Fresh From The Oven: iBasso P5 "Falcon"
Jan 29, 2015 at 5:17 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 388

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Haven't seen a new amp from iBasso for a while... Can't even remember when the P4 was released.
 
The interesting thing about the P5 is that it's capable of being driven by an external power supply as shown in the photos above.
Now there's even a bass boost (first?)
 
Like the other P series amps, P5's op-amps and buf are swappable.
 
Features:
Bass boost: 100Hz +6dB
Gain settings: +0db/+6db/+9dB
Power: 9V x 2 or external power supply of +/-15V
Enclosure: CNC
 
Specs (Battery power):
Power (with buf634): 300mW @ 16Ω, 380mW @ 32Ω, 100mW @ 300Ω, 60mW @ 600Ω
THD+N: 0.005% / 1kHz
Stereo separation: 66dB
S/N: -112dB
Battery life (9V 230mAH): > 12 hours
 
Specs (External power supply):
Power (with buf634): 330mW @ 16Ω, 450mW @ 32Ω, 120mW @ 300Ω, 70mW @ 600Ω
THD+N: 0.012% / 1kHz
Stereo separation: 75dB
S/N: -112dB
 
No mention of price and availability.
 
Source: http://www.mini-audio.com/content/?103.html
 
Jan 30, 2015 at 10:14 PM Post #3 of 388
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The case of the P5 and the power supply are both CNC and as precise as you can imagine. The finish is hard anodizing. The PCB and parts are exceptional. The P5 will set a new standard. We like to see people happy and the P5 will make you happy.
 
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Jan 31, 2015 at 1:25 AM Post #4 of 388

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  The case of the P5 and the power supply are both C&C and as precise as you can imagine. The finish is hard anodizing. The PCB and parts are exceptional. The P5 will set a new standard. We like to see people happy and the P5 will make you happy.

Any word on cost and release date yet?
 
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Feb 7, 2015 at 11:09 AM Post #8 of 388
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  this is a very handsome amp.
 
Paul would you mind letting us know wat are the opamps included?
 
Is the power supply available seperately or bought as a set?


There will be more information soon.
 
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Feb 17, 2015 at 7:55 AM Post #9 of 388

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Not confirmed by iBasso but I heard from some Chinese forum that the amp and the power supply will cost RMB 2,499 (USD $399) and RMB 700 (USD $112) respectively.
 
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Ah, I see what is going on:

Gradually, it seems that all components with permanently-installed Li-Ion batteries are being phased out (e.g. DX100). We are left with the DX50 and 90 (removable Samsung battery), and a number of "legacy" amps which still have fixed batteries, (e.g. PB2). If (as it appears) the P5 has the option of removable 9V PP3s or a PSU (reminds one of Meier Audio), I suspect this has something to do with the reluctance of certain Chinese logistics companies to ship anything with Li-Ion cells in...
 
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Ah, I see what is going on:

Gradually, it seems that all components with permanently-installed Li-Ion batteries are being phased out (e.g. DX100). We are left with the DX50 and 90 (removable Samsung battery), and a number of "legacy" amps which still have fixed batteries, (e.g. PB2). If (as it appears) the P5 has the option of removable 9V PP3s or a PSU (reminds one of Meier Audio), I suspect this has something to do with the reluctance of certain Chinese logistics companies to ship anything with Li-Ion cells in...


Most companies are not phasing out permanently installed batteries. We are not. It is dependent upon the type of equipment and purpose.
 
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It is totally different. It is a reference. The D-Zero Mk2 also does USB music. The MK2 is wonderful sounding for the price and purpose. It must be heard to be appreciated. The PB5 is strictly an amplifier.
 
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I'm really lovin the style and design of the amplifier very fresh very new. Gives it a new revamped feeling.love the curves and edges


I was surprised by the final CNC and finish. It was a WOW. The fit and finish is among the finest I have seen on anything.
 
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