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    Burson Cable+ Active Voltage Raising / Impedance Matching Cable

    My review of the Burson Cable+ R2R iteration is posted on AudioCircles. The Cable+ did not fare as well in my testing as others reported. YMMV.
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    Stefan AudioArt Equinox Sennheiser cable repair help

    I've reached out to Stefan AudioArt a number of times by phone / the company's website for help in repairing one of their Equinox Sennheiser HD650 headphone cable replacements, but the company never calls back / replies. I'm wondering if any DIYers out there might be of help. I have an issue...
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    Mr. Samuels is right, "You really have not heard the amp properly & have never experienced what it was designed to accomplish... The 650 needs the balanced termination to really shine also. Please get your self the proper cable for your phones to enjoy the Protector properly." Mr. Samuels...
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    Quote: Originally Posted by jamato8 My Woo 6 doesn't even drive the K701 well. I will admit a bias as I am not crazy about the sound of the 701 and as to the Protector, it is a balanced amp first with the side benefit of having single ended out. I do know, as stated in other places...
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    Quote: Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva And as a side not, the hi low mid switch on the back of the protector is for gain, not impedance Good catch, ty.
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    The first balanced ultra-portable headphone amp in the world....

    Thanks for the input. As I previously stated, I'm waiting for the HD650 cable to be reterminated.
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    Quote: Originally Posted by shigzeo that connector is trouble: Japanese but looks to be discontinued here. Still not hard to re-pin to a more useful system. Ray has a lifetime guarantee on this amp, so I'm not sure there is an issue. YMMV.
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    Quote: Originally Posted by Lexington Hm, mine stays green after a full charge with my amp switched on. ditto
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    The first balanced ultra-portable headphone amp in the world....

    Saw that the charger light changed from red to green (that's a nice touch!) , and read Ray's comments about leaving the charger attached to speed up burn in. So, let's get things into play. Selected "hi" for impedance and hooked things up. Have the trusted Isotek System CD Enhancer going...
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    The first balanced ultra-portable headphone amp in the world....

    I wrote the following in the other thread: Quote: Originally Posted by djbnh Many thanks to Ray, my Protector arrived today. Will charge overnight then do some single-ended 24/7 burn-in with a set of AKG 701s. No need for pics since a previous post had plenty. NOTE: perfect...
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    Many thanks to Ray, my Protector arrived today. Will charge overnight then do some single-ended 24/7 burn-in with a set of AKG 701s. No need for pics since a previous post had plenty. NOTE: perfect packaging! I'm supposed to have someone reterminating my HD650 Equinox cable with XLRs and...
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    Quote: Originally Posted by nycdoi i asked ray for my tracking # because somehow i knew something like this could come up and mess up the arrival time. Thank you for the quick reply, very nice of you.
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    Quote: Originally Posted by nycdoi somehow mine is taking a detour to tennessee while im located in new york....hope it will bring back some souvenirs... How do you know it is in TN? Did you get some type of shipping notification? I have not received any type notification.
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    Quote: Originally Posted by jude I received my Protector today. So that I could immediately listen to my balanced HD600 and HD650, Ray included an adapter. It's good to be Jude! Edit: also, it would be nice to hear what you think about the Protector with the DAC not in play...
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    REVIEW (in progress) - Nuforce HDP 24/96 USB-Optical 24/192 Coax DAC Preamp and Headphone Amp

    Quote: Originally Posted by Armaegis Nah, all you need is more pictures of pretty girls with the HDP. Or more reviews with different equipment highlighting strengths and shortcomings. Keep those reviews / comments coming, please!
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    To all: 1) I think Ray produces quality equipment. I also think Ray runs a business. 2) I expressed an opinion and non-vehemently at that. Forum members have that right. 3) The tenor of some (not all) replies gives me pause, kind of like, "Your opinion is wrong, so shut up, I'm the only...
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    Quote: Originally Posted by EddieE Agreed. EDIT: Why did you pay any fees though? RSA is a business, there shouldn't have been any fees for you. From Ray's ordering information: "The black Protector balanced portable amp is $425.00 at intro price. The clear/white Protector...
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    Quote: Originally Posted by pfillion Good news I'm not of the exact same sentiment: on 3/3 Ray said orders were going to be taken, and I was of the impression that Ray was going to ship from the "built 90 units of the balanced Protectors" when he received the $, whether it be...
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    REVIEW (in progress) - Nuforce HDP 24/96 USB-Optical 24/192 Coax DAC Preamp and Headphone Amp

    Can Jason of NuForce or anyone else opine about: 1) quality control concerns / improvement / no improvement needed? I've just gone through the thread (yes, I will re-read it later on), and read about some 3.5 mm L/R issue, upside case issue, and some other early issues? [NOTE: I think the...
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    The RSA Protector balanced portable: Images and impressions 1st page, Please post your impressions . .

    Thank you for the notification that Ray is ready to ship, much appreciated.
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    Supermacro 3 On Ebay

    Last month I sold my Xin SM-IV amp on Head-Fi, and feel the SM-IV is one heck of an amp. To me it was a concern that Xin was not available to service the amp if needed. However, the purchaser seems pretty familiar with electronics, is already rolling opamps, and seems highly satisfied with the...
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    ...Pico Slim vs RSA Protector!

    Quote: Originally Posted by GuyDebord I think soundwise, for $935 you are better off doing the following: 1. Spend the money in a pair of Beyer T1's 2. Once you get them, sell your 3 cans and you will earn around $500 3. Use the $500 to buy an amp You would have much, much...
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    ...Pico Slim vs RSA Protector!

    I'm in the queue for a Protector. I have three pairs of phones I'd like to use with the amp. One thing I had not initially taken into account was the cost of some professional person or party reterminating three pairs of headphones, plus the cost to reverse retermination should I want to sell...
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    The first balanced ultra-portable headphone amp in the world....

    Quote: Originally Posted by xuan87 oh! this is to allow you to use your Protector plug-terminated customs with any 3.5mm input devices like other SE amps and daps. that's a really creative idea! instead of finding adapters for the Protector, you have an adapter for everything else! it...
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