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post #106 of 813

also would like to c the comparison between the glacier and the leckerton uhs-a6 mkii

post #107 of 813
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Where is the best place to get the Omega rom?
I hope the mini s3 will have the USB driver as well. I will use it as a dap, and remove everything non music related.

 

Omega ROM: http://kitchen.indieroms.net/blog/

 

Siyah Kernel: http://www.gokhanmoral.com/?p=1412

 

Installing the kernel is optional but recommended for the audio related enhancements. You'll need to install it after the ROM since the ROM installs its own kernel. Have fun!

post #108 of 813
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Originally Posted by DGriff0400 View Post

also would like to c the comparison between the glacier and the leckerton uhs-a6 mkii

 

I listened to both of these at the Tokyo show. I can't compare the sound because I didn't get enough time with the Glacier, but I can make the following comparisons based on listening with my FitEar TG334s:

 

-  The Leckerton has a completely black background, while the Glacier has a very slight hiss. The hiss was quiet enough that I had a hard time detecting it on the noisy show floor. I would also say that I am fairly sensitive to hiss, as are the 334s.

 

- As expected, the Glacier had perfect channel balance and volume tracking. The Leckerton also had excellent performance in this respect, and I had no issues at low volumes on the sensitive 334s.

 

- With the Galaxy S3 the Glacier gets the nod in terms of portability, because its profile is perfect stacked with the phone. It was heavier than expected though (seems to be made of stainless steel?). The shape of the Leckerton makes it a bit awkward to stack.

post #109 of 813
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Originally Posted by Gibraltar View Post

 

Omega ROM: http://kitchen.indieroms.net/blog/

 

Siyah Kernel: http://www.gokhanmoral.com/?p=1412

 

Installing the kernel is optional but recommended for the audio related enhancements. You'll need to install it after the ROM since the ROM installs its own kernel. Have fun!

 

i usually install it at the same time i install the rom with mobile odin lol.....i prolly shouldnt do that

post #110 of 813

thanks for the comparison.the price of the leckerton makes it pretty attractive as well as well as the inputs, i was thinking about using it with my ps3 as well with my headphones instead of the tv speakers. they have the same high end cirrus logic dac right?


Edited by DGriff0400 - 10/30/12 at 7:36am
post #111 of 813
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Siyah Kernel: http://www.gokhanmoral.com/?p=1412

Is there a siyah kernel for any of the galaxy note 2's yet? Or is it only for gs3?
post #112 of 813
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@AnakChan: Did you manage the electric noise that occurs even when you disconnect Glacier to the source?

 

Hmmm...I don't recall hearing that. Are you noticing something?

post #113 of 813
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Originally Posted by Gibraltar View Post

 

Omega ROM: http://kitchen.indieroms.net/blog/

 

Siyah Kernel: http://www.gokhanmoral.com/?p=1412

 

Installing the kernel is optional but recommended for the audio related enhancements. You'll need to install it after the ROM since the ROM installs its own kernel. Have fun!

Thank you...beerchug.gif.

post #114 of 813
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

Hmmm...I don't recall hearing that. Are you noticing something?

 

Oh sorry, it is not you but Rexgabriel

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632019/apex-glacier-amp-dac-review-and-appreciation-thread/30#post_8799623

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To whom it may concern, I AM hearing a hiss. I'm only using hippo boom iems at the moment, but I cant see them introducing a hiss on their own (unless someone wants to explain something to me). The amp is also making clickety confused electronic noises (unplugged from my source).

I know it's there because when I unplug my earphones from the amp it goes quiet. Just to give an I idea of how much it is, the iPhone's hiss completely overpowers the Glacier's once I plug it back in the input.

 

And yes, I tested the amp with my JH16 and UE11Pro. The amp introduces sound "zzzzzzz" and it is louder when I increase the volume (even when I disconnected the amp to source/laptop/line in). Anyone experience the same issue or it just me?

post #115 of 813

yeah just play around with the gain setting. 

post #116 of 813
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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post

 

Oh sorry, it is not you but Rexgabriel

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632019/apex-glacier-amp-dac-review-and-appreciation-thread/30#post_8799623

 

And yes, I tested the amp with my JH16 and UE11Pro. The amp introduces sound "zzzzzzz" and it is louder when I increase the volume (even when I disconnected the amp to source/laptop/line in). Anyone experience the same issue or it just me?

Rexgabriel was grossly exaggerating and later explained he barely heard a "presence"...

 

Set the gain to the lowest step for iems. Set the gain up for harder to drive headphones.

post #117 of 813
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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

Set the gain to the lowest step for iems. Set the gain up for harder to drive headphones.

 

I am using lowest gain for both my JH16/UE11Pro.

post #118 of 813
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I am using lowest gain for both my JH16/UE11Pro.


Good, and you're not doing something silly like running the volume up as far as it can go?

post #119 of 813

any confirmation glacier will work with android tablets? 

post #120 of 813
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any confirmation glacier will work with android tablets? 

Can tell you already it won't work outside the Archos G9 and possibly Note 10.1 on stock software (may work on Nexus 7 with the custom kernel that allows it to work with DACs).
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