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SMSL sApII TPA6120A2 Big Power High Fidelity Stereo Headphone Amplifier Golden

SMSL sApII

richyboy

Pros: Quality construction. Great sound for the price.

Cons: Nothing for the price

I bought the SMSL sApII as a stop-gap after my Little Dot MKIII failed after 5 years of use, five hours a day. No complaints there! I just don't have the money to upgrade just now! I have invested in some great tubes for the LD MKIII and, plan to buy another one as soon as possible. So, in the meantime I'm using the sApII with it's supplied PSU. My front end is a PC running JRiver Media...
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Amazing Power and Qaulity
Amazing Power and Qaulity
Excellent Power Supply
Excellent Power Supply

SMSL sApII Pro

Pros: Large amount of power, feels high quality, cheap price.

Cons: Distorts music around 80% volume, hissing noise sometimes present.

Hand Built Beauty from Poland
Hand Built Beauty from Poland

Feliks Audio Elise

Pros: Smooth sound, Build Quality, Valve Rolling capability, Resolution

Cons: Only 1 set of inputs

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