Aclear Porta NXT-2AK Review. Improve your audio quality without a Battery!
Dec 7, 2014 at 12:01 AM Post #3 of 46

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I was thinking of getting the AClear Porta NXT-1 since I dont own any balance DAP, would it offer the same sonic improvement?
 
Dec 7, 2014 at 12:09 AM Post #4 of 46

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Thx for your reply :)
Yes, the ratio of improvement might even be higher with non-balance system as balance system already has a pretty clear signal. I tried my aclear porta NXT-2AK with my cellphone and PC. The feeling of improvement is a bit greater then on ak240 (balance).
 
Dec 13, 2014 at 3:56 AM Post #5 of 46
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When I was in Tokyo, the guys from Nakamura gave me an NXT-2AK with the balanced cable to report on. I've given it a go with a few different devices with differing results. Primarily the difference in sound seems to be a darker background with a more precise centre image, though it is hard to say definitively whether or not this is really the soundstage narrowing a bit. Usefully though, the input can be balanced or unbalanced, as well as the output, so plug-and-play with anything is very straight-forward.
 
It's rather expensive though, at $450 equivalent. The one person I came across with it in their rig had an AK240 and Hugo!
 
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FYI I've added the NTX-2AK to the Head Gear section if anyone wants to add it to lists or review it. 
 
http://www.head-fi.org/products/nakamura-aclear-porta-nxt-2ak
 
Feb 10, 2015 at 5:15 AM Post #8 of 46

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I agree with Currawong that it is gear-dependent. With the Calyx M, I love the NXT-2AK driving the Lab 1 but prefer to listen without the NXT-2AK driving my other IEMs. 
 
Nonetheless, since the Lab 1 is my favourite IEM, it is worth the price of admission for me.
 
Mar 11, 2015 at 2:20 PM Post #9 of 46

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  I agree with Currawong that it is gear-dependent. With the Calyx M, I love the NXT-2AK driving the Lab 1 but prefer to listen without the NXT-2AK driving my other IEMs. 
 
Nonetheless, since the Lab 1 is my favourite IEM, it is worth the price of admission for me.


I totally agreed with you. i tried JH Layla , JH 11 and other IEM but still Lab 1 is the perfect match with Calyx M + NTX-2AK.
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Mar 27, 2015 at 8:39 AM Post #10 of 46

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Is it an obvious risk to connect Hugo's single-ended output and the single-ended input of AClear Porta first, and then connect a pair of balanced headphones into the 2.5-mm balanced input of AClear Porta afterwards?
 
In other words, am I frying anything when I'm converting single-ended to balanced by Aclear Porta? Some portable amps such as The Intruder or Rx Mk3-B could handle such conversion but they didn't seem to mention something specific like that
 
http://ns-t.com/products/trans/nsit52.html
 

 

 

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