Talk about dedication dude, you're mad bro. If anything I may try the C&C F1 linked above
However I'm pretty content right now with BH.
Looking forward to it. Still undecided if it's the XO2 I want or the BH, and later upgrade to the XO2.
Also curious how the XO2 compares with the Practical Devices XM5... but it's unlikely anyone has both of these 'gems' to compare. They do have some pretty similar feature sets, just the XM5 has adjustable crossfeed from full stereo to mono, which is kind of nice, and as far as i know the only portable amp to feature soething like that. sorry I'm OT, just day dreaming.
Damn. let me see if I can cancel my order (XO2). I want to try a mini tube amp. Whats the price?
EDIT: Nope, it's not available from my seller on ebay. Let the XO2 come ; )
no idea but around the same as the Xo2. You'd be better off with the Xo2 I think, the tube one may be vibration sensitive.( apparently a minor blutack mod helps but oils and tubes not good in general, if there is any oils in the blutack ) There is a review in here also somewhere, here's another erji post. Probably best for a transportable thing or used held in the hand when on.
haven't seen one for sale for a bit.
oh looks like I posted some specs way back then for it.
1 watt + 1 watt !!!!! up to 600 ohm.... appears you can turn the tubes on or off .
one of those reviews from in here had this link for the TU for sale. But it is actually NOT the tu it is a wrong picture, the listing is for the XO2.
hope this didn't derail the thread too much. It's all similar at least.
Why? It's not like we're discussing mega-buck equipment. Just discussing some great performing gear that doesn't require you to take out a second mortgage on your house to buy it.
As the story about IEM began, it was back in around the mid 80’s that a few rock stars began to invest into the development of IEMS (in-ear-monitor system) for their own hearing sake (with a few more advantages on the stage of course). Marty Garcia, founder and CEO of Future Sonics, is probably the first to complete the system and started the movement of high quality custom molded earphone for stage monitoring. A few years later in 1991, Etymotic answered the call of a more convenient, more universal and accurate monitor that is designed toward off-stage and general music listening, thus born the original ER4 – better known now as ER4B. B is for ‘binaural’, as ER4B is tuned toward binaural recording playback. As good as it is, ER4B is found to be a little too bright for the general, non-binaural recording. So Etymotic retuned the 4B and came out with the ER4S. S is for ‘stereo’, as in your typical 2 channels a.k.a. stereo recording in cassette and CD. Years later when portable audio became mainstream, Etymotic further tuned the 4S to 4P (as in ‘portable’) by reducing the impedance from 100ohm to 27ohm. Though 4P is easier to drive directly from a portable source such as portable CD player or DAP (digital audio player, or ‘mp3 player’ if you like), it doesn’t sound quite as accurate (a discussion later on). That being said, the only difference between 4S and 4P is on the ‘pod’ of the cable where the resistors are housed inside. By simply adding a 75ohm resistor adapter (which Etymotic does sell), you can essentially change the 4P to 4S. Unfortunately you can’t do the same to 4B since it has an extra pair of capacitors in the pod. The earpieces (where the balanced armature drivers housed) are essentially identical between the three models.
True! But on the other hand, threads like this seem to lead me from wanting one gizmo to the next, and they usually are always going up in price lol. So far, I've managed to keep a lid on it. We'll see how long that lasts. If this C&C BH could satisfy me for quite some time, I'd be happy with that.
Exactly as I felt about the e11. Not bad but I thought it already a little dark even without the bass boost. I can't remember how I liked it best but I think it was low voltage and high gain where it sounded the least grainy and heavy. Could be the other way around.
I suspect you got the right one in terms of size performance etc. XO2 may be better but I'm not into op amp rolling and the f1 is an earlier model said to warm things up a bit.
Pretty cool? Friggin amazing!