Cayin C9: Dual Nutube, Fully Balanced Class A/AB Portable HeadAmp
Sep 11, 2021 at 2:41 PM Post #4,891 of 4,969
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Why the 3.5 LO is quite same as 4.4?

Wondering about comparison with R8.

A good question for Lotoo about their S2 design, but keep in mind, this is a just a thumb-drive size usb/dac dongle without its own internal battery/supply after all.
 
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I'm selling my C9 with a nice discounted price in the UK, if you're interested in getting one soon. I love it but I haven't been using it much given my current music listening routine, mostly at my desk. I'm also selling my Iliad 4.4mm interconnect. See my signature for a link the classified listing.
 
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Why the 3.5 LO is quite same as 4.4?

Wondering about comparison with R8.

A good question for Lotoo about their S2 design, but keep in mind, this is a just a thumb-drive size usb/dac dongle without its own internal battery/supply after all.

Very valid point, technically. To keep the line out at 4V, the power consumption will be significantly higher, and that can be a problem when the dongle draw their power from the mobile phone. So keeping the balanced line out at a lower level will probably keep the dongle away from the "accessory uses too much power" warning.
 
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did anyone tried the sp2000 plus c9 combo ? I recently just got a like new c9 from a someone and I'm wondering if anyone have the same combo as well.
I used to have this combo which I paired with an Iliad interconnect. Sounds awesome.
 
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guys I recently just got my yatono mini le interconnect cable, which compare to the original c9 cable it's just amazing. darker background great resolution and deeper bass, with my Odin and PW metropolis, ft50 shielding cable it's just amazing. I didn't know the interconnect cable changed the sound that much until now...
 

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What portable dacs with line out would you guys recommend or have worked with C9? I don't want to use a dap, instead just a portable dac between my phone and the C9.
I generally use my L&P P6 Pro, but I've seen a fair number of users on this thread using the L&P W2 with very positive results. Relatively inexpensive and compact.
 
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guys I recently just got my yatono mini le interconnect cable, which compare to the original c9 cable it's just amazing. darker background great resolution and deeper bass, with my Odin and PW metropolis, ft50 shielding cable it's just amazing. I didn't know the interconnect cable changed the sound that much until now...
Could you try connect and disconnect GND :)
 
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I just purchased a C9 and love it. Might you tell me where you purchased the mini audio rack that you have it on ? Thanks !!!
Searchingtom

APOS Audio out of San Jose CA also has it but it ships from China. Took about 5 days to get it.
But I did not have to worry about Yen to $ conversion and such.
Just remember to uncheck the email me info box if you do not want to get emails weekly about specials…

This Little rack works well with the C9 and accessories you’ll probably want to have. (I have several different IC cables that I’m trialing as it makes a huge difference in one of the lower tiers - once done burning in the different cables will be posting some thoughts here)
I lean my PAW6K DAP against the rack since it does Preamp line out and it allows me to adjust the volume via its touch panel when standing up, as well as read the screen easily, yet still reach the C9’s controls to choose amp and timbre choices. Well worth the cost. Highly recommended item!
 

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