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post #16 of 77

So can anyone can affirm whether these are the same opamps as the E09K? 

 

I'm not sure why anyone wouldn't just buy this from monoprice. A little snooping around will find a coupon code that will reduce the price so you can buy strait from Monoprice and exclude the middle man. 

 

W/ coupon code 4MP12 it makes it about $90 or so shipped. 


Edited by imackler - 7/21/14 at 12:50pm
post #17 of 77
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Are you checking because of an email from a certain site? Because I am. tongue.gif




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+1

 

:)

post #18 of 77
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

So can anyone can affirm whether these are the same opamps as the E09K? 

I'm not sure why anyone wouldn't just buy this from monoprice. A little snooping around will find a coupon code that will reduce the price so you can buy strait from Monoprice and exclude the middle man. 

W/ coupon code 4MP12 it makes it about $90 or so shipped. 
Same headphone amps(TPA 6120A2) and opamps (OPA2134), but the monoprice desktop amp... a FIIO E09k it is not.

FIIO E09K Internals
vs
Monoprice Desktop Amp
Opamp layout is similar but other than that... it's a diff beast.
Edited by MrEleventy - 7/21/14 at 1:01pm
post #19 of 77
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Same headphone amps(TPA 6120A2) and opamps (OPA2134), but the monoprice desktop amp... a FIIO E09k it is not.

FIIO E09K Internals
vs
Monoprice Desktop Amp
Opamp layout is similar but other than that... it's a diff beast.


Crap, now I'm even more intrigued. :p

post #20 of 77
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Are you checking because of an email from a certain site? Because I am. tongue.gif




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Maybe.  

post #21 of 77
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Opamp layout is similar but other than that... it's a diff beast.

 

 

Well, now I want to know if it is any good too. Hope someone comes by.

post #22 of 77
I'm tempted to try it out.
post #23 of 77

I am going to try this amplifier out. I currently use a e17 but looking to find something to possibly power HD600 or HD650 and this should be enough.

post #24 of 77

I have zero need for the Monoprice DAC/Amplifier, but part of me wants to buy one to test it out.

post #25 of 77
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I have zero need for the Monoprice DAC/Amplifier, but part of me wants to buy one to test it out.

part of me wants you to buy one and test it out, too :)

post #26 of 77

Yeah I found about it through a newsletter earlier this morning and poof this came out. Immediately clicked on the item, this really grabs me by surprise. Freaking Monoprice with a DAC/AMP combo. Wow.


Edited by Lespectraal - 7/22/14 at 7:47am
post #27 of 77
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I have zero need for the Monoprice DAC/Amplifier, but part of me wants to buy one to test it out.
So very much this....... but the urge is strong. Dang Gadget-itis. lol
Edited by MrEleventy - 7/22/14 at 8:14am
post #28 of 77
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

I have zero need for the Monoprice DAC/Amplifier, but part of me wants to buy one to test it out.

 

Buying and reviewing is like performing a service for the community and greater good. We will shower you with internet praise and imaginary cookies. :cool:

post #29 of 77

I almost succumbed to gadgetitis last night, but was eventually able to talk myself down. I'd like to see some measurements on it though, since we know it's not just an E09K with a built in DAC in monoprice trimmings. If I used speakers at my desk, I might have gone ahead and took the plunge.

post #30 of 77

Does anyone have an idea of what the output impedance of it is? A reviewer on reddit would suggest that it drove his HE 400 fairly well, but Ill be driving a pair of philips x1's, which have an impedance of 30 ohms.  The price is attractive, but the only thing wrong with my mobo audio is the impedance mismatch; so it wouldnt make much sense to purchase this if the impedance was still mismatched by a considerable margin.  

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