Closed: Questyle CMA Fifteen DAC/Pre/Headamp (Like new, Warranty)
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2,049.00 USD
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Excellent/Like new
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  1. United States of America
Selling my beloved Questyle CMA Fifteen. I have never tried Questyle before and I was simply blown away by this unit, coming from a much higher priced Chord TT2. This is very much equal to the TT2 in terms of fidelity and may even be a better match for certain headphones.

If you have a DCA Stealth, this is one of the best pairings, confirmed by me and others in the DCA Stealth thread. Try it with the Stealth, you will be impressed at how much life it breathes into them.

The CMA Fifteen uses a current mode output DAC (ESS 9038Pro) and then uses current mode amplification technology to directly amplify the current output from the DAC. Normally, there would be an I/V conversion stage after the DAC and before amplification. The direct amplification, without that conversion stage, has resulted in what sounds like the best ESS9038Pro I have heard. The current mode amplification works extremely well with low impedance planar magnetics, but also really well on high impedance like the Sennheiser HD650. The power output may seem low on paper, but this is pure class A amplification that sounds way more powerful!

Inputs and outputs are plentiful and build quality of this thing is top-notch, even surpassing the Chord DAC/amp I'm comparing it to. It also comes with a fully functional remote that can control most operations on the unit.

This will come with all original accessories and packaging. Payment includes shipping to the continental USA. I am a long time head-fi member and have plenty of feedback, so rest assured you will get what is pictured and described. Thanks for looking!

Head-fi Reviews of CMA Fifteen

Questyle CMA Fifteen Product Site



Listed by: ra990 (65)
Listed: 2022-07-27
Last edited: 2022-11-11
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David A Silva

100+ Head-Fier
Beautiful powerful amp! GLWTS!
 

ra990

Headphoneus Supremus
I am selling this because I no longer own the DCA Stealth and have some other gear on the way, so I have to make room on my desk (and bank account).
 
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ra990

Headphoneus Supremus
Withdrawing from sale for now. I have the Meze Elite on the way and want to make sure I try them out of the CMA15 as well as the TT2 before deciding which one to keep.
 
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