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post #31 of 36

The Predator is a very musical amp, excellent bass in extension, slam and reverb with great punch also. Sweet mids and non fatiguing highs. Also depth of soundstage is really impressive. :) 

post #32 of 36
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How does the Predator sound, I'm not too familiar with the Ray Samual amps.

 

I would say it is very all rounded. Punchy

post #33 of 36

does anyone know if the uha-6s mk2 is worth getting over the uha-4? I want the dac portion to be used at home with speakers (Fostex PM0.3) and the amp portion for my ipod touch with IEMs (Shure se215).

 

side note: I've read somewhere that because my active monitors have very low input sensitivity, it means I need a very weak input signal of 0.35V... So will the Leckertons be right for my Fostex monitors? Thanks so much... and sorry for the noob question.

post #34 of 36
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does anyone know if the uha-6s mk2 is worth getting over the uha-4? I want the dac portion to be used at home with speakers (Fostex PM0.3) and the amp portion for my ipod touch with IEMs (Shure se215).

 

side note: I've read somewhere that because my active monitors have very low input sensitivity, it means I need a very weak input signal of 0.35V... So will the Leckertons be right for my Fostex monitors? Thanks so much... and sorry for the noob question.

 

The UHA-6 MK II has a better DAC and amplification section. If you are using them for both home and portable listening I think the extra cash is worth spending on the UHA-6 MK II

 

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All DACs sound the same.
 

 

Troll?

post #35 of 36
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The UHA-6 MK II has a better DAC and amplification section. If you are using them for both home and portable listening I think the extra cash is worth spending on the UHA-6 MK II

Thanks!
post #36 of 36

Resurrecting this old thread to offer an option for anyone doing research. I've managed to put together an ODAC/O2 within the same enclosure, making it a viable portable option for someone with a little DIY experience. Cost about $200 to put together and it sounds really solid (huge step up from an iPhone, anyway). 

 

Mainly listened to it with Oppo PM-3s, but I've also been able to power my he-560s reasonably well. 

Only major downside is that it still charges with a hefty wall wart (like a normal battery powered O2 amp) so you've gotta be feeling pretty dedicated to travel with it long term.

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