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    Cayin HA-1A MK2 headphone amplifier

    Bump. Feel free to PM with any questions.
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    Cayin HA-1A MK2 headphone amplifier

    ***SOLD*** For sale is my Cayin HA-1A MK2 amplifier. I hate to part with it as it sounds great, but I now need to downsize my desktop audio rig to a much smaller setup. This Cayin amp is in great condition, with no apparent scratches or other marks in the finish. Tubes installed in the amp...
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    Furutech 6.3 mm male to 2.5 mm female adapter

    Is the female end of this 4-conductor TRRS or 3-conductor TRS?
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    New tube amp: the Cayin HA-1A MK2

    Hey all you HA-1A MK2 owners: A friendly reminder that this amp has preamp outputs that sound fabulous. In addition to headphone usage, I'm running the Cayin's preamp outputs to a 25 wpc power amp to Harbeth P3ERS speakers in a nearfield setup... and the sound is to-die-for good. I mean, HOLY...
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    QUAD PA-One Valve Headphone Amplifier and DAC

    Hopefully one of you Quad owners can answer a couple of questions for me. I'm considering the purchase of a Quad PA-One+. I would use it for headphones as well as for preamp output to a speaker system. I have a couple of questions about the preamp outputs: - Do the preamp outputs mute when...
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    New tube amp: the Cayin HA-1A MK2

    For the Cayin amp, you should indeed use matched pairs. Two individual tubes of the same model, depending on how unmatched they are, may make the two channels produce different volume from each other. If your reason for tube rolling is to obtain a warmer and smoother sound, I'm not sure any of...
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    New tube amp: the Cayin HA-1A MK2

    Yep. And it's friggin' great.
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    Sold: Audio-GD NFB-1.32 DAC

    Git yer DAC heah.
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    New tube amp: the Cayin HA-1A MK2

    You might try a different 12DT5 tube
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    Sold: Audio-GD NFB-1.32 DAC

    For sale is my Audio-GD NFB-1.32 DAC. Features include: Sabre ES9018 DAC chip fully balanced design no feedback asynchronous USB input (including DSD support) two coaxial inputs two optical inputs top-notch power supply circuitry high/low gain setting both balanced and unbalanced analog...
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    Shure SE535: Reviews and First Impressions Thread

    The "best" tips are highly dependent on your ears, i.e. the shape of your ear canals, and your preferences in listening. Personally, I prefer the "black olive" tips, but YMMV.
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