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Old 25-02-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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Is Ibasso D12 worth $439?

Will it be better to get a D12 or D4 Mamba for $339? Is there a better alternative for that price?
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Old 25-02-2011, 11:10 PM   #2
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Get them directly from iBasso. Read that D4 is going for 199 USD now. Personally, I am going for used D10 at about $200+
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Old 25-02-2011, 11:19 PM   #3
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Get them directly from iBasso. Read that D4 is going for 199 USD now. Personally, I am going for used D10 at about $200+
thks for the advice bro, just wondering which one is better in term of sq, soundstage etc.. d4 or d12? if d12 doesnt really beat the d4 by alot den i'll go for d4 for its value for money
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Old 25-02-2011, 11:25 PM   #4
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thks for the advice bro, just wondering which one is better in term of sq, soundstage etc.. d4 or d12? if d12 doesnt really beat the d4 by alot den i'll go for d4 for its value for money
Buy D4 will be better as you can change the opamp and improve the SQ.
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Old 25-02-2011, 11:28 PM   #5
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Buy D4 will be better as you can change the opamp and improve the SQ.
Both D10 and D12 can also change opamps.

thks for the advice bro, just wondering which one is better in term of sq, soundstage etc.. d4 or d12? if d12 doesnt really beat the d4 by alot den i'll go for d4 for its value for money
I believe there should be some comparisons on headfi between the two models. You can opt to get an used D4 and use the money saved to get the topkit from hiflight.

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Old 25-02-2011, 11:39 PM   #6
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Both D10 and D12 can also change opamps.
yah but the price difference is quite huge

If the TS dun need the optical in, juz get the D4
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Old 25-02-2011, 11:42 PM   #7
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Both D10 and D12 can also change opamps.



I believe there should be some comparisons on headfi between the two models. You can opt to get an used D4 and use the money saved to get the topkit from hiflight.
hmm im actually a noob at moding the amps, where do i get opamps? what is this topkit :x
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Old 25-02-2011, 11:58 PM   #8
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if you don't mind changing 9v batteries for the D4 regularly, i would get the d4 for its price performance and value unless you're going to use optical out rather than usb, if not, i don't see much of a point getting the d12/d10
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Old 26-02-2011, 12:05 AM   #9
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if you don't mind changing 9v batteries for the D4 regularly, i would get the d4 for its price performance and value unless you're going to use optical out rather than usb, if not, i don't see much of a point getting the d12/d10
thks for ur advice, looks like i got an answer haha.. anyway i have a budget of abt $400 for amps, is there any better amp ard?
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Old 26-02-2011, 12:05 AM   #10
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it will depend on TS if he has sources with coaxial or optical output and if he requires long battery life.

@chuanzuya: topkit is a set of opamps carefully auditioned and chosen by hiflight, a headfi member known for picking the best sounding (to him) set of opamps for use on iBasso amps that allow opamp rolling. you can simply send him an email to buy. the topkit cost 60 USD and inclusive of shipping.
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Old 26-02-2011, 12:16 AM   #11
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wats the use of optical output ?
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Old 26-02-2011, 12:20 AM   #12
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it will depend on TS if he has sources with coaxial or optical output and if he requires long battery life.

@chuanzuya: topkit is a set of opamps carefully auditioned and chosen by hiflight, a headfi member known for picking the best sounding (to him) set of opamps for use on iBasso amps that allow opamp rolling. you can simply send him an email to buy. the topkit cost 60 USD and inclusive of shipping.
thks for ur advice bro, is there any guide on how to install this opamp after purchase?
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Old 26-02-2011, 12:28 AM   #13
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if i dont need a DAC. i just need a amp, what will be good ? best would be able to change the opamp.
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Old 26-02-2011, 12:29 AM   #14
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thks for ur advice bro, is there any guide on how to install this opamp after purchase?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46QoCeD_du8

not sure if its the same.
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Old 26-02-2011, 12:34 AM   #15
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if i dont need a DAC. i just need a amp, what will be good ? best would be able to change the opamp.
i would like to knw too cuz i also dun need dac, but most powerful amp comes with dac one
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