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hi all, I am truly enjoying my V3, with the exception of crackling noise in one side of my IEM. I understand this is part of the characteristic of a tube amp, but does it happen only on one side of the IEM? the other side is silent. I tried my other IEM, same observation of one side crackling softly behind the music, not affected by the volume and the other side-silent!


Funny enough, I too have noticed a faint crackling on the right only while using IEM. I thought it was my hearing was off on my left ear. Its so slight that I do not find it distracting.

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post #122 of 135
All I got to say is that I LOVE THIS LITTLE Amp! :-) pricey but well worth it imo
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I want to love mine too, some how either I am more sensitive or the crackling is getting more pronounced in my left IEM. Maybe I gotten a lemon as the crackling was not in the shop demo unit or during the first few hours of listening.
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checking the voltage of the battery. allows me also to know how much capacity left of the battery. after full charging, battery reads12.7v, typical for a 3 cell Lipo battery in series. well actually should read 12.6, but the spec of the voltage sensing device is +/- 0.1v.
post #125 of 135

I'm really curious about the V3. I think I'd like its sound according to the reviews I've read.

It appears to pair well with momentums and HD650, but what about HD25? any experience?

As Momentums are on my watch list (I already own HD25), should I consider buying them now, and later go for a V3 as a main/portable amp to be fed by a HRT microstreamer or sansa clip+ for mainly late night listenings?Or could the v3 be a significant upgrade just for the HD25?

post #126 of 135

Do note Alo don't make them anymore.

post #127 of 135
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Do note Alo don't make them anymore.
and that's A shame cause its a great little amp IMO .a little expensive but you get what you pay for
post #128 of 135

Maybe they are working on a V4.

 

=)

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Maybe they are working on a V4.

=)
that would be good ..I don't or really wouldn't use it much but having a bass boost would have made this amp a real gem for sure..nothing really major but maybe a little bump up
post #130 of 135
I've found an european ALO distributor still selling the V3. Or at least it's still on their website.
That's why I was curious about pairing the V3 with my HD25s.
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I've found an european ALO distributor still selling the V3. Or at least it's still on their website.
That's why I was curious about pairing the V3 with my HD25s.
I've heard it paired with the momentums and they sound very good with them. .I didn't listen very long but did sound pretty good. I let the Guy who owns them and he said that it was better theB without the amp. .I would have liked to have listened longer with them. I've thought about a pair myself but there is others I'd like first :-)
post #132 of 135

Anyone know what is the output impedance of the V3's?

post #133 of 135
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Do note Alo don't make them anymore.

Alo Audio run out of the little pile of tubes they had. When they secure another batch there will be more Continentals.

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I've found an european ALO distributor still selling the V3. Or at least it's still on their website.
That's why I was curious about pairing the V3 with my HD25s.

The Continental is an overkill for HD25s, it is too good for these headphones, it is really a fit for the top ranking headphones. The resolution and clarity of the Continental will be wasted on HD25s, these headphones can not show what the Continental can do. Save yourself some money and get a cheaper amplifier, something to fit HD25s.

post #135 of 135
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The Continental is an overkill for HD25s, it is too good for these headphones, it is really a fit for the top ranking headphones. The resolution and clarity of the Continental will be wasted on HD25s, these headphones can not show what the Continental can do. Save yourself some money and get a cheaper amplifier, something to fit HD25s.
Your rite. I have the ampriors and they are pretty much the same. The amp makes them sound better though. But your rite. It really is a very very good amp. I think it is a very underrated amp too. I really didn't like it that much when I first got it but now I absoulutly love it. Specially when you can compare it to other amps. I love my continetal smily_headphones1.gifsmily_headphones1.gifsmily_headphones1.gif
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