Cypher Labs Picollo
Cypher Labs Picollo
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When jamming out to your music library, you’re constantly switching between your high performance IEMs and headphones. Fully functional and extremely portable, the Cypher Labs Picollo Amp has the power to drive everything from the most sensitive IEMs to your audiophile cans Read More

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ArthurM
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Apr 20, 2016
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Apr 20, 2016
ArthurM
2682
Apr 12, 2016
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Cypher Labs Picollo and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 4/25.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 4/19.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Apr 12, 2016
K.T.N
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Apr 10, 2016
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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.
Apr 10, 2016
Sago
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Apr 10, 2016
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@K.T.N Are the Hifiman (560) or the Beyerdynamic phones (T51i) considered neutral or clear sounding?
Apr 10, 2016
K.T.N
1239
Apr 11, 2016
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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!
Apr 11, 2016
CypherLabs
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Cypher Labs
Apr 9, 2016
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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...
Apr 9, 2016
Sago
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Apr 10, 2016
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@CypherLabs Will the Duet or the Theorem be part of those future drops?
Apr 10, 2016
CypherLabs
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Cypher Labs
Apr 11, 2016
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Sago, not planning on the Theorem on a drop. Might consider the Duet, but we sell those pretty well on our site.
Apr 11, 2016
lonestar_0
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Apr 7, 2016
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Anything positive coming from Sydney totally makes MY day! :))
Apr 7, 2016
lonestar_0
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Apr 6, 2016
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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! :))
Apr 6, 2016
CypherLabs
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Cypher Labs
Apr 7, 2016
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Thank you lonestar_0. Sydney says "You are more than zero in my book..."
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Apr 7, 2016
Sago
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Apr 6, 2016
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@CypherLabs Thanks for the explanation. Would the amp pair well with the Hifiman headphones?(400 series or 560)
Apr 6, 2016
CypherLabs
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Cypher Labs
Apr 6, 2016
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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).
Apr 6, 2016
bonzo
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Apr 5, 2016
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the specs look great. how is the bass on this amp? no bass boost?
Apr 5, 2016
CypherLabs
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Cypher Labs
Apr 5, 2016
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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.
Apr 5, 2016
Sago
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Apr 5, 2016
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@CypherLabs What are the major differences between the Picollo amp and the Picollo DAC? They are the same price on the website.
Apr 5, 2016
CypherLabs
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Cypher Labs
Apr 5, 2016
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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.
Apr 5, 2016
manezinho
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Apr 4, 2016
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The picture of the gold one is of the DAC version, not the AMP only... makes it very confusing.
Apr 4, 2016
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