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post #121 of 915
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Maybe the coffee hasn't kicked in yet, but I can't seem to find a way to insert a poll in an existing thread?

I remember an example. FiiO X5 thread got its poll later on after the thread was created. However I don't know how to do it either, thread starter head-fier did it. So there is a way but don't know how it actually works.

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Time for some secret sauce.

 

 

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post #123 of 915
I've just bought an O2/ODAC as a desktop solution for use with my laptop and assume I can feed the DX50 into it via Line Out when I'm in the office.

However I'm still looking for a more portable amp solution as well for the DX50 ideally with coax in.....something like the Leckerton UHA-6sII or iBassd D12.
post #124 of 915
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DX50 - Pico Power stack.

 

 

In a word:  Wonderful.

And BAM, Pico Power is back in the mix, thanks to Cooperpwc. They stack better than expected and everybody is ranting about the sound from the PP.

 

Edit: I forgot about the batteries! Dammit! :mad:

Now we just need to get Cooper a shorter IC...


Edited by Sorensiim - 10/28/13 at 4:33am
post #125 of 915
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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post

I've just bought an O2/ODAC as a desktop solution for use with my laptop and assume I can feed the DX50 into it via Line Out when I'm in the office.

However I'm still looking for a more portable amp solution as well for the DX50 ideally with coax in.....something like the Leckerton UHA-6sII or iBassd D12.

I'm so impressed by the WM8470 implementation in the DX50 that I'm not really considering going via another DAC... Unless off course someone creates a perfectly sized amp with the ESS 9018 DAC implementation from the DX100, at a reasonable price. Prefereably black, with a casing carved from unicorn hooves.

post #126 of 915
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I'm so impressed by the WM8470 implementation in the DX50 that I'm not really considering going via another DAC... Unless off course someone creates a perfectly sized amp with the ESS 9018 DAC implementation from the DX100, at a reasonable price. Prefereably black, with a casing carved from unicorn hooves.

I am actually wondering that myself at the moment.....I agree that the implementation of the WM8740 on the 50 is first class......so much so I actually sold my Dual 8470 AK120. Having just bought the Mayflower O2/ODAC combination I am actually wondering whether I would get any major benefits of feeding the DX50 optically into say the Leckerton? The D12 might be different as it as Dual DACs. Other than that I am actually just thinking Line Out into something like the JDS C5 / Pico Power / Tralucent T1 or even the Heir Audio R1 or similar. I dont even need the DAC for my Laptop now either having bought the O2/ODAC.

 

How do you find the synergy with your DX50 and R1......Just wondering why you are looking at other Amps?? 

 

I only have the DreamEarx AUD-8x at the moment...but I am looking at possibly the 4C / UM Merlin or JH13 as well.

post #127 of 915
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How do you find the synergy with your DX50 and R1......Just wondering why you are looking at other Amps?? 

 

I only have the DreamEarx AUD-8x at the moment...but I am looking at possibly the 4C / UM Merlin or JH13 as well.

Synergy with the R1 is good, but I lack other amps to compare it to. The R1 doesn't add much  flavour, just improved soundstage and separation as well as a better punch to the bass when the drums hit. Rammstein's "Weidmanns Heil" or "Take The Power Back" by Rage Against the Machine are brilliant for testing punch... :veryevil:

 

I'm mostly looking for a new amp to try something new. After 1½ years with the DX100 as the answer to all my needs I want to try some new stuff :smile:

 

I used to have the Merlin but I can in no way recommend doing business with UM. Lots of others around here seem happy with their experience, YMMV and all that. 


Edited by Sorensiim - 10/28/13 at 3:19am
post #128 of 915
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I'm so impressed by the WM8470 implementation in the DX50 that I'm not really considering going via another DAC... Unless off course someone creates a perfectly sized amp with the ESS 9018 DAC implementation from the DX100, at a reasonable price. Prefereably black, with a casing carved from unicorn hooves.

Unicorn hooves can be done easily but for the rest I wouldn't be so sure.

post #129 of 915
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Synergy with the R1 is good, but I lack other amps to compare it to. The R1 doesn't add much  flavour, just improved soundstage and separation as well as a better punch to the bass when the drums hit. Rammstein's "Weidmanns Heil" or "Take The Power Back" by Rage Against the Machine are brilliant for testing punch... :veryevil:

 

I'm mostly looking for a new amp to try something new. After 1½ years with the DX100 as the answer to all my needs I want to try some new stuff :smile:

 

I used to have the Merlin but I can in no way recommend doing business with UM. Lots of others around here seem happy with their experience, YMMV and all that. 

Ha Ok I understand......

 

I'm actually in the same boat from the point of view that I dont want to add to the sound, but would like to see if I can get an even better soundstage / seperation and dynamics with an amp added. 

 

I am actually gutted because I sold an R1 about 3 months ago.....of course I now wished I had held onto it. At the moment there is an R1 on here For Sale so may take a punt.....but probably leaning more towards a Tralucent T1 / JDS Labs C5 or Pico Power at the moment. Only issue I have with the Pico Power is having to keep changing the batteries to charge them.

 

If you are interested by the way there is a guy on here selling an RSA Intruder (3 months old...he offered it to me for £360.00) I can PM you his details if you are potentially interested??

post #130 of 915
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Ha Ok I understand......

 

I'm actually in the same boat from the point of view that I dont want to add to the sound, but would like to see if I can get an even better soundstage / seperation and dynamics with an amp added.

 

I am actually gutted because I sold an R1 about 3 months ago.....of course I now wished I had held onto it. At the moment there is an R1 on here For Sale so may take a punt.....but probably leaning more towards a Tralucent T1 / JDS Labs C5 or Pico Power at the moment. Only issue I have with the Pico Power is having to keep changing the batteries to charge them.

 

If you are interested by the way there is a guy on here selling an RSA Intruder (3 months old...he offered it to me for £360.00) I can PM you his details if you are potentially interested??

Apparently Noble Audio works on a new amp, some kind of successor of R1, maybe it is worth to wait.

post #131 of 915
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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post
 

Ha Ok I understand......

 

I'm actually in the same boat from the point of view that I dont want to add to the sound, but would like to see if I can get an even better soundstage / seperation and dynamics with an amp added. 

 

I am actually gutted because I sold an R1 about 3 months ago.....of course I now wished I had held onto it. At the moment there is an R1 on here For Sale so may take a punt.....but probably leaning more towards a Tralucent T1 / JDS Labs C5 or Pico Power at the moment. Only issue I have with the Pico Power is having to keep changing the batteries to charge them.

 

If you are interested by the way there is a guy on here selling an RSA Intruder (3 months old...he offered it to me for £360.00) I can PM you his details if you are potentially interested??

CRAP, I forgot about those batteries for the Pico Power!

 

And yes, please PM me those details... Who knows what might happen? :D

post #132 of 915
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CRAP, I forgot about those batteries for the Pico Power!

 

And yes, please PM me those details... Who knows what might happen? :D

Soren, I don't want to influence your decision but battery powered amps are quite good actually. Think about it, if you ever go somewhere, all you need to find is batteries not to charger, plugs etc. Get rechargeable ones and you will be all set.

post #133 of 915
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Soren, I don't want to influence your decision but battery powered amps are quite good actually. Think about it, if you ever go somewhere, all you need to find is batteries not to charger, plugs etc. Get rechargeable ones and you will be all set.

Oh I am already looking for a battery powered amp. With a charging port or at least the ability to use an external power supply like the Meier Quickstep :smile:

post #134 of 915
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Oh I am already looking for a battery powered amp. With a charging port or at least the ability to use an external power supply like the Meier Quickstep :smile:

Oh, crap, I mixed up when I was typing, sorry, I am coming here to check head-fi between my experiments :D Anyway I think we understood each others points ;) I am very curious about your decision, which one you will settle down at the end and of course comparison to R1.

post #135 of 915

And I'm also strongly considering the quickstep. Especially since it's sold in Europe. Does anyone have good reviews on it? :)

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