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How much does it cost? A portable tube amp would be a dream come true to me...
post #482 of 3314
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Atilio View Post

How much does it cost? A portable tube amp would be a dream come true to me...

If I'm reading correctly $309 plus shipping.

http://www.audiophilechina.com/cp-show.asp?C_id=169&S_id2=79&s_id=

Just be careful of that listing though because they show the C&C TU in the picture, but list it as X02.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 2/7/13 at 12:42am
post #483 of 3314
I read somewhere that if u move or shake portable tube amp, it'll cause some noise or somenthing....?
post #484 of 3314
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


If I'm reading correctly $309 plus shipping.

http://www.audiophilechina.com/cp-show.asp?C_id=169&S_id2=79&s_id=

Just be careful of that listing though because they show the C&C TU in the picture, but list it as X02.

 

Oh, ok, thanks, I'll get it by next week :)
post #485 of 3314
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Originally Posted by Shootinputin187 View Post

I read somewhere that if u move or shake portable tube amp, it'll cause some noise or somenthing....?

 

hmmm... I would like to know this also... :S
post #486 of 3314
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Originally Posted by Atilio View Post

Oh, ok, thanks, I'll get it by next week smily_headphones1.gif

Please be careful though of that listing I linked.

Contact the seller before buying, making sure it is actually the C&C TU and not C&C X02.
post #487 of 3314
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


Please be careful though of that listing I linked.

Contact the seller before buying, making sure it is actually the C&C TU and not C&C X02.

 

Ok, I'll do that, thanks :)
post #488 of 3314
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post

While using the BH with my iPhone, it did respond to the signal. A bit annoying. Only happened once for a few seconds in the past hour I've been using it, though. Gonna see tomorrow when I drive to work how it fares, though.

 

Thanks for the info, pngwn, very much appreciated. I would be really interested to hear how the BH fares on your journey to work - I imagine the additional cell handovers will exacerbate the issue but would love to hear about your experience with it.

 

Thanks again,

 

Graham

post #489 of 3314

IME, I only ever get cell interference if I'm using EDGE network (2G). I'm usually on 3G/4G/LTE so I don't get any of that interference. I think since ditching my blackberry I haven't noticed it so much either, but that was way befre I got the BH so I'm sure it'd be like hell with a blackberry lol

post #490 of 3314

I have seen that listing also and i believe it is a mistake  using the wrong picture. the sale is for the XO2 I believe, and i also read that on some other internet forum/place also.

 

Can't hurt to ask . I'll link anything I find.

post #491 of 3314
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Originally Posted by GrahamL View Post

I'm in the market for a small portable amp at the moment, and the BH seems to be ticking all the boxes for me at the moment.... Excellent reports on SQ, small, excellent battery, seems like I can't go wrong.

 

However, can any owners comment on the BH's susceptibility to electromagnetic interference when used in close proximity to a cellphone? I'd be using the BH with both my iPod Classic and iPhone 4S, but wonder if I might hear the dreaded di-dit di-dit di-dit when it's sat on my phone.

 

Would be very grateful for any observations from owners smile.gif

 

Cheers,

 

Graham

I have heard some interference when the BH is in close proximity to my HTC Thunderbolt (4G LTE), but I don't think you can have a sensitive amplifier and somehow shield ALL the noise that comes out of your phone...a transmitter. There are trade offs to having the convenience of a smartphone. I will say that it is NOTHING like the GSM interference we used to get from these phones. In fact, I only noticed the sound after my music stopped.

 

NO such problems with my iPod classic. :)

post #492 of 3314
Well, i received my BH yesterday! It only took 13 days from placing the order to delivery. I must say its a bit smaller than what i expected and boy does this thing pack a punch. It also loves to bring out micro details. I also have a RCA to 3.5mm cable that i used to hook up to my DAC and i must say the BH did scale a bit over the iPod, but not drastically so. That does make me wonder if my headphones, VSonic GR07 Bass Editions are the bottleneck. If so, this amp is worth double its price to be honest. Stay tuned for a a better review in a few days!
post #493 of 3314

If its worth double its price, I wonder how could the XO2 sound like... So tempted to pull the trigger on that one. God help my wallet.
 

post #494 of 3314
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Originally Posted by Apo0th3karY View Post

IME, I only ever get cell interference if I'm using EDGE network (2G). I'm usually on 3G/4G/LTE so I don't get any of that interference. I think since ditching my blackberry I haven't noticed it so much either, but that was way befre I got the BH so I'm sure it'd be like hell with a blackberry lol

 

Thanks Apo0th3karY, that matches my experience too - it's only ever GSM that causes a problem. Unfortunately I live in a fringe reception area with no 3G so my phone is forever re-registering with the 2G network. I've learned today though that I can enable airplane mode but keep wifi enabled, so if necessary I should be able to avoid the interference whilst still pulling lossless files from my Subsonic server.

 

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Originally Posted by ravager View Post

I have heard some interference when the BH is in close proximity to my HTC Thunderbolt (4G LTE), but I don't think you can have a sensitive amplifier and somehow shield ALL the noise that comes out of your phone...a transmitter. There are trade offs to having the convenience of a smartphone. I will say that it is NOTHING like the GSM interference we used to get from these phones. In fact, I only noticed the sound after my music stopped.

 

NO such problems with my iPod classic. :)

 

You should hear my cheap Logitech PC speakers.... Sounds like an alien invasion whenever I get my phone within about 4 feet of them biggrin.gif

 

Thanks ravager, that's appreciated, and I guess when I can get such (reportedly) fantastic sound from a tiny, cheap device with a great battery life, I should be willing to accept the odd imperfection. If the interference is minor, like you report, I think I'd be comfortable with giving the BH a try and engaging Plan B (airplane mode+wifi on) if I find it annoys me.

 

 

Cheers both,

 

Graham smile.gif

post #495 of 3314

After listening to a few of my IEMs with the BH, I decided to try headphones to really get the feel for what this amp can do. I absolutely adore the combination of the BH and Amperiors. I used Out 1 with high gain, and LF switch enabled and it was very pleasing to my ears. That top edge that I heard in my IEMs was never apparent in my Amperiors. I also tried my D7000s with the amp with similar results. They definitely sound very refined and detailed, but the sharp top end started to come through again. I feel as though this amp would be perfect for neutral to warm-ish sounding headphones and earphones, does anyone else agree? V shaped headphones seems to become overly bright with these. Definitely more to come! And thank you to H20 for recommending such an awesome amp for the price. The battery life alone was worth the money.


Edited by Greed - 2/7/13 at 8:32am
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