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post #361 of 1411
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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

Wow, I'm glad to hear that, I've been thinking hard about amping up my AK-240.


Go on give it a try.
post #362 of 1411
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Originally Posted by beemarman View Post

Go on give it a try.

You should try plugging it into your desktop amp too, I am pleasantly surprised biggrin.gif
post #363 of 1411
I'm just running a Nuforce Icon HDP , been using that with my HD-800, not even are if I could hook into that. Haven't used it in awhile
post #364 of 1411
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

You should try plugging it into your desktop amp too, I am pleasantly surprised biggrin.gif

I may indeed buy a Bakoon HPA-21 to use at home with the AK240 as my " transportable" set-up that I just move around from rooms to rooms.

Such ( battery operated ) small desktop amp should offer much better SQ than any top portable amp ? Isn't it ?

( on the go, I will use me Roxane IEM, So no amp at all needed . . . I guess ? )
post #365 of 1411
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Originally Posted by beemarman View Post

 

... yesterday I decided to try my vorzuge portable amp  with the 240 and the Roxanne.

 

 

Wow!!!  the difference to me is highly noticeable. :D

 

 

:(  My plan were NOT to use external amp when on the Go with my roxane, and to use an external AMP only at home when I use full size headphone !  

 

it looks like I will need the AMP even when on the go with my roxane ! :mad: 

post #366 of 1411
Yes
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post


frown.gif  My plan were NOT to use external amp when on the Go with my roxane, and to use an external AMP only at home when I use full size headphone !  

it looks like I will need the AMP even when on the go with my roxane ! mad.gif  
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Now, my Ak-240, drives my IE-800 just fine, don't need a amp. But from what I read in other posts, it improves even more on sound quality.
post #367 of 1411

is the vorzuge portable amp considered as one of the very best portable amp ?  Better than the SR71b or ALO RXIII ? 

 

IS there an UBER-Portable Amp that will also match exactly the AK240 footprint to make a perfect brick ? 

post #368 of 1411
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

is the vorzuge portable amp considered as one of the very best portable amp ?  Better than the SR71b or ALO RXIII ? 

IS there an UBER-Portable Amp that will also match exactly the AK240 footprint to make a perfect brick ? 


From the reviews I've read it rated as one of the best. For iem I rate it better than my ALO RX3.
post #369 of 1411
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Originally Posted by beemarman View Post


From the reviews I've read it rated as one of the best. For iem I rate it better than my ALO RX3.

 

Thanks

 

Which vorzuge amp are you using ?

 

It seems that they have 3 amps in their product line... and I don't understand their difference !

I even don't understand which one is supposed to be their top-of-the-line!


Edited by bmichels - 3/20/14 at 2:15pm
post #370 of 1411
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Thanks

Which vorzuge amp are you using ? Is it their top-of-the-line ?  It seems that they have several amps in their product line... 


They only have three. The pure, the duo and the pure 2.

I'm using the Duo. They're really all the same sound wise. The new pure 2 has gain selection for different types of headphones. I was told this is good for iem or ciem. The duo has tone switches for bass and treble and the pure is just plain with no switches. All oof them have the same internals so sound the same. No top of the range all the same I think.
Edited by beemarman - 3/20/14 at 2:19pm
post #371 of 1411
Wow, the balanced out using my HD-800's playing Flac files, sounds out of this world . It's so airy, everything is so well detailed, bass real tight. The AK-240, is very much pleasing me.
post #372 of 1411
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Originally Posted by beemarman View Post


They only have three. The pure, the duo and the pure 2.

I'm using the Duo. They're really all the same sound wise. The new pure 2 has gain selection for different types of headphones. I was told this is good for iem or ciem. The duo has tone switches for bass and treble and the pure is just plain with no switches. All oof them have the same internals so sound the same. No top of the range all the same I think.

 

according to shigzeo, the pure ii is clearly better than the pure, so I'm guessing that the pure ii is the totl?

post #373 of 1411
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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

according to shigzeo, the pure ii is clearly better than the pure, so I'm guessing that the pure ii is the totl?



The only difference I can tell between the pure and pure 2 is the gain switch. Looking at the spec. It seems to be the same internally but I might be wrong.
post #374 of 1411

What is the size of the Pure II ?   Does it has a footprint compatible for a nice fit under the AK240 ? isn't it too small ? 

post #375 of 1411
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

What is the size of the Pure II ?   Does it has a footprint compatible for a nice fit under the AK240 ? isn't it too small ? 

 

Size: 83 x 66 x 18 [mm]

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