I used to use Intruder with my Phone as a DAC, it had HORRIBLE noise (for me horrible is anything below 90Db, I have bat ears).
I was annoyed to pay $800 for stuff that hiss on lowest gain level. Its just riddiculous.
BTW. I decided after that to make minified DAC/AMP version by myself based on ES9023 + OPA627 + BUF634, its size is same or less then intruder... sssucks 140mA from the battery but its 30V (+-) based and im still impressed how good it sounds (And I have what to compare, HM901, Ibasso etc.). I realised that voltage and operationals used setup counts a lot, it easily drains my LG G2 in 3-4 hours but sound is impressive.
They have lots of trouble without making huge, know it all, type assumptions and they also have no problem swapping chips either. I suspect some 'expert' had a hand in hacking the sound of your specific unit. Anything BBE = wrong for me. I've tried it and it only took me further away from the performance even with very subtle adjustments.
I was thinking on buying DX90 and taking out all of those opa1611 and plugging opa627 instead... but, the problem is that battery operates on 4V !!! And that eliminates plenty of super opamps from use :( Including best of best opa627. This way it would be a super machine, better than HM901 (I must say, HM901 is a bit noisy too!!!).
I feel your pain.
The wait is killing me as well.
Shipped on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:56 AM, but no further updates from DHL.
I'm in New Jersey.
Hope to see it before the weekend.
Hmm, the hiss was showing up on higher volume levels but it was present even with nothing connected in :/ it was verry irritating, because DX100 had absolutely zero noise at any level and I like to turn the volume up. Fact is I use JH16 which are quite sensitive IEMs, but still, wondering "is this noise from recording or just amp" was too much.
Dont get me wrong, Intruder plays very nicely, but, at that price I expect certain quality. If me, a noob can go over net learn this and that and compose amp that sounds 3x better and with lesser noise then... I expect professionals working 40 years in industry to do better. Or, maybe i had some QA failed unit ? :( Im not gonna spend again to try it out :)
Look at my first prototype from inside:
I made it some time ago - this ugly thing is a desktop amp plus tiny DAC using ES9023 packed into a small box - it plays superbly good (my wife said, WOW! when I performed blind testing). Funniest is that you can use galaxy phone with it (or any other OTG), it will drain your battery in few hours of course ;))).
|Wednesday, April 16, 2014||Location||Time||Pieces|
|16||Arrived at Delivery Facility in ------------------- - UK||11:41|
ZZZZZ... it probably missed the delivery window..
Tomorrow it is.. I hope they deliver nice and early... if not, late in the afternoon.. T_T
I sympathise all those who are stuck in even earlier stages of delivery..
We are on the same boat. I'm afraid our shipment won't get delivered tommorrow. Since it's a holiday on Friday we are lucky to get our DX90 by Saturday, if DHL delivers on Saturday. It looks like we are getting our DX90 by Monday.