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Leckerton uha-4 vs jds c5....which amp is best????

Poll Results: which amp would suit me best?

 
  • 46% (6)
    leckerton uha-4
  • 53% (7)
    jds c5
13 Total Votes  
post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

hi,

 

looking for a new portable amp for my headphones but cant decide from these two which to buy....any help is welcome

 

my earphones are the 1964 quads and a pair of denon d2000s....

 

music i mostly listen to is r&b, hip-hop/rap, pop, some rock, and anything else that sounds good

 

i dont like bright or harsh signitures as i find it fatiguing...prefer a more warm bassy yet detailed signiture with good speed and impact....

 

hope this info is enough for you to help me with my dilemma...also my dap is the colorfly c3...if that helps...

 

i would like a comparison of only the amp section i see the leckerton's dac as a bonus extra....

 

thanks in advance happy_face1.gif

post #2 of 21

I too am trying to decide between these two amps. One advantage I see with the Leckerton is that it's a amp/dac and the C5 is only a amp:confused:

post #3 of 21
If you are willing to wait jds will have a new product in a few weeks that is an amp and dac in one c5 casing
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Originally Posted by Blueshound24 View Post

I too am trying to decide between these two amps. One advantage I see with the Leckerton is that it's a amp/dac and the C5 is only a amp:confused:

Edited by KamijoIsMyHero - 10/18/13 at 3:38am
post #4 of 21

have heard the leckerton, but i have heard the c5 and voted for it. its a great amp, excellent build quality, transparent, excellent bass boost implementation.

post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post

If you are willing to wait jds will have a new product in a few weeks that is an amp and dac in one c5 casing

 

Well, cat's out of the bag now! You may refer to this edition as C5D.

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post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by jseaber View Post

Well, cat's out of the bag now! You may refer to this edition as C5D.

How much it will cost?
post #7 of 21

C5D will be priced at 249 USD.

 

Production is already finished. Launch will come alongside a major re-branding of JDS Labs (new site and logo).

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post #8 of 21

will the c5 remain or is there a new amp coming out as well - as was going to purchase a c5 over the weekend

 

thanks

post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by dimmockg View Post
 

will the c5 remain or is there a new amp coming out as well - as was going to purchase a c5 over the weekend

 

thanks

 

C5 will remain our flagship portable amp.

 

C5D is the same amp plus integrated PCM5102A DAC.

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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by jseaber View Post
 

 

Well, cat's out of the bag now! You may refer to this edition as C5D.

looks like it will be another great product

post #11 of 21
So does that mean the Dac is 32-bit/384kHz?

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Originally Posted by jseaber View Post

C5 will remain our flagship portable amp.

C5D is the same amp plus integrated PCM5102A DAC.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post

So does that mean the Dac is 32-bit/384kHz?

 

C5D is fully UAC1 compliant for maximum device compatibility (asynchronous 24/96). We'll start a thread soon with details. 

 

32/384 adds cost and size, but brings too little improvement. Of greater concern, it requires drivers which break operation with many phones and tablets. Not worth it!

 

Here's a short preview from CanJam. Skip to 6:27:

 

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post #13 of 21

I'm excited to see how the C5D compares to the UHA-6 MKii

post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 

this looks awesome...thanks jds....also am looking for a comparison of the leckerton 6s mk 2 to the c5d :gs1000smile:

post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 

This can also be the new official JDS C5D thread.....:tongue_smile:

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