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Portable Rig of this week :L3000:

 

 

iPod Touch 5G + New Apogee One + V-moda M100 White... 

 

Synergy, Details, Imaging, Dynamic are Perfect for me....

Just I have to keep spare Sanyo Eneloop XX AA batteries with me all the time....

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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post
 

Balanced cans are definitely the way forward for portable rigs.

I agree with all you say about the improvements you listed. 

Ive had Frank make me up a balanced White Widow for my Amperiors and like you say, 

The difference really is night & day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is that a toucan? I almost owned that amp xD

 

Kojaku

post #10188 of 13894
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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post
 

Balanced cans are definitely the way forward for portable rigs.

I agree with all you say about the improvements you listed. 

Ive had Frank make me up a balanced White Widow for my Amperiors and like you say, 

The difference really is night & day!

 

 

 

How do you take advantage of balanced cans without balanced DAC (i.e. the ipod shown in your setup)?

post #10189 of 13894
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

How do you take advantage of balanced cans without balanced DAC (i.e. the ipod shown in your setup)?

A lot of modern portable amplifiers have single ended inputs and use a phase splitter to achieve balanced output.

 

Kojaku

post #10190 of 13894

May I ask what case your are using?

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received both yesterday...Christmas came a bit late for me

:D

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kojaku View Post
 

A lot of modern portable amplifiers have single ended inputs and use a phase splitter to achieve balanced output.

 

Kojaku

 

Interesting. I need to dig and hopefully mod one myself to find out what all the fuss is about.

 

Can you list a few of these modern amps implemented with a phase splitter?  Thanks

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Originally Posted by karloil View Post
 

 

received both yesterday...Christmas came a bit late for me

:D

 

 

 

 

Looks really neat and nice. Merry Christmas!

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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

Interesting. I need to dig and hopefully mod one myself to find out what all the fuss is about.

 

Can you list a few of these modern amps implemented with a phase splitter?  Thanks

More or less all of the portable balanced amps you can get your hands on today are using some kind of phase splitting circuitry.

Pick one out of the more-talked-about bunch here on Head-Fi.

post #10195 of 13894
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Originally Posted by skalkman View Post
 

More or less all of the portable balanced amps you can get your hands on today are using some kind of phase splitting circuitry.

Pick one out of the more-talked-about bunch here on Head-Fi.

 

I see. I thought there are balanced amps designed specifically for unbalanced DAC's.


Edited by DMinor - 2/19/14 at 12:12pm
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Originally Posted by karloil View Post
 

 

received both yesterday...Christmas came a bit late for me

:D

 

 

 

I love this player. The line out is direct from the DAC, so you need caps, but the sound is phenomenal. It makes the current ipod classic sound grainy and congested in comparison.

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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

I see. I thought there are balanced amps designed specifically for unbalanced DAC's.

Among the amps that can cake single-ended input and output balanced are:

 

-RSA Intruder, F-35

-iBasso Pelican PB2

-Alo Audio Rx MKIII-B, Alo International

 

Just be aware that you won't be getting the benefits of dedicated grounds because the signal will have crosstalk in your DAP.

 

Kojaku 

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Originally Posted by Kojaku View Post
 

Among the amps that can cake single-ended input and output balanced are:

 

-RSA Intruder, F-35

-iBasso Pelican PB2

-Alo Audio Rx MKIII-B, Alo International

 

Just be aware that you won't be getting the benefits of dedicated grounds because the signal will have crosstalk in your DAP.

 

Kojaku 

 

That's why I was wondering how you can take advantage of balanced cans without balanced DAC, as shown in this post.

post #10199 of 13894
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

 

That's why I was wondering how you can take advantage of balanced cans without balanced DAC, as shown in this post.

It's really to lower distortion in the amp section, presuming that the line-out is hopefully less-distorted already. At least in the ipod setup anyway.

 

Kojaku

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I think at this point all RSA balanced amp has the phase splitter. That's including protector SR 71B and intruder. Besides those, the only ones i know of that also has the splitter is the iBasso PB2

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