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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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    Ultrasone Signature DJ

      Hard to beat the Signatures. Maybe with a TH900, but it's not so portable - neither is the LCD-XC.      Oh it does. I really wanted to like that headphone, I owned it twice. But the high end was just a little too much. Reminds me of a slightly laid back Pro 900 - ouch. I prefer the SP...
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    Ultrasone Signature DJ

      Agreed, and that's probably the best explanation around. Makes sense.      So if you extrapolate that same idea of S-logic with direction and timing of sound, think about it, The HD 800 is an open can. Conceivably you would even have sound reflection leaving the headphone, being...
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    Ultrasone Signature DJ

      Oh I have never done a direct comparison of the two directly. Just drawing on my years spent with them. And I have listened to both from any setup or condition imaginable. Straight out of mixing consoles, out of DACs unamped, portables, top-end tube and SS amps. What are you interested in...
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    Ultrasone Signature DJ

    I feel like I should say something being one of a few that have V900 experience. I haven't read the post history, not sure what the specifics are here - but I own two pair of V900 - the original model, and the updated version 2 which happened a few years later. I also own both the SP and SDJ. I...
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    New Cavalli Audio Portable Amp officially in the works

      We are looking to open up preorders for these amps in a couple weeks on CavalliAudio.com. Then the manufacturing run will commence once the final designs are complete and up to CA caliber. The final amps will have more refined casework, as the units at CanJam were prototypes. The Carbon is...
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    ☯️ Cavalli Audio's Liquid Carbon... a $599 Cavalli amp???

    Uncola is right, final pricing is still being set, but I can say these figures are in the ballpark! :)
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    Chord Hugo

          Yes. So it works fine for motionless play, it just does not push in all the way to the last click, so on-the-go would be tough. It sounds fantastic, with no discernible deterioration in the signal due to it not seating 100%. I also have the original chassis with the impossibly small...
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    Chord Hugo

      Dave,   1. Does it happen when the power supply is both unplugged and plugged in? 2. At what level is the battery charge, happens at full? 3. Does it occur when cycling through all of the various input options? Not just USB? 4. Is crossfeed turned on, and at what level? 5. Does the...
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    Chord Hugo

      Quote:   Exactly... I feel like people are listening less and instead are being impressed by dazzle, and complicated or unneeded function.        Stole the words out of my mouth. Take the optical cover out and should be good to go!
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    Chord Hugo

      Awesome man! I continue to really enjoy mine. It really is a revelation for me.     It is. But think about how so many different light conducting materials have an impact on how the light transfers through. Think of a window to the outside. Think of a freshly-cleaned high-purity glass...
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