Loaner: iFi Diablo Portable DAC/amp

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  1. Gazny

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    Very Kind of IFI to loan this, Thank you so much IFI staff!
     
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    Please include me! Maryland

    Interested after purchase of an engaging, portable headphone.
     
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    I don’t know. I assume it’s going back to an iFI US distributor. I can send it to Europe if enough people sign up.

    and I can pay to have it shipped to and from Canada with 3 participants.

    Can someone remind me of that form I can fill out that voids customs fees for items that are going into the country and coming back?
     
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    oh, i thought that it was @iFi audio that had arranged this one, i won't hassle you guys with going to Europe and back again. Will wait for another chance.
     
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    I’m not sure, I didn’t arrange this loaner I’m just keeping it organized they won’t respond to me they seem to prefer to go through Marv and waste his time. ;)
     
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    Indeed, we've started with Marv so we keep on bothering him whenever something suitable for this forum emerges ;)
     
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    Marv sent the Diablo to me first. So it’s here. I’m going to listen to it for a bit since it’s here then send it on its way with a very nice Forza Audioworks male 4.4 -> female 4 pin XLR adapter.

    Then it can come back to me at the end when I’ll hopefully have more time to write some impressions.

    My first impressions are VERY good! I plugged my Shouer S12 into it and was caught off guard. Huge soundstage, great dynamics, resolving ability, it really slams hard.
     
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    i’d like to join this Diablo loaner at some point.
    location = Colorado.

    tried one ages ago, but a second round with different headphones would be fun.
     
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    no problem :)
     
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    Since there’s 3 of you I’ll try to fill out an ATA Carnet and send this up to you guys. After the US tour
     
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    I have my popcorn ready ;)
     
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    I can’t find my 4.4mm - 4 pin XLR adapter. I paid way too much for it to send this out without it. I will find it!
     
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    Could we do a separate Canadian tour?
     
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    If you pay for shipping there and back, I'm happy to send it to Canada. If you get 3 Canadians or more to sign up, SBAF can pay for shipping to Canada and you guys work out shipping it back.

    I can fill out an ATA Carnet as well.

    Recruit some Caucks!
     
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    I thought a Canadian tour was already happening?
     
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    Oh yes. Um... gear master fatigue. :confused:

    Canada tour is happening, I'll add you to the list @Brause
     
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    I mean a separate tour with a unit shipped directly from ifi Audio. They get at least two blog articles out of it, which should justify their importing cost.

    Anything ifi Audio had shipped to me in the past, they had covered all expenses. But the purpose was a published analysis and not just listening for leisure.

    I was just offered to test the Gryphon, unsolicited, which must be in a similar price category.

    THEREFORE, the trick is to have it shipped across the border to a blogger (e.g. me)...which makes the import cost worthwhile for ifi Audio...and then it will go around the country...and end up with Biodegraded (who also belongs to the same blog), who will send it back. ifi Audio will then re-imburse us as in the past.

    OR: one of the Canadian tour participants decides to buy the unit out at a discount...then there would be no need to ship it back.
     
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    Great idea! @iFi audio is this possible? I can help coordinate.
     
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