Portability at last...
Compared to the MK3 the hiss is minimal, and no pot scratch, that I hear right now.
Edited by VisceriousZERO - 2/8/13 at 6:35am
The "International" Mini 24bit/96kHz USB DAC
input can only be connected to an iPod/iPad 30 pin
connector with a LOD to Mini USB cable that costs
about $100 (from ALO). There is also the amazon
FiiO LOD L9 cable (pure copper) to 1/8 audio
connector to the single end input that costs $10.
If a user rips all his CDs from 16bit/48kHz
audio CDs and his WAV or FLAC files are all
that format is there any benefit to use the
more expesive cable or the FiiO cable is just
fine to connect an iPod/iPad to the amp.
Am I missing something?
What is frightening (for wallets everywhere) is that Audiohead thinks the International and Solo -DB in combination adds something to the overall picture
Worth a try at the very least (not visible but backend IC balanced) :-
In my case the ALO "International" amp/DAC will be connected
the following way. The LCD2s will have a balanced cable (from
Audeze) with an XLR end. Using the Moon Audio Silver Dragon
adapter (mini 4 pin to female XLR) they will connect to the
balanced output on ALO Int.
My only question here is which LOD should I use to get
the best quality output. The logical option here is the
ALO 30 pin LOD to Mini USB connector from iPod to
the USB DAC.
If that is the answer then I am all set.
Kind of saying that my RXmk3 is obsolete? :/
Wonder if the there is the pot scratch noise with the International balanced in/out
Nope :p. That was my first test when I tried it - clean as a wistle!! Having said that, I tried the Rx Mk3 next to it and there little to no pot scratch either.
Now I'm wondering when I first got my Rx Mk3 last year if there was pot scratch free and developed over time or if it was always like that.