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post #406 of 2256
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I know....

 

But I'm not in it for the cash, in my opinion that stuff has damaged our world far enough.

(ooops, did I just sound like an old hippie?) :-)

 

Just would like a cost-neutral situation and will enjoy a nice dinner with my son later on today.

We'll see where this ends up, if buyer seems friendly, might throw in the "Kramer modded" Porta Pro as well.


I'm sad and happy for you. Simultaneously. FWIW, good luck with your sale and enjoy your dinner.

post #407 of 2256
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I'm sad and happy for you. Simultaneously. FWIW, good luck with your sale and enjoy your dinner.

 

Thank you very much and keep enjoying your Tera, life's too short to listen to crappy players :-)

 

Ad's up btw.


Edited by ThaPapper - 11/16/14 at 7:29am
post #408 of 2256
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So definitely just a matter of price vs demand, Charles just might be reading this thread :-)

 

Btw, since this project has landed soundwise for me, mine is for sale as well.

I like the sound with an external amp very much but it's too bothersome to my liking, even with efftee's suggestion :-)

Will head in another direction and put it up in the sales department tonight.

 

Thanks everybody for your kind advices and help and above all thanks Charles for the very same reasons.

It's a great Micro Machine and I wish everybody ultimate joy with the Player and this thread.


what are you looking to replace it?

post #409 of 2256
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what are you looking to replace it?

For the moment I'm just selling most of my equipment.
In the future I might try a Hifiman 801, 802 or 901.
Want to hear them first though.
post #410 of 2256
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For the moment I'm just selling most of my equipment.
In the future I might try a Hifiman 801, 802 or 901.
Want to hear them first though.

:blink: i think you should check out the other players before you sell you're tera.  If you didn't like the vorzuge pure II + tera stack, I am not sure you will be able to put up with the larger players even the ui might take some getting used too.   If the rumors that there will be no more teras are true  you should be sure before you make a decision.

post #411 of 2256
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:blink: i think you should check out the other players before you sell you're tera.  If you didn't like the vorzuge pure II + tera stack, I am not sure you will be able to put up with the larger players even the ui might take some getting used too.   If the rumors that there will be no more teras are true  you should be sure before you make a decision.


You are right, the 801, 901 ... are no small unit and they are not much smaller thant the vorzuge/tera stack and I'm sure they are heavier.

post #412 of 2256
The Hifiman options are not very portable; I hear the 901 gets terribly hot too. I'd say the RWAK240 could possibly be the next best bet for size-to-SQ ratio after the Tera player. What's your choice for best diminutive hifi DAP?
post #413 of 2256
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The Hifiman options are not very portable; I hear the 901 gets terribly hot too. I'd say the RWAK240 could possibly be the next best bet for size-to-SQ ratio after the Tera player. What's your choice for best diminutive hifi DAP?

For those who want to keep the warranty alive the AK240 is of high standard.  Tera has a richer and mild sounding signature whereas 240 is more open, detailed and go deeper into the lower end (partly due to its user friendly output impedance).  With the 240's output, it should satisfy most IEMs but not necessary full size headphones.  

post #414 of 2256
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For those who want to keep the warranty alive the AK240 is of high standard.  Tera has a richer and mild sounding signature whereas 240 is more open, detailed and go deeper into the lower end (partly due to its user friendly output impedance).  With the 240's output, it should satisfy most IEMs but not necessary full size headphones.  

I agree with your assessment of the Tera and AK240; they are not perfect but I don't think there is a better size-to-SQ player available presently. Maybe the Geek Wave, if it delivers on its promises. The warranty issue notwithstanding, the RWAK240 should make it even better (I'll know first hand when I get mine back from Vinnie), I like what I read about the mod and what a fellow head-fier had to say about it.

Be that as it may, the Tera player is truly a joy to use, especially when traveling. It's small, unassuming, long lasting, sounds fantastic, easy and fuss-free to operate -- great if/when all you want is to enjoy the music, nothing more nothing less.
post #415 of 2256
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I agree with your assessment of the Tera and AK240; they are not perfect but I don't think there is a better size-to-SQ player available presently. Maybe the Geek Wave, if it delivers on its promises. The warranty issue notwithstanding, the RWAK240 should make it even better (I'll know first hand when I get mine back from Vinnie), I like what I read about the mod and what a fellow head-fier had to say about it.

Be that as it may, the Tera player is truly a joy to use, especially when traveling. It's small, unassuming, long lasting, sounds fantastic, easy and fuss-free to operate -- great if/when all you want is to enjoy the music, nothing more nothing less.

Absolutely efftee.  Tera is just simply amazing I've kept it for use when traveling.  For the day-to-day (Mon-Fri) I'd use 240 in the office with the Wagnus amp.  

 

 

At one point I was almost plunged into the RWAK route and at the end I had the fund spent on my new iPhone 6 Plus LOL!

post #416 of 2256
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Absolutely efftee.  Tera is just simply amazing I've kept it for use when traveling.  For the day-to-day (Mon-Fri) I'd use 240 in the office with the Wagnus amp.  

 

 

At one point I was almost plunged into the RWAK route and at the end I had the fund spent on my new iPhone 6 Plus LOL!


I see we have more or less the same habits too, though I amp my AK240 with a Porta Tube, that's a rig that I could still bear going on the road with (even though I've not tried haha!). The Epsilon S is way past my threshold of portability, so the RW route is compensation, especially with the + mod, which will give me a dedicated true line out.

post #417 of 2256
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I see we have more or less the same habits too, though I amp my AK240 with a Porta Tube, that's a rig that I could still bear going on the road with (even though I've not tried haha!). The Epsilon S is way past my threshold of portability, so the RW route is compensation, especially with the + mod, which will give me a dedicated true line out.

For your home set up, should you have a DAC, a toslink (optical out) is a better bet than using the 240 line out for sure.

post #418 of 2256
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For your home set up, should you have a DAC, a toslink (optical out) is a better bet than using the 240 line out for sure.


depends on the dac :)

post #419 of 2256
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For your home set up, should you have a DAC, a toslink (optical out) is a better bet than using the 240 line out for sure.


Since I'm sending it in for the mod, might as well get everything done so there would no wondering if I should have or not and all that after! I don't use any of my 'portable' gear for the home set-up in any case.

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But since this is a Tera thread, we should really be talking about the Tera. Mostly. So yeah, I think I might go audit the Kojo heavyweight champ with the Tera. What strange bedfellows they'd make. Any thoughts on that? The Kojo-Tera rig, that is. Not how strange they'd be in bed.

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