Flux Lab Acoustics FA-10, FA-10 Pro, FA-12, FCN-10 & FA-12s Amplifiers - Summit-Fi for the People?: Reviews, Impressions & Discussion
Mar 16, 2021 at 1:29 PM Post #1,486 of 2,093

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I got it from Costco, but it's this one: https://www.northridge-home.com/phillipe-desk

I thought 5 ft was plenty wide, but it's getting crowded now with a PC, 27" monitor and FA 12S in the near future :L3000:
Very pretty desk you have :relaxed: Mine is 1,60 X 0,90 m. and I'm going to put the monitor attached to the wall to make room for Volot and a Denafrips DAC (still investigating about those DACs :relieved:)
 
Mar 17, 2021 at 5:23 PM Post #1,488 of 2,093

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About 10 days since I ordered my FA-12S. Patiently waiting and re-arranged my desk meanwhile to make some space for it. Calculations suggest it should be about two iFis wide :)
Ripping Smashing Pumpkins zero on your Astell & kern cd ripper MKII, couldnt help it. I was just ripping a dozen or so cd on my SP1000 as I was reading through this thread.
As I listen to my FA-12 now that AK released firmware to allow our player to be Roon end points. :) Waiting patiently for my Clear MG arrive tomorrow. Can’t wait to how they sound on my FA-12.
 
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Ripping Smashing Pumpkins zero on your Astell & kern cd ripper MKII, couldnt help it. I was just ripping a dozen or so cd on my SP1000 as I was reading through this thread.
As I listen to my FA-12 now that AK released firmware to allow our player to be Roon end points. :) Waiting patiently for my Clear MG arrive tomorrow. Can’t wait to how they sound on my FA-12.
Ha ha yeah, I still have some 30-40 CDs lying about so got the ripper recently. I'm quite looking forward to listening to the line out from the AK Kann Alpha into the FA-12S.
 
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Mar 17, 2021 at 9:48 PM Post #1,493 of 2,093

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Champagne is not available anymore I was told yesterday. I was offered rose gold/copper instead which I will be taking for the FA-12. Any ZMF owners uses the FA12? Is 300ish mw into 300ohms too lil for these cans?
 
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Champagne is not available anymore I was told yesterday. I was offered rose gold/copper instead which I will be taking for the FA-12. Any ZMF owners uses the FA12? Is 300ish mw into 300ohms too lil for these cans?
I've used the HD800S which is also 300 ohms however I don't know how the sensitivity rating compares to your ZMF. I get plenty of volume out of both medium gain around 1-2 o'clock and noon on high gain with the 800S.
 
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Same with my HD800s, I get same results as Cangle with volume at 1:00. Plenty of output.
 
Mar 18, 2021 at 1:05 AM Post #1,497 of 2,093

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Champagne is not available anymore I was told yesterday. I was offered rose gold/copper instead which I will be taking for the FA-12. Any ZMF owners uses the FA12? Is 300ish mw into 300ohms too lil for these cans?

And I was told silver is also no longer available, so they need to update that drop down menu....

My Arya just arrived, and I still haven't decided on getting a Flux, or not.
Would love to see any and all impressions and pictures from lucky Fluxers!
 
Mar 18, 2021 at 5:43 AM Post #1,498 of 2,093

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I've used fa-12 with beyerns 1990 which is 250ohm and i had enough volume for skull crushing at about 1 on mid gain.
Haven't used the high gain for any of my cans.
Usually my can of choice is audeze lcd-x.

I'll take a pict for you later. Need some cleaning.

There are plenty of descriptions regarding sound and other aspects in this thread. You can also go into the website. The second review on fa-12 page is mine.
I have compared it to many other fa-12 users reviews and it seems we all on same page, so you can take it as accurate.
 
Mar 19, 2021 at 11:23 PM Post #1,499 of 2,093

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Just plugged in my modded HE-6 SE to the FA-12 and I'm surprised that it actually drives them sufficiently in high gain. They're modded because I have dekoni elite hybrid pads, a LQI balanced cable, and I've removed the grills in place of a more open but fragile option that I made out of some grill tray thing. I haven't used these for probably close to 6 months now. They definitely compete with the 4z but have a more linear sound while the 4z to my ears is more punchy in the low end and the treble is not as present. Just wanted to let people know that this amp, the FA-12, is capable of driving something demanding like the HE-6 SE but I'm sure it would sound even better out of the FA-10.
 
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Just from the experience of driving the LCD-4 out of the FA-10 and FA-12, I can say the FA-12 drives them well, but the fa-10 is more like a speaker amp - the sound goes from inside your head to out. FA-12 mid gain was like fa-10 low gain in terms of dynamics. I think the fa-10 suits headphones that are a bit spicy on the treble and need tonnes of power like the Arya/he-6, I would advise you to demo them with fa-10 if possible. Now I'm eagerly awaiting the volot which will be more then 3x the price...
 

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