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post #121 of 258

DX100 and HDP R10 has only SE right, not balanced?

post #122 of 258
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Originally Posted by onlychild View Post

Ibasso has a balanced portable dac

 

Correct, but you will need a crazy interconnect...

post #123 of 258
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

DX100 and HDP R10 has only SE right, not balanced?

 

I honestly would worry too much about going single ended input, to balanced output.  If Ray felt it was that important, he wouldn't have included the single ended input...

 

Now, double amping?  That's my pet peeve...

post #124 of 258

but don't let this disappoint you, if it has the same kind of imaging I had on the protector, then single ended source is already amazing.

post #125 of 258
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Originally Posted by castleofargh View Post

but don't let this disappoint you, if it has the same kind of imaging I had on the protector, then single ended source is already amazing.

I could not agree more. Once I started using my Protector with a balanced output I could never go back to SE. The clarity and imaging is simply breathtaking.
post #126 of 258
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The Hisoundaudio Anv. 3 is a very small dap. Single ended out to The Lightning is excellent. Though the headphone out of the Anv 3 is through the amp section, it is a very, very transparent dap and works fine. The Anv 3 is actually a little thicker than The Lighting but the package is very small and dynamic. 

 

Using The F-35 is interesting. What the Anv 3 sounds like goes right through the 35 like all it is, is a wire. Better amplification without doubt but the sound signature of the Anv 3 seems totally unaffected. This is true of whatever dap I use. If the dap is warm then the sound is warm if could, then cold if neutral then neutral just better amplification and sound in general with more layering and slam. 


Edited by jamato8 - 7/27/13 at 2:38pm
post #127 of 258

Wonder how this is going to pair with the iBasso DX50 that is due out soon.  Seems like a good match.

post #128 of 258
Still no price listed on the website?
post #129 of 258
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Originally Posted by MadMoxxi View Post

Wonder how this is going to pair with the iBasso DX50 that is due out soon.  Seems like a good match.

Are they the same size?
post #130 of 258
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Are they the same size?


Not the same but quite similar I would say. It could be a good portable balanced setup.

post #131 of 258
Price posted on Rays site. $550 ($500 for first 200 buyers)
post #132 of 258

Ouch, that's pricey.

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Price posted on Rays site. $550 ($500 for first 200 buyers)

that's an ambitious price, around the price of a portaphile 627x too, hopefully there will be impressions on the sq between the two later on

post #134 of 258
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

that's an ambitious price, around the price of a portaphile 627x too, hopefully there will be impressions on the sq between the two later on


Portaphile is single ended, The Lightning has only balanced output. Their purpose is kinda different. If you want to compare 627x to one of the RSA amps, try their flagship single ended products. I am not that familiar with RSA amps but I heard SR71A is very good.

 

EDIT: Yeah I also find it very pricy, I was expecting at least 100 150 $ less.

post #135 of 258
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Custom case, not off the shelf, great anodizing that holds up, military spec boards, and some of the best sound I have heard from a portable or from most any amp. 

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