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Astell & Kern SR15: A&norma Impressions & Reviews

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by pitch_black, Jul 29, 2018.
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  1. requiemmetal
    So it only uses the dual DACs when you listen via the balanced output, but not when you use standard headphones?
    Didn't realise that.
    So anything that has a balanced output will always have dual DACs?
     
  2. Tamikster
    O
    Oh, I see. thank you
     
  3. abitdeef
    Yes it uses one dac on SE, and you can have a balanced out with just one dac. It’s just a separate ground for each channel instead of a common ground. And you can also have 2 dacs and 2 amps.
     
  4. JasonNYC
    This is incorrect. The SR15 uses 2 DACs always, not matter the output. All dual DAC AK players are dual mono setups and one DAC is used for each channel whether you are using SE or balanced output.
     
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  5. JasonNYC
    Dual DACs are always used, regardless of SE or balanced output
     
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  6. Marcel.Ef2
    Whats about the Battery drain then? Does SE use less battery?
     
  7. abitdeef
    Whoops , I assumed because of less battery drain and less resolving sound the SE used only one dac.
     
  8. abitdeef
    Yes it seems to be about 2 or 3 hours more on SE depending on usage.
     
  9. JasonNYC
    Yes, you will see longer battery life using SE vs balanced since the power output on the balanced is more. AK players shut off outputs that are not being used to prevent interference or noise. The savings in battery life of using SE over balanced is not much.
     
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  10. Tsukuyomi
    I just want to update here,
    Since getting my sr15 about a week ago... im loving it ao much.
    Im able to hear more mid details on certain songs that i was never able to with my mobile phone.
    The size is very good however i would still of liked more battery lol. Im only using SE, no wifi, no bt, 0 screen brightness and moderate volume from 60 - 75 max(with my b&o h6 gen2).

    But!!!
    I love this DAP!! 100x better than the fiio in every single aspect.(maybe not battery lol, id say theyre almost same.. maybe fiio 25% better)


    Ps: would it be possible for A&K to add an option to change volume increments from numbers to possible db? (Ex: having volume set to -50db)
     
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  11. gunwale
    Totally agree with you. It has very good mid separation compared to my lgv30.
     
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  12. abitdeef
    You have to check out balanced :wink: it really sharpens things up.
     
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  13. domho7
    Yes initially bought m9. Encounter few issues so I thot I change to fiio flagship x7m2 same also. Maybe I was unlucky.
    Now with sr15 so much better.
     
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  14. leaky74
    Awaiting delivery of my SR15; anyone tried the A&K Diana or Michelle with it?
     
  15. Gagaryn
    That wouldn't be particularly accurate as the sound pressure level (what decibels measure) is dependent on the sensitivity of the headphones - and this varies considerably.
     
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