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Old 17-10-2012, 11:02 PM   #16
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i wonder will this come to sg?
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Old 18-10-2012, 11:20 PM   #17
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If anyone's interested... Sony PHA-1 iDevice DAC and headphone amp in Review | TouchMyApps
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Old 18-10-2012, 11:47 PM   #18
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I know someone who has that PHA-1 in SG, will be meeting him to try sometime next week.
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Old 18-10-2012, 11:50 PM   #19
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I know someone who has that PHA-1 in SG, will be meeting him to try sometime next week.
wow how much he pay?
remember do a review =D
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Old 19-10-2012, 12:43 AM   #20
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wow how much he pay?
remember do a review =D
Seems like rubick bro is interested in hooting one
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Old 19-10-2012, 01:14 AM   #21
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Seems like rubick bro is interested in hooting one
boh ammo leh.
just hooted a predator not long back with a 4A.
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Old 19-10-2012, 01:18 AM   #22
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AV Impress Watch article: 【レビュー】ソニーの“本気ポタアン”「PHA-1」を聴* -AV Watch

AV Impress Watch just reviewed this DAC/amp a few days ago, it's SQ compares very favourably to the iBasso HDP-R10/DX100 in terms of dynamic range and resolution details according to the above japanese review. However after reading the article it actually also gave me a deeper insight into it's form-factor/ergonomics portion, mainly serving more as a suitable pairing with iDevices only as a portable DAC transport but my main player is the Walkman Z (the PHA-1 maximum width dimensions is measured at 67mm, but the Walkman Z is ard 70.5mm so it's a mismatch if you stack them tgt), and according to AV Watch its battery life is not that great either, when using just as an amp via analog output it only achieves ~10 hrs which puts it on the same level as my current Audinst AMP-HP which sucks in terms of batt life to me. When using it as a digital transport via iPod/iPhones LOD the battery life is mentioned to be ard 5 hours only.

So yup, after re-evaluting it I don't think this is the right device for me as with Sony Walkmans I can only use it as an analog pre-amp, for dedicated DACs for notebooks I alrdy got Fostex HP-A3 so don't really see the point. The design is really nice to me though, I really dig that railguard and attachment slip-ons design.
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Old 19-10-2012, 01:21 AM   #23
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boh ammo leh.
just hooted a predator not long back with a 4A.
Thought u bought 4ai le?
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Old 19-10-2012, 01:23 AM   #24
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Thought u bought 4ai le?
sold it and got the 4A instead.
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Old 19-10-2012, 01:23 AM   #25
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AV Impress Watch article: 【レビュー】ソニーの“本気ポタアン”「PHA-1」を聴* -AV Watch

AV Impress Watch just reviewed this DAC/amp a few days ago, it's SQ compares very favourably to the iBasso HDP-R10/DX100 in terms of dynamic range and resolution details according to the above japanese review. However after reading the article it actually also gave me a deeper insight into it's form-factor/ergonomics portion, mainly serving more as a suitable pairing with iDevices only as a portable DAC transport but my main player is the Walkman Z (the PHA-1 maximum width dimensions is measured at 67mm, but the Walkman Z is ard 70.5mm so it's a mismatch if you stack them tgt), and according to AV Watch its battery life is not that great either, when using just as an amp via analog output it only achieves ~10 hrs which puts it on the same level as my current Audinst AMP-HP which sucks in terms of batt life to me. When using it as a digital transport via iPod/iPhones LOD the battery life is mentioned to be ard 5 hours only.

So yup, after re-evaluting it I don't think this is the right device for me as with Sony Walkmans I can only use it as an analog pre-amp, for dedicated DACs for notebooks I alrdy got Fostex HP-A3 so don't really see the point. The design is really nice to me though, I really dig that railguard and attachment slip-ons design.
It looks very very solid.
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Old 19-10-2012, 01:29 AM   #26
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wow how much he pay?
remember do a review =D
Not sure. It was bought directly from Japan. Should be around 700-900SGD.
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Old 19-10-2012, 01:30 AM   #27
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Not sure. It was bought directly from Japan. Should be around 700-900SGD.
i see now is ard 610sgd base on amazon.jp price.
jin sexpensive. and from other review they say the usb input not tt sturdy.
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Old 19-10-2012, 03:30 PM   #28
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sold it and got the 4A instead.
lol
aiya... missed the boat...
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Old 19-10-2012, 03:32 PM   #29
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aiya... missed the boat...
Can get from treoo price quite reasonable
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Old 24-10-2012, 09:33 PM   #30
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I'm thinking if I should buy one tomorrow.

Its raving in Japan crazily now lol..
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