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post #46 of 930
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Right now I'm leaning towards getting the Quickstep first instead of jumping straight to the most expensive option (Intruder). I've been through A LOT of headphones and auditioned even more, before ending up with my ciems. I think it really makes me appreciate the "top of the line" much more. Also, headphones like the Creative Aurvana Live and Philips Citiscape Uptown have taught me that good things sometimes come in very reasonably priced packages. Same goes for the Clip+ and the O2 amp. 

The same friend who had the SR71B also had one of the older Meier portable amps.  Can't remember the name right now.  Wonderful, sound.  Fantastic amp.  It was on my target list as well.  I can't wait to hear your impressions.

post #47 of 930
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I know, I'm sorry :(

 

Will get on it somewhere today!

Dude don't be sorry I was only kidding, take your time.. I know how it feels to be a student ;)

post #48 of 930
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The same friend who had the SR71B also had one of the older Meier portable amps.  Can't remember the name right now.  Wonderful, sound.  Fantastic amp.  It was on my target list as well.  I can't wait to hear your impressions.

Everybody just seem to love his little amps. I really like his approach to the design - sound quality first, anything else is secondary. And I've always been a sucker for german engineering...

post #49 of 930

Noone's mentioned the PB2? Its balanced (although I;me driving it SE, still plenty of power) and you can op-amp roll. Loads of power for HE500s also. Sounds excellent

 

post #50 of 930
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Noone's mentioned the PB2? Its balanced (although I;me driving it SE, still plenty of power) and you can op-amp roll. Loads of power for HE500s also. Sounds excellent

 

Uhh I like the fit! :D

 

How's the sound with IEMs? Channel imbalance? Any advantages (with IEMS) when going balanced?

post #51 of 930
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Uhh I like the fit! :D

 

How's the sound with IEMs? Channel imbalance? Any advantages (with IEMS) when going balanced?

I've only tried it with my GR07 BE, RE400s and XBA3s. It doesn't sound so good with the RE400s but really good with the GR07 BE and XBA3s. Sorry I haven't used it balanced at all but waiting for all the Alpha Dog business to die down before I get MrSpeakers to mod my Mad Dogs 3.2 to a balanced version so I can use it on te PB2s

post #52 of 930

The PB2 is almost exactly the same length as the DX50 and is slightly wider. It is definately a good deal of a sound improvement over the DX50 standalone. Did I mention you can op-amp roll?

 

 

 

post #53 of 930
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The PB2 is almost exactly the same length as the DX50 and is slightly wider. It is definately a good deal of a sound improvement over the DX50 standalone. Did I mention you can op-amp roll?

Pretty pictures! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

You don't find the PB2 to be overpowered with iems?

post #54 of 930
Yep, totally agree. From the specs on their website im really intrigued.
post #55 of 930
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You don't find the PB2 to be overpowered with iems?
Not at all. In listening to my orthos and HD600 I have it at about 1 or 2 o'clock and with the iems at about 9 or 10 o'clock. Either way volume control isn't can issue and there's no imbalance. Did I mention you can roll op-amps? It gets addictive
post #56 of 930
And no hiss but I did pick up some noise when using one type of opamp when my phone was close to the unit
post #57 of 930
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I've just been looking at the O2 with DAC as a desktop solution for my DX50 and then for use with my laptop......my only issue with the O2 product is the dam power input is on the front!!! 

 

Yes I do have a little OCD as well (I like things to look nice and tidy as well as sound Great!) lol

 

I used some clear shrinking tube on the power cable. And for the input, I made a RCA to mini-jack cable using the angled 3.5mm neutrik jack. I think it looks pretty neat like this!

post #58 of 930
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Not at all. In listening to my orthos and HD600 I have it at about 1 or 2 o'clock and with the iems at about 9 or 10 o'clock. Either way volume control isn't can issue and there's no imbalance. Did I mention you can roll op-amps? It gets addictive

Well it does sound interesting... And I can basically get the PB2 and the Meier Quickstep for the cost of the RSA Intruder :D

post #59 of 930
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I used some clear shrinking tube on the power cable. And for the input, I made a RCA to mini-jack cable using the angled 3.5mm neutrik jack. I think it looks pretty neat like this!

Not bad, not bad at all!

post #60 of 930

Thanks :)

Here's the BA4f + C5
 

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