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post #16 of 97
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Originally Posted by uzziah
5 bucks says there'll be a t-amp dedicated website within a month (mods, mods and more mods)
Only if they get a new case, as was alluded to above. I've opened one of mine up, there is precious little room to do anything (unless you take over the battery compartment). Even throwing it in a cheap Radio Shack box would give a lot more play room.

The Teac amp has a ton of room for mods....you can even remove one of the channel boards (center).

FYI, I tried my SI with a Radio Shack 13.8V, 3amp PS last night, made a nice difference over the 3 12V wall warts I tried before. I also drove some Energy S.5 speakers with it, using a Dared SL-2000A preamp. Things need to burn in more, it's a little bright and honking sounding right now; but it is showing some great promise!
post #17 of 97
Mine will be here tomorrow. $35.00 with overnight shipping from ecost. Overnight was only $2.00 more than ground.
post #18 of 97
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Originally Posted by tyrion
Mine will be here tomorrow. $35.00 with overnight shipping from ecost. Overnight was only $2.00 more than ground.
Hi Tyrion,
For $35 w/ overnite shipping, you should have gotten 2 sonic impact for $42 w/ free shipping. Only $7 difference! It could make a good christmas gift if you don't want to keep 2nd one.
post #19 of 97
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Originally Posted by BigD
Hi Tyrion,
For $35 w/ overnite shipping, you should have gotten 2 sonic impact for $42 w/ free shipping. Only $7 difference! It could make a good christmas gift if you don't want to keep 2nd one.
I will call ecost. Didn't realize I could do that. I didn't know you were on my Christmas list. Thanks.

Done. Two T-Amps on the way for $46.19 ($3.95 handling fee always charged).
post #20 of 97
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Originally Posted by tyrion
Gene, I assume I could use this with my ipod line out and a pair of 6 ohm satellite speakers for an office rig. What do you think? I used to use a powerwave but I gave that to my son for his computer set up.
This is exactly what this thing was designed for, Mike. Should work like a charm.

I see from later posts that you have two on the way - why not let flecom try one with his k1k's?

btw, you may want to run by RatShack and pick up one of their 13.8V 3A regulated power supplies - does wonders for the T-Amp, and sure saves on batteries.
post #21 of 97
Thanks for the update Gene. I will pick up the ps you suggested. I will contact flecom and maybe trade the t-amp for some work modifying my Eddie Current 2A3 amp.
post #22 of 97
[QUOTE=skullguise]Only if they get a new case, as was alluded to above. I've opened one of mine up, there is precious little room to do anything (unless you take over the battery compartment).
FYI, I tried my SI with a Radio Shack 13.8V, 3amp PS last night, made a nice difference over the 3 12V wall warts I tried before. QUOTE]

All,

It gets MUCH BETTER with mods, and when you use a 12V SLA battery. Trust me, I'm working on it....

-Vinnie
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post #23 of 97

Nice.

This amp could bring a great K1000 system into the hands (ears?) of the masses (under $500 rig). When the K1000 is done right very few headphones can match it, especially in the soundstage and instrument layering arenas. I was interested in the T-Amp before, but this thread instills in me the urge to pick up a used K1000! Damn you, agile_one - I thought I was finally done when I settled on the balanced HD650! Nooooooo...
post #24 of 97
Ok,what the hell,I ordered one too. We'll see what this sounds like.
post #25 of 97
[QUOTE=Vinnie R.]
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Originally Posted by skullguise
Only if they get a new case, as was alluded to above. I've opened one of mine up, there is precious little room to do anything (unless you take over the battery compartment).
FYI, I tried my SI with a Radio Shack 13.8V, 3amp PS last night, made a nice difference over the 3 12V wall warts I tried before. QUOTE]

All,

It gets MUCH BETTER with mods, and when you use a 12V SLA battery. Trust me, I'm working on it....

-Vinnie
Come on, give us a hint. Are these mods going to be simple enough for us klutz? How about some prelim info?
post #26 of 97
Hey Gene, you own stock in the company, don't you? Look at all the sales you are responsible for.
post #27 of 97
Has anyone compared this to one of the Panny digital receivers (xr25 xr50)?
post #28 of 97
sorry, off topic, but can someone in the US buy one of these for me and ship them to Canada? I'm having problems with retailers demanding that shipping address is same as credit card address (not where I live)

anybodywith good feedback and i'll pay with paypal in advance. Thanks!
post #29 of 97
Try to find one on ebay. They will ship to a different address if you pay with Paypal. Here is the set I bought with the T-Amp and portable speakers for 24.95. Would also work well for a road trip or hotel stay...This one says worldwide shipping...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WD1V
post #30 of 97
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Originally Posted by agile_one
Onix ... not sure how that would work out, as the T-Amp is intended for speakers, not headphones. The outputs are spring loaded bare wire terminals like the kind used on low end stereo receivers. This is fine for K1000's, as they are designed to be driven by a power amplifier.

I suppose at $30 it's worth a try, since the Grados are only 32 ohms. One would need to be gentle with the volume knob, though, as there is up to 15 watts of juice there, and Grados probably max out at 1/10th or less of that.
Hi, I know it's for speakers. But there are some adapters you could use to drive your headphones from a power amp. Headphile used to sell some, iirc. I would never connect a set of cans to a power amp without an adapter, believe me
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