ONE.3 upgrade and bare boards for sale

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ONE.3 upgrade and bare boards for sale
« on: 28 May 2014, 04:21 am »
Upgrade for $250

http://store.virtueaudio.com/product-p/vrtu-ia-vaone.3-upgrade-1.htm

Buy bare board set for DIY for $200

http://store.virtueaudio.com/product-p/vrtu-ia-vaone.3-pcb-1.htm

If you want to buy 10 or more bare board sets send me a PM for a better price.

dvenardos

Re: ONE.3 upgrade and bare boards for sale
« Reply #1 on: 12 Jul 2014, 09:29 pm »
How does the One.3 compare to the Two.2?

bardamu

Re: ONE.3 upgrade and bare boards for sale
« Reply #2 on: 12 Jul 2014, 09:56 pm »

Hello,
This new baby hasnt been around to long and the virtue part here is not that big so it takes one hour maximum before you will find all the info you will need
Yes, before you ask. You should order the battery supply as well.....
Sincere greetings, edward


So, the ONE.3 has a completely different layout and the sound quality is the same as the iMake ONE.3.  The iMake ONE.3 has a different but no better pre-amp section, and the same amplifier board.

Folks who have had them both (TWO.x and ONE.3) notice the higher gain on the ONE.3 immediately.  After all, it has a 2.5x active pre-amp inside so it gives a lot more umph with low-power sources.

It's also true that the layout is improved so we're getting slightly cleaner Tripath sound and lower EMI (FM radio interfrerence).

However, the difference from TWO.2 -> ONE.3 is slight if noticeable.  The TWO was an extremely nice unit with pure copper posts and audience caps.  I'd take a TWO.2 with batteries over a stock ONE.3 any day.  However, the original TWO did not allow batteries and for those customers, the ONE.3 would be a nice step up.

Seth