amp to go with fischer audio fa-003
May 18, 2012 at 3:01 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 15

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hey guys,
i just ordered an fa-003 clone from jaycar, and i want a decent amp+dac to go with them.
question is: will fiio e10 do the job or should i step it up to nfb-12.1 or o2+odac?
 
May 19, 2012 at 1:32 PM Post #3 of 15

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hey guys,
i just ordered an fa-003 clone from jaycar, and i want a decent amp+dac to go with them.
question is: will fiio e10 do the job or should i step it up to nfb-12.1 or o2+odac?

 
Fischer are not hard to drive, why not try it from your source first? where are you plugging them to? 
 
May 19, 2012 at 2:29 PM Post #4 of 15

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hdmi out from video card to tv, rca out from tv to an old akai stereo, headphone-out from old akai stereo to headphones.
either this or: crappy on board sound card line-out to headphones.
 
 
i definitely need an amp+dac.
 
May 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM Post #6 of 15

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anything? ^^

well... i dont think video cards do audio...hdmi yes but thats for the digital signal.... could be wrong.
 
get a cheap dac like a e10 and feed them to your akai stereo.
 
May 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM Post #7 of 15

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consider a centrance dacportLX, portable and the clarity will add control to this can.
 
May 21, 2012 at 1:06 AM Post #8 of 15

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The headphone out on the old Akai stereo is realy bad, and I forgot to mention that I also have grado sr80.

As for hdmi audio from a video card - mine does it.

Furthermore, dealextreme ran out of e10's, and I can't find another place with the same price that send to Israel for free/cheap.

As portability is not an issue for me and i want the option for future upgrades to my cans, I was also considering o2+odac, nfb-12.1, audioengine d1 and ttd. I realy like the ~200$ desktop dac/amp options, but can't tell which of them is the right one (at least for the sr80 and fa-003 clone).
 
May 27, 2012 at 7:08 AM Post #10 of 15

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Hi. If you're good at DIY, you could build a CanAmp clone which has a good synergy with fa-003. http://www.hobbielektronika.hu/kapcsolasok/heed_audio_canamp_fejhallgatoerosito.html?pg=1
 
Mind you, there's a bit too much gain in it for fa-003. That's not a problem if you like to listen to your music LOUD, which I don't. 
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  You'd need to lower the volume somewhere before the canamp.. Another solution is to lower the gain of the amp itself. Formula for gain: R3 / R2 + 1 which equals to 11 with default part values.
 
May 27, 2012 at 7:25 AM Post #11 of 15

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I'm not into DIY because I don't have enough time and/or understanding. On the other hand, I have two engineers in my family who might find it doable, if only it were not written in Hungarian.
 
May 28, 2012 at 5:11 AM Post #13 of 15

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I'm not into DIY because I don't have enough time and/or understanding. On the other hand, I have two engineers in my family who might find it doable, if only it were not written in Hungarian.

 
I would not recommend this amplifier anyway, it does not look like a particularly good design.
 
Jun 10, 2012 at 4:09 PM Post #14 of 15

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bump
 
 
i got my jaycar fa-003 clones a few days ago... i'm really lost in finding a nice dac+amp for them and the grado sr80...
 
yulong u100, fiio e17, matrix m-stage+dac, hifiman ef-2a... i have zero idea which way to go. only thing i know is i need a nice dac+amp for cheap.
 
is there anything like the fa-003 in the world of dac+amps? (like, really cheap for what it does and still quite good)
 
Jun 12, 2012 at 3:39 AM Post #15 of 15

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Hi Gerb,
 
I have the Jaycar clones too (Digitech's), it's paired with my fiio E17 + E9 (Just got the E9).
 
The sound is joyous to my ears and the E9 just added another layer of 'Big' sound!
 
The clones are my permanant phones for my tones!
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Kind regards,
 

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