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Thanks John!
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Just got my customized slate case and black end plates. First off I have to give a huge thanks to John and his professionalism! He responded quickly to my emails, and shipped it the same day. That means I got it today, and not Monday :-)

 

The laser engraving is not a white the POPS, and that suits me just fine. It's simply stunning, IMO. Here are some photos...

 

 

The clock is upside down on the first two. Too lazy to re-shoot 'em. It should read 9:12. Or 21:12 ;-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see my thumb print/smudge at the top center of the end plate.  Oops... ;-)

 

 

 

 

 

Here's how it pairs with the similarly colored iPod Classic.

 

 

 

It was worth the effort to create the image and figure out how to turn it into a vector image. I imagine it really improved the final engraving. And worth every penny!

 

Back to that Clockwork Angels tour bootleg atsmile.gif

post #1068 of 3364
Waiting on my postman for my slate c5 as well, to be delivered any minute now.

Current c421 disconnected and awaiting official retirement.
Edited by 808Ronin - 6/8/13 at 1:58pm
post #1069 of 3364

Hey guys, I am considering on getting this amp. My current setup right now is the cmoy bbv2.02 with brainwavz hm5. Do you guys think ill notice much of a difference if I upgrade to this amp?

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I must say, the black end plates looks pretty sleek, but silver might be a better match with the red C5 (in my opinion). I don't know too many electronic products that use a red/black combination.

 

I want to graciously thank jseaber for sending me a pair, it was really nice of you. smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

 

 


A note about the sound. I was doing some walking around the city today and I noticed that bass boost + low gain sounded different from bass boost + high gain. I'm not sure if it's due to a higher distortion, but the bass boost + high gain seemed to be less fatiguing and the bass was a bit boomier compared to the bass boost + low gain. Of course volume matching is hard to do if you're mobile listening, so it might be due to my inability to properly volume match.


Edited by miceblue - 6/11/13 at 11:04pm
post #1071 of 3364
Nice looking amp you have there.
I'm using the slate cover and now thinking of changing to all-black cover to match AK100.
post #1072 of 3364
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Tube sound to me is all about lushness, and I didn't hear that in E12. Didn't notice the mid is being laid-back as well.If anything, I find O2 more laid back in overall presentation. In fact, I'll say C5 is more forwarded than both O2 and E12. Well, perhaps forward is not the right words - I think C5 has shallower depth, kind of the opposite to E12.

First of all, great review on the H200 clieos. I currently have them paired with the E11 but I'm looking into upgrading my amp.

I still can't decide between the C5 and E12; was hoping you can give me some insights on which amp pairs better with the H200s. For me, the less coloration in sound sig, the better.
post #1073 of 3364
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A note about the sound. I was doing some walking around the city today and I noticed that bass boost + low gain sounded different from bass boost + high gain. I'm not sure if it's due to a higher distortion, but the bass boost + high gain seemed to be less fatiguing and the bass was a bit boomier compared to the bass boost + low gain. Of course volume matching is hard to do if you're mobile listening, so it might be due to my inability to properly volume match.

 

The bass boost curve changes between low and high gain. You're hearing a genuinely different frequency response!

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post #1074 of 3364
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I must say, the black end plates looks pretty sleek, but silver might be a better match with the red C5 (in my opinion). I don't know too many electronic products that use a red/black combination.

I want to graciously thank jseaber for sending me a pair, it was really nice of you. smily_headphones1.gif









Thats really sexy. Man...
post #1075 of 3364
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First of all, great review on the H200 clieos. I currently have them paired with the E11 but I'm looking into upgrading my amp.

I still can't decide between the C5 and E12; was hoping you can give me some insights on which amp pairs better with the H200s. For me, the less coloration in sound sig, the better.


If it is H-200, I'll say it pairs better with C5.

post #1076 of 3364
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If it is H-200, I'll say it pairs better with C5.

 

Awesome! thanks mate.

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Really really sexy. I didn't like the red color for an amp, but that way... I like it!
 

 

Same here.  I mean, I did think the red was sexy, but the plates were keeping me from loving it and I didn't even know it.  Now the black plates make it look awesome.  It went from valentines to bad@ss. haha

 

 

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A note about the sound. I was doing some walking around the city today and I noticed that bass boost + low gain sounded different from bass boost + high gain. I'm not sure if it's due to a higher distortion, but the bass boost + high gain seemed to be less fatiguing and the bass was a bit boomier compared to the bass boost + low gain. Of course volume matching is hard to do if you're mobile listening, so it might be due to my inability to properly volume match.

 

The bass boost curve changes between low and high gain. You're hearing a genuinely different frequency response!

 

 

I just tried this too and found that you're right!  I do hear a difference.  I've never used the high-gain mode much, because I haven't needed the power, but the bass sounds a touch louder at the lowest end when you compare bass boosts.


Edited by luisdent - 6/13/13 at 3:09pm
post #1078 of 3364

The black plates with the original C5 case looks good but the current batch case with black plates look even better!

Below is a comparison between my original C5 case and the new case and black plates although it houses the ODAC instead.

post #1079 of 3364
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The bass boost curve changes between low and high gain. You're hearing a genuinely different frequency response!

 

Neat!  Is that the case with the C421 as well, that the bass boost curve is different in low and high gain modes?

post #1080 of 3364

im diggin the black and red. really gives it a nice look.

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