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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by lerio View Post
Did you used High Gain or low on both Amp ?
Low gain on the Opera, the A1 got no gain adjustment (excluding the volume knob).
post #17 of 24
I'd say that the Opera has a way better value then the A1 for as far as the options are concerned. The Opera has a DAC, a crossfeed, high and low gain and a pre-amp. It's also cheaper than the A1. Since the differences are fairly small sound wise except for the bass (assuming that the JensL describes this well // I have yet to hear the A1) I wouldn't bother getting the A1 unless I had way more money to spend than the Opera costs.

If you would want a DAC to do a $1300 amp justice you would be looking at a DA100, DAC1 etc. So to get a similar combo (like the Opera) you would have to start thinking about $2000 or more.

In my opinion the Opera might very well be one of the best amp/DAC combo's out there for the price. Especially if someone is looking for a all-in-one solution.

Edit: A small edit here. I just wanted to say that I really liked the review done by JensL. Thanks.
post #18 of 24
the beyer amp is not a looker.
post #19 of 24
Wow, they remind me of the HP shipping protectors they want removed before operating a new printer. Are you sure those orange sides don't come off?

Seriously though, it sounds like a very nice amp.
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
the beyer amp is not a looker.
He could be ok without that horrible orange plastic part
post #21 of 24
Nice review, JensL.

Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I don't mind the orange (of course, I'm a hopeless Cleveland Browns fan, so that might explain it).
post #22 of 24
i think it also comes with a grey plastic piece, that looks nice imo
post #23 of 24
Isn't it adorable?::
It's smaller and cuter than I expected. you guys need to see it in reality.
actually, without that plastic part, it will look... too flat...I think...::
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by ghiberti View Post
Isn't it adorable?::
It's smaller and cuter than I expected. you guys need to see it in reality.
actually, without that plastic part, it will look... too flat...I think...::
No way to remove that plastic part ?
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