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post #31 of 88
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Sure, I'd appreciate that very much!
Right now I've been in search for an amp to pair with my AK100...
In the pic on the 1st page I saw something like two AA size batteries. Maybe that's somebody's mod.
No, I don't think it's a mod. I think it was just an unauthorized disassembly to see what's inside.
post #32 of 88

Well, that's good - because if the battery dies in this amp - some tech should be able to replace it:)
 

post #33 of 88
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Well, that's good - because if the battery dies in this amp - some tech should be able to replace it:)
 

Using double A battery is sure nice on users behalf but using only 2 limits its power output.

post #34 of 88

Guys, do you think it will drive a pair of 120 Ohm IEMs?

Or maybe 350 Ohm Tzar 350?

Just read it doesn't not power high impedance headphones:(
 

post #35 of 88
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Guys, do you think it will drive a pair of 120 Ohm IEMs?

Or maybe 350 Ohm Tzar 350?

Just read it doesn't not power high impedance headphones:(
 

I think due to the nature of Tzar 350 it will pair nicely with something like fiio E12 which has more than enough power for them. 

post #36 of 88

AnakChan,

were you successful in contacting the manufacturer regarding the batteries mounted in the amp?


Edited by aqtaket - 3/13/13 at 7:28pm
post #37 of 88

This amp is so sexy, I am a sucker for large analog knobs, I really dont need nor can afford another amp but darn it is sexy.

 

AnakChan can you please give us an update on how it pairs with RDB+ IEM you have?

 

Thanks in advance. 

post #38 of 88
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This amp is so sexy, I am a sucker for large analog knobs, I really dont need nor can afford another amp but darn it is sexy.

 

AnakChan can you please give us an update on how it pairs with RDB+ IEM you have?

 

Thanks in advance. 

 

It adds to the airiness of the RDB+ 2v1 but the MHd-Q7 isn't exactly a bassy amp (despite being more bassy than it's desktop Hd-Q7 brother). I think this amp would be more interesting on t he RDB+ v1 instead.

post #39 of 88

More picture of this sexy looking amp insidse, i think I have to buy it and try with the EX1000.

   

                                      


Edited by audionewbi - 4/7/13 at 1:15am
post #40 of 88
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AnakChan,

were you successful in contacting the manufacturer regarding the batteries mounted in the amp?

 

Woops! Audionewbi reminded me that I did get a response from Ortofon. Pardon the English, anyhow it's as per the obvious :-

 

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The user can change the battery in own.

However, it does not become one of our warranty.

 

Warranty of after battery replacement.

Any problems of warranty is valid only replaced battery by Ortofon Japan,

otherwise it is out of warranty.

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post #41 of 88

Not to derail the thread but do you know the difference between e-Q5 and e-Q7? 

post #42 of 88
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Not to derail the thread but do you know the difference between e-Q5 and e-Q7? 

 

I wrote the following ages ago and since then I've learnt quite a bit :-

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/ortofon-e-q7-ear-canal-headphone/reviews/6954

 

That's one thing I didn't test enough was to try the e-Q5 & e-Q7 with the MHd-Q7. I'm sure Ortofon would have designed them to be quite compatible synergy-wise but I should dedicate more time between the their IEMs and their amp.

post #43 of 88

Thanks for that, the Q7 is one good looking amp.

post #44 of 88

finally bought this beautiful looking amp. I ended up purchasing the combo which came with eq-5. I really did not want to purchase the EQ-5 but sadly missed out on the deal, based on what I have read the two should have a good synergy.

Anyways I really like the look of the amp, it should pair with ODAC perfectly (look wise) and since my music library is 80% classical and jazz and acoustic guitar based on the few reviews I found of this amp the amp should do just fine.

 

So finally I can try and see why people think discrete amp is better than SS opamp. Cant lie I am skeptical about the two 1.2 V double A battery but on the other hand replacing battery on this is the easiest thing on earth. 


Edited by audionewbi - 4/7/13 at 1:17am
post #45 of 88
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Congrats! I think you will like the MHd-Q7 & you're right, the form factor suits the ODAC nicely as per pix in my review. The only thing was that my mini-2-mini was too long & stiff that I needed bands to hold them together.

To me this is quite an underrated amp. It does the genre of your choice very well with finesse rather than just raw grunt power.
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