Originally Posted by Apocalypse_HD650
How much would a top Supermacro cost according to the variable configurations set out on the Xin website and considering that it would be for the 650's?http://www.fixup.net/products/macro/index.htm
How does this amp compare to the Gilmore Lite, SR-71, Rega Ear, Headroom Little, and Porta Corda MK2?
$354.95 USD shipped within USA. I just received my unit yesterday.
4 Switch Option 49.99
2X buf634 soldered on 9.99
OPA 627 39.99
Can't tell you how it compares to other units because I never heard them before. I was also considering the SR-71 but it doesn't have an external power supply option and the SuperMacro also has the 4 switch control which allows control of Impedance, Amp Gain, Bass Boost and Xinfeed (Crossfeed), which only 2 switches I would only use would be bass boost and crossfeed. It's a nice compact unit and it sounds great. I can't give you a full review because I just got the unit like I said yesterday. The only things I didn't like about the unit is:
I wish the DC power access port on the unit be moved away a tad bit from headphone OUT port, if you have a stubby headphone jack, you can't plug the DC plug and the headphone jack at the same time. Xin does sell an extension jack with a slim profile for $9.99 to remedy this.
The other issue is again with access to the Bass Boost switch, if you have a stubby interconnect jack it's difficult to access the Bass Boost switch ON.
I guess Dr. Xin moved the switches and ports as far apart as he could with his design?
I would have purchased the SR-71 if it had an external power option. This may or may not be an issue for you.