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post #586 of 1109
That's why I only have the passport

Disconnect the gateway with it's on off button when passport is charged ?

The gateway won't be worth having this way tho

When I plug the passport with the wall wart the light turns green when charged, don't know how it will work if the 3 elements are plugged together
Edited by TontonJoK - 5/18/14 at 12:11am
post #587 of 1109
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Originally Posted by pieman3141 View Post
 

Out of curiosity, if I were to use the Gateway and Passport in a chain (ie. Gateway > Passport > Pan Am) would that be OK? Basically, the Passport would be constantly charging (and discharging if in use). I assume that the battery life might suffer a bit over time, but that's not something I really worry about.

 

It's probably OK, but I don't think you need the Gateway.  I've plugged the wallwart into the Passport while continuing to use the Pan Am with no problems.

post #588 of 1109

Hey guys, anyone pairing the Pan Am with the LCD-XC? Wondering if it's powerful enough to drive it well...

post #589 of 1109
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

Hey guys, anyone pairing the Pan Am with the LCD-XC? Wondering if it's powerful enough to drive it well...

 

Can't speak to the XC's, but the Pan Am drives my LCD-3's beautifully. Plenty of power to spare.

 

In fact, I just got a Chord Hugo, and while the LCD-3's sound really good directly out of it, they sound better when the Hugo is fed through the Pan Am with it's extra power. That combo sounded wonderful.

 

To give some comparison, I also fed the Hugo through my beloved Rx-Mk3-B+ and this amp, powerful though it is, added nothing - the sound was better directly from the Hugo amp.

post #590 of 1109
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post
 

 

Can't speak to the XC's, but the Pan Am drives my LCD-3's beautifully. Plenty of power to spare.

 

In fact, I just got a Chord Hugo, and while the LCD-3's sound really good directly out of it, they sound better when the Hugo is fed through the Pan Am with it's extra power. That combo sounded wonderful.

 

To give some comparison, I also fed the Hugo through my beloved Rx-Mk3-B+ and this amp, powerful though it is, added nothing - the sound was better directly from the Hugo amp.

As i understand the XCs should be more sensitive than the 3s, hence, theoretically, the Pan Am should be able to drive the XCs well (?)

 

How would you describe the Hugo's sound?

post #591 of 1109
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

As i understand the XCs should be more sensitive than the 3s, hence, theoretically, the Pan Am should be able to drive the XCs well (?)

 

How would you describe the Hugo's sound?

 

I would assume that the XC's should drive well, just haven't heard them directly myself.

 

Ah, the Hugo.  Not sure where to begin. Mind you, it's only been a couple of days with a couple of headphones and amp combos (haven't even had time to feed it through the Liquid Glass yet), but it's clear to me that this has upped my sound game to a new level.

 

I mostly listen to Redbook material (FLAC files ripped from a large CD collection of classical music). With the Hugo, I am now hearing details, air, presence and weight that I have never heard before. The music is, for lack of a better description, more "alive".

post #592 of 1109
Thread Starter 

The Pan Am does a wonderful job with the X and XC. In fact, it has great power with the 3, too, as long as you are not bleeding your ears. And, the Hugo is awesome. 

post #593 of 1109
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

The Pan Am does a wonderful job with the X and XC. In fact, it has great power with the 3, too, as long as you are not bleeding your ears. And, the Hugo is awesome. 

I was always under the impression that the Pan Am was more suitable for high impedance cans. Would this pairing be good for metal?
post #594 of 1109
Audeze official web site sells the pan am, and it pairs perfectly well with all lcd's
I also heard alo audio was using a lcd 2 during the product development

The pan am has a high and low gain setting
post #595 of 1109
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Originally Posted by TontonJoK View Post

Audeze official web site sells the pan am, and it pairs perfectly well with all lcd's
I also heard alo audio was using a lcd 2 during the product development

The pan am has a high and low gain setting

Fair point. The Pan Am is an affordable amp and won't burn a hole in the pocket redface.gif
post #596 of 1109
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post


I was always under the impression that the Pan Am was more suitable for high impedance cans. Would this pairing be good for metal?

Its best resolution is with hi-ohm cans, but it pairs nicely with LCD-3 and 2. Loss of signal quality isn't horrible. But the pairing of the stock Pan Am sound with LCD headphones is very nice. What the Pan Am isn't that great at is earphones and balanced armatures. Most headphones it does very well indeed.

post #597 of 1109
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Its best resolution is with hi-ohm cans, but it pairs nicely with LCD-3 and 2. Loss of signal quality isn't horrible. But the pairing of the stock Pan Am sound with LCD headphones is very nice. What the Pan Am isn't that great at is earphones and balanced armatures. Most headphones it does very well indeed.

Many thanks for the note, Shigzeo.
post #598 of 1109

guys, are these the mullard that your are talking abt?

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=35904071499

post #599 of 1109
Those tubes are not Mullard's, look like Russian's
post #600 of 1109

hmmm..... so mullard > russian?

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