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Pretty fast, but apparently the 4.4 requires more work. In my experience, never took more than two weeks.

Thanks! I ordered the cable on 14th so hopefully it should be shipped by the end of this week.
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Cayin i5 outputs 190mW per channel @ 32ohms while the WM1 outputs 250mW per channel @ 16ohms for the balanced output.  Assume a perfect linear relationship the WM1 should be putting out something like 125mW @ 32ohms (best case assumption, but most likely less) .

 

This should put the Cayin ahead of the WM1 in terms of raw power, but both would still be ahead compared to the usual AK suspects which usually only measures in the lower end of the double digits. I know the AK380 outputs 50mW @ 32ohms and that was with the renewed more powerful amp stage compared to the older 1 series and 240.

 

Power rating is not the end of the story however.  Parts utilized in the circuit as well as the quality of the circuit board can usually differentiate good from great sound, IMO.  For what's it worth, I am satisfied with the sound and volume level of my HD800 out of the 1Z in balanced output.  Yes, the HD800 will sound quite a bit better from a SuSy Dynahi or GS-X MKII but I do reach out to the HD800 & 1Z quite a lot when I'm on the move around house for example.

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Originally Posted by nanaholic View Post

Cayin i5 outputs 190mW per channel @ 32ohms while the WM1 outputs 250mW per channel @ 16ohms for the balanced output.  Assume a perfect linear relationship the WM1 should be putting out something like 125mW @ 32ohms (best case assumption, but most likely less) .

This should put the Cayin ahead of the WM1 in terms of raw power, but both would still be ahead compared to the usual AK suspects which usually only measures in the lower end of the double digits. I know the AK380 outputs 50mW @ 32ohms and that was with the renewed more powerful amp stage compared to the older 1 series and 240.
Basically balance just gets more power. If no balance then get a real amp.
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Finally!!
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Very enjoyable listening 113hours in SE, but now its finally time to start enjoying the wonders of Balanced Mode.

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Originally Posted by CraftyClown View Post
 

 

Sorry Goody, almost missed this!

 

Yes you would be more than welcome to come and have a listen/compare to your ZX2

 

Where are you based? I live and work very close to Haggerston station. If you don't know it, it's not far from Shoreditch/Old street area.

 

Oh and I forgive you for not not being a Spurs fan  :D

hey crafty i am in tottenham hale very near to the spurs ground :biggrin:...i know the Haggerston station well we can meet up anywhere around there no problem ...i am going on holiday so i will pm you in a week or 2 when i get back cheers !!


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Originally Posted by goody View Post
 

hey crafty i am in tottenham hale very near to the spurs ground :biggrin:...i know the Haggerston station well we can meet up anywhere around there no problem ...i am going on holiday so i will pm you in a week or 2 when i get back cheers !!

 

Nice, not far at all. Let me know when you get back and we'll sort something out.

 

Enjoy your hols.

 

:beerchug:

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