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post #256 of 543
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lol well are you at least happy to be in that hole? :P.

 

Better to be satiated then to be underwhelmed with your purchase :). I've never been at this point where I'm simply satisfied with what I have. That seems to be an oxymoron here on headfi. Well other than my portable sources that is lol. Depending on what will come out I'll still be checking those DAPs out :P.

 You know all we human beings are greedy. beerchug.gif

post #257 of 543

Hey Guys,

 

I just received the new 1plus2 (w/silver cable) and old 1plus2, as well as the T1; I'll be spending a couple of weeks with them...

 

First Impressions of the T1:

  • I think my thoughts about this amp are going to be extremely similar to those of shigzeo's... I'm thinking of copy-pasting his review and passing it off as mine! tongue_smile.gif
  • The 3x gain on the amp is much, much stronger than I remembered it to be (I spent about 4 minutes with it ~3 months ago)... wishing for a gain switch for 1x...
  • It sounds awesome! Not completely neutral, has a warm undertone, but is very transparent and extremely pleasant!
  • The blue LED is bright, bright, bright!
post #258 of 543

Cool glad you like it. So far it was my favorite amp to pair with my former DX100 :). Curious to hear your imrpessions of the new and old 1Plus2 in comparison to your 334s ;).
 

post #259 of 543

*Knock knock...

 

Who's there?

 

DISSSS!!!!

 

 

First impressions are really positive. And that LED is way too bright!

post #260 of 543

I posted the following on a thread about the DX100, but it is relevant here also:

 

I can't report on the new firmware, but I can share that I tried the Tralucent T-1 amp as per lee730's recommendation. And it is quite an amazing amp for the price, and a definite upgrade over the amp in the DX100. However, I also happened to be trying a used Continental V2 that I got on here for a good price. And yes the $529 amp is even better than the $229 T1. No surprise there given the much lower price of the T1, but the surprise is how close the T1 came to the ALO tube amp. Clarity and the ability to sort out complex music was the same on both amps. The Continental just has a certain fullness and body to the sound that the T1 can't quite match, although in most respects they are incredibly close, and the T1 actually has a very nice tone itself, just not as full and dense as the tube amp. If the Continental is out of your budget, then I would certainly recommened giving the T1 a try. Also I was using them both with the HD650s which probably is not an ideal match for the T1. With an easier to drive headphone, the differences might be even less than what  I heard.


Edited by Nirmalanow - 1/24/13 at 6:05pm
post #261 of 543
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post

I posted the following on a thread about the DX100, but it is relevant here also:

 

I can't report on the new firmware, but I can share that I tried the Tralucent T-1 amp as per lee730's recommendation. And it is quite an amazing amp for the price, and a definite upgrade over the amp in the DX100. However, I also happened to be trying a used Continental V2 that I got on here for a good price. And yes the $529 amp is even better than the $229 T1. No surprise there given the much lower price of the T1, but the surprise is how close the T1 came to the ALO tube amp. Clarity and the ability to sort out complex music was the same on both amps. The Continental just has a certain fullness and body to the sound that the T1 can't quite match, although in most respects they are incredibly close, and the T1 actually has a very nice tone itself, just not as full and dense as the tube amp. If the Continental is out of your budget, then I would certainly recommened giving the T1 a try. Also I was using them both with the HD650s which probably is not an ideal match for the T1. With an easier to drive headphone, the differences might be even less than what  I heard.


How much burn in time did you give the amp (means using them with music going through and headphones plugged in to it). My unit continued improving well past 200 hours. Probably around 300 hours it settled. The sound staging got noticeably wider and fuller. More balanced. This allowed the mids, treble and bass to shine even more due to the balance within the sound stage. I don't know how well the unit will work on full size cans but with my IEMs with the right pairing it's amazing.


Edited by lee730 - 1/24/13 at 7:04pm
post #262 of 543
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How much burn in time did you give the amp (means using them with music going through and headphones plugged in to it). My unit continued improving well past 200 hours. Probably around 300 hours it settled. The sound staging got noticeably wider and fuller. More balanced. This allowed the mids, treble and bass to shine even more due to the balance within the sound stage. I don't know how well the unit will work on full size cans but with my IEMs with the right pairing its amazing.

 



I put about 120 hours on it by leaving it going all day and night before I compared it to the Continental. I use an Isotek burn in CD which is supposed to reduce the time needed for burn in.

Maybe I will give it some more time burning in.

 

Here is more about the CD: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/isotek/cd.html


Edited by Nirmalanow - 1/24/13 at 7:05pm
post #263 of 543
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Originally Posted by 3nenbgumi View Post

*Knock knock...

 

Who's there?

 

DISSSS!!!!

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

First impressions are really positive. And that LED is way too bright!

DISSSS!!!! WHO?

post #264 of 543
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I put about 120 hours on it by leaving it going all day and night before I compared it to the Continental. I use an Isotek burn in CD which is supposed to reduce the time needed for burn in.

Maybe I will give it some more time burning in.


Do you have headphones plugged into the amp putting strain on the amp section? If not it won't properly burn in.

post #265 of 543
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


Do you have headphones plugged into the amp putting strain on the amp section? If not it won't properly burn in.


Yes, it is with headphones attached and sound coming out.

post #266 of 543
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post

I posted the following on a thread about the DX100, but it is relevant here also:

 

I can't report on the new firmware, but I can share that I tried the Tralucent T-1 amp as per lee730's recommendation. And it is quite an amazing amp for the price, and a definite upgrade over the amp in the DX100. However, I also happened to be trying a used Continental V2 that I got on here for a good price. And yes the $529 amp is even better than the $229 T1. No surprise there given the much lower price of the T1, but the surprise is how close the T1 came to the ALO tube amp. Clarity and the ability to sort out complex music was the same on both amps. The Continental just has a certain fullness and body to the sound that the T1 can't quite match, although in most respects they are incredibly close, and the T1 actually has a very nice tone itself, just not as full and dense as the tube amp. If the Continental is out of your budget, then I would certainly recommened giving the T1 a try. Also I was using them both with the HD650s which probably is not an ideal match for the T1. With an easier to drive headphone, the differences might be even less than what  I heard.


I haven't tried the T1 so I cannot compare, but having tried many other amps, I thought the Continental was the one bringing the most to the DX100, so I just got the V3. There is a lot of hiss out of the box, but apart from that it pairs very well with the DX100. But if the hiss does not go away, I might return it and get a T1 for half the price !

post #267 of 543
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I put about 120 hours on it by leaving it going all day and night before I compared it to the Continental. I use an Isotek burn in CD which is supposed to reduce the time needed for burn in.

Maybe I will give it some more time burning in.

 

Here is more about the CD: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/isotek/cd.html

Just play the songs at 1,5x speed and you can burn in about 33% faster than normal. 

post #268 of 543
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Just play the songs at 1,5x speed and you can burn in about 33% faster than normal. 


:P

post #269 of 543
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

Just play the songs at 1,5x speed and you can burn in about 33% faster than normal. 


I also find if I just slow down my breathing, it has the same effect :)

post #270 of 543
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I haven't tried the T1 so I cannot compare, but having tried many other amps, I thought the Continental was the one bringing the most to the DX100, so I just got the V3. There is a lot of hiss out of the box, but apart from that it pairs very well with the DX100. But if the hiss does not go away, I might return it and get a T1 for half the price !

Any continental amp really is meant for full size headphones and of course, portables. If your primary cans are sensitive earphones, the T1 is a better choice. The continental has that warm, distortion-full valve sound that rocks especially with certain full size headphones. You can't replace that with a T1, which is built mainly for performance. Amps that are built flat out for performance will always sound different to amps built for ambience. 

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