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Cypher Labs Picollo

Cypher Labs Picollo

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I'm glad this amp is getting some action here. I got one in a previous drop and enjoy it very much. It's very organic and more natural sounding than my opamp based portable amps.
As stated, it is a warm and musical sounding amp, so proper matching with IEMs or phones is in order.
It can sound great, but when paired with warm sounding IEMs, can sound too warm and mushy. It'll probably do best with more neutral or clear sounding IEMs for a nice balance, IMO.
K.T.N
@K.T.N Are the Hifiman (560) or the Beyerdynamic phones (T51i) considered neutral or clear sounding?
Sago
Sago, unfortunately I haven't used those phones on the Picollo, so can't advise you on how well those work. Perhaps someone else who's tried the combo can chime in.
I actually use only IEMs currently for portable listening. So I don't have too much advice about how well specific full size headphones might sound on the Picollo.
I can say in IEMs, I like the Fidue A83 and the Audeo PFE232 (which is also dropping currently) with the Picollo, as well as that one that dropped here a while ago - a fairly unknown Chinese brand that features customizable tubes to tune the bass and midrange. I forget the name of that one, but it sounds great with the Picollo as well.
My recommendation is just a general suggestion based on the tonal balance of the Picollo. It also reflects what I found after trying a number of my own IEMs.
All phones and IEMs have unique electrical characteristics outside of tonal quality that may or may not allow them to work well with the Picollo. So short of having tried a specific combination, it's hard to say whether it will sound good.
Good luck on your search!
Sago and Tad: thanks for joining the drop! Cypher Labs is going to do some more drops in the near future so check them out. Some accessories for the Picollo might be there...
CypherLabs
@CypherLabs Will the Duet or the Theorem be part of those future drops?
Sago
Sago, not planning on the Theorem on a drop. Might consider the Duet, but we sell those pretty well on our site.
Anything positive coming from Sydney totally makes MY day! :))
Ok folks on the sideline....we need at least two more of the "commiters" to "join" so we'll at least get the product. Come on in...the water's fine! :))
lonestar_0
Thank you lonestar_0. Sydney says "You are more than zero in my book..."
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@CypherLabs Thanks for the explanation. Would the amp pair well with the Hifiman headphones?(400 series or 560)
Sago
This amp has a huge db spread so it is quiet enough to work with sensitive IEM's and drive large phones, like the Hifiman series. Of course it isn't meant for electrostatic phones that need a high voltage special amp, but will drive planar headphones just fine (Audeze, Mr. Speakers, etc).
the specs look great. how is the bass on this amp? no bass boost?
bonzo
There is no bass boost on this amp. We wanted to have a very simple pure old school sound without a lot of clutter. The bass is excellent; the sound is very warm similar to a tube amp, but with the stability of integrated circuits.
@CypherLabs What are the major differences between the Picollo amp and the Picollo DAC? They are the same price on the website.
Sago
Right, we made the choice to lower the price of the Picollo DAC so that people could make the choice just based on the style of amp and features. The cost of production is a little more with the PDAC, but that's OK. The PDAC of course has a 16/48 bit DAC and is an integrated amp/DAC. It should work natively, without an app, on many android devices. It works with PC's and Mac's without a software driver. So no muss no fuss. Most audio tracks are 16/44.1 so most customers will be served by this amp/DAC. Higher res tracks will be downsampled, but the availability of higher res tracks is still developing. The Picollo amp takes a different approach to amplification, using hand matched silicon triodes. This produces a warmer tube like sound. These cannot be used with a DAC for stability reasons, so that's why two designs.
The picture of the gold one is of the DAC version, not the AMP only... makes it very confusing.
Any body else notice that in the first picture the mini to mini is pluged into the phone and then the line out on the amp?
Because the 720 is also a DAC, this is just an amp.
Why would the 720 exist after seeing this for $400.00 less?
Please re-drop soon!!
any shipping outside US?
any chance that this might come in silver? want is so bad but currently only available in black????
The eagle has landed. Yippee!
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That's the first generation Fiio X3. Not available anymore. Second generation is better, and pairs wonderfully size-wise with Picollo.
hakushondaimao
Yes indeed, here is a photo of the 2nd gen Fiio X3 with the Picollo.
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An exciting update! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
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Great news group! The vendor has let us know that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse now. Based on the tracking provided these are scheduled to come in 3/2. Our warehouse team has been forwarded tracking info and will be standing by, ready to get these packed up and turned around as soon as they come in.
Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, not to worry as we will keep the group posted throughout the process and notify you all if anything causes delay.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 3/3 or sooner if something comes up.
i would check your paypal account if that's how you made the transaction mine is still showing as $299 plus postage here to the UK. if not i agree as i committed to $299 not $329
stanton
Ah, I see. My paypal account shows the same thing. Thanks for pointing that out, much appreciated!
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Last I checked, this drop had closed with 17 participants at the price of $299 each. But I just checked that there are now only 14 participants total and my receipt is being charged for $329.
Would appreciate an explanation regarding this please. Are we still allowed to cancel after the drop is closed? And why are we not informed of the change in price after the fact?
Thanks again for joining the drop with the community. We submitted the group’s order with the vendor for the Cypher Labs Picollo shortly after the drop ended and they have begun preparing it for shipment.
Once the group’s order is ready at the vendor’s location, they will send the bulk shipment to our fulfillment center where we’ll break it up into individual orders and ship them off to you as soon as possible.
The moment we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you all with updated information on the status of your package.
Expect an update from us on 2/26 or sooner.
I understand that additional taxes will have to be paid by customer. Could I find out how I should go about making this payment? I expect this drop to incur a goods and services tax coming into my country
tenglw
It's more of roll of the dice to see if your country charges you for it. You don't pay for it on Massdrop, but they may ask for it upon delivery if you get hit with customs.
this is a general question but i'm assuming this ships from the US, if so, what kind of import duties/taxes would i face if the destination is Canada?
I would totally jump on this if I didn't get the DX90 a few months ago.. -_-
The reviews seem very positive, both online and from my buddies. I'll get it either with the next drop or straight from Cypher Labs.
Either way, it should be a serious upgrade for those listening to music on your phones. Totally worth the money.
How does this AMP pair with the Fiio X1 and FiiO X3..??
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How does not having a DAC effect the sound?
Mehere
The goal of making this amp was to have the most pure sound. So we minimized the number of components and just made a very simple but elegant amplifier that is suitable for use with a very wide variety of components. You can use it directly with your phone or add it to a DAC or all in one player.
Just wanted to let you know this is no ordinary portable headphone amplifier. This design is very unique and has a warm tube like sound. The amp is really quite for IEM's yet powerful enough for large headphones, like Audeze and HifiMan. This is one of our best selling products. Many of our customers use it with the A&K players, which match in size and benefit from a boost in power. The battery life is insane. The look is very "gem" like, machined from a single block of aluminum.
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Waxdoctor, you are correct. The Picollo amp uses silicon based triodes, not a tube. We have a different portable amp, the AlgoRhythm Trio, which uses a tube.
Here is a photo of the Gold Picollo amp.
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