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The DX50 on top of the Headamp Pico Power. The combo sounds great together.

 

 

 


Edited by purk - 10/25/13 at 10:40pm
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Thanks :)

Here's the BA4f + C5
 

Very nice stack! By the way, uou can dramatically shorten those Neutrik plugs if you skip the straight part of the barrel and just heatshrink around the angled part.

 

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The DX50 on top of the Headamp Pico Power. The combo sounds great together.

 

 

 

Fit looks better than I thought it would! Does the Pico Power come with a charger or do I keep feeding it 9V batteries?

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Very nice stack! By the way, uou can dramatically shorten those Neutrik plugs if you skip the straight part of the barrel and just heatshrink around the angled part.

 

Fit looks better than I thought it would! Does the Pico Power come with a charger or do I keep feeding it 9V batteries?

You need to keep feeding the batteries.  So you will need to buy a charger & some rechargeable 9V.  Again, this is one powerful amp that has proven to work great with many headphones.  Many have stated that it is desktop amp in a portable amp clothing which I completely agree.  If you don't mind the size, the Pico Power is very tough to beat in the sound & look department.  

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You need to keep feeding the batteries.  So you will need to buy a charger & some rechargeable 9V.  Again, this is one powerful amp that has proven to work great with many headphones.  Many have stated that it is desktop amp in a portable amp clothing which I completely agree.  If you don't mind the size, the Pico Power is very tough to beat in the sound & look department.  

I use my gear at work, 40 hours a week. I would really prefer an amp that is able to run off mains power when I'm at my desk. Other than that, the Pico Power looks like one hell of an amp. Love the look as well!

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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!
Nice solution.....it actually doesn't look too bad at all setup like that. One to bear in mind then as a desktop solution :-)
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Nice solution.....it actually doesn't look too bad at all setup like that. One to bear in mind then as a desktop solution :-)

Yeah thanks! I was actually quite surprised when I got the O2, that the power cable goes in the front. Did he design it like that, to cut down on costs?!? 

 

 

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Very nice stack! By the way, uou can dramatically shorten those Neutrik plugs if you skip the straight part of the barrel and just heatshrink around the angled part.

That's actually a very good idea, thanks!

 

I do have a question, if you would buy the pico power amp, how would you carry it with you?

I really like it when I can just put my portable setup in my inner pocket of my coat. Since I travel by train a lot. 

 

Because of that, I'm strongly considering to buy the pico slim amp. A guy from headfonia actually prefers the sound of the pico slim, to that of the pico power.

If you haven't, read this amazing article: http://www.headfonia.com/the-usual-suspects-12-portable-amps-compared/2/

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Very nice stack! By the way, uou can dramatically shorten those Neutrik plugs if you skip the straight part of the barrel and just heatshrink around the angled part.

et voila, it does cut down the size nicely

 

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Yeah thanks! I was actually quite surprised when I got the O2, that the power cable goes in the front. Did he design it like that, to cut down on costs?!? 


That's actually a very good idea, thanks!

I do have a question, if you would buy the pico power amp, how would you carry it with you?
I really like it when I can just put my portable setup in my inner pocket of my coat. Since I travel by train a lot. 

Because of that, I'm strongly considering to buy the pico slim amp. A guy from headfonia actually prefers the sound of the pico slim, to that of the pico power.
If you haven't, read this amazing article: http://www.headfonia.com/the-usual-suspects-12-portable-amps-compared/2/

That is exactly what I did and why I like the Pico Slim with the DX50. It fits perfectly fine in my coat pocket. The sound is very good, the slim and the standard Pico sounds about the same. Did I mention that it looks sexy? smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by musicheaven - 10/26/13 at 4:56am
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That is exactly what I did and why I like the Pico Slim with the DX50. It fits perfectly fine in my coat pocket. The sound is very good, the slim and the standard Pico sounds about the same. Did I mention that it looks sexy? smily_headphones1.gif

Size wise it's perfect! I have however, read some negative stuff about the pico slim. Does it still have a start-up pop? And does it have hiss with high volumes?

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Size wise it's perfect! I have however, read some negative stuff about the pico slim. Does it still have a start-up pop? And does it have hiss with high volumes?

Yes it still has the start-up pop but I always get into the habit of turning it on first before connecting my iems, it just becomes a reflex. I do it with all my amps. I don't crank the Pico loud enough to hear any hissing. I am cranking it up now other than becoming deaf no hiss. wink.gif

This is how it looks with the Pico underneath.



By the way I used to have the standard Pico but did not like having the input and the headphone out on the same side, cables used to be very crowded and tight.
Edited by musicheaven - 10/26/13 at 5:47am
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This is how it looks with the Pico underneath.

I'm sure it sounds phenomenal, but a stack like that would drive me crazy, quite possibly making my head explode from sheer OCD. And that's messy as hell.

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I'm sure it sounds phenomenal, but a stack like that would drive me crazy, quite possibly making my head explode from sheer OCD. And that's messy as hell.

I understand it's not as nicely stacked as the intruder for example but I am after the sound much more that the form, my only requirement was the stack to be small. It's fulfilling it's purpose.
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Yes it still has the start-up pop but I always get into the habit of turning it on first before connecting my iems, it just becomes a reflex. I do it with all my amps. I don't crank the Pico loud enough to hear any hissing. I am cranking it up now other than becoming deaf no hiss. wink.gif

This is how it looks with the Pico underneath.



By the way I used to have the standard Pico but did not like having the input and the headphone out on the same side, cables used to be very crowded and tight.

Thanks! Do you think you're getting a huge improvement over the DX50's HO?

 

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I'm sure it sounds phenomenal, but a stack like that would drive me crazy, quite possibly making my head explode from sheer OCD. And that's messy as hell.

I personally hate those rubber bands, they are awful when trying to take the stack out of your pockets.

 

I'd suggest just using 3m double sided tape, for an extremely low profile setup. 

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I understand it's not as nicely stacked as the intruder for example but I am after the sound much more that the form, my only requirement was the stack to be small. It's fulfilling it's purpose.

Oh I rate sound over looks as well, but the amp being that much smaller than the DAP would drive me mad. There is no logical reasoning behind it at all.

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Oh I rate sound over looks as well, but the amp being that much smaller than the DAP would drive me mad. There is no logical reasoning behind it at all.

Put the amp in a bigger box then.;)

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