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post #331 of 545
Just wanted to bump this thread, my T1 arrived today from Gavin. First thing I wanted to say is Gavin is awesome, he upgraded my shipping to express EMS only to find out the post office kicked the package back because that service wasn't available for me so he went back and reshipped it normal post very quickly. The T1 its self was packaged very well and neat. I've only been listening it for a few minutes with my AK100 and TF10's/HD600's but so far it sounds awesome. Will post more later.
post #332 of 545

this little amp never ceases to amaze me in a positive way. i do not know how much you have to pony in order to beat T1 musical virtue. such a gem and i love its hand-made look and solid finish, this adds a high-end-ishhhh feeling to it IMHO.

post #333 of 545
Some pictures of the new rig

AK100(stock)>T1>TF10

Made a custom interconnect for it to save space with silver wire and switchcraft plugs

So far still sounds amazing, can't wait for burn in. The bass is crazy.




post #334 of 545

great looking rig.

 

for what is worth from my experience T1 does not need long burn in hours, 50 hours is maximum from my experience and the amp sounds great straight from the box so any changes in burn in will be rather subtle IMHO.

 

i loved the stock cable quality but your experience makes me wonder if i should look to buy more expensive silver cable. yes, bass is great on T1 as is mid range and trebles, really great little amp which sounds so wonderful. above all i love exceptional sound control it has.

post #335 of 545
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

great looking rig.

for what is worth from my experience T1 does not need long burn in hours, 50 hours is maximum from my experience and the amp sounds great straight from the box so any changes in burn in will be rather subtle IMHO.

i loved the stock cable quality but your experience makes me wonder if i should look to buy more expensive silver cable. yes, bass is great on T1 as is mid range and trebles, really great little amp which sounds so wonderful. above all i love exceptional sound control it has.

Completely agree on all counts.

The included cable is nice, but you can do better. It's a quality coax cable with multi-strand copper cores. A braided solid-core cable can provide better sonics, but you will likely lose a little body and warmth that the stock IC adds.
post #336 of 545

I'm deciding between the Tralucent1 and the  JDS C5 headphone amp which is about $189...Can anyone compare the two amps?...Sound is always the deciding factor but the size and footprint are also considerations if they are nearly equal..I'll be using it mainly as a portable...The JDSC5 appears to be smaller and has more tweaking abilities.

post #337 of 545
cannot say much about C5 since i never heard this but i bought T1 and never looked back :-)

if more seriously, when i was getting my T1 the plan was try and perhaps resell and upgrade to Alo Rx3 or 627 amp, guess what happened later. i plugged in my T1 and forgot about any upgrade, for me this will be hard to convince myself that more expensive premium amps will sound significantly better. really T1 made me very happy and i am glad that i saved some good 400$ which i would have spent otherwise.

in one word, T1 is amazing because like with 1plus2 Gavin from Tralucent invested his ears and soul in this baby. i am crazy audiophile who first listens and appreciates and only then asks about price and for slightly over 200$ this little cute amp is a steal. i could not care less about brushed aluminium and looks or wood if gear does not sound to my liking. and T1 is exactly what makes hopeless audiophiles like me smile wildly :-D

As for sonics, T1 will not alter the major attributes of your DAP and no amp should, but it will bring body and refinement, it will remove much of digital stress and will help for a better controlled and smooth sound to help you rediscover your music in a better way. For me T1 helped to better control mid bass and delicate transients out of my RWAK into IEM... i noticed blacker space and better dynamics and most noticeably i loved a bit slower but more rich and organic sound that it brought into my rig.

so if you ask me if you want only amp and nothing else then for 230$ i would say this is a steal.
Edited by Gintaras - 5/29/13 at 10:57am
post #338 of 545

Gavin told me that the amp operates best from PO and NOT to use a LOD...He said that's why the volume can be very high from low setting.

post #339 of 545
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Originally Posted by l0rdr0ck View Post

Try a LOD cable, it makes enough of a difference with line level out to drive T1 awesomely.

Gavin told me to use the Phono OUT (PO) because the amp works best hooked up that way...He said not to use  POD...That's why the volume is high at starting level.

post #340 of 545
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post

T1 is very analytical while the TP is musical...a good compliment to each other

I don't find the T1 as analytical, I find it as extremely black background and great depth to the music and soundstage, there is a warmth and smoothness as compared to the amp in my Studio V.   I would use the term "analytical" with bright and detailed like my V not with the warmth and smoothness I hear from the T1.    Perhaps you mean the T1 is more analytical sounding than your TP?

post #341 of 545

Hi,

Does anyone know if i can use the amp while it's is being charge by usb. If it's charging will there be hiss? Is the bass bost strong?

thank you

post #342 of 545

I've done it before but I suggest against it. Safer to let it charge on its own. Also there is no bass boost to my knowledge unless they added this function and I don't know? 

post #343 of 545
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Originally Posted by amature101 View Post

Hi,

Does anyone know if i can use the amp while it's is being charge by usb. If it's charging will there be hiss? Is the bass bost strong?

thank you

 

Depending on the power supply. I could for some reason at work but not at home. I hear definite cyclic humming in the background. Only hear slight static when increasing volume whilst on charge. Don't do it though. Takes like 1/2 hr to charge depending on PSU you are using.

post #344 of 545
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Originally Posted by brainbucket View Post

Some pictures of the new rig

AK100(stock)>T1>TF10

Made a custom interconnect for it to save space with silver wire and switchcraft plugs

So far still sounds amazing, can't wait for burn in. The bass is crazy.
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That interconnect looks nice and big. What ingredients did you use? How is the T1 after burn in?

post #345 of 545
I should be getting this soon, looking forward to it. I think it will pair nicely with an x3
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