GSP Solo vs Chiarra
Jul 5, 2004 at 10:15 PM Post #16 of 17

gorman

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How does the Chiarra compare to the other highly regarded DIY amp, the PPA?


Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead but... Pink Floyd, did you have a chance to compare Chiarra with PPA?

I'm trying to find the best for my UE...
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Without spending a fortune in the process...
 
Jul 6, 2004 at 4:48 PM Post #17 of 17

PinkFloyd

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Originally Posted by gorman
Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead but... Pink Floyd, did you have a chance to compare Chiarra with PPA?

I'm trying to find the best for my UE...
smily_headphones1.gif
Without spending a fortune in the process...



Hi gorman,

Sorry but, no, I didn't have an opportunity to compare the Chiarra with the PPA as I didn't go ahead with building the PPA and sold the PCB to a fellow head-fier.

I have just built a White Noise head-amp though and, although it's too early to tell for sure (only been listening to it with the LM6171 opamps on board for about an hour!), I think it sounds better than the Chiarra and the LM6171's have brought about a quality that I have never heard in a headphone amp....... see my DIY thread here:http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=76124

I'll do a full review of the White Noise amp over the next few weeks..... what I am hearing right now is something very special indeed but I'll give it a 500 hour burn in before making my final judgement :)

All the best

Pinkie.
 

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