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As an amplifier alone - I prefer the Power to the Original. I've yet to try the slim.  The Pico Amp/DAC is convenient and has a nice form factor. 

The power is clearly the best sounding of the three.  I wish Justin will release a hi-rez Pico DAC in the future.

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The power is clearly the best sounding of the three.  I wish Justin will release a hi-rez Pico DAC in the future.

Thanks a lot for the info. I will go for the power then. Now i just need to save some cash . My wallet will hate me for this

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 The Pico Slim is ideal for IEMs because of the volume control (and it is tiny). They are all good but for pure sound quality, the Power is the best of the three.
The power is still fine with iem on low gain and the swing on the dial has enough play
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The power is still fine with iem on low gain and the swing on the dial has enough play

 

Indeed. I use it for IEMs.

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I love the coloring of my Pico DAC/AMP. Is the Pico Power less colored than it? If not, I guess I'll stick to the original one.

 

Question, where does the Triad L3 stand against newer portable amps like the Pico Power (ignoring the size issues)?

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The power is still fine with iem on low gain and the swing on the dial has enough play

 

 

Yep. I was using a Pico Power with IEMs and loved it. In the end, I traded the power for a Pico Slim purely for size reasons.

The power does have the edge sound quality-wise though.

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I have both pico slim and pico power and they are both quality amps! They both are great for IEM.
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Has anyone besides Currawong compared the Pico Power to the O2?

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Edited by upstateguy - 1/22/15 at 10:29pm
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it is intentionally made as an old school style portable amp, as i had never done one before

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Edited by upstateguy - 1/22/15 at 10:26pm
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Yes of course i remember you. And i'm in one of the photos there

 

If you look at a high quality universal 9V charger that charges 2 or 4 batteries, there is quite a bit of circuitry inside them which is required in order to charge batteries the right way. It was not possible for me to put this into the Pico Power without adding significant size to the amp. You can also get up to 40 hours of battery life with the highest capacity li-po 9V batteries. It's not for everyone, but i do still have the regular Pico amp or Pico DAC/Amp if you want to leave it plugged in all the time.

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Now if only you could make a CCK-compatible high-res DAC that would fit in a Pico Slim case and a dual-component leather case for both.... ;)

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Holy thread bump! The Pico Power clearly is not designed for desktop use and neither does it have a DAC so lack of ac is meh. I really like that 9v batteries last so long and particularly in this age where all of our toys have to be charged overnight. With that said if Justin wants the next headamp portable to be rechargeable that is fine
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Edited by upstateguy - 1/22/15 at 10:26pm
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