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post #106 of 545
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Originally Posted by chiman View Post  Anyone tried the T1 with the Heir 4.a(i)? Looking at this amp but still undecided. Thanks.

 

I tried it with my 4.A before, though only for about 5 min. or so. I like the pairing, but I like listening at lower volumes, and the 4.A/Ai is relatively sensitive, so I wished there was a gain switch, but other than that, I thought it sounded great. Grain of salt though --- this is from a 5 min. listen.

post #107 of 545
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Originally Posted by kkl10 View Post

Could anyone else comment about the ability of the T1 to drive full sized high impedance headphones? At least compared to the O2 or UHA-6S (I've read the O2 has more power...)?
Does somebody know where to find the power specs of this amp? I can't find any info...
Thank you!

 

Hey mate don't know if you tried already but GirlsGeneration has the T1 and the O2 amp if you want to contact him. And Lee730 has the UHA-6S (I think the MKII though..) and the T1 - maybe PM him also for more comments. Not sure if others have these amps or any combo thereof.  

 

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Originally Posted by chiman View Post

Anyone tried the T1 with the Heir 4.a(i)? Looking at this amp but still undecided. Thanks.

 

Are you also looking at comparing to another portable amp in question?

post #108 of 545

Thanks tomscy, any channel imbalance? As I do listen to a low/medium volume I guess.

 

@nk77 - Not really I've only had the fiio e5. I'm looking at the Heir R1 and still waiting for impressions on Fiios E12. Thing is the R1 looks pretty big! And I may have to wait a while for impressions on the E12.

post #109 of 545
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Originally Posted by chiman View Post

Thanks tomscy, any channel imbalance? As I do listen to a low/medium volume I guess.

 

@nk77 - Not really I've only had the fiio e5. I'm looking at the Heir R1 and still waiting for impressions on Fiios E12. Thing is the R1 looks pretty big! And I may have to wait a while for impressions on the E12.


Depending on what you use as your source it shouldn't be an issue. If you are using something very powerful such as  a DACport LX and running it in bit for bit you could have an issue. On an ipod I don't think it will be an issue though. I doubt the Fiios will even be comparable to be honest. This amp is in Leagues with big hitters such as UHA6 MKII and even more pricier amps.

post #110 of 545

Lee how often do you use yours and what kind of battery life have you been getting?  A little worried about how durable it is, also with Tralucent being a relativly new company.

 

After seeing people with faulty Fiio gear on here I'm going to pass on the E12.

 

Right now my source is a Sansa fuze.

post #111 of 545
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Originally Posted by chiman View Post

Lee how often do you use yours and what kind of battery life have you been getting?  A little worried about how durable it is, also with Tralucent being a relativly new company.

 

After seeing people with faulty Fiio gear on here I'm going to pass on the E12.

 

Right now my source is a Sansa fuze.


I get over 20 hours of battery life using it at half volume on my DX100. Also Tralucents Customer service is top notch. I don't think you have to worry about that.

post #112 of 545
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


I get over 20 hours of battery life using it at half volume on my DX100. Also Tralucents Customer service is top notch. I don't think you have to worry about that.

I can second that. Plenty of battery life (I often go more than a week without charging while using the amp for an hour or so each way to and from the office).

 

In terms of durability, it's really well put together, all metal and there's nothing that would break easily as far as I can tell.

post #113 of 545

Thanks you two, I emailed Gavin about the T1 a week or two ago and he seems like a really nice guy! Just wanted more opinions from users really. Now just need to decide if I want to buy it or not, especially with the price its at now. 

post #114 of 545

I can affirm Gavin is great with the support, he even put the battery in for me prior to shipping.

Secondly, the build is very good, nice brushed metal case, knob is well knurled.

 

iPhone 4 LOD testing:

For volume levels using a LOD cable,

 

I cannot drive my Ortofon EQ-5 IEM past 50% on the knob without danger.   40 ohm

 

For my HD25-I II the volume will max out at about 80% further rotation is basically flat.  70ohm

post #115 of 545
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Originally Posted by Rhuidk View Post

I was able to get the unit in my mailbox today and it's working beautifully. biggrin.gif

The customer service from Gavin was top notch! It only took less than a week to arrive to US all the way from Hong Kong. many thanks to him for this! tongue.gif

 

 

 

Any impressions that you wish to share now that you have had the amp for a short while...?

 

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Originally Posted by Loquah View Post

I can second that. Plenty of battery life (I often go more than a week without charging while using the amp for an hour or so each way to and from the office).

 

In terms of durability, it's really well put together, all metal and there's nothing that would break easily as far as I can tell.

 

And I, third. Haven't had a full discharge less than 20 hours yet - so I'm happy with that.

post #116 of 545
Gavin is very Nice person and very good Customer service as well ..

I just ordered on wednesday last week , today My tralucent T 1 was arrived . I am very Happy With The Sound Quality from My T 1

Out The box :

Source : iPhone 4 G

Amp : Trakucent T 1

Iems : phonak pte 232
Fit ear 334

Headphone : LCD 2 rev 3 With Angle Jack

High : so Clear and very detail , One ofThe best High For clarity and Very Fast trancient.

Mid : very Clear , clean and sweet , that i can hear how The sanger breathing more Clear compare my hippo Magnum .

Bass : First Hours Sound so thin , After 2 Hours i heard so much different bass Quality and quantity . Bass Quality very detail and clean , Fast and Deep Low bass and bass impact very good

Separation : Very good like My pico slim , T 1 has dead sikent background compare My pico slim
I can hear The instrument placement very easy

Soundstage : very wide soundstage and very good In Depth and High ,

Conculsion : One Of The best amp below $ 400 USD
I,like The clarity and The transparant and The Black background is dead sikent

This is My personal impression












Edited by rudi0504 - 12/10/12 at 8:18am
post #117 of 545

Nice review :). I agree on all but one point. Well initially when I got my amp it was a bit bassy actually. Was more warm sounding but as I used it the bass became more controlled yet still has the presence and goes very deep. Overall very neutral amp while also not sounding boring or lifeless. Almost hard to believe it is a neutral amp because it is so musical yet detailed. My favorite part about this amp is the great balance in the sound staging. You get great width and depth which makes the music that much more detailed and engaging.
 

post #118 of 545
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Nice review smily_headphones1.gif. I agree on all but one point. Well initially when I got my amp it was a bit bassy actually. Was more warm sounding but as I used it the bass became more controlled yet still has the presence and goes very deep. Overall very neutral amp while also not sounding boring or lifeless. Almost hard to believe it is a neutral amp because it is so musical yet detailed. My favorite part about this amp is the great balance in the sound staging. You get great width and depth which makes the music that much more detailed and engaging.

 

Thank you lee
First out the box ,was no bass with my T 1, but now has very good clean bass .
Yes I am agreed with your 3 D soundstage ,
T1 is neutral and natural SQ amp with the best clarity and transparancy in this price range and
Very dead quiet noise / very good black background ..i like my T1 very much pair with my fit ear 334 and phonak pre 232:D
Please try your T 1 with AK 100 is excellent combo
Edited by rudi0504 - 12/10/12 at 6:13pm
post #119 of 545
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


Thank you lee
First out the box ,was no bass with my T 1, but now has very good clean bass .
Yes I am agreed with your 3 D soundstage ,
T1 is neutral and natural SQ amp with the best clarity and transparancy in this price range and
Very dead quiet noise / very good black background ..i like my T1 very much pair with my fit ear 334 and phonak pre 232:D
Please try your T 1 with AK 100 is excellent combo

 

Thanks for great impression mate! Yeh same comment as Lee being that I initially thought it was a warm amp. After burn-in the neutral(ness) came about.

 

Finally, I can ask someone but what do you think compared to the Pico Slim apart from soundstage? I imagine the Pico wouldn't be as neutral...let us know how things change with more burn in!

post #120 of 545
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Originally Posted by nk77 View Post

Thanks for great impression mate! Yeh same comment as Lee being that I initially thought it was a warm amp. After burn-in the neutral(ness) came about.

Finally, I can ask someone but what do you think compared to the Pico Slim apart from soundstage? I imagine the Pico wouldn't be as neutral...let us know how things change with more burn in!

Tralucent audio T 1 vs pico slim

T1 :
Hign : is more open than my pico slim
Pico slim :
high : is good not dark sounding amp

T1 :
Mid : like analog sound , but more forward than my pico slim and more clear ,
Pico slim :
Mid : like analog sound remember me as my Vynil time
Has Warner mid compare to my T1

T1:
Bass : very good in detail and clean sounding bass , very good impact , can go to low bass
Pico slim :
Bass : almost the same bass quality as T1 very clean and detail bass too .
Bass speed T 1 faster than my pico slim and pico slim has tow bass

Separation : these two amp are very good in separation

Clarity : T 1 has slightly better clarity compare to my pico slim

Noise : T 1 is dead silent noise ,
Pico slim has minor hiss to my fit ear 334

Soundstage : these two amp has very good soundstage , T 1 has better depth than my pico slim

Power : T 1 has more power than my pico slim
T1 : I drive my fit ear 334 at 9 o clock is already laud
Pico slim : I must drive my fit ear 334 at 11 o clock has the same level

Battery life :
Pico slim is my champion together with my arrow 4 G is 80 hours
And my favorites amp for traveling .because of sizes and battery life .

T 1 has about 20 nonstop burn in time with volume from 9 o clock

This isi my personal opinion




Edited by rudi0504 - 12/12/12 at 12:06pm
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