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post #2221 of 13841

Safe to assume first batch is not sold out yet?

post #2222 of 13841
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Safe to assume first batch is not sold out yet?

 

Seems like they might have ramped up production to meet demand this time, knowing the number of people ready to hit the buy button.  Since they're still taking orders, and haven't updated the page, I'd assume its still in stock.

post #2223 of 13841

Reminds me of the Apple iphones, in which it took 2-3 months to get the product after you placed your order. Hope this is not the case tho... :o

post #2224 of 13841
^ how about 2 - 3 days? That's what iBasso says after you complete the purchase. With my past experience with DX50, they are quite spot on with their schedule.
post #2225 of 13841

Just placed my order and got this:

 

 

Now I'm part of the first batch guinea pig club. :atsmile:

post #2226 of 13841
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Just placed my order and got this:




Now I'm part of the first batch guinea pig club. atsmile.gif

Welcome to the pig club smily_headphones1.gif
post #2227 of 13841
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Just placed my order and got this:




Now I'm part of the first batch guinea pig club. atsmile.gif

I think it sounds a bit better if you call us the "beta testers" group smily_headphones1.gif
post #2228 of 13841
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post
Welcome to the pig club smily_headphones1.gif

Oink!

 

(I guess we'll both be testing out the FSP on the DX90, haha)

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I think it sounds a bit better if you call us the "beta testers" group smily_headphones1.gif

How about "Beta Pigs"? :evil: Or Beta Bacon? :veryevil:

 

 

*I struggled between this and the X5 for the last 24 hours of agony and decided on DX90. I hope to be proven right in the end.

post #2229 of 13841

Good to see their stock still lasts and hope they can ship their products on time to the "pigs" :p

 

I have got the DX100 and AK120. IMHO, SQ wise the DX100 with Sabre chip wins the (dual) Wolfson AK120. However I travel with the AK120 daily now solely for it's battery and portability. I am quite interested in this DX90, with the improvements in size, DAC chips, UI and battery over the DX100. I might buy it 1 or 2 months later when most of the software and hardware problems are found and solved...

post #2230 of 13841

So was doing a little research and ran into this on the X3 mod thread:

 

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Originally Posted by s0lar View Post
 

I have done my mod. AD8397 replaced with OPA1602. OPA1612 and OPA1602 sounded very similar and OPA1602 is even less power hungry. Output current is the same for both, 30mA but plenty for IEMs.

 

 

So at least one person thinks OPA1602 sounds similar to the OPA1612 but is more efficient. This might be the reason Ibasso went with 1602, to lengthen battery time? Just thought I would share because of the earlier posts saying the 1602 was a bad choice.

 

Also found this:

 

 

 

So some people like how it sounds? I'm gonna guess Ibasso tried both and picked one based on sound, despite the lower spec figures.


Edited by M-13 - 4/8/14 at 12:17am
post #2231 of 13841
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

So was doing a little research and ran into this on the X3 mod thread:


So at least one person thinks OPA1602 sounds similar to the OPA1612 but is more efficient. This might be the reason Ibasso went with 1602, to lengthen battery time? Just thought I would share because of the earlier posts saying the 1602 was a bad choice.

Also found this:





So some people like how it sounds? I'm gonna guess Ibasso tried both and picked one based on sound, despite the lower spec figures.

The whole design should be taken more into consideration and not the individual chips. Otherwise, anyone will just put the best chips with better specs in and call it a day. But it's still too early to discuss that. We can come back to this discussion in a week or 2.

BB (OPAxxx) chips have the general impression of giving warmer/darker sound signature. I hope OPA1611 is not as dark as OPA627.
Edited by headwhacker - 4/8/14 at 12:43am
post #2232 of 13841
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

So was doing a little research and ran into this on the X3 mod thread:


So at least one person thinks OPA1602 sounds similar to the OPA1612 but is more efficient. This might be the reason Ibasso went with 1602, to lengthen battery time? Just thought I would share because of the earlier posts saying the 1602 was a bad choice.

Also found this:





So some people like how it sounds? I'm gonna guess Ibasso tried both and picked one based on sound, despite the lower spec figures.

Quote:
Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post

The whole design should be taken more into consideration and not the individual chips. Otherwise, anyone will just put the best chips with better specs in and call it a day. But it's still too early to discuss that. We can come back to this discussion in a week or 2.

BB (OPAxxx) chips have the general impression of giving warmer/darker sound signature. I hope OPA1611 is not as dark as OPA627.

iBasso choice seems to be sensible, the TI OPA1602 (and the 1612) is a very good choice for low noise and distortion which is what you want in the initial op amp stage else if too high it will carry to the other amps in the chain. The 1602 is sufficient considering that the limiting factor will be the DAC at THD+N of -120dB versus -130dB for the 1602. Their topology will help getting a decent output from the player on the HO (authoritative output with a quiet background).
post #2233 of 13841
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

 

Now I'm part of the first batch guinea pig club. :atsmile:

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by uelover View Post
Welcome to the pig club smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Oink!

How about "Beta Pigs"? :evil: Or Beta Bacon? :veryevil:

OINK OINK!

 

 

Beta Pigs Unite! :D

post #2234 of 13841
Long live the Beta Pigs! beerchug.gif
post #2235 of 13841

Didnt know i turned into a pig also:frown:

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