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    theBlackKey replied to the thread Topping A90.
    Congrats mate
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    theBlackKey replied to the thread Topping A90.
    I dont have that luxury but I would love to. I have the A90 here and maybe if the lockdown in my city is cooling I may travel to an...
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    theBlackKey reacted to NickT23's post in the thread Topping A90 with Like Like.
    Did you do A/B comparison with the A90 ?
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    theBlackKey replied to the thread Topping A90.
    Yes I do. It is a great amp. What about it?
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    theBlackKey reacted to NickT23's post in the thread Topping A90 with Like Like.
    Have you even heard the HPA-4 ?
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    theBlackKey replied to the thread Topping A90.
    It is different topology of course, and the Icon put almost 1W to wide range of impedance and this is confirmed by Icon audio when I ask...
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    theBlackKey replied to the thread Topping A90.
    There are 2 things I think the A90 is not there yet, firstly I already mention soundstage. Even though soundstage is wide and tall but...
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    theBlackKey replied to the thread Topping A90.
    Guys lets just value our differences here, at the end of the day, we are all hobbyist in this field right? Sandu is a very good...
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    theBlackKey reacted to JanisR's post in the thread Topping A90 with Like Like.
    I think your wife has a point. Headphone amps are like shoes - you buy one [pair], then use it until it falls apart. Also, when buying...
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    theBlackKey replied to the thread Topping A90.
    Cmon' man, people are trying to escape the rabbit hole :sweat_smile:
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    theBlackKey reacted to KPzypher's post in the thread Topping A90 with Like Like.
    I would keep it. 789 was already an incredibly well-made amp before the A90 came to the scene. Just because something 'newer' is on...
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    theBlackKey replied to the thread Topping A90.
    I would say just keep the 789 and it will do you good for a long time. In the long term maybe you could find a used A90 here I think.
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    theBlackKey replied to the thread Topping A90.
    I respect his opinion but strongly disagree to his bold claim of giant killer and also he said that tube amp does create artificial...
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    theBlackKey reacted to m-i-c-k-e-y's post in the thread Topping A90 with Like Like.
    Soundnews had upped its review. Summary: He says its the same level as his Benchmark HPA4.
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    theBlackKey replied to the thread Topping A90.
    Ok so I have spent quite sometime with the A90 and with some burnin time the sound start to opens up more and more. The bass slam is...
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