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http://cypherlabs.com/blog/post/major-new-product-announcement

 

CLAS db!

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Whoa!  The race is on!

 

That's some serious competition for the CEntrance HiFi-M8, even without an amp, as some people might actually prefer using separates.

 

I never thought I'd see the day when the CLAS went balanced - what a surprise!

 

Thanks for the heads up,

 

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Mike

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I just bought the Algorhythm Solo last friday....
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Cypherlabs just launched Solo-R for $499. I guess Solo-R is similar to current Solo but with lower price. I guess this is a very clever idea from Cypherlabs to compete with others.
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One thing mystifies me about the db, the mini usb plug.

 

 

 

Why did they change from the previous standard USB size (to mini usb) that the original Solo had, making the previous $150 USB/LOD unusable for those who choose to upgrade.

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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

One thing mystifies me about the db, the mini usb plug.

 

Why did they change from the previous standard USB size (to mini usb) that the original Solo had, making the previous $150 USB/LOD unusable for those who choose to upgrade.

I think perhaps you may have answered your own question there.

 

Seriously though Mini USB has 5 signal paths, normal USB A has only 4, and the new Solo works with anything not just apple products. Perhaps that is why?

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I think perhaps you may have answered your own question there.

 

Seriously though Mini USB has 5 signal paths, normal USB A has only 4, and the new Solo works with anything not just apple products. Perhaps that is why?

ah, I see.

 

Thanks for clearing that upsmile.gif

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Mini USB has 5 signal paths, normal USB A has only 4, and the new Solo works with anything not just apple products. Perhaps that is why?

 

No. That explanation doesn't make sense. Look at the different potential connection permutations with reference to the original Solo, standard computer USB out (hint: A) etc.

 

What does make sense is that USB A to USB mini is generally the standard USB cable for audio. It is a good standard; more convenient/portable than A to A.

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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

Cypherlabs just launched Solo-R for $499. I guess Solo-R is similar to current Solo but with lower price. I guess this is a very clever idea from Cypherlabs to compete with others.

 

 

the R is said to be the refreshed version and dropped the price a bit but if you notice, the audio chip is actually changed from a wolfson chip to an AKM chip.

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Pherhaps it's because the AKM chip supports balanced output?

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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post

I just bought the Algorhythm Solo last friday....

i had put my money in to buy it 1 and a half months ago but the shop was out of stock and told me there was a new one coming to i waited and im happy i did!

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No. That explanation doesn't make sense. Look at the different potential connection permutations with reference to the original Solo, standard computer USB out (hint: A) etc.

 

What does make sense is that USB A to USB mini is generally the standard USB cable for audio. It is a good standard; more convenient/portable than A to A.


It makes perfect sense to me. How many other portable DACs do you know that support both Apple and PC sources? The extra pin may be needed for OTG functionality with phones? The original Solo won't connect to anything but an Apple i device so it's connection permutations are limited to those (Hint: 30 pin dock connector, using 4 pins i.e. 4 signals from the source. The pins being 16(grnd) 23(voltage) 26 and 27 (- and + digital data signals)).

 

I agree with you that it may have been put in to bring it to more of a standard though. The only way to really know for sure would be to ask them :) which I might do right now.

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Originally Posted by Timmyw View Post


It makes perfect sense to me. How many other portable DACs do you know that support both Apple and PC sources? The extra pin may be needed for OTG functionality with phones? The original Solo won't connect to anything but an Apple i device so it's connection permutations are limited to those (Hint: 30 pin dock connector, using 4 pins i.e. 4 signals from the source. The pins being 16(grnd) 23(voltage) 26 and 27 (- and + digital data signals)).

 

I agree with you that it may have been put in to bring it to more of a standard though. The only way to really know for sure would be to ask them :) which I might do right now.

 

We agree to disagree.  :-)

 

I'm not sure that you will get a satisfactory answer but please report back.

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We agree to disagree.  :-)

 

I'm not sure that you will get a satisfactory answer but please report back.


Yeah I expect I won't hear anything back till after RMAF. I am very curious about this. If this thing works with my Android phone though and sounds as good as the last one, I am going to find it very difficult to resist.

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the R is said to be the refreshed version and dropped the price a bit but if you notice, the audio chip is actually changed from a wolfson chip to an AKM chip.

I was very surprised that Cypherlabs replaced Wolfson with AKM as I know Wolfson produces the best DAC chip in the world.
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