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Old 12th November 2007, 02:34 PM   #41
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pano? We're still interested in hearing your impressions.

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indeed, I am waiting also.

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Old 13th November 2007, 07:01 AM   #42
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Sorry guys, I'm in the middle of a speaker upgrade, among too many other projects. So I can't even give the little fellow a good listen.

Will report as soon as I can. Maybe someone else will beat me to it. (hint, hint)
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Old 24th November 2007, 04:15 AM   #43
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Yer, I just bumped onto SI's page and found they had the Gen 2 and you guys already beat me to it ...LoL

The photos on the internals is much more neatly assembled and the PCB is much better laid out from the original T and the simplier case is more pleasing on the eyes. I suspect just changing the cheap spring clips to RCA will be the only real mods needed, but I am very interested on how the headphone amp works, is it even possible for the TA2024 chip to drive 32ohm+ headphones ?

They also seem to be carrying a 30W PCI slot amp that connects directly to your soundcard ... thats an interesting option also !
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Old 26th November 2007, 04:09 PM   #44
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The PCI amp is interesting, but its a power amp, and thus relies on your software volume control which is a big no-no for sound quality. Well, unless you go to extraordinary lengths to preamp it externally. So I figure that since its basically the same thing as the T-amp, costs more, is inside the RF frenzy that is the inside of your PC and is running directly off your PC's power supply which I can't believe is a very clean source, why not just get the Gen2 or maybe the Super (or a Trends) and call it a day?

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Old 2nd December 2007, 07:38 PM   #45
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I just found out that SI had released a new version of this amp. Haven't read a whole lot on the SI amps since I moved on to other gear a couple of years ago.

But I really have to say "Wow." Not about the amp but about how everyone sounds so cynical and negative about SI and the Gen 2 T-amp.

Did I miss something in the last couple of years? I always thought SI and the T-amp ushered in a new era of good sounding really affordable class-D amps. Maybe the original T-amp isn't quite as good as some of the current offerings, and maybe the Gen-2 is a minor upgrade, but at the price it still seems to be a decent if not good value.

Did SI do something to make everyone so bitter and angry?

Just wondering. Maybe I missed something along the way.

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Old 2nd December 2007, 09:49 PM   #46
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Well, SI did come out with their Super T-Amp($149.99) and now their Gen 2($79.99), but I guess what everyone(DIY or budget audiophiles) hate is that they always use the cheap spring speaker clips instead of RCA and banana jacks.

The Trends Audio TA10.1($149.99) is still the current champ of the T-Amp world. I would like to try the Winsome Lab amp, but its a bit more expensive($399) then the current TA-10.1 offerings.
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Old 2nd December 2007, 11:37 PM   #47
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Default want original t-amp

wish they kept the original t-amp going. Now I can't buy them.

I wonder if sonic improvement has been made on Gen2.

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Old 3rd December 2007, 01:54 PM   #48
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Default SI Tio PCI sound card

I'd like to know if anyone's played with the SI Tio PCI sound card?
http://www.si5.com/products.php?pID=4038
It looks convenient for those with a desktop...just plug in speakers, no power cord required.
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PE had the Gen2 as their featured item in there "12 Days of Christmas" promotion yesterday, so I ordered one last night. I should supposedly have it by the 17th.

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PE had the Gen2 as their featured item in there "12 Days of Christmas" promotion yesterday, so I ordered one last night. I should supposedly have it by the 17th.

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would be very interested in your impression.

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