Iphone 4 S
Dac : Alo Class
Amplifier : Pan Am + Pass Port external Baterei Power
Alo continemtal dan Alo Rx 3 B
Cable : mini to mini solid core Silver 18 AWG DIY
Lod to USB Silver 8 braid DIY
Headphone : LCD 2 rev 3 With Angle Jack
High : more detail and Clear compare 4 weeks ago
High has Better detail than My Alo Continental
Mid : Now very sweet and Lush Tube Sound like , not like what i heard 4 weeks a go
Mid Quality is Better than My Aki Continental and My Rx 3 B
Bass : Deep and very clean detail bass compare 4 weeks a go
My Alo Rx 3 B has The best bass impact and Fastest Speed compare these Two Alo
Continental and Pan Sm
Overall : Pan Am is very good portable Tube amp , SQ is Better With Alo sugestiion Tube upgrade
From Siemens .

 

 

The burn in is pretty significant, especially with the Siemens tubes which I found to be rather bright out of the box but really softened and toned up nicely after a few days of continuous playing. But yes generally we have found the burn in of the Pan Am is fairly significant so let em run gentlemen!

 

Just got back from RMAF had a great show it was great to talk so much audio for 2 full days, awesome. I want to acknowledge the comprehensive coverage that Tyll Hertsens over at www.innerfidelity.com  did at RMAF in the CanJam room. There is a lot of press at RMAF but our CanJam hall is in my opinion not covered enough, Tyll was everywhere as well as talking to many people. Nice work.

 

Ken

post #41 of 572
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The burn in is pretty significant, especially with the Siemens tubes which I found to be rather bright out of the box but really softened and toned up nicely after a few days of continuous playing. But yes generally we have found the burn in of the Pan Am is fairly significant so let em run gentlemen!

Just got back from RMAF had a great show it was great to talk so much audio for 2 full days, awesome. I want to acknowledge the comprehensive coverage that Tyll Hertsens over at www.innerfidelity.com  did at RMAF in the CanJam room. There is a lot of press at RMAF but our CanJam hall is in my opinion not covered enough, Tyll was everywhere as well as talking to many people. Nice work.

Ken

Thank you Kent for your explanation

After the audition my friend sold his continental v2 and directly bought your Pan Am

Because your simens tubes are not available yet , he bought follow your suggestion telefunken

He is very happy now with his telefunken tubes upgrade on his Pan Am to drive his LCD 2 rev 1 biggrin.gif
post #42 of 572

do this amp have a option to switch the voltage to 230V? Can it be safety use in Singapore? Interested to get one set. 

post #43 of 572
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Originally Posted by Ronald Lee View Post

do this amp have a option to switch the voltage to 230V? Can it be safety use in Singapore? Interested to get one set. 

 

Portable charger is AC 100V - 240V so no issue. 

post #44 of 572

what abt the gateway? I want to get the combo for gateway and the amp.

post #45 of 572

I mainly listen to Jazz. Will the Pan Am work wonders with Grado PS500?

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