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The Happy State Of The Audiophile DAP Market - 2013

 

  • Hifiman - HM-901 balance
  • Fiio X3  + E12 DIY
  • Ibasso DX50 +  DB/2PB2

 

Playing:

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My favorite single ended mini-to-mini is the DIY Siltech. Unfortunately, the jacket is a bit worn from using so I now carry the Wagnus with me. I will pick up a Sputnik next time I go to Tokyo (if available) and compare.

 

Thanks for your advice on the ER4 series. I am using the 4S to try different Opamp of the E12DIY. Have been very fun!


What's so good about the Siltech? Where can I order some just for making a LOD cable?

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What's so good about the Siltech? Where can I order some just for making a LOD cable?

Hi DMinor I am sorry that I have no idea on where to order this cable. I wish to know, too.

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Hi DMinor I am sorry that I have no idea on where to order this cable. I wish to know, too.


No problem. I just shoot an email to Siltech's distributor in the US about the wire. Will let you know if they sell the bulk wires.

 

It appears Siltech wires use silver/gold. I do have and like the Mundorf Silver/Gold wires for my LOD's. I guess the Siltech is supposedly much "better" and I would like to investigate it without breaking my bank.

 

The best LOD's (out of 10 LOD's I have tried) from my DIY exercise are as follows ...

 

#1 - Pure silver with cotton jacketing for both channels

#2 - Mundorf Silver/Gold for right channel and pure silver with cotton jacketing for left channel

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 9:24pm
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OMG, this is beautiful. Pure gold? What is 4N stand for har?

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=36045054624

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@seeteeyou thanks for all the info. I have saved them for reference. Merry X'mas.
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OMG, this is beautiful. Pure gold? What is 4N stand for har?
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=36045054624

The N usually stands for purity of the metal(s) used. 7N is the commonly desirable "N" value.
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 

The Happy State Of The Audiophile DAP Market - 2013

 

  • Hifiman - HM-901 balance
  • Fiio X3  + E12 DIY
  • Ibasso DX50 +  DB/2PB2

 

Playing:

 

I'ld love to see more pictures of the DX50/DB2/PB2 Combo if possible please?

And how does it sound? 

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I'ld love to see more pictures of the DX50/DB2/PB2 Combo if possible please?
And how does it sound? 

Sorry, Paul. I am out having xmas dinner... Festivals r overrated.. I want to be at home listening to Coltrane with my HE-6
Ibasso db2/pb2 has the bigger sound stage out of the three setups.. But synergy is the key for this pairing or else the sound becomes uncontrolled...
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Have a lovely time. :)

Im glad to hear its a good combo as Im looking at the DX50 for the new year.

I also need to get my own iPod Classic as 'Er indoors won't let me borrow hers any more, Even though she's only using about 2gb's of its 160gb and hardly uses it. 

Lol thats women for ya! 

Im just trying to think which to get first - iPC 160gb or DX50..... 

I suppose I could get a Digi-LOD made up for my iPhone5, That way the CLAS won't be gathering dust....

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Don't ask for any comparisons yet, Ive only just started listening to the Amperiors lol!

 

Anyway Todays rig - 

 

Rockbox'd iPod 5.5g Video ( All FLAC files )

Mundorf Gold LOD

iBasso Pelican PB2

Balanced Toxic Cables "White Widow"

Sennheiser Amperior

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

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The Happy State Of The Audiophile DAP Market - 2013

 

 

In 2013 I have successfully reached the happy state of non-audiophile DAP market, operation endgame aka the iMod.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all, including my "enemies"  :)

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I never thought Imods sounded great. Caps never made it better, they just hindered the signal less. That's how I heard it.
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I never thought Imods sounded great. Caps never made it better, they just hindered the signal less. That's how I heard it.

 

Unless you try it yourself, you will never find the truth about audio, just my opinion.

 

Have you tried different caps for comparison? Comparison is the only way to separate the winner from the rest. When I heard my first diymod with the Elna Silmics, honestly I was disappointed with the results (lack of improvement). My interests only started after I switched the caps to the Wima's. The Wima's didn't last long of course after I got into this diy project seriously.

 

Looking back had I stopped trying more caps and reached that similar conclusions after that initial try, I know now I would have fooled myself.

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