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Bravo Audio Tube Amplifier - V3 Reviews

sarora

Amazing tube amplifier for the price!

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Pros: Excellent price, solid build quality, sound quality is clean and pure, 3 band passive EQ

Cons: Minor interference (EMI/RFI) due to no shielded case, but easy to avoid/fix

This is a wonderful little tube amplifier for the price. I paid only $59 for the amp and it was in perfect condition with a new Electro-Harmonix 6922 tube. The tube itself runs about $15, so the actual cost of the item was only roughly $45 (minus the tube). For that price, it is a well made, extremely well priced amp, and the value you get is superb.   Initial impressions - the amplifier is a more "DIY" open design, with no shielded case. This is fine considering the price. The actual build quality is great: solid soldering, and good quality parts. The gain potentiometer, for example, is an ALPS pot which are known to be high quality. For the price, this thing is built to...
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YoYo JoKeR

Bravo Audio V3: Unique Hybrid Amp with Equalizer

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Pros: Clear Sonic Presentation, Rolling Capability, Driving Power, Price

Cons: Heat Emission, Open Case

Me: I am a 21 year old student living in a small town in India. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. Eventually, I found the pleasure of listening to music mainly by the HD600 and recently, by the seductive LCD2 headphones, and realized the true components of recorded music. I usually like to listen to Indian Classical Music along with Bollywood songs. My main listening genres include classical, vocal, instrumental, jazz and sometimes pop.   Intro:  Bravo Audio is a popular Chinese...
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professorwiki

Fantastic little tube amp

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Pros: Fantastic sound, solid construction, good EQ

Cons: Open design may be a problem for some

I purchased this tube amp on eBay for 75 dollars in new condition. This is my first tube amp of any kind. The only other headphone amplifier I have owned is the Fiio E5. First of all, I will state the entire listening set up I have that I use with this in order to provide a more solid frame of reference for the review:     My turntable is an Audio-Technica LP-120 turntable with the green stylus that came with it. It tracks at 1.5 grams. I use a dedicated phono pre-amp rather than the internal one. The pre-amp I use is the Art DJPpre II Phono preamplifier. For CDs I use my LG blu ray player's RCA outputs. When I listen to CDs I do have to turn the volume down as the CD...
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goldfingerfif

Not Bad for Price

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Pros: Small, Loud, Clear, Tube/Valve, 3 Band Passive EQ

Cons: Only Passive Cooling, sometimes gains a little static

I don't have much to compare it against especially for headphones or as a preamp.  I have used my Beyerdynamic DT860 headphones on my PC for a while and talked into getting a tube amp from a guy at my work.  I thought I would try something cheap to get the idea of what a tube does to music.  This one seemed decent and the other models had good reviews so I liked the idea of a EQ and purchased this one.    At first when I unplugged my headphones from my PC (Motherboard Sound card unfortunately, hope to be getting something more shortly) and the tube amp in with my headphones now connected to the tube I was surprised.  I thought the music seemed muffled...
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