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post #16 of 135
I am planning to get V3 but then talk to Ken if I want more bass for my Heir Audio 4.Ai it would be better to get RXmk3B since it has bass control knob. Am I choose the right one? Any suggestions?

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post #17 of 135
I do not know the MK3, but according to many reviewers, it works at its best in balanced mode, sp you ll need to upgrade câbles
post #18 of 135
I do not know the MK3, but according to many reviewers, it works at its best in balanced mode, sp you ll need to upgrade câbles
post #19 of 135
Yeah! I got balanced Norse Cable for HE400 but also try if the ALO RXmk3-B can give how much bass for Heir Audio 4.Ai with SE connection.
post #20 of 135

I was thinking of getting a WOO6, but if the CONTINENTAL v3 is just as good as a desktop (not saying it has exact sound signature), then I might as well get something that is smaller and easy to bring on trips/coffee-shops, etc. 

 

am I off-base in thinking this?

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I was thinking of getting a WOO6, but if the CONTINENTAL v3 is just as good as a desktop (not saying it has exact sound signature), then I might as well get something that is smaller and easy to bring on trips/coffee-shops, etc. 

am I off-base in thinking this?
Some may say otherwise, but I'm sure you will enjoy the V3 just as much as the WA6 (That is, if the V2 is anything like its predecessor)
post #22 of 135
Just got mine ! I tested many amps to complement my iBasso DX100. But the V3 is the one that brings the sound I wanted. I will give pictures and impressions when I have had more time with it.
post #23 of 135

Wanting a transportable tube amp. It seems they fixed the issue that it wasn't good for low impedance IEMs? That is what I want it for. 

 

I want warm and tubey. Reports of hot treble have me worried... any thoughts regarding that?

 

Thanks!

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Wanting a transportable tube amp. It seems they fixed the issue that it wasn't good for low impedance IEMs? That is what I want it for. 

I want warm and tubey. Reports of hot treble have me worried... any thoughts regarding that?

Thanks!

I actually find it brighter than I originally thought. Having spent more time with it I don't get the 'tube' sound I get from my big system. I am driving it with my DX100 and it sounds pretty good. Having said that, I bought it for use with IEMs and I am finding it has too much hiss for my liking. It really is pretty loud during slow movements. My other tube amps are pitch black which is something I love. I am going to be ordering a WA6 to compare and after having been in contact with them they assure me it is extremely quiet with UE18s. Obviously this will not be portable, but I got the V3 as a bedside rig anyway...

Anyone else using this with IEMs and finding hiss?

C
post #25 of 135

Excellent to know. The FI-BA-SS is a sensitive hiss monster as it is. Looks like the V3 is not for me. 

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Excellent to know. The FI-BA-SS is a sensitive hiss monster as it is. Looks like the V3 is not for me. 

Don't get me wrong, the V3 does have a great sound. It's just the hiss getting me down on it a bit. Obviously it gets buried in faster paced music. Things like Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Dire Straits really make it stand out. I am also hesitant about judging it right now as it has so few hours of play on it. Time will tell if its a keeper or not...

C
post #27 of 135

What prompted the switch from V2 to V3? Did they run out of the tubes they used for the V2? 
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Don't get me wrong, the V3 does have a great sound. It's just the hiss getting me down on it a bit. Obviously it gets buried in faster paced music. Things like Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Dire Straits really make it stand out. I am also hesitant about judging it right now as it has so few hours of play on it. Time will tell if its a keeper or not...

C

 

Oh I am sure it does sound great. It's just I will be using with super-sensitive IEMs. Not to mention electronic music. It seems what the V3 is great at doesn't mesh well with my needs. Which is unfortunate, but it's ok. Looking at this right now. 

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. Looking at this right now. 

That is really...different! 

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Oh I am sure it does sound great. It's just I will be using with super-sensitive IEMs. Not to mention electronic music. It seems what the V3 is great at doesn't mesh well with my needs. Which is unfortunate, but it's ok. Looking at this right now. 

Please let us know if you get anymore information on what you're looking at.  Quite intriguing.

 

The V2 has served me well....

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