Flux Lab Acoustics FA-10, FA-10 Pro, FA-12, FCN-10 & FA-12s Amplifiers - Summit-Fi for the People?: Reviews, Impressions & Discussion
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My FA-10 arrived. Took about 3 weeks.

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Yeah, for now the 887 is just for A/B until I put it to retirement.
 
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Ha! A mounted Hugo 2! Nice one. With the FA-10, kind of makes the 887 redundant?
My 887 did not last long once Flux FA-10 came in...no competition - best case use for 887 was LCD-2.1..great synergy due to a nudge more brightness in 887 lifting that rolled treble...it really was a perfect lift for 2.1s but i'm fully over to LCD-XC now so 2.1 on backburner.
 
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My FA-10 arrived. Took about 3 weeks.

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Oh man, this is why sharing pics is so interesting. That is the LAST color I would have chosen, but now seeing it in context I think it looks so freakin cool.
I definitely have too many grey and black boxes....
 
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My 887 did not last long once Flux FA-10 came in...no competition - best case use for 887 was LCD-2.1..great synergy due to a nudge more brightness in 887 lifting that rolled treble...it really was a perfect lift for 2.1s but i'm fully over to LCD-XC now so 2.1 on backburner.

I can think of one unexpected scenario. The 887 compression actually makes the Seinhesser HD800S have a less faraway sound and becomes forward sounding comparable to other openbacks headphones.

Lol

Also, I agree it does well with headsets and iems that skirt close to having nuetral or less keep all the treble in their presentation. (Where other chains would make them lose more treble and sound off)
 
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My FA-10 arrived. Took about 3 weeks.

Interesting, that would mean that you placed order after mine for the FA-12S (March 4th), I guess they would be prioritising the higher value product. I'm hoping to get a dispatch notification this week hopefully!

Also, I have the same face panel and knob combo. Does look nice in the photo :)
 
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Interesting, that would mean that you placed order after mine for the FA-12S (March 4th), I guess they would be prioritising the higher value product. I'm hoping to get a dispatch notification this week hopefully!

Also, I have the same face panel and knob combo. Does look nice in the photo :)
Just checked my email history. It seems I did the order in March 2nd.

Oh and another thing I noticed is I have a red pcb despite this being the non-pro model.
(I remember wondering about Zeos having a different model with his red pcb in his review, but it seems the non-pro can be red too)

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Just checked my email history. It seems I did the order in March 2nd.

Oh and another thing I noticed is I have a red pcb despite this being the non-pro model.
(I remember wonder about Zeos having a different model with his red pcb in his review, but it seems the non-pro can be red too)

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Is there a way to verify that you did in fact receive an FA-10? Looking at the images on the website I'm not seeing any super obvious pcb differences other than the color
 
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Build quality seems very good. Nothing is rattling and the weight distribution is pretty balanced and doesn't tilt in a specific direction. All legs are level. Front knob turns very smooth and doesn't wiggle.
 
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you can check this by going rca in and xlr out. If this works, its a FA10 if it doesn't it's a FA12
Right I was actually curious about determining if it's an FA-10 or FA-10 pro
 
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Is there a way to verify that you did in fact receive an FA-10? Looking at the images on the website I'm not seeing any super obvious pcb differences other than the color
His is a FA-10

Flux Labs has been using the red PCBs on all their FA amps as of late

And if you look closely at his photo you can see it has the same mosfet/transistor layout as shown below. That layout is unique to the FA-10 series
 

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