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Sep 22, 2021 at 7:14 PM Post #11,371 of 14,001

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Sep 22, 2021 at 9:34 PM Post #11,373 of 14,001

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@GoldenOne and @KojiCO have tried this combo im fairly sure and may be able to comment vs a90 as a "stepping stone" sus setup of sorts
Yes I agree. I just installed the Ferrum Oor and Hyposis Power Supply using the WA22 as a preamp and there is no comparison I’d care to give with this versus the A90 in the same configuration or the Singxer. I had both of those setups in the recent few weeks and just no. Now for the price those are amazing units but do not do any justice to the Susvara at all. None.
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Sep 22, 2021 at 9:34 PM Post #11,374 of 14,001

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That was one of the other ones I looked at. Would you consider it better than the A90?
All I can go by is anecdotal evidence in the threads. I suggest sending messages to those reference earlier in the thread who have first hand experience.
 
Sep 22, 2021 at 9:37 PM Post #11,375 of 14,001

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Yes I agree. I just installed the Ferrum Oor and Hyposis Power Supply using the WA22 as a preamp and there is no comparison I’d care to give with this versus the A90 in the same configuration or the Singxer. I had both of those setups in the recent few weeks and just no. Now for the price those are amazing units but do not do any justice to the Susvara at all. None.
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You're the first I've seen using the ferrum gear with susvara. Any quick impressions to share?
 
Sep 22, 2021 at 9:47 PM Post #11,377 of 14,001

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Yes I agree. I just installed the Ferrum Oor and Hyposis Power Supply using the WA22 as a preamp and there is no comparison I’d care to give with this versus the A90 in the same configuration or the Singxer. I had both of those setups in the recent few weeks and just no. Now for the price those are amazing units but do not do any justice to the Susvara at all. None.
I would love a setup like that, maybe in the future. Right now I cannot afford to spend more than $1K max for my amp.
 
Sep 22, 2021 at 9:48 PM Post #11,378 of 14,001

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You're the first I've seen using the ferrum gear with susvara. Any quick impressions to share?
I have a set of 1266 here that I am trying to decide on whether to buy or not and the Susvara and this setup is VERY VERY HARD to swap out to the 1266. Meaning I just want to pull my reclining chair and footrest over and spend the evening with the Sus on my head. 1/2 way through Grace (buckley) and now a few songs into Essential Leonard Cohen and this is what I expected the Susvara to sound like. Wow.

As for the Ferrum setup I listened to a few songs straight out of the box without the WA22 in the chain and it was very concise and clear, almost eerily so in the quiet parts. That is how I am going to try the 1266 after a few more songs.
 
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I am not slamming the A90 or the SA-1 by any stretch but my friend Sumeet was 100% correct when I said "I like the way the Sus sounds with the WA22 and the A90" and he replied, "please don't take offense to this but you need MORE POWER to really hear the Susvara", 100% correct. Big Difference.
 
Sep 22, 2021 at 10:08 PM Post #11,381 of 14,001

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I am not slamming the A90 or the SA-1 by any stretch but my friend Sumeet was 100% correct when I said "I like the way the Sus sounds with the WA22 and the A90" and he replied, "please don't take offense to this but you need MORE POWER to really hear the Susvara", 100% correct. Big Difference.
Hmmm with the the AHB2 in high gain mode I definitely hear a difference. Sound is much more immediate and more forward sounding.
 
Sep 22, 2021 at 11:15 PM Post #11,382 of 14,001

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Ok after doing a lot of research today I think I'm leaning towards the Matrix Mini i3 Pro DAC/Topping A90 Amp combo for the Susvaras. As I mentioned yesterday I already own the Matrix, and also after buying the HPs my budget is shot, so it seems that spending $500 on the A90 and calling it a day (for now) is the most sensible option. Before I pull the trigger, just wanted to check with you guys if there are any other options in this price range or slightly higher I should consider.

As always, thanks.
I would also consider the Flux Labs FA10. I believe it's under $800 new. I think the reviews on Soundnews and Headfonia discuss using the amp with the Susvara. I auditioned them both and kept the FA10 for my Susvara starter amp. Nothing wrong with the A90. I just prefer the Class A presentation. I'll be upgrading soon, not because I dislike the FA10, but because that's what we do :).
 
Sep 23, 2021 at 12:56 AM Post #11,384 of 14,001

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Thanks. I actually might be able to get a deal on a Burson Soloist 3X Performance for under 1K, which would make it a no brianer, as I think it will be better for the Susvaras than all my other options. Hope it works out!
If not, PM me - I am selling my half year old Flux for 500 bucks plus shipping
 
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Yes I agree. I just installed the Ferrum Oor and Hyposis Power Supply using the WA22 as a preamp and there is no comparison I’d care to give with this versus the A90 in the same configuration or the Singxer. I had both of those setups in the recent few weeks and just no. Now for the price those are amazing units but do not do any justice to the Susvara at all. None.


Congrats!
I think you are the very first writing about the Ferrums paired with the Sus.
Mine are arriving latest tomorrow but I won't find time listening before tomorrow night.
 

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