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The bright dipped finishes are much tougher, although no aluminum surface is 100% scratch resistant.

 

Cases and endplates are now available:

 

 

Excellent.  John, do you remember which finish my black end plate was that you sent me?  I'm sure you're sending a lot of them, but I really love the texture of mine...  How do these compare in tactile feel?

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I had my C5 in my pocket....and I totally forgot my iPhone was under it. My poor endplate. XD

 

Only the surface has that weird design on it; the actual metal doesn't seem scratched, or if it is, it's a very, very, very shallow scratch.


Edited by miceblue - 6/4/13 at 6:44pm
post #1053 of 3336
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I had my C5 in my pocket....and I totally forgot my iPhone was under it. My poor endplate. XD

 

Only the surface has that weird design on it; the actual metal doesn't seem scratched, or if it is, it's a very, very, very shallow scratch.

 

It's unique class.... how did the iphone fare? :-p

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I had my C5 in my pocket....and I totally forgot my iPhone was under it. My poor endplate. XD

[photo snip]

 

Only the surface has that weird design on it; the actual metal doesn't seem scratched, or if it is, it's a very, very, very shallow scratch.

 

It's unique class.... how did the iphone fare? :-p

The iPhone is fine except for one darker surface shallow scratch on the metal side.

(so the iPhone was in my pocket sideways with the volume buttons facing up out of my pocket and the C5's USB/Power endplate was resting on top of that)

post #1055 of 3336
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The iPhone is fine except for one darker surface shallow scratch on the metal side.

(so the iPhone was in my pocket sideways with the volume buttons facing up out of my pocket and the C5's USB/Power endplate was resting on top of that)

 

Well at least the screen isn't all messed up.  :-/

post #1056 of 3336
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been using C5 for couple months with ipod classic 7th gen and SE535s.    As new to the audiophile world I have little to compare against but really enjoying better sound going into my ears.   The C5 is a well made piece of kit that looks just fine paired with the ipod.    I am looking into a DAC to add to setup (possibly CLAS -r) as feel there is still better refinement to be had.  Will keep posted on combo if and when get. 


I have not tried the CLAS-r, but I'm currently using the C5 + ipod classic 7th gen with the go dap socket 1 OPA627 9 volt. Before upgrading to the DAC I was running a LOD out of the ipod and into the C5. I personally cannot believe how much better my portable rig sounds with this DAC....it's really a treat to listen to every day (No way I could go back now either). Detail improved the most, but really every aspect of listening improved.

post #1057 of 3336
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I had my C5 in my pocket....and I totally forgot my iPhone was under it. My poor endplate. XD

 

Email us for a set of black endplates. The black anodizing is much stronger.

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post #1058 of 3336
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Thanks jonbmet. Will try and demo that DAC.

I have not tried the CLAS-r, but I'm currently using the C5 + ipod classic 7th gen with the go dap socket 1 OPA627 9 volt. Before upgrading to the DAC I was running a LOD out of the ipod and into the C5. I personally cannot believe how much better my portable rig sounds with this DAC....it's really a treat to listen to every day (No way I could go back now either). Detail improved the most, but really every aspect of listening improved.
post #1059 of 3336
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Originally Posted by jseaber View Post

 

The bright dipped finishes are much tougher, although no aluminum surface is 100% scratch resistant.

 

Cases and endplates are now available:

 

 

John,

a quick question re: the custom engraving. Is the engraving color always white on a red or black case? I've got a design I'd like to use, but I'm not sure about the color (I prefer a red or black case). If possible, would red look OK on a black case, or black on a red case? The design lends itself to those two print colors. I guess the Slate cover is pretty dark, so same questions for that color. I like it, as I already have the red :-)

 

I've got a 1110x1110 600ppi image that I think will engrave nicely.

 

Anyway, looking forward to hearing from you so I can decide and order. PM me as needed.

 

TIA.


Edited by ThurstonX - 6/5/13 at 10:08am
post #1060 of 3336
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John,

a quick question re: the custom engraving. Is the engraving color always white on a red or black case? I've got a design I'd like to use, but I'm not sure about the color (I prefer a red or black case). If possible, would red look OK on a black case, or black on a red case? The design lends itself to those two print colors. I guess the Slate cover is pretty dark, so same questions for that color. I like it, as I already have the red :-)

 

Yes, engraving is always white on an anodized surface. As long as the image is sharp, it will turn out well.

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post #1061 of 3336

Would this be a good amp to use with a rockboxed ipod classic loaded with 16 and 24 bit flac files?

 

Thanks

Mike

post #1062 of 3336
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Yes, engraving is always white on an anodized surface. As long as the image is sharp, it will turn out well.

 

Thanks, John.

 

I vectorized the JPG, so it should do better. I assume an SVG saved in Inkscape is an acceptable image type.

 

If I get the slate case, which endplates does it come with? Is it possible to specify the black ones? I'd like to be able to swap between the silver I already have and the black.

 

Thanks again.

post #1063 of 3336
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Thanks, John.

 

I vectorized the JPG, so it should do better. I assume an SVG saved in Inkscape is an acceptable image type.

 

If I get the slate case, which endplates does it come with? Is it possible to specify the black ones? I'd like to be able to swap between the silver I already have and the black.

 

Thanks again.

 

An SVG should work fine. Endplates are available in black or silver.

 

Edit: Quick pictures...

 

 


Edited by jseaber - 6/6/13 at 1:12pm
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post #1064 of 3336
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An SVG should work fine. Endplates are available in
black or silver
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Edit: Quick pictures...





Nice John...I actually wanted to house the odac in the red C5 case with black odac endplates but I was not able to find it at your webstore...the advise for shim is there.....but no endplates was offered. Are you going to offer the endplates in different colors for the odac as well? It'll be great if you do than I can start ordering soon! biggrin.gif

@miceblue.....yes true the black endplates sure does match well with the C5 case and from what happen to your C5 endplates I think your just looking for an excuse to change to the black ones biggrin.gif
post #1065 of 3336
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Nice John...I actually wanted to house the odac in the red C5 case with black odac endplates but I was not able to find it at your webstore...the advise for shim is there.....but no endplates was offered. Are you going to offer the endplates in different colors for the odac as well? It'll be great if you do than I can start ordering soon! biggrin.gif
 

 

Done! http://www.jdslabs.com/storecat.php?fetchcat=12

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