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post #166 of 915
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Originally Posted by 1199-R View Post


where can you buy the BH amp from in Australia?


Need to order them from eBay, have them shipped from Hong Kong, there's an eBay seller called pollychen most members use.

I just think it should be known when BH was discovered it was (and still is) highly praised for it's performance ratio.

My intention posting here wasn't for anyone to necessarily go out and buy it. 
 

post #167 of 915

I've contacted Jan. About to pull the trigger on the quickstep. Haven't even sold the C5!

 

So, which color to take, black or silver? Silver shouldn't be as prone to scratching, but black looks awesome.

 

Too late, I purchased the black one.

 

And I made a DAC -> AMP interconnect for it :x

 


Edited by Marleybob217 - 10/30/13 at 4:27am
post #168 of 915
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

I've contacted Jan. About to pull the trigger on the quickstep. Haven't even sold the C5!

 

So, which color to take, black or silver? Silver shouldn't be as prone to scratching, but black looks awesome.

 

Too late, I purchased the black one.

 

And I made a DAC -> AMP interconnect for it :x

 

 

So pretty! (Click to show)

 

post #169 of 915
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Thanks!

 

I'm not really confident enough about my cable making skills, otherwise I would've made you one!

post #170 of 915
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

Thanks!

 

I'm not really confident enough about my cable making skills, otherwise I would've made you one!

You're either pretty damn good at making cables or taking pictures, 'cause that one looks awefully good. I think I'll go post a "WTB" ad for one of the Headstage miniscule IC cables now, I want something as compact and low-profile as possible.

 

Also: I'm falling for that Meier amp. Hard.


Edited by Sorensiim - 10/30/13 at 5:12am
post #171 of 915
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

I've contacted Jan. About to pull the trigger on the quickstep. Haven't even sold the C5!

 

So, which color to take, black or silver? Silver shouldn't be as prone to scratching, but black looks awesome.

 

Too late, I purchased the black one.

 

And I made a DAC -> AMP interconnect for it :x

 

Dude when I buy an amp, would you do some IC for me too? That thing looks so f***ing beautiful.

post #172 of 915
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


Need to order them from eBay, have them shipped from Hong Kong, there's an eBay seller called pollychen most members use.

I just think it should be known when BH was discovered it was (and still is) highly praised for it's performance ratio.

My intention posting here wasn't for anyone to necessarily go out and buy it. 
 


C&C wasn't really discovered as I posted in that thread. It is a amp made back in 2007 called "The Box", it just has a slight change from the Hammond case and dip sockets.  I do agree tho it is a great amp at $99. At that price tho it is beat out easy buy the Little Dot MK1, now MK1+ (The plus cost more now at $180) (But never fear it does have another name and sold buy the same seller as the C&C Pollychen on ebay for $99)

 The Little Dot had dips as well and came with the LM4562. At the time (2008) these were the budget amps to own. Both were big values and still are better then any of the new flavors, I'm talking Fiio. Both amps switched over to solder on opamps, which kinda sucks, because rolling was BIG back then. The Little Dots raised the price and added the LM4562 soldered on.  BUT, you can still buy the Little Dot renamed Fanmusic with the original great sounding LM4562 for under $100.  For under $100 I still recommend the Little Dot/Fanmusic, it sounds better then the C&C (Just not the same features-But the sound matters most)..

 Here is the original review of the Little Dot paired with the HD650  (A long read but great)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/284847/review-of-the-little-dot-mk1-portable-headphone-amplifier

 

It is truly an amazing little amp, dead silent, no hiss, neutral....

Here is the renamed amp with the original opamps etc...(a steal at under $100 as I said the Little Dot is now over $180)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fanmusic-MKII-MK2-Portable-Headphone-Amp-Amplifier-New-/250669118968?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item3a5d0b35f8

 

Little Dot MK1+

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Little-Dot-MK-I-MKI-Portable-Head-AMP-Gold-Edition-/250678504483?pt=US_Pro_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item3a5d9a6c23

 

(Note a guy is selling a Little Dot for $70 in the FS section, Deal of the year IMO)

 

Original C&C


Edited by Magicman74 - 10/30/13 at 6:25am
post #173 of 915
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

Dude when I buy an amp, would you do some IC for me too? That thing looks so f***ing beautiful.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

You're either pretty damn good at making cables or taking pictures, 'cause that one looks awefully good. I think I'll go post a "WTB" ad for one of the Headstage miniscule IC cables now, I want something as compact and low-profile as possible.

 

Also: I'm falling for that Meier amp. Hard.

Thanks, and good to hear to you are liking the quickstep more and more! That's very promising!

 

This was my first braided cable, and the I'm finding the Y split to the RCA plugs a bit short. Other than that it's almost perfect. 

I'll make both of you interconnect cables if you want, I would just need money for the parts!

post #174 of 915
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I'll make both of you interconnect cables if you want, I would just need money for the parts!

I might even come there to take a little visit and learn a few things while you are doing them :D

post #175 of 915
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

Thanks!

Thanks, and good to hear to you are liking the quickstep more and more! That's very promising!

 

This was my first braided cable, and the I'm finding the Y split to the RCA plugs a bit short. Other than that it's almost perfect. 

I'll make both of you interconnect cables if you want, I would just need money for the parts!

It looks amazing, but the DX50 + amp stack is my entire source and amp collection, so I would have absolutely no use for it :o

post #176 of 915
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

C&C wasn't really discovered as I posted in that thread. It is a amp made back in 2007 called "The Box", it just has a slight change from the Hammond case and dip sockets.  I do agree tho it is a great amp at $99. At that price tho it is beat out easy buy the Little Dot MK1, now MK1+ (The plus cost more now at $180) (But never fear it does have another name and sold buy the same seller as the C&C Pollychen on ebay for $99)

 The Little Dot had dips as well and came with the LM4562. At the time (2008) these were the budget amps to own. Both were big values and still are better then any of the new flavors, I'm talking Fiio. Both amps switched over to solder on opamps, which kinda sucks, because rolling was BIG back then. The Little Dots raised the price and added the LM4562 soldered on.  BUT, you can still buy the Little Dot renamed Fanmusic with the original great sounding LM4562 for under $100.  For under $100 I still recommend the Little Dot/Fanmusic, it sounds better then the C&C (Just not the same features-But the sound matters most)..

 Here is the original review of the Little Dot paired with the HD650  (A long read but great)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/284847/review-of-the-little-dot-mk1-portable-headphone-amplifier

 

It is truly an amazing little amp, dead silent, no hiss, neutral....

Here is the renamed amp with the original opamps etc...(a steal at under $100 as I said the Little Dot is now over $180)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fanmusic-MKII-MK2-Portable-Headphone-Amp-Amplifier-New-/250669118968?pt=US_Home_Audio_Amplifiers_Preamps&hash=item3a5d0b35f8

 

Little Dot MK1+

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Little-Dot-MK-I-MKI-Portable-Head-AMP-Gold-Edition-/250678504483?pt=US_Pro_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item3a5d9a6c23

 

(Note a guy is selling a Little Dot for $70 in the FS section, Deal of the year IMO)

 

Original C&C

 


Interesting, I shall look into this, I see C&C Box didn't support the dual outputs though, a little has changed.
I wonder if it ran the same 80 hour run times....


Edited by H20Fidelity - 10/30/13 at 7:08am
post #177 of 915
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

It looks amazing, but the DX50 + amp stack is my entire source and amp collection, so I would have absolutely no use for it :o

Haha ok! Well just wait until you see my new portable interconnect cable (for which I have 0 parts). I'm thinking another silver/copper hybrid, braided cable :3

post #178 of 915
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

Haha ok! Well just wait until you see my new portable interconnect cable (for which I have 0 parts). I'm thinking another silver/copper hybrid, braided cable :3

Well if you come up with something super tiny, do share!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/688121/wtb-headstage-mini-ic

post #179 of 915
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Well if you come up with something super tiny, do share!

http://www.head-fi.org/t/688121/wtb-headstage-mini-ic

I don't think I could match the low profile of that IC though. But I sure could make it tiny... I would use the neutrik angled 3.5mm jack though... 

post #180 of 915
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Originally Posted by spurxiii View Post

Don't forget the PB2 loads of power and goes toe to toe with the sr71. But it depends what you're driving

i donno charlie....i have both the ibasso pb2 and the sr71-b and use both in full I/O balanced mode...i have the LME49990 opamps in the PB2 And even though its powerful. the sound quality of the 71B is unmatched IMO. i too thought the same thing, they must go toe to toe with eachother, howrever your matching a 329.00 amp with a 650.00 amp.....and even though not all the times does more equate to better, in this sense it does. the sound quality of the 71b offers much more than the pb2, it can drive pretty much anything since ray started shipping them with the same gain specs as the intruder. and its said the amp section of the 71b is better than that of the intruder, taking into consideration the intruder is 700.00 and thats a amp/dac combo, where as the 71b is a stand alone amp for 650.00....dont get me wrong the pb2 is a excellent amp, and its stupid powerful for its price. but the quality in sound isnt there it doesnt touch the 71b IMO. they might have kinda the same voltage swings and power output, but the amp section of the 71b is of better quality.

 

thats not to say you couldnt get opamps and roll and see where the sound takes you, but i converted all my cables and interconnects to balanced, and once i went balance i A'd And B'd the 2 amps and neeed less to say i have been using the 71b ever since.

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