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Originally Posted by TheMiddleSky View Post

 

Altmann Tera + DIRIGENT Red Label Cable + Ortofon MHD-Q7

 

I don't know much about the Tera Player and your mini-2-mini but I'm glad to see you have the Ortofon MHd-Q7! That's one of my new fav portable amps these days!! Beautiful 3D rendering with that amp.

post #1562 of 11421
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Criticisms of double amping are grossly overrated.
its more wondering why you would amp a TP wink.gif
post #1563 of 11421
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post


its more wondering why you would buy a TP wink.gif

Please someone open up a Tera Player and show me what they have done to produce such quality with that size / fool us all

post #1564 of 11421
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Criticisms of double amping are grossly overrated.

 

Glad to see a voice of reason.

I mean, in your average audiophile speaker set-up with a DAC, pre- and power-amplifier with their multiple gain stages, you'd be lucky to get away with quintuple amping. Nobody seems to complain about this.

post #1565 of 11421
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Originally Posted by mrAdrian View Post

Please someone open up a Tera Player and show me what they have done to produce such quality with that size / fool us all

Oh I think about buying one everyday since I had mine over for review. I have not opened it up but I know it uses an R-2R Ladder DAC (forgot its name) and I can tell you I have tried two and they are the best DACs I have heard. The other is in my MyST PortaDAC. The TP has a slight bass roll off but other than it is magically transparent and detailed.
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post


Oh I think about buying one everyday since I had mine over for review. I have not opened it up but I know it uses an R-2R Ladder DAC (forgot its name) and I can tell you I have tried two and they are the best DACs I have heard. 

 

Really?

That's rather primitive. Can it even do full 16 bit conversions?

post #1567 of 11421
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Originally Posted by cogsand gears View Post

 ~That is a tasty looking IC you got there. Looks like 2 strands of Piccolino + some heavy insulated silver?

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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Nice one ! But does the Tera player really benefit from amping ?

 

Yep, especially about power wise.

 

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Originally Posted by cogsand gears View Post

 ~That is a tasty looking IC you got there. Looks like 2 strands of Piccolino + some heavy insulated silver?

It's DIRIGENT Red Label, if I'm not mistaken, it's almost twice as expensive as piccolino m2m tongue.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

are we really amping a TP. It sounds so good on its own and this surely is an inferior amp, in fact most i have tried are, it is also double amping as TP has now line out....

Yes, that's the double amping, but the Tera does has very clean headphone out even at max volume, so I don't find any distort problem there.

 

For IEM, adding this amp is more about taste, the ortofon really make the vocal become so sweet and so enjoyable, better than just direct to Tera. Also, we get bonus more power to drive headphone, though the ortofon isn't really a very powerful amp. (Technicality wise I don't find the ortofon offering more detail or cleaner separation)

 

 


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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

I don't know much about the Tera Player and your mini-2-mini but I'm glad to see you have the Ortofon MHd-Q7! That's one of my new fav portable amps these days!! Beautiful 3D rendering with that amp.

 

Nay, they're not mine, but my friend instead tongue.gif

 

What I like the most about MHD-Q7 is how they presented the midrange, it's just so sweet and has a good realism feeling. It's not very neutral amp, I feel a little coloration that can improve the singer emotion, so it's coloration in a good way indeed. I just a bit complain about the soundstage, sometimes I feel it's too narrow.


Edited by TheMiddleSky - 1/24/13 at 10:41am
post #1569 of 11421
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Originally Posted by TheMiddleSky View Post

 

It's DIRIGENT Red Label, if I'm not mistaken, it's almost twice as expensive as piccolino m2m tongue.gif

 

 

 

Found the price, 320.93 US Dollar.

 

 

That's almost as much as my IEM's Q_Q

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Originally Posted by mosshorn View Post

 

 

Found the price, 320.93 US Dollar.

 

 

That's almost as much as my IEM's Q_Q

Thats more than my TTVJ slim + DIYmod!

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New LOD arrived today, EACE ACON-1 (asked for low profile). I love the size (1 inch wire, 3.12 total), it's so tiny compared to the FiiO L9 which I thought was really small when I got it. Haven't tried it for too long but it feels like the sound is tighter now, more weight to the sub-bass and the treble opened up a bit.

 

Thanks Dennis!

 

 


Edited by mtntwg - 1/24/13 at 11:42am
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Originally Posted by mtntwg View Post

New LOD arrived today, EACE ACON-1 (asked for low profile). I love the size (1 inch wire, 3.12 total), it's so tiny compared to the FiiO L9 which I thought was really small when I got it. Haven't tried it for too long but it feels like the sound is tighter now, more weight to the sub-bass and the treble opened up a bit.

 

Thanks Dennis!

 

 

 

Dennis makes some superb cables. I have the EACE Silver Leopard and its awesome!

I also have the LOD to RCA copper cable. 

 

Nice rig :)

post #1573 of 11421
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Originally Posted by limpidglitch View Post

 

Really?

That's rather primitive. Can it even do full 16 bit conversions?

 

Its actually very very very good. 16 bit of course, over wireless and USB and 24 bit (full 24 bit) over optical and coax!

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Rocking my new set up.

 

I'll probably get an LOD eventually but the the E17 is doing just fine without it.

 

Old school U2 ipod video (modded 120gb) > E17 > HD 439s

 

post #1575 of 11421
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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post

Dennis makes some superb cables. I have the EACE Silver Leopard and its awesome!
I also have the LOD to RCA copper cable. 

Nice rig smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks!

Also thinking about getting the LOD to RCA, not sure yet smily_headphones1.gif

Edit: A better pic!


Edited by mtntwg - 1/24/13 at 3:08pm
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