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post #31 of 44

This unit is single ended throughout, why would you guys want a balanced out for headphones (use a converter)? This is a budget ended item. Regardless, I would buy this unit over any NAD/Marantz/etc integrated offering unheard.


Edited by tim3320070 - 9/13/13 at 8:16pm

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post #32 of 44

This amp is getting the thumbs up from one of the guys over on Stereonet.

post #33 of 44
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This amp is getting the thumbs up from one of the guys over on Stereonet.

 

Yes indeed. I put this question there and thought I might ask here also. Does anyone know if headphone output cuts off the speaker terminal output when it detects a headphone is plugged in?

 

I may get this to use with the S-520s and probably my HE-500 headphones also...wondering if roughly 16W into 40 ohms (my HE-500 is 36 ohms) will still give me decent volume control? I imagine I would have to use low gain but it just seems like I would be wasting the Precision 1's potential although the 520s would get more use out of it.

post #34 of 44

This is a quote from Kingwa for anyone else interested: 

 

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 The Precision 1 can select the output for the headphone or the speaker by a button on front plate.
Change the output from speaker to headphone, the gain will change to Low, unless you push the button select high gain.
Every time you change from low gain to high gain, the volume will go to 0 for less trouble.
It is have enough power for the most headphones.
post #35 of 44

I like how he said it'll have enough power for most headphones. I think it has enough power for all headphones.

post #36 of 44
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I like how he said it'll have enough power for most headphones. I think it has enough power for all headphones.

 

Maybe King-wa has inside information on the HE-7 :veryevil:

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Maybe King-wa has inside information on the HE-7 :veryevil:

 

OMG! Preproman would wet himself if the HE-7 was even harder to drive than the HE-6. Fang would have one person on Head-fi super happy and about a thousand people angry with him. :veryevil:

post #38 of 44
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OMG! Preproman would wet himself if the HE-7 was even harder to drive than the HE-6. Fang would have one person on Head-fi super happy and about a thousand people angry with him. :veryevil:

 

Preproman wouldn't be alone. Not sure how wrong that sounded hahaha

post #39 of 44

Something similar, but only available in china.

Lets see when it will be announce for overseas market or not at all.

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/amp/Precision2/Precision2CH.htm

post #40 of 44
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Something similar, but only available in china.



Lets see when it will be announce for overseas market or not at all.



 



http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/amp/Precision2/Precision2CH.htm


 



"Similar", but with 2 transformers, much bigger and nearly double weight...
Edited by i019791 - 12/11/13 at 9:59am
post #41 of 44
OMG I wanted to buy a new bed next week but now....I don't know what to do - sleep well or get this. Tough one...
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OMG I wanted to buy a new bed next week but now....I don't know what to do - sleep well or get this. Tough one...


LOL......similar scenario haunted me about 6 weeks ago.

 

Because of the wifey....well....the serta icomfort renewal refined won out :p 


Edited by whirlwind - 12/14/13 at 8:18pm
post #43 of 44

Seeing as there are no other Precision 1 threads around - I'm here as a necromancer to say that I have been absolutely loving my 1s and LCD 2 combo for 3 months now.

 

I'd originally ordered the 1 through a local distributor but there appeared to be some delay in delivery and they upgraded my order to a 1s at no extra charge.  Fine by me, though I still prefer the 6.3mm output as the XLR out sounds a bit muddled in comparison.  

 

My setup:  FLAC -> Foobar WASAPI event -> Jdlabs ODAC -> Precision 1s -> LCD 2

 

If I had to sum it up in one word, the LCD 2 + Precision 1s combo = natural.  It's a balanced, neutral and superbly well articulated sound - liquid without losing clarity.  The bass is full and textural.  The mids and vocals are present without being in your face about it.  The treble is precise and never harsh.  There's a here-ness to the presentation, the music envelopes and engages you and keeps you in suspension of belief because everything is really real.  

 

I may be expounding on the qualities of the LCD 2s and that just goes to show how neutral and un-coloured the Precision 1 is.  

 

With the LCD 2s, high gain mode is the obvious and only real choice quality-wise, albeit at the expense of volume control range.  For example, 3 notches up on the volume is easy listening, 5 is moderate, while serious auditioning at loud levels can be had at 8 notches and above.  Suffice it to say that there's enough power there to cause serious damage to both ears and phones.  

 

This is my order of preference for amps that I've listened to with my LCD 2s, disregarding those that were woefully inadequate:

Precision 1 > iFi iCan > Objective O2 > iFi Nano iDSD as an amp > La Figaro\Dark Voice 339.    

 

I would love to listen to a Burson Soloist or Violectric V200 in comparison but I'd wager that there won't be too much to separate them despite the price gulf.  I'd most likely switch my cans out before switching out my Precision 1.  If at all, it may be that I finally get tired of trying to make sure that my playlists are of a uniform dynamic range and sound level, since it can get jarringly loud from one song to the next.  

post #44 of 44

does anyone know of the difference between the the precision 1 and 2.....
the headphone power output seems to be the same and the speaker outputs differ by 10 watts :confused_face: .
do you guys recommend the precision 1 for driving the he-6 close to optimally ?

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