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post #436 of 442
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Is there any way to buy this in Germany? I already owned a iCAN nano which is very great.

 

Hi,

 

Trouble you to contact:

 

info@wodaudio.de  / +49 (6187) 900 077

 

They will look after you.

post #437 of 442

Thanks, from this shop I got my iFi amp too.

post #438 of 442

Hello,

 

any word on the adapter availability for non-iFi-gadget owners/buyers?

 

From what I have been reading, I am pretty sure there is a lot of demand for a professional solution along the lines you have. The demand comes from mid-to-high-end IEM owners who would like to use their favorite amps having too high gain or channel impedance at low volume or hiss issues with their efficient IEMs.

 

And I was really surprised that I could not find a commercial impedance adapter with the specs you gave on the market, at least so far.

 

I would definitely buy one or two immediately.

 

 

N.B.: "Professional" above equals in my thinking the below characteristics:

- adapter has high input impedance ( > 30 ohm) and low output impedance (<3 ohm)

- is made using matched high quality resistors capable of taking the power diffusion to heat while securing enough impedance for the amp to avoid problems, and

- is made using decent quality plugs and wires.

 

Instead of using plain resistor-in-series type of solution that to my understanding messes the output impedance of the amp and hence often the frequency response of the IEMs.

 

Thanks in advance for any update on the availability!

 

See below for some interesting reads I found on similar subjects:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/198828/the-hissbuster-for-sensitive-headphones

http://www.head-fi.org/t/601669/impedance-adapters-cables-explained-listed

http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/attenuators/l-pad-attenuator.html

post #439 of 442
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Originally Posted by Dr J View Post
 

Hello,

 

any word on the adapter availability for non-iFi-gadget owners/buyers?

 

From what I have been reading, I am pretty sure there is a lot of demand for a professional solution along the lines you have. The demand comes from mid-to-high-end IEM owners who would like to use their favorite amps having too high gain or channel impedance at low volume or hiss issues with their efficient IEMs.

 

And I was really surprised that I could not find a commercial impedance adapter with the specs you gave on the market, at least so far.

 

I would definitely buy one or two immediately.

 

 

N.B.: "Professional" above equals in my thinking the below characteristics:

- adapter has high input impedance ( > 30 ohm) and low output impedance (<3 ohm)

- is made using matched high quality resistors capable of taking the power diffusion to heat while securing enough impedance for the amp to avoid problems, and

- is made using decent quality plugs and wires.

 

Instead of using plain resistor-in-series type of solution that to my understanding messes the output impedance of the amp and hence often the frequency response of the IEMs.

 

Thanks in advance for any update on the availability!

 

See below for some interesting reads I found on similar subjects:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/198828/the-hissbuster-for-sensitive-headphones

http://www.head-fi.org/t/601669/impedance-adapters-cables-explained-listed

http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/attenuators/l-pad-attenuator.html

 

Thanks Dr J.

 

Once we have supplied iFi customers, we'll take a look at making this for non-iFi customers.

 

We are quite backlogged so please give us a bit of time.

 

We have printed off your comments and passed onto our tech team.

post #440 of 442

Thanks for the update, will wait patiently :).

post #441 of 442

unfortunately i am not currently an iFI customer, but i would LOVE to buy one of these.  and then i would be an iFI customer :).  anyway, subscribing to this thread and registering my interest.  i would buy immediately when available.  i live in USA.

post #442 of 442

So, how exactly do we buy one of these?

 

I've got an ifi iDac that I purchased a few weeks ago.  I contacted ifi and they gave me the name of their distributor in the US.  I've contacted them twice and they still haven't gotten back to me.

 

I wish this was easier to purchase, or they just put a gain switch on their products =/

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