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My Alpha Dog just rocked up, looking forward to doing some listening tonight.


Edited by UNIFi - 4/21/14 at 11:51pm
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Originally Posted by tehsprayer View Post
 

Do you feel it beats out the HE-500 and LCD-2 for price to performance?

 

Can't speak for the LCD-2, but the HE-500 and AD are both good with price to performance. Different flavors, if you will, but I find the AD to be a slightly better all-rounder (certainly more comfortable) than the HE-500 w/ jerg pads. Your tastes and needs may vary, of course. The open-back nature of the HE-500 can be a problems for some. It's hard to really go wrong with either. The HE-500 does sound pretty good with the alpha pads as well, but the headband still isn't super great.

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Originally Posted by KmanChu View Post

I went to the Charlotte meet last weekend and Dan had the ADs running through a Cavalli Liquid Glass and Auralic DAC. It was my favorite sound at the meet!

Funny, I read more good comments about the Alpha + Liquid Glass than about Alpha + Liquid Gold !

Is the Alpha + Liquid Glass offering à better synergie despite the Gold being their TOL ? ?

Other question: anyone tested the Alpha direct out the HUGO's amp ? Good synergy ?
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post


Funny, I read more good comments about the Alpha + Liquid Glass than about Alpha + Liquid Gold !

Is the Alpha + Liquid Glass offering à better synergie despite the Gold being their TOL ? ?

Other question: anyone tested the Alpha direct out the HUGO's amp ? Good synergy ?

Dan is going around demoing the ADs with the Liquid Glass. The LG is an incredible amp. It had an absolutely black background that none of the other tube amps at the meet could match. The music came out of nowhere with startling "next to you" type feeling. Well done tubes just inject a sort richness that is difficult to duplicate otherwise. I'm sure the Liquid Gold is a brilliant amp, I just haven't heard it.

post #6710 of 8750

We got 2-3 weeks behind in delivery as we made the transition to gloss black from Matte, so we're around 6 weeks right now.  

 

The good news is we have our in house paint shop running and producing beautiful parts, and our external vendor is online so our capacity is increasing.  I'll be heading out to Axpona Thursday and since I test and fine tune the units before they ship, this will mean we have a short shipping week.  I will try to get all Alphas ordered by March 15 out before I leave Thursday, but if we don't get them before I leave we will have a large number shipping Tuesday of next week and by the end of next week our plan is to be at least to March 26 orders.

 

We expect to be at or below 4 weeks sometime next week.  Thanks for your patience!  

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Originally Posted by mrspeakers View Post

We got 2-3 weeks behind in delivery as we made the transition to gloss black from Matte, so we're around 6 weeks right now.  

The good news is we have our in house paint shop running and producing beautiful parts, and our external vendor is online so our capacity is increasing.  I'll be heading out to Axpona Thursday and since I test and fine tune the units before they ship, this will mean we have a short shipping week.  I will try to get all Alphas ordered by March 15 out before I leave Thursday, but if we don't get them before I leave we will have a large number shipping Tuesday of next week and by the end of next week our plan is to be at least to March 26.

We expect to be at or below 4 weeks sometime next week.  Thanks for your patience!  
This is good to hear, my order is march 24th so my Lyr's tubes will have time to burn in before it arrives.smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by TeskR - 4/22/14 at 9:06am
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Originally Posted by KmanChu View Post
 

Dan is going around demoing the ADs with the Liquid Glass. The LG is an incredible amp. It had an absolutely black background that none of the other tube amps at the meet could match. The music came out of nowhere with startling "next to you" type feeling. Well done tubes just inject a sort richness that is difficult to duplicate otherwise. I'm sure the Liquid Gold is a brilliant amp, I just haven't heard it.

thanks for your feedback

post #6713 of 8750

Nice update! I ordered April 8th oh please time go by faster : ] maybe I will get them before finals week which is May 12th

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Originally Posted by wahsmoh View Post
 

Nice update! I ordered April 8th oh please time go by faster : ] maybe I will get them before finals week which is May 12th

Ordered mine on Saturday. Will be another month or so before mine even ships !

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I've had the pleasure of spending some time with the ZMF V.1 and I'm really digging the comfort of the pilot pad. Has anyone tried ditching the leather comfort strap and using a pilot pad with the Alpha Dog? 

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

I've had the pleasure of spending some time with the ZMF V.1 and I'm really digging the comfort of the pilot pad. Has anyone tried ditching the leather comfort strap and using a pilot pad with the Alpha Dog? 

thats a pretty cool option, I would really like to try it. installation look like a pain though.


Edited by Law87 - 4/22/14 at 9:48pm
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actually its velcro off/on. I like the dog strap though its not as soft but less hot on my bald head. pros and cons to each

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My brother loaned me his Hifiman HM-901 + Minibox amp card to try with the AD's... another sleepless night.  

 

Right off the bat just with some MP3's the sound is just so sweet.  With hi-res files, very nice synergy with the AD's.  High gain, max volume is not super loud but no distortion.  I can live with this sound but the 901 is kind of slow.  Like IBM 256k compared to today's i5 slow.  It's also big and heavy.  Small brick heavy but it is the same as strapping a DAP to a portable amp.

 

Aside from the physical properties of the 901, it is a great sounding match with the AD's.  For someone that does a lot of commuting and can afford to lug around the AD and a good meaty player then I would highly recommend trying out the 901+Minibox amp card.

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We are now shipped through March 17.  Progress!

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Nice! Hope its quick shipping to the bay area.
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