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    Cavalli Audio Presents: Pocket your Portable - Naming Contest

      Oh this is entirely just my take on it, my opinion - which I had before I ever worked with Cavalli Audio. I don't think there's a right or wrong way to think about the naming. It's like art, completely subjective and meaningful to each in their own regard. 
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    Cavalli Audio Presents: Pocket your Portable - Naming Contest

    To me, Cavalli's amplifier names always reflected a top-performing attribute or substance (Lightning or Gold), combined with "liquid" - an attribute not normally associated with said substance.    When you think of lightning, you don't think of liquid. You think of something awe-inspiring...
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    Cavalli Audio Presents: Pocket your Portable - Naming Contest

    Understandable, and unfortunately inevitable.   With so many great names, I wish everyone could have an amp : )
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    Cavalli Audio Presents: Pocket your Portable - Naming Contest

      Indeed.      Quote:     Precisely. As mentioned here, and in the rules, duplicate winning name submissions will be determined by the earliest official timestamp, to the contest begin time.    If Mikko had not been able to be verified, we would have gone to the next person with the...
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    Cavalli Audio Presents: Pocket your Portable - Naming Contest

          Congratulations and a big thank you to Mikko L. for his winning name submission in the Cavalli Audio Pocket your Portable amp naming contest!     Introducing the Liquid Spark as the name of Cavalli Audio's newest, and portable, addition to the amplifier fleet. Many thanks to all...
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    Cavalli Audio Presents: Pocket your Portable - Naming Contest

    Guys, less than one week, and 6 chances left to get your winning name entered into the "Pocket your Portable" amp naming contest!   Remember you can enter once-per-day, which resets at 12AM (CST). So keep the names coming, the participation has been fantastic, and we look forward to what the...
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    Cavalli Audio Presents: Pocket your Portable - Naming Contest

      Good, glad it worked. Contest support confirmed it does reset at midnight in the US (CDT) time zone.    Let me know if you have any more problems.
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    Cavalli Audio Presents: Pocket your Portable - Naming Contest

      The contest does not serve that kind of database filtering. So all names are accepted. Duplicates will be judged by the earliest database timestamp that particular name was received.      Quote:   Looking in to this. Most people have no problem entering in consecutive days, but a...
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    Finally - New Cavalli Audio Portable Unveiled at the SF HeadFi Meet

      You are correct. There is not a DAC. The USB connection is for charging the battery from USB, adding versatile charging options. 
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    Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon Now Available

      So just to be clear, while the production has been slow, it is not due to any problems or issues with anything. When a timeline is given, that is our best guess at that moment. We don't source components in bulk from China. The materials in a Cavalli amp are state-of-the-art. So that means we...
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    Finally - New Cavalli Audio Portable Unveiled at the SF HeadFi Meet

      Indeed, it runs for about 15 hours on battery, and can be charged with the supplied walwart, or via USB - and can be charged during operation of course.    And the specs I referenced were for the newer Li-ion L3 size. So Cavalli's comes in considerably smaller than even the new L3. Quad...
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    Finally - New Cavalli Audio Portable Unveiled at the SF HeadFi Meet

      Ha, yes the L3 also came to my mind. But the L3 comes in at 134x86x35 - so don't underestimate over a whole centimeter the Cavalli is slimmer and thinner :)
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    Finally - New Cavalli Audio Portable Unveiled at the SF HeadFi Meet

      I would say these dimensions should stick. I think this would be a fine pairing with the Hugo. I would definitely consider it to be a truly reference-class portable setup.          I did a little A/B testing with the prototype just to see what I found. I would need more time with both...
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    Finally - New Cavalli Audio Portable Unveiled at the SF HeadFi Meet

    Here's a shot of the input side.                 Quote:     While they both have small form factors and house the Cavalli sound, the portable is intended to be truly portable, and the Carbon is more of a transportable desktop amp. The portable has a battery circuit producing...
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    Finally - New Cavalli Audio Portable Unveiled at the SF HeadFi Meet

      Indeed! And let me tell you - for those that heard the first prototype, this production unit exceeded my expectations of what was to come. This is a finely made and machined piece of kit. For example, the end caps don't just butt up to the main body extrusion, they fit around it with...
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