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Title: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on June 04, 2007, 21:36
An IPOD, Monitor Audio RS6 and a very small amp

Ipods are meant for teenagers.
Cheap amps are not hi fi.
All amps sound the same.
Small amps cannot drive floorstanders
Audiophiles are retired ah peks who have time to sit down and enjoy the whole CD.

The Dared tube hybrid amp looks better in red than Scarlett Johansson in a red dress.

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong wrong and hmm I guess the last one is wrong too  ;D

I unpack my new Dared MP5 hybrid tube pre-amp with a solid state 10w pc power section. The packaging can put many other more famous brands to shame. The word is ATD. Attention to detail. There is adequate packing material to make sure this amp survives a rollercoaster ride from ROC. The first thing you see when the box is opened is a set of gloves and a cleaning cloth, which will be needed to wipe off the inevitable fingerprints you leave behind on the chrome polished surfaces.

Next the cabling (USB connectors, RCA cables and a phones to RCA cable) are neatly stored in their own bag. My Reference series Marantz looked like it came in a NTUC plastic bag.

I use my IPOD docking station, the supplied cables and hooked it up to my MA RS 6 (91 db speakers) with QED XT 300 wires.

I have a playlist of test songs which I keep in my IPOD for auditions, so I crank this section up. The volume is set at 9 o’clock in my new 3.5 by 4m sound room.

Do you know the feeling of palpable presence? How much does it cost to invite Yo Yo Ma into your home to play in front of you? Now, I know, it costs 200USD for the amp plus USD 19 shipping.

Feel like having Earl Klugh over for dinner, just flick on the switch. Of course I recorded much of these in lossless formats but I also included some techno, and if you suddenly feel your feet move involuntarily, this amp is the cause. 128kb recordings, this setup milks the best out of it.

There is bass, a delicate mid and treble, although with a modest damping factor it won’t embarrass the grip a Krell solid state super powerful amp has. Its about finesse, and lounging with a magazine, a bit of port or sherry and a good book, although with such fine tunes emitting from the system, it will be hard to concentrate on the book.

Ever had the sensation of Natsukawa Rimi’s (夏川りみ) voice massaging your senses and leaving you unable to move about. Emil Chau seems to sound like he decided to do an impromptu live performace in my room. I hear some nuances which I have not heard before and the imaging is stable and set behind the speakers.

This setup is small change for something not much bigger than a toaster, although it does get warm.
Tomorrow, I will invite Bach and Mozart to come jam with Anzen Chidai  Switch off the lights and enjoy the music with a dull glow from the tubes, so this is what I have been missing all this while….


Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: yellowhandman on June 04, 2007, 21:43
wah, as a diehard ipod user (bought the original ipod), your writeup makes me salivate...but how come you don't list your ipod in your .sig?
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: tinytok on June 04, 2007, 22:09
Fever mode with poison flowing in the blood that creates Hallucinations.

Bad sign.  ;D
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: SiriuslyCold on June 04, 2007, 22:21
ROFL!!

Love is the drug
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: Darthfunk on June 04, 2007, 22:24
I blame hifiluv for posioning us!  ;D
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: zapp on June 04, 2007, 22:32
Good luck pete - u got tube poisoning lol
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: civicguy on June 04, 2007, 22:35
Picture picture !!
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on June 04, 2007, 22:38
I am a tech goondu, when the brothers visit my place, they can help me post pictures, or I can email them to those who know how.

BTW maybe I can persuade those other folks with the same amp to bring theirs and let me set up a HT system with it and my MAs  --- woo hoo!

Actually for those who want to try it, bring a nice CD player, that will be interesting.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: civicguy on June 04, 2007, 22:43
I am a tech goondu, when the brothers visit my place, they can help me post pictures, or I can email them to those who know how.

BTW maybe I can persuade those other folks with the same amp to bring theirs and let me set up a HT system with it and my MAs  --- woo hoo!

Actually for those who want to try it, bring a nice CD player, that will be interesting.


I have a MP5 :)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on June 04, 2007, 22:49
Lai la, AMK area MP 5s unite and arise, let the sonorous voices carry forth and bring tubes to DTS and HD!

One more set and we have a tubey HT system - thought about it already, 5.1 direct from my Toshiba into 3 pairs of MP5 and a SVS PB 12+ playing Superman Returns (plane crash scene)

One more pair needed :)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: francis woo on June 05, 2007, 10:16
Are you inviting Diana Krall over as well!  Pls tell me you can hear her sultry and soulful voice warming your heart.. :D
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: weibchen on June 05, 2007, 18:17
has it enough juice to play a bass heavy song?
Thats what i'm wondering for tubes and FS.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: civicguy on June 05, 2007, 23:43
U lah Pete ! :)

Make me so "re-interested" in my MP5 again (neglected it for a while as very busy and it is in the living room while I hang out in the study room mostly).

So today went to IKEA and bought a shelf to put the MP5 and move it to study room. HEE HEE

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/eastguy72/DSCF0028.jpg)

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/eastguy72/DSCF0026.jpg)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on June 05, 2007, 23:45
Billy rack?

Add a remote for the Ipod and you have a nice system you can use whilst studying.

I am waiting to reno my sound room before I listen more :)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: civicguy on June 05, 2007, 23:48
Billy rack?

Add a remote for the Ipod and you have a nice system you can use whilst studying.

I am waiting to reno my sound room before I listen more :)

Good eyes ! :)

Ya.. got an Apple remote... :)

I wonder what Apple will announce next week ... a touchscreen ipod ? :)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: hifiluv on June 06, 2007, 07:15
Good luck pete - u got tube poisoning lol

if MP5 gives u such an experience, wait till u move to full tube amp..... ;D
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: yellowhandman on June 06, 2007, 09:15
Good eyes ! :)

Ya.. got an Apple remote... :)

I wonder what Apple will announce next week ... a touchscreen ipod ? :)

the 'touchscreen ipod' is the iphone...apple won't release a phone-less version until the iphone has been released (on jun 29) and is selling like hotcakes. which it will.

don't expect a phone-less touchscreen ipod until at least the end of the year, or possibly macworld expo in jan 2008.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: Bernie7 on June 07, 2007, 10:50
Yo Pete

Shocking how good MP3 music can sound isn't it?

I've recently been deeply impressed by DAB played over my main system (Sunfire/Dynaudio combo) too.

Connect your Saggean radio to your Dared and let us know how DAB sounds, ok?
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on June 07, 2007, 10:53
That will be hard, since it is mono and has no RCA out, only optical :)

The DDR 3 is best used in my study listening to in the background, room-filling sound.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: Bernie7 on June 07, 2007, 11:26
 :o Drat. Doesn't it have at least an headphone O/P? You can connect RCA with an adapter. If I'm not wrong, the headphone O/P should be in stereo although you have only one speaker.

My Pure Bug has all the connections - USB, audio O/P, SD Card  ;D
Do you think if I might be able to play the Bug direct from its USB O/P into the Dared's USB I/P? The Bug appears as a drive when connected to a PC.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on June 26, 2007, 10:06
I finally set up my hi fi room, the Ipod playing on the Dared in the background whilst setting up my room, air con etc has made it a lot more bearable in the heat.
As the sound warms up, the partner ship of the MA RS 1 and the Dared is a good one.
The RS 1 has a tighter bass, and makes up for the lack of deep bass by exerting a tighter control over the proceedings allowing more of the excellant mids that the MP 5 can generate show through. A veritable classic amp indeed :)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: Nstarone on June 28, 2007, 11:05
I finally set up my hi fi room, the Ipod playing on the Dared in the background whilst setting up my room, air con etc has made it a lot more bearable in the heat.
As the sound warms up, the partner ship of the MA RS 1 and the Dared is a good one.
The RS 1 has a tighter bass, and makes up for the lack of deep bass by exerting a tighter control over the proceedings allowing more of the excellant mids that the MP 5 can generate show through. A veritable classic amp indeed :)

Hey pete,

I have it in my office... hooked up to a pair of Q acoustics 1010s... plays background music... but I find myself listening to the music and getting distracted instead of working :)

Rec using a proper iPod dock rather than the cable it came it. Made a big difference for me.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on June 28, 2007, 11:08
Glad you are enjoying it, I guess you didn't notice my picture in the Pioneer thread, I have an IPOD apple dock.

Hey pete,

I have it in my office... hooked up to a pair of Q acoustics 1010s... plays background music... but I find myself listening to the music and getting distracted instead of working :)

Rec using a proper iPod dock rather than the cable it came it. Made a big difference for me.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: Nstarone on June 28, 2007, 11:10
Glad you are enjoying it, I guess you didn't notice my picture in the Pioneer thread, I have an IPOD apple dock.


Oops. Sry. :)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on June 28, 2007, 11:11
Will show you my Ipod remote setup too :)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: limbs on June 28, 2007, 11:27
What cables are you guys connecting your ipod dock to the MP5?
Since the dock connection is for audio/video,
Can any normal stereo to RCA cable do the job if i only need the audio portion?

And is the audio connection to the MP5 consider as lineout(no amplification performed by ipod) or just stereo out(amplification provided by ipod)

Thanks
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on June 28, 2007, 11:28
My apple dock gives a lineout, I use audioquest cables, but the nett yield is variable, considering what and how you compress your music.
I use lossless formats for the best music.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: limbs on June 28, 2007, 13:33
My apple dock gives a lineout, I use audioquest cables, but the nett yield is variable, considering what and how you compress your music.
I use lossless formats for the best music.

So, in short, I should have no problem using a stereo plug to RCA cable to connect from the IPOD dock to the MP5 right?
Thanks
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on June 28, 2007, 13:35
yep
So, in short, I should have no problem using a stereo plug to RCA cable to connect from the IPOD dock to the MP5 right?
Thanks
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: limbs on June 28, 2007, 17:34
yep

Thanks Pete
Now just need to play the waiting game for my MP5(from johnblue) and ipod dock with remote(from ebay) to arrive  :)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: apteryx on June 29, 2007, 11:10
Thanks Pete
Now just need to play the waiting game for my MP5(from johnblue) and ipod dock with remote(from ebay) to arrive  :)

Hi limbs,

Which ipod dock did you buy? I was looking for one too but don't know whether to get apple original ones or third party. Thanks!
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: Darthfunk on June 29, 2007, 11:17
So, in short, I should have no problem using a stereo plug to RCA cable to connect from the IPOD dock to the MP5 right?
Thanks

Well you can bid for one RCA to ipod cable on leshele.
I got mine for 0.99GBP.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: limbs on July 09, 2007, 20:46
Just got my MP5 today(it took about a week+ to arrive)
A few questions in mind:
- how to open the cage to expose the 3 tubes?
- the supplied power cable head don't seem to fit local power point, do you all get a different cable or just buy a adpater to convert?


Hi limbs,

Which ipod dock did you buy? I was looking for one too but don't know whether to get apple original ones or third party. Thanks!

I bought the "iPod Universal Dock+Remote F iPod nano mini video A117" from ebay
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: NCMK on July 09, 2007, 21:58
Just got my MP5 today(it took about a week+ to arrive)
A few questions in mind:
- how to open the cage to expose the 3 tubes?
- the supplied power cable head don't seem to fit local power point, do you all get a different cable or just buy a adpater to convert?


I bought the "iPod Universal Dock+Remote F iPod nano mini video A117" from ebay

To open the cage, u see there is 2 small round holes on the cage itself.  Stick a philips screwdriver in and u are able to locate the 2 screws holding the cage and vola~!!!.  As for the cable, get a adaptor else cut off the the head on the cable and change to the UK plug. 
Title: Upgrades
Post by: petetherock on July 09, 2007, 22:03
You can just get an adaptor, but if you have pruritis ani -- itchy backside

Get an MK plug, swop the whole power cable....

Get a good quality 3.5mm to RCA plug to replace the one it came with, I use a Audioquest cable :)

What color did you get?
Title: My IPOD & Dock & iJet
Post by: petetherock on July 10, 2007, 09:56
 
Hope this works, trying to add pics:

(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x244/petetherock/P1010460.jpg)
Title: Re: Upgrades
Post by: limbs on July 10, 2007, 10:02
You can just get an adaptor, but if you have pruritis ani -- itchy backside

Get an MK plug, swop the whole power cable....

Get a good quality 3.5mm to RCA plug to replace the one it came with, I use a Audioquest cable :)

What color did you get?

I got the black colour(that's the only colour johnblue has)
I will get the adaptor first and try the amp out
Haven't have a chance to set it up yet as still haven't decide what speakers to pair it with
Currently I'm using a Onix X-LS as my front speakers for my HT, would probably try to pair with it too
Thinking that since this amp is small, can try bring it around during the audition
Title: Toshiba XA2 and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on July 10, 2007, 20:41
I just bought a y-splitter which allows the single input on the Dared to be fed from my iPOD and my Toshiba which has Sharc DAcs that are supposed to be pretty spiffy.

The result really made me sit up again. What was supposed to be background music, quckly became an intense session of rummaging through old CDs, forgetten songs to bring out the best from the setup. And oh my, what a sound!

Focus, clarity like someone uses a solvent to take away years of mist from my aural windscreen. The combination of solid DACs, a good transport (the Toshiba weighs in at a good 6kg or so), good ol' cable talk RCA cables, the amp connected to my RS 1s and a marriage of high sensitivity speakers and an amp which cannot stop singing and you have tight bass, pacey rythym and a sweet top.

Lovely :)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: francis woo on July 11, 2007, 10:01
Pete, time to change the plastic cover of yr Ipod!!  SJ will not be happy if he sees the coffee stain and tears on his beauty baby.... ;D
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on July 11, 2007, 10:23
Nah....
Save $$, spent a lot recently, still looking for cheap PS3 :)

Pete, time to change the plastic cover of yr Ipod!!  SJ will not be happy if he sees the coffee stain and tears on his beauty baby.... ;D
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: DJQ on July 11, 2007, 10:43
Nah....
Save $$, spent a lot recently, still looking for cheap PS3 :)


good things dun come cheap wor. how cheap is ur cheap? half price?  :o
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: menthol28 on July 18, 2007, 03:03
anyone has dared kt88 mp15? saw selling at echoloft for $750(new)...
thinking of getting it as my FIRST tube amp ::) any reviews?
tia
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: black tortoise on July 22, 2007, 15:29
Hi Guys,

How much is the MP5? I have a pair DM601 S3 connected to my AVR. Can I connect the MP5 to the speaker without removing the cable to the AVR?
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: synthesis on July 22, 2007, 16:20
Hi Guys,
How much is the MP5? I have a pair DM601 S3 connected to my AVR. Can I connect the MP5 to the speaker without removing the cable to the AVR?


Not recommended. You better have a speaker switch. Nobody knows what's gonna happen if both amps are on.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: black tortoise on July 22, 2007, 16:24


Not recommended. You better have a speaker switch. Nobody knows what's gonna happen if both amps are on.

Thanks! How much is a speaker switch? Where can I buy one? Assuming only one amp switch on at one time, technical can?
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: synthesis on July 22, 2007, 22:56
I remember I saw one at the basement of Adelphi nearby escalator. 
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: civicguy on August 04, 2007, 15:06
My apple dock gives a lineout, I use audioquest cables, but the nett yield is variable, considering what and how you compress your music.
I use lossless formats for the best music.


Pete. U use what lossless format for your ipod ? Can Ipod play FLAC ?
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on August 04, 2007, 15:27
I use the apple formats given by itunes
I aint any good with computers, so I just use what is in Itunes, not familar with FLAC


Pete. U use what lossless format for your ipod ? Can Ipod play FLAC ?
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: wonsen on August 07, 2007, 17:33
i just gotten myself a dared. may i know what are the speakers that you guys would recommend? anyone using this to drive usher 520?
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: titamini on August 08, 2007, 16:32
anyone knows where to buy this mp5?
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: Smooth on August 08, 2007, 17:12
Try John Blue website or wait for a while in buy/sell section.

Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: Darthfunk on August 08, 2007, 18:31
anyone knows where to buy this mp5?

Use the search function. Actually there is a thread that Petetherock started yesterday on John Blue Dared MP5
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: sg_forester on August 16, 2007, 10:22
Has anyone compare the dared MP5 with Fatman?

I auditioned the fatman and was quite impressed. didn't know there is such amps in the market until 2 days ago. Anyway, the price range is quite similar but Fatman comes with the dock.

http://www.fat-man.co.uk/
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: hifiluv on August 16, 2007, 10:28
Fatman is Dared MP5 (only with an Ipod station throw in), coming fm the same factory in Shenzhen.  Fatman bought over the exclusive rights and market under their own name.  :)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: Nstarone on August 17, 2007, 01:33
Has anyone compare the dared MP5 with Fatman?

I auditioned the fatman and was quite impressed. didn't know there is such amps in the market until 2 days ago. Anyway, the price range is quite similar but Fatman comes with the dock.

http://www.fat-man.co.uk/



I compared the two some months back... I brought my Dared to a shop looking for speakers.  Did an A/B test using the same source (NAD 521 if I don't remember wrongly) out of curiosity and they sounded almost the same. At least I couldn't tell the difference.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: sg_forester on August 17, 2007, 11:50
Fatman is Dared MP5 (only with an Ipod station throw in), coming fm the same factory in Shenzhen.  Fatman bought over the exclusive rights and market under their own name.  :)

Thanks for the information, no wonder they use the same tubes and looks more or less the same.  So who designed the amps anyway?
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: johnblue on August 17, 2007, 15:35
Thanks for the information, no wonder they use the same tubes and looks more or less the same.  So who designed the amps anyway?

Is Dared
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 and the Usher 520
Post by: petetherock on August 19, 2007, 02:12
Just tried this combination, thanks to dandon

The Usher gives nice neutral sound just short of being warm, with a well controlled treble which won't bite, but gives v good detail for not much more money than what people pay for a pair of good stands

The mids are well expressed, but the presentation and scale are just a bit small, and they won't give floorstanders much competition in the lower  frequencies, but as a whole they are very high VFM and will play happily on the end of the Ipod and Dared

You need to turn up the volume dial a bit more with the 87db Ushers, but what comes out is highly musical.

V nice indeed

Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: johnblue on August 19, 2007, 12:34
Say a secret with everyone  ;D ;D ;D
Take it away(6e2=EM87)
The voice will become good ....
Only I dare to make so in whole world
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: SiriuslyCold on August 20, 2007, 10:51

Can Ipod play FLAC ?

I think ipod support apple lossless natively. for FLAC, youw ill have to install rockbox (http://www.rockbox.org/) on it (replacing the original firmware, i believe)

Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: wonsen on August 21, 2007, 00:00
bro pete, then comparing your RS1 and usher, may i ask what's the difference?:)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on August 21, 2007, 05:03
The RS 1 is larger and has a bigger woofer, there is more bass and the sound a little more out of the box. It sounds more lively and has a brighter treble.
The Usher is more neutral and has a leaner balance.
You should audition for yourself which one is for you and bear in mind the RS 1 costs more.

bro pete, then comparing your RS1 and usher, may i ask what's the difference?:)
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: wonsen on August 21, 2007, 06:32
okay..thanks...by the way, you mentioned that you wanted to sell off your RS1 in the earlier post, is that right?
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: imbest on August 24, 2007, 12:34
TS, wanna ask a noob question, the output stated 13Wx2, so what kind of speakers shall we use ? I saw your speakers like, quite big huh?
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on August 24, 2007, 21:50
IF you Search  this forum, you will notice heaps of brothers here using everything from Flr standers to bookshelves.
FYI most of the time, only the first 10w or so are used in most situations except in dynamic transients.
And the RS 6 isn't that big either :D
Cheers

TS, wanna ask a noob question, the output stated 13Wx2, so what kind of speakers shall we use ? I saw your speakers like, quite big huh?
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on August 25, 2007, 07:40
Plus there is a Dared owner's thread if you searched....

http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=46789.0
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on March 09, 2011, 15:25
Did anyone mentioned using the "low" powered MP 5?

Read here to see what it has been used with...
IF you Search  this forum, you will notice heaps of brothers here using everything from Flr standers to bookshelves.
FYI most of the time, only the first 10w or so are used in most situations except in dynamic transients.
And the RS 6 isn't that big either :D
Cheers

Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: vajrasattvasg on March 09, 2011, 16:14
Did anyone mentioned using the "low" powered MP 5?

Read here to see what it has been used with...

not to even say.. a 300b~6-8 watts.. 2a3~ 2-3 watts... :P
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on May 12, 2011, 07:00
Just tried this combination, thanks to dandon

The Usher gives nice neutral sound just short of being warm, with a well controlled treble which won't bite, but gives v good detail for not much more money than what people pay for a pair of good stands

The mids are well expressed, but the presentation and scale are just a bit small, and they won't give floorstanders much competition in the lower  frequencies, but as a whole they are very high VFM and will play happily on the end of the Ipod and Dared

You need to turn up the volume dial a bit more with the 87db Ushers, but what comes out is highly musical.

V nice indeed


I see that there are new posters claiming the MP 5 cannot drive the Usher 520s.... so I am just bringing this up and wondering aloud if these posters have actually owned and auditioned the two together....
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: egtan0221 on May 12, 2011, 08:18
yes i try it myself and i'm not the only one that agree on this.. i do agree that this amazing small amp can drive the usher to "this level" but i really doubt its performance as the TS play from jazz to metal.

moreover everyone has its own taste of music and judgement.. we're jus giving some opinion. not need to dig out a thread to "shoot tat poster".

anyway thanx for your old review thread so our friend that need opinion can refer here as well.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: petetherock on May 12, 2011, 08:28
yes i try it myself and i'm not the only one that agree on this.. i do agree that this amazing small amp can drive the usher to "this level" but i really doubt its performance as the TS play from jazz to metal.

moreover everyone has its own taste of music and judgement.. we're jus giving some opinion. not need to dig out a thread to "shoot tat poster".

anyway thanx for your old review thread so our friend that need opinion can refer here as well.
You can have an opinion, thats the freedom of posts.
But I then disagree that the MP 5 cannot drive the Ushers and yes I owned both items..
Cheers.
Title: Re: IPOD and DARED MP5 making music
Post by: egtan0221 on May 12, 2011, 08:38
You can have an opinion, thats the freedom of posts.
But I then disagree that the MP 5 cannot drive the Ushers and yes I owned both items..
Cheers.

i do know what u mean but to correct a bit i did not say cannot drive but not enough to drive base on the TS's music preference. anyway, let him decide..