How does the A2 compare to the Magni in amping K701s? Should I just grab the A2 over the Magni and call it a day? Source used would be a Modi, should I upgrade that instead?
( I wasn't sure in which thread to post so I chose both. )
+1-inquiring minds want to know At least those of us w/ new A2's who are still DAC shopping .
It's getting a lot of praise.
I'll have both together on Thursday. Already have the uber upgrade for the bifrost and really like it.
Look at the broad carefully. Notice the four white outline squares on the middle right edge of the circuit board. The hot power output devices are underneath and attached to the bottom of the case with screws. If you look at the bottom of the case you will see additional row of four screws.
I love their FAQs
So, this thing runs damn hot, like Asgard?
If by “damn hot” you mean 40-45 degrees C, then yes.
And you’re not concerned with that?
Nope. The entire chassis is a heat sink, and we’re running the outputs well within their safe operating area, even derating for the operational temperature. Sorry, some engineerese crept in there.
But it still runs hot!
And technically, that’s still not a question. If you want an amp that runs cold, it’s best to look elsewhere.
Ok thanks. Any issue for or against leaving the amp on all the time? I know with tube amps it is not recommended to leave it on, but with computers it is preferred to leave it on 24/7 to avoid the issue of cooling and heating, causing contraction and expansion of the internals causing potential damage.
I do not leave my computer on 24/7 since heat will shorten the life more than my concern about the contraction and expansion . I just turn if off for the night unless I am running a server that needs to be up 24/7. The same with all of my audio equipment. I just not turn it off and on many times during the day. I do leave my Internet router on 24/7. I do not waste electricity for possible "potential" issues.