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Originally Posted by runswithaliens View Post

Speaking of which it would be cool if iFi would take some of the features of these mini units and create one Mega-iFi device that would include the iTube, iCan, iDac, and with full pre-amp functionality... and then throw in a remote.

I can see how a lot of folks would like a remote. I would prefer such a device with stepped attenuators instead of pots. Hmmm... perhaps they could use the same chip that Arcam use in the rPAC, then we could have stepped attenuation and a remote cool.gif

It's actually a DIY ambition of mine to rehouse my iFi devices in one big box with a T-amp thrown in for good measure. I could probably squeeze the DSPeaker in there too. Now that would make for a great all-in-one system.

Edit: also an ambition to have it fully solar powered.
Edited by technobear - 8/20/13 at 2:50am
post #182 of 295

What's the default gain on the old iCan? I love this amp, but I find that my volume ranges from 8 to 9 o'clock which is very narrow. It is sometimes difficult to change volume on the fly because of this. Would upgrading to the newer iCan help?

post #183 of 295
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Originally Posted by Ophiel View Post

What's the default gain on the old iCan? I love this amp, but I find that my volume ranges from 8 to 9 o'clock which is very narrow. It is sometimes difficult to change volume on the fly because of this. Would upgrading to the newer iCan help?

 

The original iCAN has a gain of +17dB.

post #184 of 295

Why am I not surprised... I think I will be upgrading it then, seems like i will be able to use my iems with it and also get finer volume control. I've noticed channel imbalance at low volumes.. hopefully lower gain solves this.

 

EDIT:: decided not to get it. $50 for small issues seem a big price to pay.


Edited by Ophiel - 8/25/13 at 6:38am
post #185 of 295

burning in my updated iCan (with gain switch) now...

post #186 of 295
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Originally Posted by gerard14ph View Post

burning in my updated iCan (with gain switch) now...

How is it?

 

I wish the iCan is updated with a better potentiometer instead of just a gain switch. Then I would consider upgrading it..

post #187 of 295
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Originally Posted by Ophiel View Post

How is it?

I wish the iCan is updated with a better potentiometer instead of just a gain switch. Then I would consider upgrading it..

I had it upgraded for free since I just got it this year. No more channel imbalance issues especially for sensitive IEMs. Problem is though, they had a different idea for a gain switch. It's composed of six switches, which are impossible to toggle with your fingers and you have to decipher how to put them in L, M, or H gain.
post #188 of 295
I also got it this year, but here I still have to pay to upgrade.
re gain switches, I usually use a pen to do it. And I heard they decided to do it separately for each channel..for whatever reason
post #189 of 295
It's getting abit dead here, I wonder why? Anyway, I just found out I can change to the new version for free, so gonna do it within the next wk and try it out
post #190 of 295

*crickets*

post #191 of 295

Discussion of some new iFi products is here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/683406/ifi-audio-nano-idsd-announced

post #192 of 295

The volume knob is much smoother and volume control easier with +0 gain with iCan ver2. Nice. The only complaint i have is the shorter xBass and 3D switches, which makes it a tad harder to change between the modes. But since I use the same settings pretty much all the time, no big deal.

post #193 of 295

Finally for my hands on an itube, I like it a lot.  So much so my Little Dot Mk III is going.

 

 

 

post #194 of 295

I finally pulled the trigger (and am crying about my wallet...) but holy ****, do I like the iCan. I'll have to give it a few days to let it really settle in with me since I just popped open the box a few hours ago, but so far, I'm absolutely loving the detail and the options that the switches provide. So far, great match with the AD900x. The max bass and 3d settings are a little bit of magic.

 

One thing I did notice when I first started listening, though, was that the max 3d setting kicked up the treble to near uncomfortable levels, but it seems like I've adjusted to it by now.


Edited by pngwn - 11/19/13 at 8:34pm
post #195 of 295
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post
 

I finally pulled the trigger (and am crying about my wallet...) but holy ****, do I like the iCan. I'll have to give it a few days to let it really settle in with me since I just popped open the box a few hours ago, but so far, I'm absolutely loving the detail and the options that the switches provide. So far, great match with the AD900x. The max bass and 3d settings are a little bit of magic.

 

One thing I did notice when I first started listening, though, was that the max 3d setting kicked up the treble to near uncomfortable levels, but it seems like I've adjusted to it by now.

I'm glad you like it! The 3D setting on the iCan is what sets it apart other amps. I have gotten so used to it by now that if I go back to 'normal' amps, I think I will have withdrawal symptoms.. I have tried a variety of surround sound DSPs and nothing comes close to this. It does make the sound brighter, but at least it doesn't distort the sound or lose details. And I guess i'm lucky, because my headphones happen to be light on treble so this sort of makes up for it.

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