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post #376 of 4844

i just read part two of the review. seems like a really good unit. interesting what he said at the end about the benchmark being that much better. 

post #377 of 4844

I asked him if he tried the HA-1 in balanced mode; he did, and the Benchmark, too.


Edited by JML - 5/21/14 at 5:21pm
post #378 of 4844
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Originally Posted by HiFiAudio View Post

Oppo Headphone Amplifier HA-1: Up Close 2
Real HD Audio - Mark Waldrep - 5/21

More talk about the source files and features than about sound signature.

Recurring descriptions are clarity, accuracy, richness. What more can be said.
post #379 of 4844
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More talk about the source files and features than about sound signature.
 

 

A nice way of avoiding to say the sound signature is average.  You don't see the reviewers gushing over it's sound.  But then what can you expect for it's price range.

post #380 of 4844
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A nice way of avoiding to say the sound signature is average.  You don't see the reviewers gushing over it's sound.  But then what can you expect for it's price range.

There is no sound signature. It's transparent to the music. That's what many are looking for and I expect a lot less for the price range. wink.gif
post #381 of 4844
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There is no sound signature. It's transparent to the music. That's what many are looking for and I expect a lot less for the price range. wink.gif


Okay, so the Benchmark 2 is transparent, but the Oppo is average transparent.  :wink_face:

post #382 of 4844
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Okay, so the Benchmark 2 is transparent, but the Oppo is average transparent.  wink_face.gif

Ok
post #383 of 4844

I was reading one Benchmark 2 HQ HGC reviewer was claiming a $400 AC cord dramatically improved the audio quality.   Perhaps the rarified air has a effect on a listener. 

 

Really only two reviews out and this last one is a bit sparse on the impressions, mostly specification oriented, and kinda worthless without any measurements IMHO.


Edited by HiFiAudio - 5/21/14 at 8:42pm
post #384 of 4844
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I was reading one Benchmark 2 HQ reviewer was claiming a $400 AC cord dramatically improved the audio quality.  

 

That $400 chord must have made it EXTREMELY transparent.  :dt880smile:

post #385 of 4844
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Originally Posted by HasturTheYellow View Post
 

 

Not yet. The Asian release of the HA-1 will be in a week or so. Once it is released, you should start to see local online resellers and retail channels start to carry the HA-1.

Thanks for the info!

post #386 of 4844

HA-1  has about  good 72 hrs  burn in and is sounding very good. The edge has disappeared and sound sexcelelnt woth the PM-1.LCD Xand alpha dog I have tried so far.

post #387 of 4844

Well I am disappointed the Oppo HA-1 looked a interesting amp and I have been following the reviews but have just seen the UK pricing its £1199 thats just over $2000 seriously WTF 

post #388 of 4844
If you email or call Oppo Digital, you can buy it direct from them at the U.S. pricing.
http://www.oppodigital.com/ContactUs.aspx
Edited by Smarty-pants - 5/22/14 at 7:23am
post #389 of 4844
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If you email or call Oppo Digital, you can buy it direct from them at the U.S. pricing.
http://www.oppodigital.com/ContactUs.aspx

I considered doing that. Even with VAT and the usual Parcel Farce admin charges there was still quite a saving. This will suit quite a few Europeans if they are willing to wait a little longer and agree to send back at their own cost if anything goes wrong. Me? I'm gonna play it safe redface.gif
post #390 of 4844
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If you email or call Oppo Digital, you can buy it direct from them at the U.S. pricing.
http://www.oppodigital.com/ContactUs.aspx


Thank you

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