Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI) - Page 641

post #9601 of 13070
Rudi should open up a Head-Fi portable rig museum xD
post #9602 of 13070
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

It's always nice to see Rudi's collection in this thread xD

Thank you Chang
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post

Rudi's arsenal* wink.gif

Arsenal only 11 person biggrin.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Rudi should open up a Head-Fi portable rig museum xD

I like your idea biggrin.gif
post #9603 of 13070

I think Rudi's gears deserve a dedicated thread at the minimum. :)

 

Ok here is a latest DMod you guys are probably sick of just looking at the samo samo thing over and over. :wink_face:  But inside they are not the same. After having exhausted all the caps, I finally decided to mod one completely free of caps with headphone jack disabled from the board. As a result, I lost hrs of sleep last night as I was surprised by what I was hearing. This is the most neutral, transparent and cleanest DMod I have heard so far. At first I was questioning myself if this is due to placebo, but no this is for real after hrs of auditioning everything thrown at it. I really believe this is the cleanest audio path I have ever achieved for the DMod. So neutral/transparent/clean, everything flows effortlessly without resistance. I normally don't use the hi gain setting on my amp as it loses some details/clarity, but with this transparent sounding it's equally enjoyable to use the hi gain configuration without feeling anything compromised.

 

I am so close to making a dumb statement ..... but I bet reserve it for now :)

 

Worth mentioning is this amazing little amp. It has no dc blocking caps but it can deal with the 1.5 volts of dc and completely cancel it at the output to the phones. As far as clean audio path, I am convinced the less the better. Simplicity is the beauty in design of almost everything.

 

post #9604 of 13070
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post

Rudi's arsenal* wink.gif
That's more like it haha
post #9605 of 13070
DMinor, what amp do you have? I want it! And I want your case/amp wallet.

Sent from my XT912 using Tapatalk
post #9606 of 13070
Quote:
Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

DMinor, what amp do you have? I want it! And I want your case/amp wallet.

Sent from my XT912 using Tapatalk

 

I can at least verify its the Black Star Amp Wallet...

 

http://www.aloaudio.com/accessories/general-accessories/black-star-amp-wallet

post #9607 of 13070
Quote:
Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post

DMinor, what amp do you have? I want it! And I want your case/amp wallet.

Sent from my XT912 using Tapatalk
The model name is on the amp...
post #9608 of 13070
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

I think Rudi's gears deserve a dedicated thread at the minimum. smily_headphones1.gif

Ok here is a latest DMod you guys are probably sick of just looking at the samo samo thing over and over. wink_face.gif   But inside they are not the same. After having exhausted all the caps, I finally decided to mod one completely free of caps with headphone jack disabled from the board. As a result, I lost hrs of sleep last night as I was surprised by what I was hearing. This is the most neutral, transparent and cleanest DMod I have heard so far. At first I was questioning myself if this is due to placebo, but no this is for real after hrs of auditioning everything thrown at it. I really believe this is the cleanest audio path I have ever achieved for the DMod. So neutral/transparent/clean, everything flows effortlessly without resistance. I normally don't use the hi gain setting on my amp as it loses some details/clarity, but with this transparent sounding it's equally enjoyable to use the hi gain configuration without feeling anything compromised.

I am so close to making a dumb statement ..... but I bet reserve it for now smily_headphones1.gif

Worth mentioning is this amazing little amp. It has no dc blocking caps but it can deal with the 1.5 volts of dc and completely cancel it at the output to the phones. As far as clean audio path, I am convinced the less the better. Simplicity is the beauty in design of almost everything.



What mod have you done to the amp? To be honest I have it and connected to dx50 via coaxial. They already sound amazing just like DMinor described.
post #9609 of 13070
Quote:
Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 

 

I can at least verify its the Black Star Amp Wallet...

 

http://www.aloaudio.com/accessories/general-accessories/black-star-amp-wallet

I might need one of those! Does anyone have any measurements on it? I wonder if it would fit my DX50/PB2 stack...

post #9610 of 13070
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

I might need one of those! Does anyone have any measurements on it? I wonder if it would fit my DX50/PB2 stack...

 

I forget if the PB2 is on the large size...

 

But if it is, the Black Star Amp Bag should work, as its for triple stacks.

 

http://www.aloaudio.com/accessories/general-accessories/black-star-amp-bag

post #9611 of 13070
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

The model name is on the amp...

It is the Leckerton UHA-6Smk2.
post #9612 of 13070
the leckerton uha-6s is truly a great portable amp AND dac. the sound and performance you get with what you pay for it justifies its incredible value. i never heard the mk2 model though but im sure its even better

i have a uha4 and its amp is quite neutral and powerful with great soundstage, and awesome crossfeed. though the dac is warm and bassy.
post #9613 of 13070
Quote:
Originally Posted by singleended58 View Post


What mod have you done to the amp? To be honest I have it and connected to dx50 via coaxial. They already sound amazing just like DMinor described.

 

Mod to the ipod video not to the amp. I am not using the coaxial.

 

Mod to the ipod is a clean bypassing of internal amp by flying wires from dac immediately to the lod pins lifted off board.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

I might need one of those! Does anyone have any measurements on it? I wonder if it would fit my DX50/PB2 stack...

 

If you have two-piece stack and the total thickness is around 1.5", you may have a good chance to fit it. But you need to makes sure you only operate UI from the transparent cover (without the need to open the amp wallet for UI).

 

I would say the amp wallet is very practical for portable 2-piece stack with that thickness.

post #9614 of 13070
Quote:
Originally Posted by stuartfang View Post

the leckerton uha-6s is truly a great portable amp AND dac. the sound and performance you get with what you pay for it justifies its incredible value. i never heard the mk2 model though but im sure its even better

i have a uha4 and its amp is quite neutral and powerful with great soundstage, and awesome crossfeed. though the dac is warm and bassy.

 

I have to agree with you on the UHA and  I am 100% satisfied with it. Nick is also a great guy and been so patient with me asking so many questions as I am experiencing the dc offsets from lod output. I don't know how he designed the amp, it's amazing tho it has NO dc blocking caps but it has no trouble handling the 1.5 volts and then kill it completely at output to phones.

 

Honestly I am still shocked by the latest results - the most neutral/transparent/cleanest/detailed/effortless sound with the kind of sound stage I have never experienced before. I don't use the hi-gain setting before (due to loss of details and clarity to my ears) but now I really enjoy it if I want to use it.

 

If I can't find another amp with similar design (no DC blocking caps but can take it and then kill it at output), I may end up with having another UHA for backup. Let me know if you guys know any other amps with similar design.


Edited by DMinor - 1/20/14 at 11:40am
post #9615 of 13070


[IMG]



I am using the stock digital coaxial (dac) since I do not have mini to mini (amp) yet. I am going to diy with oyaide mini 3.5mm. Any other best suggestion for mini to mini cable? Thank you.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)