ORIOLUS : New portable tube AMP & portable DAC.
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Oriolus just released 2 new portable devices.

The BA10 (OAK) which is a balanced tube amp

The BD10 (CEIBA) which is a SS balanced DAC/AMP

I am mostly interested by the BA10 tube Amp since most DAP now have already a very good DAC inside. Plus, with 135 mm x 75 mm, it match exactly the new A&K SP1000 TOL DAP (132 mm x 75 mm) to make a very nice & compact stack.

Price 50.000 yens = $ 450 US. Still resonnable...if it sound good

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Jul 17, 2017 at 9:07 PM Post #4 of 84

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Thanks for starting this thread @bmichels

Wish I'd found it sooner. Thought I was the only one interested in Oriolus' new amps.

I've already emailed Oriolus Japan a few times. They confirmed the OAK's balanced output does work when using the unbalanced input and the amp can be used while charging. No doubt sounds better using the proprietary balanced in but I've no plans to buy the matching dac and will use my own.

I believe @Ultrainferno posted a brief impression about the Oak a couple months ago here: http://www.headfonia.com/blog-high-end-munich-2017-picture-report-part-2/3/

Says they didn't really like the NT-1 (which I was mainly focused on) but says the Oak was awesome.
 
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Thanks. I sent mail to http://www.cyras.jp/ (their Japanese distributor ?) to ask how to buy one. I will let you know.
 
Jul 22, 2017 at 11:48 PM Post #8 of 84

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How and where did you order it?

Also, can you confirm the balanced out sounds ok when using the unbalanced input?
I ordered from their site: https://www.en.oriolus.jp/product-page/ba-10-oak
I will once I get my unit, just ordered a while ago, dont have it yet. But I have to also get some custom cable to allow me to connect my balance source to the balance input of the BD-10.
 
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Thanks for the heads up.

I'd been checking their site every couple of days but gave up thinking I'd have to find some other way to order the amp. Oriolus even replied to my email last week but failed to alert me that it's now available direct.
 
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Thanks for the heads up.

I'd been checking their site every couple of days but gave up thinking I'd have to find some other way to order the amp. Oriolus even replied to my email last week but failed to alert me that it's now available direct.

I ordered it through this direct link, and it was shipped the same day. I hope to receive it next week... Very good service....

I also Ordered their HIROSE cable so that I can modify it by replacing on one side the HIROSE plug by the A&K PEE11 plug to have a complete balanced input (with ground) from my A&K SP1000.

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FTI here is the PEE11 and the HIROSE pin asignment.

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^That is a great idea, I need to get my cable maker to copy this design.

Just was wondering, would that setup work with onkyo dp-x1?
 
Jul 23, 2017 at 10:36 PM Post #13 of 84

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FYI - here are some impressions in Chinese

https://kknews.cc/digital/6pl4q93.html
http://www.erji.net/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1999878

They're partnering with Jaben and that's why it's much cheaper (2,490 RMB plus shipping) to get it from China

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=554945274957

And then we could also get 10% off twice per month whenever they've got that Rakuten sale

https://www.facebook.com/fromjapanlimited/posts/1196619393783153

Links to the product page and order page

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/e-earphone/4589757911112/
http://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/speci....rakuten.co.jp/e-earphone/4589757911112//N_1/
 
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FYI - here are some impressions in Chinese

https://kknews.cc/digital/6pl4q93.html
http://www.erji.net/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1999878

They're partnering with Jaben and that's why it's much cheaper (2,490 RMB plus shipping) to get it from China

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=554945274957

And then we could also get 10% off twice per month whenever they've got that Rakuten sale

https://www.facebook.com/fromjapanlimited/posts/1196619393783153

Links to the product page and order page

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/e-earphone/4589757911112/
http://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/special/order/confirm/http://item.rakuten.co.jp/e-earphone/4589757911112//N_1/


And, please for those who do not speak Japanese. Can you tell us if the impressions are good and with which headphone it pair best ?
 

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