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Originally Posted by FiJAAS View Post

I have a question, if I order the PHA-1 from B&H will it be the english version versus ordering from Amazon through a seller from Japan that sells the Japanese version....or are their only Japanese versions?



Does it really make a difference? Mine was shipped from Japan and has English text on the unit in white.
There really isn't much to get lost on. 

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Does it really make a difference? Mine was shipped from Japan and has English text on the unit in white.

There really isn't much to get lost on. 

It was just a question and I'm not lost, it also does not matter to me where I order it from either.
post #603 of 605

Folks,

 

I'm looking at getting the PHA-1 mainly for use as an amp from my FiiO X3 (1st gen) line out, and apart from its obvious feature set, would it be a clear step up from FiiO E12 A as a stand alone amp?

 

Since the online price is currently about 250 USD, I'm thinking of giving it a go. Would appreciate any better performing amp suggestions around this price point as well.

 

Thanks & Cheers 

post #604 of 605
As an amp? Not really, but it would sound better as the full dac amp from a pc.

The X3 should be a decent unit, don't get too worked up on improvements. You will hear differences more than improvements.
Edited by Mickice - 5/1/15 at 4:00am
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As an amp? Not really, but it would sound better as the full dac amp from a pc.

The X3 should be a decent unit, don't get too worked up on improvements. You will hear differences more than improvements.

 

Thanks for your inputs.

 

I do want a slightly different sonic character to the sound out of the X3; preferably a wider soundstage, and a tighter bass response. I do understand the X3 2nd gen improves greatly in this regard, as far as I've read online so far, but I don't intend to purchase it anyway. Hence my query about the E12A and PHA-1.

 

Thanks again

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