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Cypher Labs Algorhythm Duet

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As the year draws to a close, we have news of another new portable headphone amp, this time from Cypher Labs.
http://www.cypherlabs.com/product/algorhythm-duet/
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I'm so getting it. The Theorem amp is so good I just have to try this one too.

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Available from Amazon and TTVJ for $599

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cypher-Labs-AlgoRhythm-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B00H9L2B28

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cypher-Labs-AlgoRhythm-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B00H9L6D7W

 

http://www.ttvjaudio.com/Cypher_Labs_Duet_Portable_Headphone_Amp_p/cyp0000018.htm

 

Specs

 

http://www.cypherlabs.com/product/algorhythm-duet/

 

Oops, I just got ALO Rx Mk3-B+ for $550 thanks to their 15% off discount plus another Green Line Mini to Mini for free at the moment.

 

That's why I'll wait for some reviews and then get Duet during Black Friday in 2014.

 

USB charging is definitely a step in the right direction since there will be many options to charge the built-in battery.

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I am getting this one too once available in my local store. I love cypher products...
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Will be delivered on monday!

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My only question is: Does hiss occur when we pair this amp with high sensitive iems?

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I'll be getting one as well. Should be interesting!

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Originally Posted by midnightwalker View Post
 

My only question is: Does hiss occur when we pair this amp with high sensitive iems?

Yeah I was wondering about this too, especially with 16-32ohm and less IEMs that have a high sensitivity. Can anyone clarify?

 

The product says it has a "deep and clean background" I think, but does it apply for sensitive IEMs too? If it doesn't hiss w/ low impedance sensitive IEMs, I guess I might save up for it, heh.

 

Only thing is that it seems the USB charging plug is a bit close to the balanced/single-ended inputs, which might make charging (or keeping the amp plugged in) kinda difficult with shorter "portable" interconnects? I hope that it'd be less of an issue with the ALO Rx Mk3-B+ in that regard, so I could use the amp at my desk without having to unplug it from the charger every time (since the Rx Mk3-B+ in balanced back-end mode has some weird grounding hum/hissing issues when plugged into the charger, at least on my model which I haven't sent in yet to ALO to check if a fix is possible.)

 

Very interested in this though.

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I don't think anyone has one yet, next week will be better for answers I think

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Ooh fully balanced. Have been put off mk3+ due to noise reports with iem. This product makes sense given the divorce with alo. What does not make sense is lack of balanced input on theorem

On a side note the pace of product announcements in portable audio needs to slow down tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

I don't think anyone has one yet, next week will be better for answers I think

I have proudly been beta testing the Duet for a month and can report no hissing with my JH16's on medium gain. This amplifier is truly a revelation in combination with my Cypherlab-db.

 

Highly recommended.

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I have proudly been beta testing the Duet for a month and can report no hissing with my JH16's on medium gain. This amplifier is truly a revelation in combination with my Cypherlab-db.

 

Highly recommended.

 

Wow, it such a good news today.

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X2. Looking forward to additional impressions.
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I am ssooo tempted to sidegrade itis? but I need another amp like a hole in the head, I will await some reviews I suppose, I almsot hit the pay button at TTVJ, ssooo close, ggrrr I hate conflict,

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Agreed it is hard to wait. Hopefully it is dead silent with lower impedance high sensitivity iems/ciems.

Has anyone received theirs yet?
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