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post #841 of 855

Hey Guys 

 

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Edited by daniel_hokkaido - 5/7/15 at 7:50am
post #842 of 855

That's a fantastic price, you should be able to sell it off quickly. I'd certainly spring for it if I didn't already have one. Good luck with the sale anyways, I'm sure whoever gets it will enjoy it!

post #843 of 855
^ Spoke to Todd at TTVJ he thinks my USB connection is loose, so he recommended I send it to Pete for repair. Incredibly good customer service!
post #844 of 855
After much searching I finally found one of these for sale that was in fantastic condition. Shame it's not avaliable anymore.

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post #845 of 855
Agreed, from factor and sound is excellent. Mine is definitely looking pretty well loved though, that brushed finish is hard to keep perfect...
post #846 of 855

If anyone has compared the HA-2 to the Apex Glacier, please share thoughts on how they stack up.

post #847 of 855

Just picked up a Grado PS1000, the Glacier was made for these cans, never thought portable could sound this good!

post #848 of 855

Received a Glacier today and I must be doing something wrong. I can charge it from my MacBook Pro through both the "charge" and "dac" ports, but my MacBook doesn't recognize it as an external DAC to send audio through the USB port. I hooked up an RSA Predator and my MacBook recognized it immediately. I tried turning the Glacier off before plugging into USB, then turning it on while plugged in. I have also tried it in both DAC modes (charging and not charging).

 

Any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #849 of 855

A used Glacier I'm assuming?

post #850 of 855
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottcw View Post

Received a Glacier today and I must be doing something wrong. I can charge it from my MacBook Pro through both the "charge" and "dac" ports, but my MacBook doesn't recognize it as an external DAC to send audio through the USB port. I hooked up an RSA Predator and my MacBook recognized it immediately. I tried turning the Glacier off before plugging into USB, then turning it on while plugged in. I have also tried it in both DAC modes (charging and not charging).

Any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.
Try to push the reset button. If not working, talk to Todd from TTVJ to get the better advice.
post #851 of 855

Thanks, tried the reset and it didn't work. I might just use it with my iPod 5.5 via LOD and skip the DAC section.


Edited by scottcw - 5/19/15 at 9:01am
post #852 of 855

I posted a comparison of the Glacier's amp section to the RSA Predator - http://www.head-fi.org/t/768091/a-noob-reviews-ray-samuels-and-apex-glacier-content

post #853 of 855
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottcw View Post

I posted a comparison of the Glacier's amp section to the RSA Predator - http://www.head-fi.org/t/768091/a-noob-reviews-ray-samuels-and-apex-glacier-content

Great comparison, thank you!
post #854 of 855

Is Ray still well regarded? His amps got alot of attention 8 yrs or so ago and were liked alot on 6moons etc 

 

But I never hear about his stuff in headfi tv eps or from event coverage. Is he flying under the radar? 

 

I also think unfortunately portable dac amps may further decline in popularity as the rise of hi-res DAPs continues. 

Also full size HPs are getting more and more efficient so it is likely in the next years (with Vinnie Rossi driving the charge) 

DAPs will have powerful enough amp sections to not always require an external amp unless you want a specific synergy or colouration. 

 

Personally I am upgrading to a PONO in June. Balanced into my z5 iems is rated as a good experience. 


Edited by daniel_hokkaido - 5/21/15 at 1:14am
post #855 of 855

Selling my Glacier guys. Will think about fair offers too but don't take the piss though please :) 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/772864/apex-glacier-portable-dac-amp-great-condition-esp-battery-still-6hrs-play-per-charge

 

Dan 

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