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I use iPod and original CLAS. Very nice combo but bulky.
I use zx1 now and I m looking for a less expensive one (and smalller) if it s possible.
And my ciem are se3 ref and soon se5
I think the Pure II will enhance just about any DAP you decide on. Pick a sound signature you like, the Vorzuge will not add much coloration to the sound of the DAP.
Anyone tried it with the AK240...does it add anything
About 130grams, Mim, if i'm not wrong. =]
Can anyone give first-personal impressions of pairing the VorzAMP PURE II with the following headphones: LCD-2 (Fazor), HE-500, T90 and K712? I'm interested in acquiring a new SS amp, preferably portable, that can drive that range of cans. Currently working with the Pan Am, which, I think, drives each of these exceptionally well. I plan to keep, at least for the time being, the Pan Am in addition to the new SS amp. Best and thanks, S
Check out the RSA Intruder, Cypher Labs Duet, and iFi micro iDSD. Those mentioned are powerful enough for the HE-500 thus powerful enough for the rest. The trio fare quite well with IEMs as well.
maricius: Thanks! I was looking at the RSA SR-71B earlier. Is that The Intruder minus the DAC portion? I previously owned the Rx Mk3-B+ and thought it was excellent, although, perhaps a bit too aggressive for extended listening. Any risk the SR-71B or Intruder might be aggressive? I already have a Solo -dB so I thought I could skip the DAC.
The pure 2 is about the best it gets for iems. However, it does not supply high gain well, and just sounds flat and thin. The SR-71A is considered to be excellent by many who prefer it better the sr-71B!
I can wholeheartedly recommend the Duet. I prefer the amp section of the Duet over the Rx but I haven't heard the The Intruder nor the SR-71B. With the CLAS -dB and Duet, you have a fully balanced portable rig!! Not to mention perfectly matching form factor.
How can the sr-71A and B compared? Im also looking on the pure 2 amp and Duet for my ciems but thinking if it can power full size cans as well. Any thoughts?
Not sure on how they compare but the sr-71a has a pretty strong following despite being an old amp
When comparing the pure 2 and the duet, for iems, imo the pure 2 pulls far ahead. Soundstage wise they are among the best, if not the best compared to the competition. The duet may sound more open and expansive on first listen but a prolonged listen would reveal that it is simply the presentation. The pure 2 is someone leaner, a tad warm and mid centric, while the duet has a slightly thicker signature. However i personally prefer the pure 2 as i find it much cleaner and more refined. But this is mostly a preference thing i believe.
In terms of ability to drive full sized headphones, however, while the pure two has a good gain stage and decent output power, it is not able to provide the higher voltages anywhere as well as the duet can.
maricius: You might have sold me on the Duet. Especially since I've heard good things about its pairing with the HE-500. I think the HE-500 is the weakest match with the Pan Am. Thanks!
But the wallet is 600$ lighter