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A very good SQ and economic headphone amp with enough power

A Review On: Emotiva mini-X a-100

Emotiva mini-X a-100

Rated # 49 in Desktop Amps
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Price paid: $200.00
Joong
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Pros: Not expensive and solid state

Cons: Size for headphone amping use

Emotiva Mini-x + Oppo BDP-105 + He-5LE results in impressive sound quality, which is at least equal to Schiit Lyr with Telefunken + Uberfrost + He-5LE.
The Telefunken tube set cost alone exceeds an Emotiva.
The price of amp does not follow SQ.
However this test set-up does not necessarily mean that Emotiva mini-x is better than Lyr + telefunken.

I hooked The BDP to my windows machine through HDMI cable.

This pairing of Emotiva sounds like tube amp.
The speaker tabs are connected to female TRS jack, where two black output terminals are short-circuited.
Now volume is at 10:00, and I hear the same tuby sounds that made me happy when I first time bought Schiit Lyr a year ago.

It is very economic solution without big investment in Amplifier side.
There are so many positive reviews in this site with many machine configurations with Emotiva mini-x.

1 Comment:

Now, try this, put your Lyr or your tube amp in front of Emotiva.
Tube amp => Emotiva => HE5
Some Emotiva owners have tried this and like it very much.
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