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post #5416 of 21278
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Originally Posted by CJG888 View Post

I wouldn't recommend using one of those rigid 1/4" to 1/8" adapters. It puts a lot of strain on the HP jack, which is probably just attached to the circuit board. You would be better off using a Grado adapter (good quality and reasonably-priced), or making your own adapter cable with a Neutrik line socket and plug. If you always use the 580s in this rig, why not just re-terminate the cable with a good quality 1/8" plug (e.g. Viablue, Switchcraft or Neutrik)?

I probably use the 580s less than half the time. I get the best SQ out of them but I don't really want to carry that much gear around 24/7. Re-terminating isn't a bad idea though...

post #5417 of 21278
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Not exactly a picture but in my book a video is just as good.

CLAS-db, ALO RX MKIII-B, j-Phonic K2 sp



Loving the porn music bro, that's a sweet looking rig, I bet it sounds luscious. Is that a balanced LOD? Do you hear the difference with IEMs?

Steve

**EDIT** After watching the video again that's not a balanced LOD at all right? The AlgoRhythm Solo just has the USB there instead?
Edited by StevieBuns - 7/12/13 at 7:50am
post #5418 of 21278
Why does everyone have a jds labs c5 all of the sudden? Lol just curious
post #5419 of 21278
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Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post

Why does everyone have a jds labs c5 all of the sudden? Lol just curious

Serious quality for the dollar man!
post #5420 of 21278

My Turn 

 

With my 2 day old ASG-2s !!! 

iPod Classic 80GB -> ALO Copper Cryo LOD -> C&C X02 Amp -> Aurisonics ASG-2 

 

this ASG-2s...have surpassed so many TOTL universal IEMs and one custom ( customs are difficult to rate as it is extremely difficult for me to find demo units locally ...) that i have tried the list include the SE535 , TF10 , JH-6 , Westone 4 ,westone 3  , UM3x , Heir Audio 4.Ai and 3.Ai , tzars , H200 , ER4s , EX1000 , X10i and the GR07... gotta admit i have tried all of these at one point of time and 4 of these at the same time with the ASG-2s and the ASG-2s were leaps and bounds ahead them all...

post #5421 of 21278
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Originally Posted by Nukeshock View Post

My Turn 



With my 2 day old ASG-2s !!! 
iPod Classic 80GB -> ALO Copper Cryo LOD -> C&C X02 Amp -> Aurisonics ASG-2 

this ASG-2s...have surpassed so many TOTL universal IEMs and one custom ( customs are difficult to rate as it is extremely difficult for me to find demo units locally ...) that i have tried the list include the SE535 , TF10 , JH-6 , Westone 4 ,westone 3  , UM3x , Heir Audio 4.Ai and 3.Ai , tzars , H200 , ER4s , EX1000 , X10i and the GR07... gotta admit i have tried all of these at one point of time and 4 of these at the same time with the ASG-2s and the ASG-2s were leaps and bounds ahead them all...

I keep switching between my Tzar 350 and the ASG2 and I must say that the ASG2 do seem to be the better all round IEM. The Tzars whilst sounding extremely detailed also seem to sound extremely anaemic after the ASG2. I listen to a wide variety of musical genres and haven't found anything that the ASG2 doesn't sound good with.
post #5422 of 21278
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Originally Posted by Nukeshock View Post

My Turn 



With my 2 day old ASG-2s !!! 
iPod Classic 80GB -> ALO Copper Cryo LOD -> C&C X02 Amp -> Aurisonics ASG-2 

this ASG-2s...have surpassed so many TOTL universal IEMs and one custom ( customs are difficult to rate as it is extremely difficult for me to find demo units locally ...) that i have tried the list include the SE535 , TF10 , JH-6 , Westone 4 ,westone 3  , UM3x , Heir Audio 4.Ai and 3.Ai , tzars , H200 , ER4s , EX1000 , X10i and the GR07... gotta admit i have tried all of these at one point of time and 4 of these at the same time with the ASG-2s and the ASG-2s were leaps and bounds ahead them all...

Where would you order the ASG-2? I can only find the custom fit version.
post #5423 of 21278
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Originally Posted by Nukeshock View Post


 

this ASG-2s...have surpassed so many TOTL universal IEMs and one custom ( customs are difficult to rate as it is extremely difficult for me to find demo units locally ...) that i have tried the list include the SE535 , TF10 , JH-6 , Westone 4 ,westone 3  , UM3x , Heir Audio 4.Ai and 3.Ai , tzars , H200 , ER4s , EX1000 , X10i and the GR07... gotta admit i have tried all of these at one point of time and 4 of these at the same time with the ASG-2s and the ASG-2s were leaps and bounds ahead them all...

 

If ASG-2s is leaps and bounds ahead of the EX1000, then I will have a problem with the EX even tho not now.

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post #5425 of 21278
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Originally Posted by Prakhar View Post

Where would you order the ASG-2? I can only find the custom fit version.
I got mine from a local retailer, you. Can email dale from aurisonic and they can arrange an order for you. Got to say this morning I am spending time with my buddy Joe at Hans dinner and he has the TG334... On his portable setup ipod classic hp-p1 and translucent T1, I could not hear a difference we were both shocked tried it with his setup and mine, could not tell a major difference,every extension was the same, I thought his Tg334 was defective, then we went back and tried it on his desktop setup only then we saw a difference only on high end equipment will the tg334 show a difference but even that difference does not warrant the $800 extra you have to pay...if I had to pay a price for that difference to matter it would only be $300 more expensive and that's being generous, so the asg-2 should be priced in the $1000 section or the TG334 in the $800 range but instead the asg-2 is $500 and the TG334 is $1300... Going to wait for my local retailer to have the demo unit for the 1Plus2 from translucent another iem priced around the $1200++ price range
Edited by Nukeshock - 7/12/13 at 7:59pm
post #5426 of 21278
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Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post

Why does everyone have a jds labs c5 all of the sudden? Lol just curious

It sounds good for the price, the bass boost is a ZO bass, you can get a free laser engraving of your choice, and you can re-program the digital potentiometer.

And it all has that in a nice, truly portable form factor.
Edited by miceblue - 7/12/13 at 8:05pm
post #5427 of 21278
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post




diyMod (with internal caps) > Pico Slim > FitEar F111 (with Whiplash TWcu cable)

Finally almost done with my rig. Got the O-rings today to tie the rig together. Just want to replace the Fiio LOD with a low-profile one and that's it. Looking for an RSA Shadow too to compare to the Pico Slim. The F111 pouch is actually a perfect size for a bag to store the whole rig, with the UE tin for the IEMs.

The rsa shadow was a little warmer than the slim. But imaging, drive and bass impact went to the slim
post #5428 of 21278
New mid budget rig

post #5429 of 21278
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

New mid budget rig

Look at all that carbon fiber! I'm sure the sound is as sleek as the looks. smily_headphones1.gif

post #5430 of 21278
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Originally Posted by StevieBuns View Post


Loving the porn music bro, that's a sweet looking rig, I bet it sounds luscious. Is that a balanced LOD? Do you hear the difference with IEMs?

Steve

**EDIT** After watching the video again that's not a balanced LOD at all right? The AlgoRhythm Solo just has the USB there instead?


Correct, that's whats known as a SXC 25 USB Mini A interconnect. Basically, that interconnect bypasses the iPod's DAC and amp and feeds a digital signal into the CLAS-db which converts it into a analog signal. The input connector on the CLAS-db is a mini USB input. From there the analog signal is fed into the ALO RX MKIII-B amp via a copper 22 balanced interconnect. You can't see the balanced interconnect in the picture because it's on the other side of the stack. The ALO amp has both a single ended output which is the headphone jack and a balanced output which is the big square connection next to the knobs and gain switch. If you want to see how it's put together you can check out the video below showing me plugging it all together and getting it ready to rock. As for how it sounds you can click HERE and read my final thoughts on it on CYMBACAVUM. I haven't tried hooking up balanced headphones or IEM's yet but the plan is to get a balanced cable and find out if it makes a difference. When connecting the rig together using the balanced copper 22 interconnect I've noticed subtle differences over a single ended connection.

 


Edited by DigitalFreak - 7/12/13 at 10:06pm
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