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    Comment by 'hsg120' on listing 'Flux Volot'

    I've been waiting for literally months for one of these to pop up on the used market, and now that it does...I don't have the budget to by this at the moment. Ahhhhhh fml!!!!!!!!!!!! xD Seriously, this is a really special amp--best of luck with the sale!!
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    Topping A90 Discrete aka A90D

    The clicking noise from my amp is comparable in volume to other relay-stepped volume controls I've had. I don't think this amp is particularly noisy in that regard. You could always change the gain using the remote. They added the ability to change the gain using the volume knob via a firmware...
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    Topping A90 Discrete aka A90D

    Well, please take the following with a grain of salt. There was like a 1 month span between the time I sold my A90 and got the A90D... I had my A90 for two years and I personally never detected any added warmth (note--I only have a single set of cans). I did A/B comparisons with other amps...
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    New denafrips DDC (Iris and Gaia)

    If you go back and re-read my posts, I already said "audible noise". I felt I had to use that caveat because there's no such thing as an absolutely perfect electrical circuit, let alone a perfect measuring device. You claimed a lot of things, and then failed to back up any of it with any actual...
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    New denafrips DDC (Iris and Gaia)

    Wait...lol, but I'm the one who's skeptical xD You claimed, "noise always creeps in". I don't believe that to be true. So, respectfully, why would I spend time looking for evidence that I don't believe exists? If it's easy enough to find, then I would greatly appreciate you linking any of the...
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    Topping A90 Discrete aka A90D

    Okay, so granted I am an admitted Topping fanboy, but I am so pleased with this amp!! My only very minor criticism is that the LED color doesn't really match the rest of the X90 product line. No big deal though... My main motivation for upgrading was because I had to run the A90 on low gain...
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    New denafrips DDC (Iris and Gaia)

    Not to muddy the waters, but I agree with CAJames that you should invest in a better DAC, rather than buy a DAC/DDC combo. The DDC is nice as a digital hub, but I presume you're interested in it more for its potential sonic benefits. However, consider that if your DAC is galvanically isolated...
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Tyvm! Yep aftermarket for Fostex--I actually bought them off another Headfi member a couple years ago. They're made by a company called Lawton.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    My home office setup. Great for the times when I need to block everything else out and just get things done...
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    TH900 and Topping stack

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    Topping A90 Discrete aka A90D

    That is awesome =D
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    Comment by 'hsg120' on listing 'Questyle CMA600i w/ Acrylic & Gunmetal tops (READ)'

    Oh, no worries! By "discrete" I just mean separate. The DAC and amp in the CMA600i are built into one single unit. I like it when the DAC and amp are separate units so there is more flexibility to mix and match components. But, that is totally just my personal preference.
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    Comment by 'hsg120' on listing 'Questyle CMA600i w/ Acrylic & Gunmetal tops (READ)'

    Sorry, I'm not sure I follow your question. But the power from the Questyle CMA600i was more than adequate, and very clean. I personally sold my Questyle just because I prefer discrete setups--I like having the ability to mix/match DACs with amps.
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    Comment by 'hsg120' on listing 'Questyle CMA600i w/ Acrylic & Gunmetal tops (READ)'

    I thought it was definitely neutral, yes. I personally didn't detect any significant coloration. "Powerful"? It's only 1.9W@32Ohm, but I was driving Fostex TH900 headphones, which are super easy to drive so I had zero problems. Might be a different on a planar for instance, I really couldn't...
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    Comment by 'hsg120' on listing 'Questyle CMA600i w/ Acrylic & Gunmetal tops (READ)'

    I owned one of these previously and frankly I'm sorry that I sold it. The acrylic see-through top is a nice touch, the current mode amplification is unique, and I personally thought it sounded fabulous. Just my $.02
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    GUSTARD DAC-R26 Balanced Decoder R2R+1Bit Dual Native Decoding Music Bridge

    I know this is not an apples to apples comparison, but GoldenSound measured the Gustard X26 Pro not long ago with and without using his APx555's 10Mhz clock output as a reference, and there was almost no difference in DAC performance. For whatever that's worth--...
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