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New Amp from HeadAmp - GS-X Mini

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by Rhamnetin, Jul 8, 2018.
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  1. MattTCG
    I got the cable in a trade. So it didn't cost very much all things considered.The important thing to remember here is that the mini's performance increases as you move to the balanced output.
     
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  2. Baten
    I think sennheiser simply knows their market lol. "Oh these guys want a special xlr connector on our $20 cable? Sure let's make it and charge 10x the normal price"

    And it probably sold well enough! thank god for aftermarket options.
     
  3. purk Contributor
    They sure are cashing it in. I reterminated both the HD650 and HD800 cables before and they are ultra thin. Same can be said for the Sony cable on the Z7 and Z1R.
     
  4. Charente
    Slightly droolworthy ... only a bit !
     
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  5. hccshin
    Do you mean Mini's performance depends on the output only regardless of the input?
     
  6. MattTCG
    Yep.
     
  7. purk Contributor
    Assuming that the DAC MFR doesn’t do anything special on the XLR side of thing. IMO. Many DAC MFRs tend to make sure that the XLR sounds better than the RCA output.
     
  8. JLoud
    Aren’t there specific benefits to a balanced dac implementation? Such as lower noise floor or less crosstalk? I seem to remember Jason Stoddard explaining it before. Beyond me but it made sense when I read it. Now balanced amps are something different entirely.
     
  9. JLoud
    Any comparisons of the mini to the mkii? I have a chance to get a mkii for the price of a new mini.
     
  10. Baten
    -Common mode noise rejection
    -Double the output from RCA (typically 2V>4V)
     
  11. Icenine2
    Beautiful!!!
     
  12. nwavesailor
    I expect we will be seeing more pictures when the mini's ship to folks who have pre-ordered.
     
  13. vonnie123
    Curious if any of these are rolling out? I'm at a little over six weeks.
     
  14. justin w. Contributor
    We've shipped one small batch so far and another is going out next week
     
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  15. commtrd
    Now have a balanced S3 from Trevor so when timing comes together will get to hear for my self how good my 4z can really sound. Although right now with my GL Mk2 and Hugo 2, and Solvine cable, I am not exactly slumming either.
     
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