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post #901 of 915
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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post
 

No the Duet is just a pure amp...it wont take the digital signal from an iDevice as there is no DAC. The Theorem 720 is a DAC / AMP combo that can be used with iDevices.


Oh ok mate, I guess I will have to check its specs now :happy_face1:

post #902 of 915
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

Just a smidge, yeah... I'm more than happy with the PB2, but maybe the Duet would fit the needs of some of the other guys on this thread smile.gif

The pb2 is a great choice to, I'm just partial to the Duet due to the low sound floor and the fact it stacks perfectly with the CLAS and an iPod.
post #903 of 915
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Oh ok mate, I guess I will have to check its specs now happy_face1.gif

It's a great piece of hardware, my only critique is that it only uses 60-70% of the volume pot, but that's being awfully nitpicky
post #904 of 915
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It's a great piece of hardware, my only critique is that it only uses 60-70% of the volume pot, but that's being awfully nitpicky


I was actually interested more in Theorem 720 but hiss with most ciems ruined it for me :frown:

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I was actually interested more in Theorem 720 but hiss with most ciems ruined it for me :frown:

I looked at both the Theorem and The Duet and decided against both as you need a DAC with the Duet and the hiss with IEM's on the Theorem....so in the end I have ended up with a Centrance HiFi M8.

post #906 of 915
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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post
 

I looked at both the Theorem and The Duet and decided against both as you need a DAC with the Duet and the hiss with IEM's on the Theorem....so in the end I have ended up with a Centrance HiFi M8.


lol :happy_face1: If Mr Goodman could add coax input to it, I would order without blinking my eye but he forgot M8 and promised updates. He focuses on new things now so it pushed me away from the product a bit honestly. There will be new things always so I decided to wait since I am not in hurry.

post #907 of 915

I sold My M8.  Did not like the sound signature...at least with the TH900.

post #908 of 915
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Originally Posted by MattAnthony1990 View Post


The pb2 is a great choice to, I'm just partial to the Duet due to the low sound floor and the fact it stacks perfectly with the CLAS and an iPod.

Whereas I am partial to the PB2 due to the low noise floor and the fact that is stacks perfectly with the DX50/DX90 :beerchug:

post #909 of 915
Has anyone had or used the Ibasso T5?
post #910 of 915
Having sold my DX50 a while ago.....I decided recently I missed it too much and so just picked myself another one up second hand along with on of the new 128Gb Micro SD Cards :-)

I want to pair this with an amp as it will be mainly used at home or at work, but I am torn between two choices and not sure which way to go. my options are:

iBasso PB2 - just not sure about the balanced connector they use..or how easy they are to get if I decide to DIY a cable.

AlgoRhythm Duet - obviously utilising the RSA/ALO balanced output may mean it would be easier to obtain second hand cables.

In either event they will be used with my AUD-8X CIEMs and Sennheiser HD600 either SE or Balanced

A lot of people here seem to have decided on the PB2....any specific reasons for this?
post #911 of 915
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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post

I want to pair this with an amp as it will be mainly used at home or at work, but I am torn between two choices and not sure which way to go. my options are:

iBasso PB2 - just not sure about the balanced connector they use..or how easy they are to get if I decide to DIY a cable.

The balanced connector is easy to source, some custom cables offer it as optional connector. I bought the connector from Farnell/RS Component online and re-terminated the SE535 custom cable in about 20 minutes. Most time spent to identify the 8 core cable for L+ L- R+ R- (my second DIY of hirose connector, 1st DIY was on XLR to hirose, though 4 cores but took more time to locate the pin number and try to figure out on how to take the inner part out from the outer housing).

However, listening at single ended already very good.

post #912 of 915
Thread Starter 
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iBasso PB2 - just not sure about the balanced connector they use..or how easy they are to get if I decide to DIY a cable.

A lot of people here seem to have decided on the PB2....any specific reasons for this?

Get your Hirose fix straight from Ibasso: http://ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=59 $10 and there's a pinout diagram right there :smile:

 

As for the popularity of the PB2 I'm guessing price and the fact that you can roll opamps and tweak the sound just the way you like it. At least those were the reasons why I bought one.

post #913 of 915
Thanks for the comments guys.....I've actually pulled the trigger on a CypherLabs Algorhythm Duet which should hopefully arrive early next week.....just in time for a 4 day trip I have planned :-)
post #914 of 915
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Thanks for the comments guys.....I've actually pulled the trigger on a CypherLabs Algorhythm Duet which should hopefully arrive early next week.....just in time for a 4 day trip I have planned :-)


I have also big hopes for Duet honestly, maybe later on when I save a bit more, I might try it. Congrats on your purchase btw :beerchug:

post #915 of 915

Sorensiim,

 

Since buying the DX90, are you still looking for the perfect amp?

 

I find that the DX90 really does it all.

 

What a game changer.

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