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Frequency response is flat in both gain modes. Bass boost, THD, and max output power change between the two levels.

 

What am I hearing different?  Could the thd be detectable?  Isn't it ridiculously low on low gain already?  Perhaps it's just that the c5 is better in general and comparing the gain modes is hard without volume matching?

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comparing the gain modes is hard without volume matching?

 

That is quite likely, a volume difference can easily be perceived as a subtle quality difference, and it is very hard to match accurately enough by ear. People frequently think high gain (even digital high gain) sounds better, which is most probably simply because it is louder.

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Can this be used as desktop amp? As in I'll get a USB wall charger(a good one from a well respected brand) and use it in conjunction with my portable DAC? Will it degrade the battery or is it safe?

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Lespectraal View Post
 

Can this be used as desktop amp? As in I'll get a USB wall charger(a good one from a well respected brand) and use it in conjunction with my portable DAC? Will it degrade the battery or is it safe?

Thanks.

 

Perfectly safe. C5 will only charge when the battery level drops below 95%.

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Perfectly safe. C5 will only charge when the battery level drops below 95%.

Fantastic. Alright that's it I've been setting my eyes on this device for a long time now, was introduced to it by a friend who had this very amp. I needed a good portable amp that could also be used in a desktop configuration, to drive my DT880 Pros 250 Ohm through either of my Fiio devices the Olympus E10 and the Taishan D03K. I know I'll be delighted. It's a wonderful piece of engineering I must say. I'm going to order one.

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Where to get this amp? Available in Singapore or there is a DIY pic
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Where to get this amp? Available in Singapore or there is a DIY pic
I remember seeing the C5 at Connect-It at 4th floor Tampines, you may want to have a look there. Otherwise you can place your order at jds labs website.
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Where to buy this?
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I mean the mod c5 with ud100 dac.
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I mean the mod c5 with ud100 dac.

That's not a buyable option yet since it was a D.I.Y. project.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/647838/jds-labs-c5-portable-amplifier-appreciation-discussion-thread-check-1st-post-for-review/360#post_9216039

 

 

 

In other news, I found a new portable rig that sounds much better than the iPhone 4S + FiiO L9 + C5 + V-MODA Crossfade M-100 rig I was using beforehand:

^ iPod Video 5G (one of the two iPods with the Wolfson DAC: WM87588G)

Musical bliss right there, and portable too. :)


Edited by miceblue - 9/8/13 at 12:27am
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I remember seeing the C5 at Connect-It at 4th floor Tampines, you may want to have a look there. Otherwise you can place your order at jds labs website.

Wah really ah? Thought must order online.. Will go take a look!

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Cam
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Wah really ah? Thought must order online.. Will go take a look!
[/quoCan also look at treoo.com
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Originally Posted by Emospence View Post

Wah really ah? Thought must order online.. Will go take a look!

ConnectIT at JEM also have a demo set.
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ConnectIT at JEM also have a demo set.

 

I stay Tampines :)

 

Demo only though? Do they sell?

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I stay Tampines smily_headphones1.gif

Demo only though? Do they sell?

Most probably they sell it too, coz they shown the prices for members and non-members as well. smily_headphones1.gif
The new all black casing looks very sleek. My ex C5 was the slate casing with shiny face plate, so colour matching was a bit hard tongue.gif
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