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post #91 of 443
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I was the one taking brief notes while listening.
 
I was stunned and very impressed.
 1964-V6 and Frogbeats C5 sounded amazing with the amp. Wish I had another chance to try it with my other IEMs.

There are still no official infos about it ! :-(

--> do you Remember if it was offering Balanced out or only SE ?
--> type of controls available ? ( digital volume or nice volume knob...)
--> Can you describe How it looked and it Size ? ( tiny ? small ? Médium ? Large ? XL ? )

Thanks
post #92 of 443

Is this going to be a tube or solid state amp? Very Interested...

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Hello folks. Thanks for all the interest in this. I am behind, as you know. Being fairly conservative about saying things before I am sure they will work out I have been quiet on the portable.

 

I can answer some questions. Unless something changes...

 

1. It will have USB, toslink, analog inputs

2. It will be SE, but there is a reason for this which I'll explain as soon as I have protos in hand.

3. It will have a line out

4. It is SS, no tubes (but my SS stuff tends to be very smooth, like tubes)

 

bmichels, please tell me what you mean by small, medium, large and I can give you the target size.

 

Despite the silence, there has been steady work going on among the engineering team. I am very anxious to be able to release this amp as soon as humanly possible.

Dr. Cavalli gained notoriety with his first DIY amplifier projects. His success has blossomed into Cavalli Audio, a world leader in amplifier design.
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post #94 of 443
Thanks for the update.
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Originally Posted by runeight View Post

Hello folks. Thanks for all the interest in this. I am behind, as you know. Being fairly conservative about saying things before I am sure they will work out I have been quiet on the portable.

I can answer some questions. Unless something changes...

1. It will have USB, toslink, analog inputs
2. It will be SE, but there is a reason for this which I'll explain as soon as I have protos in hand.
3. It will have a line out
4. It is SS, no tubes (but my SS stuff tends to be very smooth, like tubes)

bmichels, please tell me what you mean by small, medium, large and I can give you the target size.

Despite the silence, there has been steady work going on among the engineering team. I am very anxious to be able to release this amp as soon as humanly possible.

Thanks à lot for the answer.

- from what I read, it has à built-in DAC !! What chip ? DSD support ? 24/192 support ?
- by Size, i mean is it smaller or larger than à Centrance HIFI M8 ?
- works on battery ?
- has LCD / Leds for infos about the DAC ( bit rate...) ?

Again...BRAVO !
Edited by bmichels - 11/17/13 at 6:43pm
post #96 of 443

Roughly similar in size to the M8 (for the protos). Give or take.

 

Yes, it will run off battery. Even a normal sized one. :D

 

I'll have more to say when things are finalized for production.

Dr. Cavalli gained notoriety with his first DIY amplifier projects. His success has blossomed into Cavalli Audio, a world leader in amplifier design.
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post #97 of 443

Here is the pictures I took in Chicago meeting. It was just a prototype so probably the actual product will be different and look better.

 

 

post #98 of 443

@runeight: That size is rather huge...for me, as I'm actually hoping for a small and slim size (i.e. headstage arrow size)

 

how long is the battery life? 

post #99 of 443

Please don't draw conclusions from that photo. This was a very early, hand made test unit. It used through hole boards and it was for the sole purpose of testing some ideas. It doesn't even have a battery in it, but is being driven from an external supply.

 

The actual unit will be much smaller and typical of portable amps. The production units may be smaller than the first real prototype.

Dr. Cavalli gained notoriety with his first DIY amplifier projects. His success has blossomed into Cavalli Audio, a world leader in amplifier design.
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post #100 of 443
Liquid Shocking

Or

Liquid Fire
post #101 of 443
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Originally Posted by runeight View Post
 

Please don't draw conclusions from that photo. This was a very early, hand made test unit. It used through hole boards and it was for the sole purpose of testing some ideas. It doesn't even have a battery in it, but is being driven from an external supply.

 

The actual unit will be much smaller and typical of portable amps. The production units may be smaller than the first real prototype.

 

No, no, I took that conclusion from your description of "Roughly similar in size to the M8", please do correct me if I'm wrong

 

Is the battery life can't be announced yet? :P

 

Since there is a possibility of having it's own DAC, also toslink input, I'd like to stress out the need for short toslink cable with head unit adapter for AK120 for portable use. I don't think I've seen short toslink cable before CMIIW

 

Cheers :)


Edited by etherlite - 11/18/13 at 3:18am
post #102 of 443

Is it true that power supply is the most difficult problem in portables as to achieving highest sound quality possible?

post #103 of 443
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Originally Posted by etherlite View Post
 

 

No, no, I took that conclusion from your description of "Roughly similar in size to the M8", please do correct me if I'm wrong

 

Is the battery life can't be announced yet? :P

 

Since there is a possibility of having it's own DAC, also toslink input, I'd like to stress out the need for short toslink cable with head unit adapter for AK120 for portable use. I don't think I've seen short toslink cable before CMIIW

 

Cheers :)

 

Right. Prototype size is 120mm x 78mm x 27mm. This a bit smaller than the M8 (127x82x33)

 

It will have it's own DAC. Thanks for the input on the cable. Will try to do.

 

AJ, I think everything counts when trying to get good SQ. I'll explain this a bit more when I finally get protos in hand and if I believe they are performing to our expectations. :)

Dr. Cavalli gained notoriety with his first DIY amplifier projects. His success has blossomed into Cavalli Audio, a world leader in amplifier design.
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post #104 of 443

Following this closely. Hopefully it will be iOS7 (apple) compatible with CCK.

post #105 of 443

Liquid Un-obtanium?? :tongue_smile:

 

Heh, any more updates on this? 

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