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post #16 of 308
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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

Thanks it is a great option to have however I am not sure if I would want to lug around a battery too. Where did you pick the battery up from?

 

I got it from good ol' amazon

 

1 of this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/
B005NGKR54/ref=ox_sc_act_ti tle_3?
ie=UTF8&smid=A294P4X9EWVXLJ

1 of this: http://www.amazon.com/BiXPower-Power-Cable-
Popular-Connector /dp/B006MWXZM0/
ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=
1356519417&sr=1-3&keywords=usb+to+dc

post #17 of 308
Thread Starter 

Thank you.  Is the battery pack larger than the 627?


Edited by Poimandres - 2/1/13 at 5:49pm
post #18 of 308

Hello all, Cesar just posted an update on the Portaphile 627X. It will be bigger, have 8-10 hours of battery and come out around June-July

 

http://portaphile.com/627x-new-addition-to-the-portaphile-lineup/

 
post #19 of 308
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Hello all, Cesar just posted an update on the Portaphile 627X. It will be bigger, have 8-10 hours of battery and come out around June-July

 

http://portaphile.com/627x-new-addition-to-the-portaphile-lineup/

 

Nice that there will be a discount pre-order price. 

post #20 of 308
Thread Starter 
From the Portaphile Website:
The new amplifier will have a runtime between 8-10 hours. The amplifier will require a larger case.
The dimensions of the current 627 are 2.82 x 3.97 x .75. The new longer running amplifier 627 will be 2.75 x 4 x 1.12. As you can see, the biggest change will be to the height of the amplifier.
post #21 of 308
Thread Starter 
In the scheme of things a shy under 3/8 of an inch isn't much to give up for over two times the battery length.
post #22 of 308

Back to Sub. I stopped looking at the 627 because of the 4 hrs run time. But 7 - 8 hrs is acceptable for me./ Will be pre ordering this one for sure.

post #23 of 308
Thread Starter 
The Pre order is up for the X. Link
post #24 of 308

International shipping to Canada is 50 bones USD.....WHAT THE!!!!!!!!!

post #25 of 308
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

International shipping to Canada is 50 bones USD.....WHAT THE!!!!!!!!!

 

I could see that for international, since that it was express mail international costs (which you pretty much need to use unless you're open to being abused by paypal/scammers). But express mail to Canada shouldn't cost more than $30.

post #26 of 308
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

 

I could see that for international, since that it was express mail international costs (which you pretty much need to use unless you're open to being abused by paypal/scammers). But express mail to Canada shouldn't cost more than $30.


I've ordered various gear from the States and the most I ever had to pay was 32 bucks. The 50 bones shipping made my jaw drop

post #27 of 308
maybe you should contact Cesar and arrange for a more cost effective shipment. He's very accommodating and open to such suggestions wink.gif
post #28 of 308

If it's less than 50.00 through Federal Express international then the difference will be refunded.  USPS international is another option now that they are allowing lithium batteries to be shipped internationally again although I prefer to ship through Federal Express International.  Federal express has averaged about 65.00 to ship anywhere worldwide, although I can see how Canada may be cheaper and any difference will be refunded.

post #29 of 308
$50 for shipping seems okay ... but I am located at the ass end of the world. I I mean middle earth:)
post #30 of 308
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Originally Posted by xnuthecaveman View Post

haven't tested the longevity of the external battery, quite busy lately but I will give it a shot this week end.

 

as for the external battery idea, Cesar gave me the idea of using external batteries - (5V center positive and at least 1000mA out) but he was not able to give an exact model/brand of batteries.

 

I selected the ankar because I tried to match the specification of the adapter and I looked something that I can use with the DX100 (great SQ but mediocre battery) too

 

I'll try to put numbers soon

 

Just to update the ankar can charge the Portaphile 3 times using a 32ohm headphone at 10-11 o'clock at low gain, so its roughly 16 hours  dt880smile.png

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