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Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

I didn't know that ALO International has 21ohm impedance. Interesting.

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AllAmpGraphs.pdf

 

Just teh facts ma`am.

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A general source and amp output impedance stat page for you viewing pleasure

http://monoadc.blog64.fc2.com/blog-entry-99.html

 

 

But If it sounds good to people ears....who am I to fault it.

L3000.gif

post #3842 of 8689

Nice! Thanks. Very handy list!

 

Unfortunately a good amp design is not only based on output impedance.. frown.gif.

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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AllAmpGraphs.pdf

 

Just teh facts ma`am.

_________________________________________________

 

A general source and amp output impedance stat page for you viewing pleasure

http://monoadc.blog64.fc2.com/blog-entry-99.html

 

 

But If it sounds good to people ears....who am I to fault it.

L3000.gif


Edited by Jazzyfi - 4/11/13 at 4:37am
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Originally Posted by Jazzyfi View Post

Nice! Thanks. Very handy list!

Unfortunately a good amp design is not only based on output impedance.. frown.gif
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Agreed. Its only one part in a greater whole...a larger chain.
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AllAmpGraphs.pdf


Good stuff. Thanks!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AllAmpGraphs.pdf

 

Just teh facts ma`am.

_________________________________________________

 

A general source and amp output impedance stat page for you viewing pleasure

http://monoadc.blog64.fc2.com/blog-entry-99.html

 

 

But If it sounds good to people ears....who am I to fault it.

L3000.gif

Love the output impedance list, but it's so surprising! Incredible to see how high so many of these "high quality" devices are.

 

It's making me wonder if designers of low impedance IEMs put them together with this in mind. Maybe we should just be looking for synergy, but it's so hard to choose if you can't audition - I've been relying on a combination of factors including output impedance, but now I'm confused (again)...

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As most players should, in theory, drive iems just fine, amps, apart from a few iem oriented ones like pico slim, rsa shadow or ibasso t3, are maybe more designed for cans...
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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

Love the output impedance list, but it's so surprising! Incredible to see how high so many of these "high quality" devices are.

It's making me wonder if designers of low impedance IEMs put them together with this in mind. Maybe we should just be looking for synergy, but it's so hard to choose if you can't audition - I've been relying on a combination of factors including output impedance, but now I'm confused (again)...
post #3847 of 8689

For amp, I will for sure stick with made in Europe. Qables (iQube), Vorzuge, Headstage, Corda, all of them have perfect impedance to drive anything. European sound signature never disappoint me L3000.gif.


Edited by Jazzyfi - 4/11/13 at 11:09am
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

Good to see they have thought about this. My JH13's sound much better after the mod to the AK100 than before.

 

I keep asking them about the gapless and for a few months have gotten the same answer, "our engineers are working on it".


I don't hear any significant difference between my AK100(stock version)  and my friend's RWAK100 listening to JH13Pro.

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I don't hear any significant difference between my AK100(stock version)  and my friend's RWAK100 listening to JH13Pro.

That happens. Many daps are popular as we all hear things a little differently.

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I don't really understand what the fuss has been about playlists. I copied over my FLAC collection to the RWAK, and it took like 1 min to edit the m3u file exported from Mediamonkey and get it to work on the RWAK as a pls!

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I don't really understand what the fuss has been about playlists. I copied over my FLAC collection to the RWAK, and it took like 1 min to edit the m3u file exported from Mediamonkey and get it to work on the RWAK as a pls!

I just load my music to my cards and use it in the DX100, HM-901 or the AK100 and it all comes up and works fine. For viewing I like the DX100 the best as I can see a lot on the screen and I like the way it is displayed. The fastest to load is the 901 then the AK100 and then the DX100. When available, the AK100 even shows the lyrics! which is cool.

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Originally Posted by esmBOS View Post

I don't really understand what the fuss has been about playlists. I copied over my FLAC collection to the RWAK, and it took like 1 min to edit the m3u file exported from Mediamonkey and get it to work on the RWAK as a pls!

What do you need to change in the M3u to make it work, esmBOS?

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I wish for future revision iriver implement track number before each track on album view. This way we know that the tracks are on order.

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It's here... and wow! Sounds incredible with my Ultrasone HFI-680 (closest thing to hand) even with 16/44 files.

 

I noticed no replaygain. Thinking wav files with levelling during sync from MediaMonkey might be the go. Anyone have any other/better solutions for volume fluctuation?

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Early impressions are that I like the interface and think it's a classy option to include the little tutorial.

 

It gets a big thumbs-up from my fiancee, Lisa! wink.gif

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