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post #316 of 651

I just received my Clifté and Mullard tubes yesterday, and am listening to the PanAm w/Mullard tubes / Audeze LCD2 combo right now. I know it will take some burning in to get the tubes to reveal their beauty, so I am not going to pass judgement too soon.

post #317 of 651
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post
 

Best consult your Airline of choice. I plan on traveling with the PanAm too. Found this on Quantas website:

 

http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/dangerous-goods/global/en

 

You can email ALO about the ratings of the battery in the passport. :) I'm sure it has been mentioned here in the thread but I have been unable to pinpoint it. 

 

Thanks,
 
I am traveling via Qantas too. I checked the link and it is really helpful. The literature on the Passport Box says 11.2V 3000mAH/33.3WH which is below the 100Whr aircraft restriction. I also got an email from Ken saying that he has never heard of issues about bringing the passport in your carry-on. 
 
It would be best to bring the literature that came with the Passport and present it to the security personnel if asked.
 
Now, I won't be worrying about leaving the passport behind :)
 
Thank you
post #318 of 651
Thread Starter 

A few years ago, I carried a WA3+ on an airline. It took forever to get through security, but it worked. 

post #319 of 651
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Thanks,
 
I am traveling via Qantas too. I checked the link and it is really helpful. The literature on the Passport Box says 11.2V 3000mAH/33.3WH which is below the 100Whr aircraft restriction. I also got an email from Ken saying that he has never heard of issues about bringing the passport in your carry-on. 
 
It would be best to bring the literature that came with the Passport and present it to the security personnel if asked.
 
Now, I won't be worrying about leaving the passport behind :)
 
Thank you

 

Yeah, I forgot to post that I was able to take the passport on a domestic flight. :) Only issue is, it's quite bulky if you are on in the economy section. The upside is, you get first-class audio. :)

post #320 of 651
Hi guys, just wondering if anybody has any issue with the DAC? I tried to plug in to my Mac, it can pick up the PanAm, but I can't seems to get it to work? I have got no sound and the master slider bar shows as fully 0...

Any advice? Other then this, it's beautiful!!!
post #321 of 651
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Originally Posted by papahommer View Post

Hi guys, just wondering if anybody has any issue with the DAC? I tried to plug in to my Mac, it can pick up the PanAm, but I can't seems to get it to work? I have got no sound and the master slider bar shows as fully 0...

Any advice? Other then this, it's beautiful!!!

 

Try switch on the back and choose correct source.

post #322 of 651
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Try switch on the back and choose correct source.

I did... I used the RCA input from my iDAC, it work beautifully. So I am wondering if I have gotten a defective set or something...
post #323 of 651
Are you certain you selected the pan am as the output device? You could post a screenshot of the settings on the mac so that we can see. Sucks if it is faulty.
post #324 of 651
I just remembered i had the same issue using the pan am usb. Grab the usb and make sure it goes all in to the usb port on the mac. If it is a little loose, you wont get sound. Maybe give that a try?
post #325 of 651
Thread Starter 

I am interested, too. Pan Am is plug'n play on every single device I have tried. 

post #326 of 651
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Are you certain you selected the pan am as the output device? You could post a screenshot of the settings on the mac so that we can see. Sucks if it is faulty.

 

 

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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post

I just remembered i had the same issue using the pan am usb. Grab the usb and make sure it goes all in to the usb port on the mac. If it is a little loose, you wont get sound. Maybe give that a try?

 

Hi thanks for the info... I did make sure that I plug in all the way... 

I also tried another USB cable, just in case, but the master volume slider bar just did not allow me to slide it all the way... 
 
But I just love it too much now to send it back... TeeHeeHee... I just have to learn to live with using the iDAC with my laptop for now.
 
But thanks anyway, I just wondering if anybody has the same issue, or it seems it's just me... :)
post #327 of 651
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
 

I am interested, too. Pan Am is plug'n play on every single device I have tried. 

 

Hi Shigzeo, 

 
To be honest, I have not try it in Windows, so I cannot comment much...
post #328 of 651
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Hi thanks for the info... I did make sure that I plug in all the way...

I also tried another USB cable, just in case, but the master volume slider bar just did not allow me to slide it all the way...
 
But I just love it too much now to send it back... TeeHeeHee... I just have to learn to live with using the iDAC with my laptop for now.
 
But thanks anyway, I just wondering if anybody has the same issue, or it seems it's just me... :)

 

 

Sorry, I've never tried using it as a DAC. I feed it line out from a DX100 and it sounds great.

post #329 of 651

Hi everyone. New to the Pan Am, in fact have not yet received it. Ordered the Pan Am, Gateway and the additional 2 sets of tubes. I have a question that I can not seem to find a clear answer to on the ALO website. For portable I run  IPOD classic => Algorythm Solo=> Portaphile 627x. The algorythm of course takes the digital feed from the IPOD. It was my understanding that like the IPOD etc a specific device was necessary to pull the digital feed from a Macbook. Consequently unless the Pan Am has this technology built into it you can not pull the digital feed from the Macbook to the Pan Am's DAC. Is this correct?

 

I will likely run it from the Algorythm in any event as that would be the superior DAC. Just wondering if direct hook up with a Macbook would work in the digital realm.

 

Thanks   

post #330 of 651
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Originally Posted by badgerbimmer View Post

Hi everyone. New to the Pan Am, in fact have not yet received it. Ordered the Pan Am, Gateway and the additional 2 sets of tubes. I have a question that I can not seem to find a clear answer to on the ALO website. For portable I run  IPOD classic => Algorythm Solo=> Portaphile 627x. The algorythm of course takes the digital feed from the IPOD. It was my understanding that like the IPOD etc a specific device was necessary to pull the digital feed from a Macbook. Consequently unless the Pan Am has this technology built into it you can not pull the digital feed from the Macbook to the Pan Am's DAC. Is this correct?

I will likely run it from the Algorythm in any event as that would be the superior DAC. Just wondering if direct hook up with a Macbook would work in the digital realm.

Thanks   

Yes of course. You just need to connect via the USB port to your MacBook. This will send digital signal to PanAm.
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