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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    It might go the other direction with amplification and DAC hardware becoming more powerful and smaller - and we're all listening to inefficient $4K Bluetooth headphones :)
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    Dan Clark Audio Stealth Review, Interview, Measurements

    Thank you, I just looked at the specs for the Diablo. Beefy little portable device. How long do you get on a charge?
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Now I'm confused. Let's assume then 100dB gives you enough headroom. Then looking at Currawong's graph, it would only require an amp that outputs 50mW to drive our Susvara's effectively. Or is that Currawong's point? The 1.73V and 28.9 mA requirements are what disqualifies amps from...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    I assume Currawong posted the graphs so folks can pick the dB they listen to and see if their amp has the mW, V, and mA specs to drive it. I think his point was it's not only the mW spec you need to look at and that the requirements grow logarithmically as the dB demand increases.
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Currawong posted the following power graphs in the LCD-5 thread. He was explaining the LCD-5 might not be as easy to drive with portable gear as some folks thought. I'm using the Flux FA10 with my Susvara and getting ready to upgrade to the Volot. I asked Vitaliy if the Volot could drive the...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    Yep, but my preference is the ever so slightly warm side of neutral and of course the Susvara tonality :)
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    I'm using an RME ADI-2 FS.
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    I would also consider the Flux Labs FA10. I believe it's under $800 new. I think the reviews on Soundnews and Headfonia discuss using the amp with the Susvara. I auditioned them both and kept the FA10 for my Susvara starter amp. Nothing wrong with the A90. I just prefer the Class A...
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    Flux Lab Acoustics Dual Mono Headphone Amplifier, VOLOT - Mythical Giant or Giant Killer ? News, Speculation, Impressions, reviews and discussion

    I have one on pre-order and spoke with Vitaliy via email on Monday. He said the circuit improvements had caused the delay, and he was going to get back to me in a week. I would guess once they clear the backlog, it will be up for sale again.
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    SoundNews has a new review on the Burson Timekeeper 3i. See section VII "Passing the Susvara Test." He gives a strong recommendation for driving the Susvara with the Timekeeper's speaker taps. In answering one of the questions in the comments, he discusses why he uses two AHB2 in Bridge Mode...
  11. [SOLD] Schiit Bifrost Multibit 1 "Original version"

    Excellent condition Bifrost Multibit original version. I'm the original owner. Purchased in November 2016. The unit sat in an at-office speaker system that didn't get much use. The DAC ships in the original box. Price includes Paypal fees and shipping in CONUS. ~michael
  12. Ayre QB-9 DSD

    Excellent condition QB9 DSD. I'm the original owner. Purchased in January of 2012 and upgraded to DSD version in November of 2014. I checked with Ayre, and the next owner can upgrade this unit to a QB-9 Twenty, which is basically a new DAC. "Hi Michael, Not a problem at all. We don't...
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    Comment by 'MikeLa' on listing 'SOLD Simaudio Moon 430HA Headphone Amplifier'

    Thank you everyone for your interest. There is a sale pending.
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