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post #46 of 559
interesting. MicroIV is hard to beat. Now with the added capacitor, I expect it to sound even better esp in the bass department than MicroIV
post #47 of 559
The supermicro being best of the Xin line is bit of a misnomer! Before the last series of tweaks all of channel IV amps had problems in their power-supplies. Early version even had oscillation.
The defect was least manifested in Supermicro due to its inherent simplicity. That is why, it had best SQ! After correction of power supply problems, I think all Xin amps sound same.
But I think new layout may bring out more performance as it augments the simplicity of MICRO layout.
post #48 of 559
Hmmmm I wonder how different it would sound compared to supermicro. :'( I wish Dr. Xin starts getting through back orders quicker though.

Unless the SQ is like the best thing in the Multi-verse, i'm gonna stick to my supermicro oder, there is just no competition at its small size.

EDIT: Mrarroyo, are you getting a test unit or something? Otherwise you would be at the back end of the longest order queue known to man.
post #49 of 559
How much does it cost?! :O I just may be swayed into changing my order.
post #50 of 559
i still dont see 4 channels. help.
post #51 of 559
Personally I couldn't be less interested in op amp rolling. If this Reference version is his best configuration, its simplicity is its great strength IMO.
But there is still the power issue for high ohm headphones. It might have enough gain for 600 ohms - my Bithead does - but that's not the same as providing enough power to drive the cans properly (which the Bithead does okay but not great).
Still this looks to really have potential. How many years will it take to get one?
post #52 of 559
Why does he cheap out on a case??? Any idea on price?
post #53 of 559
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Originally Posted by oicdn View Post
Why does he cheap out on a case??? Any idea on price?
I think your second question answers the first.
post #54 of 559
I'm sure it will cost as much as the Supermacro IV or LE. At that $$'s the advantage of owning a Xin amp is the flexibility to find the sound that you like the most. We are losing that with the reference edition.

Like I said earlier, too many people are waiting for their amps patiently. I really wish Dr.Xin focus on the back orders for now.
post #55 of 559
i emailed dr xin last night right after i saw the reference amp here and told him to change my order from the micro to that. he said that he would ship the amp today. also, he said the price was around $250-280.
post #56 of 559
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Originally Posted by aluren View Post
i emailed dr xin last night right after i saw the reference amp here and told him to change my order from the micro to that. he said that he would ship the amp today. also, he said the price was around $250-280.
I added a SuperMacro-IV Reference Edition to my Supermicro-IV...so, i'm getting both!
post #57 of 559
nice! i just love long life battery amps and hence choose the reference over the mico...

does anybody know if the reference amp is the same size as the supermacro? from the pictures it looks as if it is the same...
post #58 of 559
To me it seems to be the same enclosure of SUPERMACRO!!
post #59 of 559
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Originally Posted by aluren View Post
does anybody know if the reference amp is the same size as the supermacro? from the pictures it looks as if it is the same...
It's actually called the SuperMacro Reference Edition...that's what Xin called it this morning in our emails.
post #60 of 559
Does anyone have a picture of a supermacro and supermicro side by side, so we can visually see the size difference?

Thanks
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