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post #76 of 929
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

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

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. 

I am not a huge fan of rubber bands either but I don't like sticking Velcro on the unit, when by itself it looks weird, with the rubber band off it's back to itself wink.gif

I have said many times, the DX50 on it's own isn't that bad. My initial use was to flatten the highs a little I thought when I got the dap initially that it was really bright to me. At first it really irritated me but after that long with it I can tolerate it to an extent, couple of hours at most then I put it aside and wait a little later. With the amp, I can go for hours no issues. By the way the EQ for me is a no no, this is just the way I like it, never been a fan of EQ.
post #77 of 929
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Put the amp in a bigger box then.;)

That's exactly what happened to my O2 to have the power and usb input in the back... Is there a special kind of cable-related OCD? If so, I think I have that.

post #78 of 929
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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.

Talking about shape, the QuickStep would drive me nuts, I don't fancy its shape, mind you I am sure it's a great amp but its shape kind a turn me off. I like Justin hand picking ability to select components for the amp and he is a meticulous and hard core amp builder, and the final touch is beautiful and truly functional. You know when you get the amp it's first class. I am not putting down any other amp manufactures, I am sure they all have their crafts and skills but there are just some that seem to stick out from the crowd.
post #79 of 929
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I wonder if someone could rework the O2 design to make it fit in a box the size and shape of something like the Intruder... Oh damn that amp would sell like hotcakes!

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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


Talking about shape, the QuickStep would drive me nuts, I don't fancy its shape, mind you I am sure it's a great amp but its shape kind a turn me off. I like Justin hand picking ability to select components for the amp and he is a meticulous and hard core amp builder, and the final touch is beautiful and truly functional. You know when you get the amp it's first class. I am not putting down any other amp manufactures, I am sure they all have their crafts and skills but there are just some that seem to stick out from the crowd.

Jan Meier is just as picky - but he is an engineer, aestetics is not really a concern :D

 

I LOVE the look of the Pico amps, but the form factor would drive me mad. The Quickstep is hardly pretty by anyone's standard but at least it's wider than the DX50.

post #81 of 929
We have already PM'd.
But here is the link to the output impedances of dacs/amps etc.
For the record wink.gif
http://monoadc.blog64.fc2.com/blog-entry-99.html

Cheers
post #82 of 929
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

We have already PM'd.
But here is the link to the output impedances of dacs/amps etc.
For the record wink.gif
http://monoadc.blog64.fc2.com/blog-entry-99.html

Cheers
Bookmarked, thanks!

I really hope something went wrong with their measurement of the Nexus 7, mine both sound OK with headphones?
post #83 of 929
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Jan Meier is just as picky - but he is an engineer, aestetics is not really a concern :D

 

I LOVE the look of the Pico amps, but the form factor would drive me mad. The Quickstep is hardly pretty by anyone's standard but at least it's wider than the DX50.

The thing about headamp is that Justin actually hand-match most of the parts himself so the tolerance is much tighter.  So given the same parts & circuit design, his will sound better due better matching of electrical components/parts.  The fit & finish on the Pico Power is also first class.

post #84 of 929
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

I wonder if someone could rework the O2 design to make it fit in a box the size and shape of something like the Intruder... Oh damn that amp would sell like hotcakes!

the JDS C5?  :rolleyes: 

post #85 of 929
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Originally Posted by xnuthecaveman View Post
 

the JDS C5?  :rolleyes: 

I wish.

post #86 of 929
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

I wish.

too bad, I thought the C5 has similar performance/signature of the O2 - transparent and flat

post #87 of 929
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Originally Posted by xnuthecaveman View Post
 

too bad, I thought the C5 has similar performance/signature of the O2 - transparent and flat


Nope, C5 has a warmer sound signature. Some people are just used to extremely warm signature and when they hear something less warm they claim it is the new O2.

post #88 of 929
oh smily_headphones1.gif anyone with the Just Audio AHA120? is it more 'portable' than O2? same sound as O2?
post #89 of 929
How does the Glacier footprint work, and has anyone tried it with the dx50?
post #90 of 929
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

Jan Meier is just as picky - but he is an engineer, aestetics is not really a concern biggrin.gif

I LOVE the look of the Pico amps, but the form factor would drive me mad. The Quickstep is hardly pretty by anyone's standard but at least it's wider than the DX50.
It is a worth compromise:)
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