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DX220 A new view to your music. * Latest Firmware: 1.15.233 Local * Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Paul - iBasso, Jan 23, 2019.
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  1. JamesKH
    It’s funny how we did what we had to do get things to “work”. Having younger sibling stand and hold TV antenna for better reception, adding a bit of aluminum foil to the end of radio antenna, setting tv dial in between to channels, recording off the radio at just the right moment. Yeah, I’d say your right.
  2. icefalkon
    Yeah lol that's what I meant before when I wrote aluminum bunny ears...I should have said aluminum "foil" bunny ears lol. I remember our first color tv lol. I had to move the ears just right or you lost the color blue! LOL
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  3. Whitigir
    They better be hurry up as the Kann Cube is already selling like hot cakes, and people is waiting on for another similar device that has 4.4mm instead of 2.5mm like Cube ! They may change their mind if it takes too long! Lol!
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  4. highfell
    I roll tubes on the stereo system at home and don’t have that experience. I had a noisy pair of valves/tubes and they stayed noisy.

    But to my mind this is a different issue which is an impedance issue and I don’t see why this should get better over time.

    As it happens , I hear no hiss with my Shute SE846s and I love the sound of the AMP9.

    Just been listening to the Doors “Weird scones inside the gold mines” and the music sounds so analog, I could be playing the original LP !
  5. alota
    in 25-40 years they will never now the beauty of a movie like "Arsenic and Old lace" for example:L3000:
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  6. Matpar
    ..at the point AMP9 is not that "good" on DX200, or just that you preferred the sound of it on DX220?

    i guess differences are there, otherwise there won't be two DAPs on the market, question is is it worthy to move on the AMP9 with DX200?
  7. duyanh43
    I remember there are benefits of DX220 having blacker background, smoother UI, but i think overall tonality is the same with DX200 considering both DAPs having the same DACs and AMP module. Currently using a DX209 because a pre-owned DX200 nowadays is much more approachable.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2019
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  8. Matpar
    don't get this bit :)
  9. duyanh43
    Cheap :D Pre-owned DX200 is about 4-500$
  10. Matpar
    got it :D (and playing the same game at the moment :D)
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  11. MaxD
    What ! are you saying we should not be smacking our kit up now.... I thought that was still a technical fix for most issues. The skill is in knowing how hard to smack....
    Honest I did not abuse my DX220.. :L3000:
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2019
  12. singleended5863
    To me it is worth to have DX229 even though DX209Ti sounds thicker and darker.

    Not for my DX220 which seems not to like Lurker add-on even though how hard I tried to update to it. :unamused:
  13. AndrewH13
    Not to me, but then I’ve paired DX200Ti / Amp 9 with Noble Katana.

    I think getting best sounds to one’s ears is all about the synergy of the three. Dap with good DAC conversion in, then amp or iem/ phones to one’s choice. Usually a bright iem not good with explicit amp, a warm iem not best with a warm amp. No rights and wrongs, every ear different, but iBasso 220/200/Ti is a great starting point, amp to preference, iem to preference, solid. Never had so much choice, so easy.

    Going back to the nostalgia, no one else have minidisc? All my cassettes were re-imaged onto minidiscs. A gold Sony portable and a double-mains deck for compilations. And then 3 years later ...... all moved onto RCDs for input into PC audio!
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  14. JamesKH
    Don’t forget the five disc CD carousel! Had the Sony MiniDisc in the days of Kazaa and Morpheus. Loved it. Bought a mini microphone for mine and used it to record lectures in college. After a number of years, left it behind for the Apple iPod mini.
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  15. edwardsean
    For all of you taking this little trip through audio nostalgia, you gotta watch this:

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