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I haven’t heard of it having changed or at least I haven’t read anything here.
I like the beauty of glass version and don’t think their SQ are significantly different.
agreed, the new look stopped me to buy
My guess is that the new enclosure with no gorilla glass is cheaper to make and helped ALO drop the price of the new version of the CDM significantly. Don't think there is any difference in sound.
or they are going to launch a new version so a limited version is what a manufacturer always does. i have no idea how much it was originally? please kindly advise!
I guess the glass version was around $1400.00. Then it was on sale at the end of 2018 for $999.00. I took advantage of that the snapped one in maroon color. Then beginning 2019 ALO Audio came out the new limited version without glass.
thanks for the info, so the old version and the new limited version actually the same price at that transition period. the used price should be way less.
btw, the maroon color is very nice
also, i asked for comment about cdm from a friend. he said the cdm is too powerful for iem, but not power enough for a big headphone such as hdxxx
When I was looking for used one before getting a good deal one it was around $800-$850 in the sale trade thread.
probably $800- $850 not a good deal now with just less than $199 from a brand new one
I found my cdm worked well with all my headphones except lcd2 where power fell short
the hps i used were focal spirit pros, shure 846, elear and very decent with hd800
i only tried it with my hd800 after reading this
It's not too powerful for iems. Just put it on low gain and adjust the volume accordingly.
what do you have after selling cdm?
as a portable I am simply using my iphone which I have found is good enough for my 30-45 minute commute to work on a train/bus
imho there is nothing wrong with using the iphone though a slightly smoother sound with a little more nuance is always appreciated
I am considering the kann cube if i have available ("surplus") funds.
I did like the sound of it but it's not something i REALLY need considering how much I would use it but.......i do like the sound.
The kann cube is quite powerful so would suit full sized headphones too...though i don't really need it for home
most of my $ goes into my home system/full headphones - during this year I have bough the hekse and empyrean.
I'm still undecided if I am going to keep the empyrean though - bought it a month ago
Update of my old version CDM with glass. It has been wonderful with Mullard tubes, it just sounds so "right". I sold my McIntosh D150 after I have owned both for more than 2 years. The CDM is on pair with Border Patrol DAC SEi.
Yes, the CDM is wonderfully made and wonderful sounding. I love this amp. Plus tube rolling is fun.