Ray Samuel Tomahawk, anything similar?
Oct 13, 2008 at 3:08 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 90

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I'm looking for an amp around the size of the Tomahawk, not that I don't want that specific amp, I just want to research what else is available in that size range.

Anyone had hands on with this amp?
 
Oct 13, 2008 at 3:32 AM Post #3 of 90

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Would you say the Tomahawk is one of the best, if not the best option for powering IEMs (I guess what it's designed for) I plan on using it on a iPod Classic with probably Shure 530's or UE Triples
 
Oct 13, 2008 at 3:45 AM Post #4 of 90

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I would say yes, simply because it has the lowest gain possible, and has little or no channel imbalance at low volumes. Plus the size can't be beat.

But many people use other RSA amps with their iems, and im sure they also sound fantastic.
 
Oct 13, 2008 at 9:43 AM Post #6 of 90

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lol rly?
wanna sell it to me ?
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Oct 13, 2008 at 2:52 PM Post #7 of 90

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The hawk's 2-AAA last along time too. RSA states up to 400 hrs on a pair. AAAs are cheaper than 9V and easily available. No need for rechargeable batteries. So it is the least expensive portable amp to own in terms of batteries. That's why I bought one.
 
Oct 13, 2008 at 6:35 PM Post #8 of 90

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I have a Tomahawk and I would have to say that the floor noise is truly extremely low. It also adds noticeable (yet subtle) improvements to the soundstage (increase of depth) and control of bass (especially noticeable on in-ears). It is also remarkably resistant to EMF interference. They also drive a few of my full sized phones quite well (HD 595, Ultrasone Pro 650s, Proline 2500s, Sony V6, Grados sr325 and sr60 to name a few). Though I am not well versed with portable amps, I doubt that there are any portable amps of this form factor and in lower price brackets that can achieve the level of sound quality (and build quality) of the Tomahawk. I've tried the Airheads though, but they paled in comparison to the Tomahawk and they were also a lot bigger.
 
Oct 13, 2008 at 6:48 PM Post #9 of 90

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There is an amp call Mina (made by chinese).
It has the same size as the Tomahawk.
I have tried them once and it sounds even better than tomahawk with cheaper price.
As I remember, you can send them your own picture to laser-etch on the amp.
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Oct 13, 2008 at 7:48 PM Post #10 of 90

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Wow, Ray should be honoured. That is the most blatant clone amp i have ever seen. Tomahawk all the way, right down to the volume knob and input/output jacks- imitation is the highest form of flattery so they say
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Oct 13, 2008 at 7:57 PM Post #11 of 90

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Yep, they say highest form and yet . . .
 
Oct 13, 2008 at 8:54 PM Post #12 of 90

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Quote:

Originally Posted by wynn /img/forum/go_quote.gif
There is an amp call Mina (made by chinese).
It has the same size as the Tomahawk.
I have tried them once and it sounds even better than tomahawk with cheaper price.
As I remember, you can send them your own picture to laser-etch on the amp.
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45683545200809080110362126603363217_007.jpg

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Where can one get this amp? Did a quick google search and came up with nothing.
 
Oct 13, 2008 at 9:04 PM Post #13 of 90

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It is a rip off of intellectual property. It shows a total lack of character. In China one of the biggest problems for in-country companies is a company down the street ripping them off on their RD and intellectual property. Beyond and within borders it is all the same, it is Stealing from someone else's hard work. It is low life.
 
Oct 13, 2008 at 10:42 PM Post #15 of 90

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Do you have or have access to one of these amps wynn? If so any chance of a photo of the internal pcb and components- would be interesting to see to what level they have copeied down to.
 

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