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post #46 of 242
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Originally Posted by mhcarlos
Thanks lini!

Now that I'm enjoying the Porta Corda with the iPod, which is my first amp, I'm starting to get curious about other amps and other source combinations. I think I should stop visiting headfi before it starts costing me a lot more money...

All your wallet is belong to us
post #47 of 242
Just to let everyone know, I received my Porta Corda today. Actually, the mailman would have delivered it yesterday but I was out and would not leave an insured package. I picked it up at the post office today but haven't listened yet. I'll be comparing it to the SuperMacro and XP-7 over the next couple of days.
post #48 of 242

Oy

Mid-Manhattan USPS must be a chaotic mess. I was first to pay and I hope I won't be last to receive. Not received as of this afternoon. Sigh. (...patience is a virtue -- I'll meditate on that...)
post #49 of 242
My first impression is that this is a nice amp. It compares favorably to the XP-7. It has a bit more constricted sound and the bass does not go as deep. It also seems to have a bit of trouble resolving some of the high frequency decay, but for $150 or even $200 it is a nice little amp. More later...
post #50 of 242
The delivery guy just came to bring me my Elpac WP1224-760. Imagine my disppointment when I lit up like a child on Chrismas only to get a lump of coal.
I know GSferrari offered to do a mod to make the connector, that is if he had the time, but I think I can handle it on my own.
If someone could be so kind as to PM me a quick little how to, I can get a soldering iron and do it myself.
I'm not afraid of tools by no means, but have little experience modding actual electrical components, and don't think this is the right project to aproach with my usualt trial and error and method
post #51 of 242
erikzen: Let it burn in a bit - it should get a bit better after a couple of hours. And have you already switched it to class a mode?

Greetings from Hannover!

Manfred / lini
post #52 of 242
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Originally Posted by DCnphones
If someone could be so kind as to PM me a quick little how to, I can get a soldering iron and do it myself.
I'm not afraid of tools by no means, but have little experience modding actual electrical components, and don't think this is the right project to aproach with my usualt trial and error and method
If there is really something special to performing this (is there??), wouldn't it be better to post it here, so the rest of the electronically challenged... sorry, differently-enabled can benefit? Yes, I'm including myself, thank you...
post #53 of 242
Romanee, I feel your delay. I am on the upper east side here, also sans the porta corda (and #4 on the US paid list). Perrrrrhaps tomorrow.

- walkman666
post #54 of 242
Oh, I just didn't want bore anyone this side a a DIY forum, but yes a post for fellow newbies would be much appreciated.
post #55 of 242
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Originally Posted by gsferrari
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post #56 of 242
Number 2 on the list and still no amp. USPS sucks. Oh well - maybe tomorrow.

A tutorial on how to mod the elpac would also be appreciated from this technically-challenged member.
post #57 of 242
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Originally Posted by lini
erikzen: Let it burn in a bit - it should get a bit better after a couple of hours. And have you already switched it to class a mode?

Greetings from Hannover!

Manfred / lini
No burn in and not switched to class A. Wow! you mean this thing gets even better?
post #58 of 242
Class A operation seems to open up the sound a bit but this is going from memory. The sound is not as constricted. Now for the burn-in!
post #59 of 242
Thread Starter 
If I recall, turning A mode on requires opening up the amp and setting the jumpers?
post #60 of 242
You are correct. Unscrew the four screws holding the case together (two of which are located under the lid for the battery compartment). There are four jumpers inside numbered 1, 2, 3, 4. Push 1 and 2 down for class A operation.

Question: what happens if you only push 1 or 2 down?
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