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post #16 of 669
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+1

Any comparisons with the Lisa II, Pico Power or Portaphile 627 would be great.

Cheers,
Andy.

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Originally Posted by bukitdamansara View Post


Hi Rudi

Any more impressions now that you had it for a while? Any comparison to existing portable or desktop amps that you have?

Hi all

I don't have Lisa II amp
I have pico power

Wagnus Epsilon vs Pico Power

Wagnus
High : more extended and very clean and clear and more detail

Mid : more sweet and clear and clear sounding midrange

Bass : pico power has slightly more bass impact , Wagnus has better detail and cleaner bass

Separation : Wagnus has better separation , that I can imagine where the instrument
Placing more accurate.

Soundstage : has 3 D soundstage

Conculsion : Wagnus SQ is like my desktop rigs
Is my best portable / transportable amp now in term of clarity and detail .
That's why in Japan they use for monitoring too .

Note :
The best battery for Wagnus is Sanyo alkaline

This is my personal impression
Price wise the comparison is unfair
Wagnus cost $ 1000 Usd vs Pico Power $ 550 Usd biggrin.gif
Edited by rudi0504 - 6/29/13 at 7:50pm
post #17 of 669

Is there too much hiss with IEM usage?

post #18 of 669
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Is there too much hiss with IEM usage?

Hi Audionewbi

I have tried in two iems
Fit Ear MH 335 DW : has a little bit hiss , not like ortofon MHD Q7
Tralucent 1+2: is almost zero hiss

Source : AK 100 with new fw 2,01
Amp : Wagnus Epsilon S
Iem : Fit Ear MH 335 DW with Fit Ear 000 cable
Tralucent 1+ 2 with UBER cable

Note : Wagnus headphone out use 6,3 mm connector
For iems you need adapter from 3,5 mm to female 6,3 mm


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Edited by rudi0504 - 6/30/13 at 1:13am
post #19 of 669

Thank you, I am definitely interested in purchasing this in near future. I am in market for a good closed back IEM. I am currently enjoying the 627x.

 

Also if i am not mistaken the wagus people have developed an adapter for IEM usage.

post #20 of 669
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Thank you, I am definitely interested in purchasing this in near future. I am in market for a good closed back IEM. I am currently enjoying the 627x.

Also if i am not mistaken the wagus people have developed an adapter for IEM usage.

Wagnus has new amp with blue volume knob is cheaper , in Japan the Wagnus Epsilon S with red volume knob is most wanted amp .
I think they make adapter as well , I have bought their mini to mini
Please visit Fujiavic as sole distributor for Wagnus in japan .
post #21 of 669

Hi Rudi

 

Nice to read about your personal impression.

 

How much playtime can you get from the 2 Sanyo alkaline batteries? Did you try rechargable ones (Sanyo now Panasonic Eneloop)?

post #22 of 669
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Hi Rudi

Nice to read about your personal impression.

How much playtime can you get from the 2 Sanyo alkaline batteries? Did you try rechargable ones (Sanyo now Panasonic Eneloop)?

The battery life from 2 AA 1,5 volt , for example alkaline battery from Sanyo can last 4 - 5 hours

Wagnus recommend Sanyo Eneloop

I haven't try with the Sanyo Eneloop
post #23 of 669

It could also claim to be the ugliest portable HA. I would love to see a picture of the inside just to make sure is not just a pimped up CMoy wink.gif


Edited by zenpunk - 6/30/13 at 4:51am
post #24 of 669
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The battery life from 2 AA 1,5 volt , for example alkaline battery from Sanyo can last 4 - 5 hours

Wagnus recommend Sanyo Eneloop

I haven't try with the Sanyo Eneloop


Ah nice! However that would be Panasonic now as they have bought over and rebranded the Sanyo Eneloop.

 

Anyway, can you tell a difference in terms of sound quality if you use Sanyo Alkalines vs say Energizers?

post #25 of 669

Found this article (you will need to translate it as it's in Japanese): http://kamode.exblog.jp/18064758/

 

Apparently this author said different batteries give different sounds and alludes that to the eventual voltage drop as the batteries are drained.

 

Maybe the best way out is to get some type of an adapter that connects the ends out to a transformer that can give constant 3.0 volts!

post #26 of 669
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Found this article (you will need to translate it as it's in Japanese): http://kamode.exblog.jp/18064758/

Apparently this author said different batteries give different sounds and alludes that to the eventual voltage drop as the batteries are drained.

Maybe the best way out is to get some type of an adapter that connects the ends out to a transformer that can give constant 3.0 volts!

Wagnus don't have connector for external power adapter.
Battery is the best power source for audio gear

Your link is proto type from Wagnus

I have tried many branded battery , it is true can influence the SQ from Wagnus
The best SQ is : Sanyo alkaline 1,5 Volt
Recommend is: Sanyo Eneloop for rechargeable battery

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Originally Posted by bukitdamansara View Post


Ah nice! However that would be Panasonic now as they have bought over and rebranded the Sanyo Eneloop.

Anyway, can you tell a difference in terms of sound quality if you use Sanyo Alkalines vs say Energizers?

Sanyo vs Energizer

Overall Sanyo more balance in all frequencies
High : better detail and clarity
Mid : more body and lush and cleaner
Bass : better bass impact , better bass detail and faster
Separation : is better that we can imagine where the instrument placement
More accurate
Soundstage : wider and taller than Energizer
background : better than Energizer , low noise floor
post #27 of 669
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

It could also claim to be the ugliest portable HA. I would love to see a picture of the inside just to make sure is not just a pimped up CMoy wink.gif

Until now we don't have any picture of the inside
Wagnus build use discreet amp , it is different from CMoy .
If I get the picture of the inside I will post here
post #28 of 669

Hey guys,

 

I just checked Twitter and saw VERY preliminary information regarding the tube version of Bialbero as follows:

 

https://twitter.com/sugarspector/status/350857127839014912

 

https://twitter.com/HaRuWagnus/status/351915003269492738

 

IF that were actually being made in the future, they might only sell 20 of them and I already asked Kume-san for one of those spots via e-mail:

 

http://wagnus.exblog.jp/i10/

 

Simple English seemed to work just fine, and international orders should be OK when we're covering the PayPal fees ourselves.

 


 

They posted a short review of Bialbero Epsilon S as well:

 

http://wagnus.exblog.jp/19981484/

 

If you could understand Japanese, you might wanna watch them showing PAD EVOLUZIONE and PAD-SO designed for ultra-sensitive IEMs such as FitEar TG!334

 

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/33531903

 

They mentioned  that passive fixed attenuator for FitEar here

 

http://wagnus.exblog.jp/20586159/

 

Their own FitEar replacement cable should be available later this year as well

 

https://twitter.com/HaRuWagnus/statuses/345376204100096001

post #29 of 669
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post

Hey guys,

I just checked Twitter and saw VERY preliminary information regarding the tube version of Bialbero as follows:

https://twitter.com/sugarspector/status/350857127839014912

https://twitter.com/HaRuWagnus/status/351915003269492738

IF that were actually being made in the future, they might only sell 20 of them and I already asked Kume-san for one of those spots via e-mail:

http://wagnus.exblog.jp/i10/

Simple English seemed to work just fine, and international orders should be OK when we're covering the PayPal fees ourselves.

They posted a short review of Bialbero Epsilon S as well:

http://wagnus.exblog.jp/19981484/

If you could understand Japanese, you might wanna watch them showing PAD EVOLUZIONE and PAD-SO designed for ultra-sensitive IEMs such as FitEar TG!334

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/33531903

They mentioned  that passive fixed attenuator for FitEar here

http://wagnus.exblog.jp/20586159/

Their own FitEar replacement cable should be available later this year as well

https://twitter.com/HaRuWagnus/statuses/345376204100096001

Thank you for your link , but I don't understand Japanese
Lucky you can read and write Chinese , more or less you can understand what they write biggrin.gif
Please translate for us here

Thank you
post #30 of 669

Makes my Graham Slee Voyager look like it was built by Nagra and finished by Faberge.

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