“This review is based on matching the Mini X with Hifiman He-500 Headphones. You may be reading this review, unsure what to make of this Amp, asking how can a cheap sub $200 amp offer the power needed for an expensive Headphone such as the Hifiman He-500? If you have done your homework you will find this is the stereo amp everybody is...” --fluidz
“I wanted a small amp for a bookshelf set up. I also wanted valves. This fitted the bill and from the moment I received it I've been happy. Very good looking, very good build quality and a sound quality I really like. It controls my Celestion SL12Si's driven in bi-amp mode by 2 Linn power amps so that's streets away from being used as a headphone amp. It's a real pre-amp and the valves are...” --Asyn9
“ BACKGROUND A bit of information about Shanling excerpted from their Website: Shenzhen Shanling Digital Technology Development Co., Ltd. is a joint-venture high-tech enterprise specializing in research and development, manufacture, marketing and sales of audio products. Shanling began as a developer of audio products in 1988, producing its first...” --nmatheis
UPA-200 represents a true breakthrough in audiophile-quality amplification. At last, a truly affordable stereo power amplifier that can satisfy the most discerning aficionado, and at the same, is affordable to anyone with a desire for real quality. Our advanced engineering and design techniques have resulted in an amazing new amplifier. Its rock solid performance and affordable price point...