Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)
Apr 12, 2022 at 8:29 PM Post #33,136 of 34,337

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Damn right...I mean, this says so much...and as a fellow stack-ite, this has me hyped right now!! Im just amazed the Sokeris can run portable/transportable like this!!!
Haha. I was so surprised when the Soekris powered on directly off my phone... Eyes literally popped O_O. The battery bank does sharpen edges to sounds a bit giving off a sense of better spatial queuing to sharp attack sounds and it also gives the image a little more vibrancy or higher signal saturation (this might have to do with higher voltage swing of the amplifier or something given the headphones I'm listening to).

Plugging Soekris directly into computer via high current USB cable DOES sound better slightly, bit more organic and just more "hi-fi", sadly, but this is such a nasty little portable for the price, imho, I'm having a lot of fun with it. If you're into R2R this is pretty neat. Dethonray Honey H1 sounds a little bolder and more energetic in treble, so it probably sounds really fantastic with the right gear, but for what I was using it for (power hungry vintage planar magnetics) this suits me better and I can probably sell my portable amps now (was never happy with the Honey amplifier for single ended use, and also digital volume kinda fiddly, imho).
 
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Ok, so while I was going through some of my shots, I got a little nostalgic over this one. Only a few short years ago, remember stacks? With company logo rubber bands, I-mods, Cypher Labs, and Whiplash? LOL It all sounded pretty darn good, as I recall.
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STACK-ITES.....UNITE!!!!
 
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Haha. I was so surprised when the Soekris powered on directly off my phone... Eyes literally popped O_O. The battery bank does sharpen edges to sounds a bit giving off a sense of better spatial queuing to sharp attack sounds and it also gives the image a little more vibrancy or higher signal saturation (this might have to do with higher voltage swing of the amplifier or something given the headphones I'm listening to).

Plugging Soekris directly into computer via high current USB cable DOES sound better slightly, bit more organic and just more "hi-fi", sadly, but this is such a nasty little portable for the price, imho, I'm having a lot of fun with it. If you're into R2R this is pretty neat. Dethonray Honey H1 sounds a little bolder and more energetic in treble, so it probably sounds really fantastic with the right gear, but for what I was using it for (power hungry vintage planar magnetics) this suits me better and I can probably sell my portable amps now (was never happy with the Honey amplifier for single ended use, and also digital volume kinda fiddly, imho).
Right on...its such a moment when you put a stack together and it ends up working after you fiddle around with it for awhile. It seems that the further you are on the stacking journey, you tend to return to old amps (or amp-dacs, for that matter) you owned in the past to get the right sound. .I have gone back and forth buying the Oppo HA-2 (3 times), Aune b1 (2 times) or the RHA L1 (2 times) for stubborn DAPs that need something that just works with everything!
 
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Started playing with the Pico Audio Origa SE tube amp. I am surprised it is pretty good and better than Cayin C9, IMHO.

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LP 6 Ti, sounds better from the 6.3mm output. Get a furutech 6.3mm adapter and Effect audio 2.5 > 3.5 adapter.
 
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Shanling M9 + Eletech Aeneid + Vision Ears EXT
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Apr 13, 2022 at 9:58 PM Post #33,143 of 34,337

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DX200Ti + amp 3 -> C9 -> Orpheus -> Mason FS

Rare combo, posting pics in case someone happens to have the same fringe gear, dx200Ti with amp3 most importantly. Amp 3 has true line out (2.5) quite impressive with the C9. Whole chain sounds incredible, Mason may even beat out Trailli in this.
 
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iBasso DX240 and Fir Audio V x Vs.

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Cayin N8ii + PW Audio Orpheus + Aroma Audio Jewel

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How do you like the 700?
I had a SA700 in Onyx and it was okay’ish. The dap itself is slow, buggy, and it got warm quite quickly - even running my 846’s on 3.5. I sold it after two months. There are much better daps on the market for that price range imho. If you stream, forget about it. But if you listen to your music offline, its doable. Just my two cents…
 

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