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post #1 of 89
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Just saw this new amp on the meier audio website.
Not much info about it yet expect the launch date in april.

But interested where this amp ranks, probably between arietta and cantate.
post #2 of 89
Being a Meier amp should be a great product. Can't wait to see the details. Don't keep us in the dark too long Dr. Meier!
post #3 of 89
From the looks of it, surely it is an updated Arietta. The Arietta is a terrific amp - will be interesting to see what's new with the Swing. One obvious thing - there is a gain switch on the front panel. Meier is probably succumbing to the pressure from the legions of half-deaf listeners who claim that his amps aren't loud enough
post #4 of 89
Well he did admit that sound SQ did change in his Opera depending on the volume/gain. But he gave an explanation of why he designed that way too. Can't remember where he posted that.
post #5 of 89
Good news. I'm sure it's going to be a great amp.
post #6 of 89
Meier believes his amps sound better on the low gain setting, and I agree with him (not that it matters what I think).
post #7 of 89
Too many of us are going deaf due to the high listening levels used. My last home amp is an Aussie DIY (Jaycar) and it has a low gain of 2, perfect for me. I have also reduced the gain in two of my older amps a Musical Fidelity X-Can V2 as well as an MPX3.
post #8 of 89
balanced budget headamp perhaps?
post #9 of 89
Yup!, looks like an upgraded Arietta. Should be interesting.
post #10 of 89
Looks nice, I like the black look.

Would be really nice, if it is priced as the Arietta.
post #11 of 89
I wonder whether it has a usb input at the back of the amp - consistent with most of Jan's other amps?
post #12 of 89
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Originally Posted by Clok View Post


Just saw this new amp on the meier audio website.
Not much info about it yet expect the launch date in april.

But interested where this amp ranks, probably between arietta and cantate.
Hi.I am very new here,so every time I started my search head-fi always keep popping out ,again and again and again....so make the story short here I AM a new ,fresh and refreshed.....just get to the point....I have talk to Mr Meier today and the I know that SWING is direct replacement for ARIETTA and should have a little different sound then arietta but no other details from him.
I am thinking of ordering Corda Cantate.2 for my computer setup ,and I would wait for SWING but knowing me my audio card (Soundblaster FX )will not going to cut it...
This is going to be my first amp and I will be going for the grado RS-1s....For now.....am I on the right track????????
Thank you
post #13 of 89
Well sounblaster FX definetely is NOT the best bet for a high end headphone and a good amplifier. Source first, amp and headphones later, so i will strongly recomend you to go the Cantate.2 way. Today i will listen an Cantate with my RS-1, and i can give you my impressions tomorow.
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... Meier is probably succumbing to the pressure from the legions of half-deaf listeners who claim that his amps aren't loud enough
Well the volume knob is turned to the right all the way
post #15 of 89
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Well the volume knob is turned to the right all the way
Mine is almost all the time turned to all left and still the volume is good enough.

Is this normal? I have Dt770's and zero dac+x-fi xtreme music.
Anyway to change the gain?
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