Flux Lab Acoustics FA-10, FA-10 Pro, FA-12, FCN-10 & FA-12s Amplifiers - Summit-Fi for the People?: Reviews, Impressions & Discussion
Apr 22, 2021 at 8:32 PM Post #1,622 of 2,326

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I noticed you own a Whammy and FA-12. Can you please tell us how they compare. I already own a FA-12, but I’m tempted to make a Whammy.
Sure i'll definitely come back on it once I receive the FA-12. But just specs wise FA-12 is more powerful and its balanced, I think comparing FA-12S with Whammy is more apple to apple, and there the Whammy uses OP amp vs FA's discrete. I do love the Whammy but unless you are very confident on drilling and cutting holes into the chassis I cant really recommend it to beginner. Having said that I believe they are working on a full kit with pre drilled chassis (no ETA tho) , and if that happens I will be buying a coupl as it sounds really good and fun to make.
 
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FA-12 is also $750 so they have two amps in that price bracket now.
I don't get the proposition of the FA-22; I guess it's just an experiment in different-sounding amplification vs FA-10, 12S, etc.

double-u tee eff is a 'whammy'?

(The prudes who run this forum are so sensitive!)
 
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Apr 23, 2021 at 2:23 PM Post #1,626 of 2,326

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FA-12 is also $750 so they have two amps in that price bracket now.
I don't get the proposition of the FA-22; I guess it's just an experiment in different-sounding amplification vs FA-10, 12S, etc.

double-u tee eff is a 'whammy'?

(The prudes who run this forum are so sensitive!)

I wonder if the FA-10 wasn't selling very well, because that's two revisions pretty quick.
 
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I'm curious if anyone has used the Abyss 1266 with the FA-12? Obviously the FA-10 would be a better pairing but as I'm considering getting a 1266 and already have a FA-12 I wonder if spending the extra $$ on a FA-10 is worth it.

I posted in the past about driving the HE6-SE with the FA-12 and how I was able to get sufficient volume. Since the HE6-SE is harder to drive than the 1266 on paper I'm more interested if the FA-12 will give enough power to the 1266 for dynamics, impact, etc. instead of just playing music loud enough.
 
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Been reading a bit more about IEMs and as an owner of the Campfire Audio Andromeda and Atlas I decided to give them a go with the FA-12. I haven't listened to either of these in some time since I haven't worked in an office for over a year now and at home I exclusively use headphones. In low gain I can listen with both around 9-10 o'clock. I think I'm hearing a bit of background noise but it's not super hissy or anything like that so this amp is definitely usable with both of them. The Atlas to my ears has always been a polarizing sound with it's booming bass. I'm not sure the warmer nature of the FA-12 is a good match but the Andromeda sounds great to me. It sounds like a closed 800S which a bit more body to it.

Just wanted to let people know that you can use the FA-12 with IEMs if you like although a portable DAP or quieter amp might be a better choice. The ADI-2 on its own is a great option for IEMs. Oh and I should clarify that I'm using 2.5mm balanced cables with the 2.5mm to 4pin xlr adapter that Drop sells.
 
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received the FA-12 for a few days , and left channel on the Bal output suddenly gone. I have contacted Flux, has anyone else experienced this? fwiw, the sound of the amp is phenomenal before one channel went dead, SE output still works im enjoying that for now...
 
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received the FA-12 for a few days , and left channel on the Bal output suddenly gone. I have contacted Flux, has anyone else experienced this? fwiw, the sound of the amp is phenomenal before one channel went dead, SE output still works im enjoying that for now...
Happened to me intermittently too. Still waiting for repair instructions for over a month.
 
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you are kidding right....? a month!? i waited for 2 mths, and only used it for 3 days ... i dont wanna wait another month... :frowning2:
 
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My second channel would come back on after powering down for a few minutes, maybe try that? Kind of regretting not getting the Burson Soloist at this point.
TBH the SE out works perfect and sounds good as well, but I kind of got the FA-12 for the Bal output, I have emailed them , lets hope vitality come back with a fix for it.
 
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Anyone has Arya and FA-10 amp ?
 

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