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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post

Did anyone try the OPA637?
It's supposed to be even better.

Better = Faster? Unlike an OPA 627 the OPA637 is not internally compensated for unity gain and is likely to be a lot less stable in the E12DIY. The sort of oscillation that results can sometimes only be seen with a fast oscilloscope and is not good, at best things will get warm and use a lot of power. Not every opamp is interchangeable in every circuit and different headphones can work better with different opamps, especially comparing low impedance iem's and high impedance headphones. Better is often not always better but better with this music or that source device and not to forget different people like different things. 

post #1367 of 2221
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Originally Posted by Fiiorless View Post
 

Better = Faster? Unlike an OPA 627 the OPA637 is not internally compensated for unity gain and is likely to be a lot less stable in the E12DIY. The sort of oscillation that results can sometimes only be seen with a fast oscilloscope and is not good, at best things will get warm and use a lot of power. Not every opamp is interchangeable in every circuit and different headphones can work better with different opamps, especially comparing low impedance iem's and high impedance headphones. Better is often not always better but better with this music or that source device and not to forget different people like different things. 

 

:blink: This what happens when I fail to read the data sheet all the way through.

 

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

These are what I have for E12DIY so far, including the stock:

 

OPAMP :
LME49860, AD8599, ADA4627-1, LME49990, OPA1642, AD825, LT1028, AD744, OPA627, LT1678, LT1469, LT1358, OPA2111, NE5532, LM4562, LME49720, NJM5532, NJM2114, NJM4580, NJM4558, NJM4556, OP270, OP275, OPA2134, OPA2227, OPA2604, AD8397, OPA2209, OPA2107, AD8066, MAX9632, MUSES8820, MUSES8920.

 

Buffer:
LT1010

 

Did you manage to go through all this list?

If so, what can you recommend from it? (I deleted the ones that I have or going to get soon).

 

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Originally Posted by delrosa81 View Post


We usually sell in master rolls of 600mm x 200Metres. But let me check whether I have FOC samples for you cos it is really small.

 

Thanks. Any progress on the subject?

post #1368 of 2221
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post
 

Did you manage to go through all this list?

If so, what can you recommend from it? (I deleted the ones that I have or going to get soon).

 

Briefly, yes.

 

Those that really impressed me in the list are: AD8599, OPA627, NJM5532, AD8397 and the MUSES (which are surprisingly good and similar to 01 and 02). MAX9632 is quite interesting as well. It works quite well on some buffer but not all of them. Also, it is the only Maxim opamp I can find that will work in E12DIY, given Maxim isn't that interested in opamp but more in chip amp.

post #1369 of 2221
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post

 

 

Thanks. Any progress on the subject?

 

I can cut some samples and mail it to you. Could you send me your mailing address so I can send it from Singapore?

post #1370 of 2221
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Originally Posted by delrosa81 View Post

I can cut some samples and mail it to you. Could you send me your mailing address so I can send it from Singapore?

I sent you a PM with my address.

Thank you very much for your help.
post #1371 of 2221
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post


I sent you a PM with my address.

Thank you very much for your help.


Sure, will post it out by this week! Most welcome, glad to help a fellow Headfi member out :)

post #1372 of 2221

Finally the E12DIY Gold is in my hands! Right now it is charging and I am back at work. Cant wait to get home tonight and try it out!

 

 

BTW my number is 00XX. Me likey double digits lol.

post #1373 of 2221

Did some testing last night on my new Fiio E12DIY, I left everything in default and have yet to start swapping out the internals, so far so good!

 

A photo of my E12DIY. It is simply beautiful to my ears and eyes :)

 

My rig (Current Setup)

post #1374 of 2221
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Originally Posted by delrosa81 View Post

Did some testing last night on my new Fiio E12DIY, I left everything in default and have yet to start swapping out the internals, so far so good!

A photo of my E12DIY. It is simply beautiful to my ears and eyes smily_headphones1.gif



My rig (Current Setup)


Cool. What's in your rig? Looks pretty serious. Probably sounds great.

And what is that connector cord you're using? I'm sure it sounds better than the stock connector FiiO supplies. Is it worth the extra cost?
post #1375 of 2221

Sony ZX1 + PHA-2 + E12DIY.

post #1376 of 2221
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Originally Posted by K.T. View Post


Cool. What's in your rig? Looks pretty serious. Probably sounds great.

And what is that connector cord you're using? I'm sure it sounds better than the stock connector FiiO supplies. Is it worth the extra cost?

ClieOS answered your question lol. DAP: Sony ZX-1, DAC: Sony PHA-2, AMP: Fiio E12DIY. Im using the Cypher Labs connector cord, for me it is more for the aesthetics rather than for sound enhancement. Plugging it in and burnt probably 50 hours or so, I did not really notice any significant difference but swapping back to the OEM black copper cord, I noticed the Cypher Labs connector seems to brighten the sound and just that little bit more clarity as compared to the OEM black copper cord.

 

As for sound, in my opinion it sounds rather good for the category and price. :)

 

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

Sony ZX1 + PHA-2 + E12DIY.

Spot on! :)

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Love the look of the gold colour! wink.gif
post #1378 of 2221
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Originally Posted by DMax99 View Post

Love the look of the gold colour! wink.gif

 

Get one of each! :beyersmile:

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How different is the sound compared to a regular FiiO E12? 

post #1380 of 2221
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Originally Posted by jacky599r View Post
 

How different is the sound compared to a regular FiiO E12? 

 

I'll say E12 is near top-tier that can compete with just about any portable amp around the $250 mark while E12DIY is the top-tier amp that can compete with portable amp of any price range.

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