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    Xduoo Amplifiers

    I'd like to thank you for your tube rolling article for TA-20. I bought the Amperex pair after reading it. The Amperex achieved the sound I crave - wide 3D soundstage with warmth and bass.
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    Xduoo Amplifiers

    I need an advice please. My xDuoo's TA-20 red protect light started flashing today. No sound. Turned the amp on/off couple of times, in vain. Changed the tubes Lt-Rt and it's working fine again. Background: those are new Amperex tubes, got them yesterday. Played back 12-14 hours non-stop to burn...
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    Loxjie P20 Discussion- Starved for information on this thing!

    Yes, you can. That was my setup. Results in wider soundstage.
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    FiiO AM3D-FiiO Releases the THX AAA Powered Headphone Amplifier Module AM3D

    First impressions of AM3D, with Q5s/Tin P1 on balanced output: There are no discernible power and sound differences with the stock AM3E module, except that the transient response of P1 seems faster with AM3D. Q5s/Tin P1 is a match made in heaven, AM3D notwithstanding.
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    FiiO AM3D-FiiO Releases the THX AAA Powered Headphone Amplifier Module AM3D

    It seems that AM3D is in stock again. So what about amazon UK availability date?
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    FiiO AM3D-FiiO Releases the THX AAA Powered Headphone Amplifier Module AM3D

    Why? If the licensing is the problem they can just release AM3Ds which is AM3D without the THX badge. Anyway the prevailing opinion is that there is no much sound difference with the stock Q5s AM3E. I suppose this will ease the pain when I buy the upcoming Monolith THX AAA 887. Win win situation.
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    FiiO AM3D-FiiO Releases the THX AAA Powered Headphone Amplifier Module AM3D

    Yes, I use WASAPI, but the Windows 10 driver is broken and if I play DSD file the Q5s front light stays blue. If I play it on my phone, the light turns green, as it should be:
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    FiiO Q5s -Flagship Bluetooth DAC & AMP, Dual AK4493 DAC chips, Amplifier Module AM3E with 2.5/3.5/4.4mm Output, USB/Bluetooth/SPDIF/Line Input

    I think like you. I have Q5s only because I was tempted by the THX amp module (which I still don't have). The balanced output sounds different, not necessarily better. It is true that I had to buy balanced cables for my IEMs and headphones but they were not expensive. Ultimately it's the best if...
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    FiiO AM3D-FiiO Releases the THX AAA Powered Headphone Amplifier Module AM3D

    All of those are valid points but I still don't have AM3D, also FiiO updated the firmware for Q5s, but the ASIO is still not active.
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    FiiO AM3D-FiiO Releases the THX AAA Powered Headphone Amplifier Module AM3D

    I'd had it preordered there. Not anymore. @FiiO It would be nice if you show some appreciation of your customers. Windows 10 ASIO driver for Q5s has been broken for quite some time. Nobody takes measures. I happily gave you £349 for Q5s, which costs £309 now. I didn't complain, it's fantastic...
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    FiiO AM3D-FiiO Releases the THX AAA Powered Headphone Amplifier Module AM3D

    @FiiO What's the release date for AM3D for the UK's Amazon? Six months since the announcement and still no sign of it around here. That's an interesting marketing strategy.
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    Tin Hifi P1 impressions

    I suppose a lot of us have walked this path. First EQ, then more EQ, then Harman Curves, then Viper with convolutions, millions of them, until you are deep into the rabbit hole. P1 sound fantastic to me as they are but I can relate to the people who try to improve them. I'll do it too when I...
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    Tin Hifi P1 impressions

    FiiO Q5s works just fine with P1.
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    Tin Hifi P1 impressions

    It's nice that you forgive P1 for not having wide soundstage because P1 are IEMs and IEMs don't have any soundstage.
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    Tin Hifi P1 impressions

    There is no backcharge with FiiO ML06 cable. Also I disabled USB charge in FiiO app. Bass is everyone's personal preference. I tried bass boost on my FiiO Q5s and in my view it muddles the bass and affects negatively the pristine sound of P1. Anyway if I want fat bass I just listen to my 1060c.
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