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post #451 of 930

man...this thread is poisoning me to look for another amp! :o

post #452 of 930
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

O2 is a portable amp with 2x9V batteries that are recharged through that 14-20V connector you see there on the front ;)

Sorry for my confusion.

May I know if O2+DAC sounds identical to O2 (amp) when pairing with DX50?

Can I bypass the internal DAC of DX50 to O2+DAC? Does it sounds better than stock sound?

post #453 of 930
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Originally Posted by mannkind246 View Post

Sorry for my confusion.
May I know if O2+DAC sounds identical to O2 (amp) when pairing with DX50?
Can I bypass the internal DAC of DX50 to O2+DAC? Does it sounds better than stock sound?
No.
Dx50 can use as a transport/bypass internal dac via coaxial out. ODAC don't support coaxial input.
Try it with ibasso D12 or Ibasso DB2+PB2 combo.
Edited by audiofreakie - 11/12/13 at 12:54am
post #454 of 930
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Originally Posted by mannkind246 View Post

Sorry for my confusion.
May I know if O2+DAC sounds identical to O2 (amp) when pairing with DX50?
Can I bypass the internal DAC of DX50 to O2+DAC? Does it sounds better than stock sound?

O2+DAC only has USB input for DAC. DX50 only has COAX digital out. In short you can't use O2+DAC to bypass the DX50. Amp-wise i'm
O2 and O2+DAC should be the same.
post #455 of 930
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Originally Posted by karloil View Post

man...this thread is poisoning me to look for another amp! redface.gif

No kidding! It's starting to feel like a coin collection. biggrin.gif
post #456 of 930
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Originally Posted by mannkind246 View Post
 

Sorry for my confusion.

May I know if O2+DAC sounds identical to O2 (amp) when pairing with DX50?

Can I bypass the internal DAC of DX50 to O2+DAC? Does it sounds better than stock sound?

I wouldn't worry so much about a dac, the LO of the DX50 is really good. Probably better than most portable dacs. 

post #457 of 930
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I love my little Meier Quickstep, I really do. But I can't stop watching the FS forum to see if a Pico Power should pop up in the EU and Ibasso has promised that they'll email me the second they have the PB2 in stock again... 

 

It never ends. :rolleyes:

Oh man...

 

Anyway, are you noticing any burn in effects on the quickstep?

post #458 of 930
If I want to improve the detail, depth, clarity in DX50 which is a better amps:

O2 or Tralucent T1 ??
post #459 of 930
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

I love my little Meier Quickstep, I really do. But I can't stop watching the FS forum to see if a Pico Power should pop up in the EU and Ibasso has promised that they'll email me the second they have the PB2 in stock again... 

 

It never ends. :rolleyes:

Oh man...

 

Anyway, are you noticing any burn in effects on the quickstep?

I haven't noticed anything yet, I'm probably 40-50 hours in. I guess any changes would be small and gradual so I would need to do a direct comparison with a brand new unit to detect them. I saw someone mention a figure of 200 hours recommended for the Quickstep but I don't think I've seen Jan Meier say anything about the matter.

post #460 of 930
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

I love my little Meier Quickstep, I really do. But I can't stop watching the FS forum to see if a Pico Power should pop up in the EU and Ibasso has promised that they'll email me the second they have the PB2 in stock again... 

 

It never ends. :rolleyes:

I`ve been licking my chops over that amp as well.  Is it out of stock?  I was thinking about ordering one tonight from them. . .    
Plus, for purely irrational reasons, I really like that hirose connector, and ibasso has that cool 4xlr female to hirose adapter....  

 

The dx50 continues to impress, the sound, the functionality, the battery life. . .   Great unit. 

post #461 of 930
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

I haven't noticed anything yet, I'm probably 40-50 hours in. I guess any changes would be small and gradual so I would need to do a direct comparison with a brand new unit to detect them. I saw someone mention a figure of 200 hours recommended for the Quickstep but I don't think I've seen Jan Meier say anything about the matter.

Yeah that was me, he literally told me that the quickstep should sound better after about 100-200 hours of burn in.

Which is why I shouldn't have sent them back after just one day of use :o

post #462 of 930
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man...this thread is poisoning me to look for another amp! redface.gif

My thoughts exactly. Here I am waiting for my Quickstep and now training my sights on Pico power and Heir 5. Whew.
post #463 of 930
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Originally Posted by mannkind246 View Post

If I want to improve the detail, depth, clarity in DX50 which is a better amps:

O2 or Tralucent T1 ??

 

The Tralucent T1 works wonderfully well with the DX50.  I am using it with 1plus2 IEM's for my REALLY portable/travel rig (I also listen on-the-go quite a bit with full-sized headphones - using either an ALO Rx-Mk3 B+ or Stepdance).  I have an O2, but frankly, I haven't hooked it up to the DX50.  It's just too big - the T1 sounds great - so . . . . I haven't felt the need.

post #464 of 930
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Originally Posted by mannkind246 View Post

If I want to improve the detail, depth, clarity in DX50 which is a better amps:

O2 or Tralucent T1 ??

If you don't care about the size and weight whatsoever, so you're going to use it at home, or at a desk somewhere. I sugest you buy the O2 simply because it's about a third of the price of the T1.

I haven't heard the T1, but I know O2 is very capable. SQ wise it should atleast be in the same league as the T1.

post #465 of 930
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Originally Posted by wizard327 View Post


My thoughts exactly. Here I am waiting for my Quickstep and now training my sights on Pico power and Heir 5. Whew.

 

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No kidding! It's starting to feel like a coin collection. biggrin.gif

 

 

@ wizard and music

 

i'm starting to regret subscribing to this thread! :D i have an amp already in my shopping cart - but i'm still torn if i should continue to click that buy button! :blink:

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