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    Singxer SA-1 / Balanced Amplifier Fully Discrete Class A - beyond THX 888 ?!

    Odd, I get way more volume than I would ever listen to with both the HD6XX and ZMF Auteur. Lots of headroom for me. That is with the SMSL SU-8 which I believe puts out 4 volts. At some point when I upgrade the DAC I will probably go with a 5 volt model just for the heck of it, but I am very...
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    Singxer SA-1 / Balanced Amplifier Fully Discrete Class A - beyond THX 888 ?!

    My question at this point is in regard to matching the SA-1 with a DAC. I'm currently using my trusty SU-8 v2. Right now my top choices are leaning toward a Topping D70s or D90SE, and a Denafrips Ares 2. One factor I am wondering about is the relative importance of a DAC's XLR voltage - 4 volts...
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    ZMF Auteur Thread

    I have tried my Auteur with two tube amps - the Loxjie P20 and the UltraSonic Studios Oblivion - and the SS THX based Monolith 887. I recently switched to the Singxer SA-1 as my daily driver. At this point it is my favorite.
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    Comment by 'Celty' on listing 'ZMF Auteur Cocobolo'

    Yup, love my Coco Auteur - both the sound and the appearance. Look even better than photos can capture in my case.
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    ZMF Auteur Thread

    I was wondering how many Auteur owners use EQ for these headphones. I experimented today using Peace to use the suggested Harmon target settings from...
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    ZMF Auteur Thread

    Ha, we have the same two "go to" headphones - 'Cept my Auteur is Cocobolo and brass. So far I have managed not to acquire dings since getting mine new in January, 2020.
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    Singxer SA-1 / Balanced Amplifier Fully Discrete Class A - beyond THX 888 ?!

    I ordered a Singxer SA-1 amp on May 21st. They followed through swiftly with a price match (same day). The expected delivery by DHL was June 1st, and I received emails from Apos and DHL on May 22nd that the item was shipped! On May 24th, Apos notified me that they had done a complementary...
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    Topping A30Pro

    I'd suggest first watching this video to get a real understanding of what "balanced" means: Second, read the following review of the A30 Pro if you have not already done so or watch the video: Topping A30Pro Review (Balanced Headphone Amp) The bottom line is the A30 Pro is a balanced amp in...
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    2359glenn | studio

    Fantastic. Thanks much.
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    2359glenn | studio

    Ohh, I missed that news! Details?
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    New, Burson Conductor 3 Reference: Dual 9038 DAC, 7.5Wpc Head Amp, Preamp, Changeable Opamps

    One use case is for gamers and others who use a headphone with an integrated microphone.
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    Topping L30 - The new budget benchmark?

    A new review and measurements at ASR today - this time on a production unit rather than the pre-production one reviewed earlier: Topping L30 Headphone Amplifier Review Got a "I can't recommend the Topping L30 strongly enough. It is superb engineering in small package and low cost. Get one and...
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    1101 Audio custom crafted headphone amps

    Cool! I'll be excited to read your experience with it.
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    2359glenn | studio

    Unfortunately, no, so guess I'll just continue being patient on Glenn's build list :)
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    2359glenn | studio

    No problem, I have a great deal of experience communicating in Typonese.
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    2359glenn | studio

    What are the "stock tubes" for the Glenn OTL?
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    Cayin HA-6A Class A KT88/EL34 Tube Headphone Amplifier

    What is the problem with such a new amp?
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    2359glenn | studio

    chrisdrop - What a great informative post, and your notes and FAQ spreadsheet is really excellent. Thanks much for sharing :)
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    2359glenn | studio

    Love it when I learn something new :)
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    2359glenn | studio

    Ha, reminds me of every 4th of July when I was a kid. Firecrackers were cheap then, and we always had plenty to keep us busy all day. We loved tossing them individually against imaginary adversaries (sometimes with props like plastic soldiers). Inevitably every year a firecracker would surprise...
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    ZMF Auteur Thread

    Ha - my Auteur is a twin to yours (Cocobolo and Brass fittings), such a beautiful combo IMOP. Great looking new amp amp as well. I am in OTL purgatory (AKA waiting list for a Glenn), so I'm jealous :)
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    2359glenn | studio

    Sounds like a real PIA, but glad you are making progress in your transition, best wishes with the new job.
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    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    Well I was quite surprised to find it was delivered today (Saturday), as it was scheduled to arrive Monday! Thinking I had two days to begin arranging a place for it, I had to scramble a temporary spot together. Given it's generous footprint, that is a tougher challenge than the Monoprice 887...
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    Oblivion | UltraSonic Studios

    That is encouraging :)
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