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post #166 of 182

I wonder which chip they have used as receiver chip en the + edition.

post #167 of 182
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Originally Posted by burgunder View Post
 

I wonder which chip they have used as receiver chip en the + edition.

 

I just received an email from ALO announcing this.  They have it listed as a "CS4398 DAC".  Its still capable of the same 24/96 resolution.

 

And with an output impedance of less than 1 ohm, the IEM guys should be on board with this amp.

post #168 of 182

I would love a comparison between the international+ and the rsa predator.

post #169 of 182
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Originally Posted by vegasf1 View Post
 

I would love a comparison between the international+ and the rsa predator.

Me too! I would like to see the feedback from someone who have used both.

I´m planing on buying a portable amp/dac this summer, the Predator or the International+

 

As far as I know, the international+ have some advantages:

24bit vs 16bit

Balanced output and input

Charges via micro usb

more towards apple idevices

post #170 of 182

I just received my ALO International+ and really happy with it so far.

It has about 10 hours of burn in. 

 

Hardware

DAP - stock AK 120

Connector - ALO mini to min Compact SXC 22

CIEM - JH 16 FreqPhase

Using single ended

 

Initial observations -

 

 

Smaller than what I anticipated which is good

Build quality is top notch

Music is very detailed

Music sounds more layered 

Has a wider soundstage

A nice black background

No hiss at all

Bass is tight and pronounced

 

As I mentioned, really please with it and enjoying it.

post #171 of 182
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Originally Posted by JACONE View Post
 

I just received my ALO International+ and really happy with it so far.

It has about 10 hours of burn in. 

 

Hardware

DAP - stock AK 120

Connector - ALO mini to min Compact SXC 22

CIEM - JH 16 FreqPhase

Using single ended

 

Initial observations -

 

 

Smaller than what I anticipated which is good

Build quality is top notch

Music is very detailed

Music sounds more layered 

Has a wider soundstage

A nice black background

No hiss at all

Bass is tight and pronounced

 

As I mentioned, really please with it and enjoying it.

 

Let us know how battery life is.  I've been interested in this device for quite some time.  Thanks for the impressions...

post #172 of 182

Jeff -

 

Battery life seems pretty good thus far! I charged it once when I got it since I wanted to have a full charge. I received it on Tuesday 8/12 and have used it for about 10 hours on same charge. Still going strong. 

 

The killer feature on this amp is if you have an Iphone 5. All you have to do is buy the $29 camera adapter which I did and my IPhone 5 never sounded better.  The Cirrus DAC on the International is awesome. Very detailed, clean, smooth. So in essence, I can use it with my AK120, Fiio X3, and now my IPhone 5. This amp is very versatile and it sounds awesome! 

 

Extremely happy with purchase!

post #173 of 182

I also asked around, and if you want to use this as a lineout, you can set it to the lowest gain and turn up the volume to max.

post #174 of 182
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Originally Posted by JACONE View Post

I just received my ALO International+ and really happy with it so far.
It has about 10 hours of burn in. 

Hardware
DAP - stock AK 120
Connector - ALO mini to min Compact SXC 22
CIEM - JH 16 FreqPhase
Using single ended

Initial observations -


Smaller than what I anticipated which is good
Build quality is top notch
Music is very detailed
Music sounds more layered 
Has a wider soundstage
A nice black background
No hiss at all
Bass is tight and pronounced

As I mentioned, really please with it and enjoying it.

Just wondering,..how loud is it?
Is one of my worries
post #175 of 182

Headphonemaniak -

 

It has three gains, Low, Medium, and Hi.

I mostly have CIEM but have a pair of Sony's MDR -1R.

 

With the CIEM and Sony's on low gain, it sounds very nice.

 

I did audition the LCD-2s, and 3s on high gain and it sounded good but no great compared to a dedicated CAN amp.

This is expected since a hight-end dedicated amp for CAN can cost in the $5k price range.

 

IMO - The International + is a really nice amp for it's features relative to price.

 

I hope this helps!

post #176 of 182

I just listened to the international today at my fried's home . I have a HD600 on my head then . Quite surprised by the power it shows considering its size.

Interesting 

post #177 of 182

I have got a few questions, wondering if anybody can help thanks guys!

 

Would the Non Plus version work with low impedance iems?

Does the dac work with iPod Classic 6 Gen.

What are the difference between the Plus and Non Plus

post #178 of 182
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post
 

I have got a few questions, wondering if anybody can help thanks guys!

 

Would the Non Plus version work with low impedance iems?

Does the dac work with iPod Classic 6 Gen.

What are the difference between the Plus and Non Plus

 

I would avoid pairing the non-"+" with low impedance IEMs, it has a much higher output impedance

The DAC works with all IOS8 devices in conjunction with using the Apple Camera Connection Kit (CCK)

the biggest differences are the + has a very low output impedance, and a much longer battery life

post #179 of 182
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post
 
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post
 

I have got a few questions, wondering if anybody can help thanks guys!

 

Would the Non Plus version work with low impedance iems?

Does the dac work with iPod Classic 6 Gen.

What are the difference between the Plus and Non Plus

 

I would avoid pairing the non-"+" with low impedance IEMs, it has a much higher output impedance

The DAC works with all IOS8 devices in conjunction with using the Apple Camera Connection Kit (CCK)

the biggest differences are the + has a very low output impedance, and a much longer battery life

 

Alright, but can the Dac work 30-pin to USB directly from ipod to international?

post #180 of 182
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post
 

 

Alright, but can the Dac work 30-pin to USB directly from ipod to international?

 

No

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