Will there be a PICO 2 amp some day ??
Dec 15, 2008 at 8:30 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 26

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I wonder, I mean there are some places I can think of tings to improve.
A DAC with 96/24 and better USB.
A stronger unit (more volume and bass so it will drive even the HD650 with out a problem to very high level)
RCA out. (not only line out)

And so on
(There are more stuff, didn't write it all here)

So, I want a PICO-2
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Dec 15, 2008 at 4:29 PM Post #2 of 26

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HeadLover /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I wonder, I mean there are some places I can think of tings to improve.
A DAC with 96/24 and better USB.
A stronger unit (more volume and bass so it will drive even the HD650 with out a problem to very high level)
RCA out. (not only line out)

And so on
(There are more stuff, didn't write it all here)

So, I want a PICO-2
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- Volume level is not a problem with Pico and HD650, isn't it enough for you or you just never tried both together?
- DAC is already 24/96
- Pico's USB implementation arguably is one of the best available on the market today
 
Dec 15, 2008 at 4:35 PM Post #3 of 26

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The PICO can't get 24/96 - it is a well known fact! Volume level isn't enough, I feel the PICO start to "sweat" when using it with hard to drive headphones. BASS - could be better ! And, as for USB and the DAC, right now it get the power from the USB, this isn't such a good thing, I wish a new design so the DAC will get power from the battery to, and with a better clock (like the clock4) so it will have less jitter If it will have all of this, yeah it could be perfect
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Dec 15, 2008 at 4:40 PM Post #4 of 26

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Headlover,

Can you explain this comment in more detail? "the PICO can't get 24/96 - it is a well known fact!" Justin says it's a 24/96 dac. Why is that a false statement?
 
Dec 15, 2008 at 6:27 PM Post #6 of 26

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So you want native 24/96 input, which the Pico receiver chip does not support. For the time being there are no portables that support 24/96 unless it is optical or coax, so I think that would be nice to add. Then watching DVD/DVD Audio or listening to hi-res downloads wouldn't require down-sampling by the PC before the DAC up-samples it again.
 
Dec 17, 2008 at 6:36 PM Post #8 of 26

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while you are using USB there will be no native 24/96. the dac IS native 24/96 but I2S cant supply that via USB so the pico upsamples to that/until someones works out a custom driver/protocol to allow this it will not happen
 
Dec 17, 2008 at 6:42 PM Post #9 of 26

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More amplifier choices are always welcome!
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Who knows what Justin have up his sleeves though, except for the KGST which he have been working on for a while.
 
Dec 17, 2008 at 6:59 PM Post #11 of 26

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24/96 isn't a problem, you just pay the $20,000 for the license to use it. Since the need for 24/96 is so low anyway, it hardly seems worth the investment.
 
Dec 17, 2008 at 8:11 PM Post #13 of 26

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What is the KGST ???


A Kevin Gilmore designed solid state/tube hybrid headphone amplifier, in family with the KGSS and KGBH.
Which are said to follow as soon as he finish the KGBH SE's...

Guess Justin have his hands full!
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