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The iBasso D12, dual dacs . images . new Sysconcept optical cable . . Topkit by HiFlight. .

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by jamato8, Aug 19, 2010.
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  1. Chris J
    This is a reply sashaw's question:
    "Has anyone tried to replace the battery with higher voltage ones?"
    Replacing the battery with a higher voltage battery may damage the ICs in the DAC and probably in the Amp too.
    DO NOT do this!
    If you want more voltage then use an iBasso P4 or equivalent higher voltage portable headphone amp.
  2. markkr
    I have spent weeks now debating on D12 vs D6. The primary use is my Macbook at work with Westone W3's... and occasional Grado or Ety ER4S.
    Then toss in all the other options: XM6, UHA6S, DACport... my head is spinning! opamps, usb vs optical, usb powered, battery powered, China, US, Canada, AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! 
  3. Armaegis
    The solution is simple... FiiO D3 + iBasso P4 [​IMG]
  4. markkr
    LOL thanks...
    I have considered the P4 + D4 combo, but its outside of what I'd like to spend. ($500)

  5. Armaegis
    The D3 is $30. Fiio, not iBasso.
  6. Kremer930
    I am thinking of selling my D12.  It is in 9.5/10 condition with some very subtle smudge type marks.  These are very minor and may well have been there since new.  I also have the ibasso optional opamp kit plus the awesome Hiflight opamp kit.  Looking for $240 USD plus shipping if anyone is interested.  I am pretty sure that I still have all of the original packaging and interconnects and will also throw in a fiio low pro dock to mini connector.
  7. Chronos
    I'm also looking in to this amp.  I own a pair of Denon AH-D7000's.  I used to run the iBasso D2 Viper (but they need repair) with them but now I realized I just want a DAC + AMP combo for less than $350 that is a great match for the D7000's.  It doesn't matter if its portable or not.  I really liked the D2's with my D7000's and thought it was a amazing over no-amp and FiiO E5, but I don't have any amps to compare it to.
  8. obazavil
    I was going to get a fiio E10, since seems a very nice dac/amp for the price, then in stopped here...
    Has anyone tested D12 with Ultrasone Edition 8? How's the synergy?
    Just for curiosity has any1 been mad to test D12 with LCD2?
    The advantage of using D12 with i20 using optical, or USB for my laptop, or as a portable amp is too tempting...
    Also... Anyone knows the specs and price of Qusp's LOD ?
    Thanks guys!
  9. obazavil


    Why are you selling it? Gathering info in pro/cons for many amps :p
  10. Kremer930
    The only reason why I am considering selling my D12 is that I have bought an ALO Rx mk2 to match the size and form of my Algorythm Solo.  The D12 is a ripper amp and combined with the ability to roll opamps, accept pure digital sources from computer or audio gear etc, I feel that it is too good to not be used.  I have owned it for a year and for most of the time it was perfect but combined with the ipod classic and the CLAS it just becomes quite a handful of a portable rig.  I think people look at me on the bus and think that I am going to blow something up.  The Alo/CLAS is not a lot smaller but it brings it closer to being somewhat normal.
  11. Chronos
    So anyone run this with Denon AH-d7000's?  how does this amp compare to e7/e9 when both run the same DAC?  What is the difference between this and D6?  Which would you recommend for D7000's?
  12. Chris J

    And what does the bomb disposal squad think of you? LOL
  13. Kremer930
    Even my work colleagues think that I am odd spending so much on something that is so big.

    All I can say is that the explosions from stuff like Pink Floyds Delicate sounds of thunder sounds awesome through it. It really is da bomb! :)
  14. civilaudio
    I have bought the D12 and have been tracking this thread for a few weeks. Great!
    I recalled HiFlight mentioned about OPA637BP but has anyone used the OPA627BP?
    Is the 627 supposed to be more stable and a better match with D12?
  15. HiFlight


    While the OPA627 is stable at unity gain, it still specs outside of the supply voltage supplied by the D12.  It cannot meet design specifications at the 4.7 volts provided by the D12 battery pack.  Using a single-sided voltage source such as the D12, the minimum  recommended voltage is 9v. (+/-4.5) There are much better D12 choices, IMO. 
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