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Jan 27, 2022 at 9:29 AM Post #13,996 of 15,875

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Thank you for your review. In your video review you mentioned CFA3, how far away is comparison of CFA3 to your favorite chosen setup? I'm very curious about it. Thank you!
So the word on the street is that the Susy Dynahy is the amp to go for, with the Susvara. @Dukei might be able to tell you more. Or @paradoxper. These guys know more about DIY amps than I.
 
Jan 27, 2022 at 10:38 AM Post #13,997 of 15,875

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So the word on the street is that the Susy Dynahy is the amp to go for, with the Susvara. @Dukei might be able to tell you more. Or @paradoxper. These guys know more about DIY amps than I.
I'm a bit sad. I would like to hear your valuable opinion from this comparison.
 
Jan 27, 2022 at 12:28 PM Post #13,999 of 15,875

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So the word on the street is that the Susy Dynahy is the amp to go for, with the Susvara. @Dukei might be able to tell you more. Or @paradoxper. These guys know more about DIY amps than I.
Still, no one listens to me. :grin:
 
Jan 27, 2022 at 12:36 PM Post #14,000 of 15,875

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Still, no one listens to me. :grin:
Where would you recommend one starts for a Dynahi? I see some threads over in the DIY forum, but was wondering if there was a "here's how to get started building some KG amps" launching pad you'd suggest.
 
Jan 27, 2022 at 12:54 PM Post #14,001 of 15,875

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Where would you recommend one starts for a Dynahi? I see some threads over in the DIY forum, but was wondering if there was a "here's how to get started building some KG amps" launching pad you'd suggest.
If you mean build yourself, yes, Head-Case is most appropriate. There is an available drive hosting all build files.

If you meant commissioning, @Dukei is the resident builder, say, for Head-Fi.

If you're looking for something more bespoke and domestic, many other builders in the Gilmore community. Most keep focus to electrostatic amplifiers.

I would also recommend looking at the B22. These amps still spank something like FOTM 23R.
 
Jan 27, 2022 at 1:12 PM Post #14,003 of 15,875

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I've listened to my fair share of amps and can say that in terms of both price and performance, DIY is far better than most commercially available amps. One of these days I'll be adding a CFA-3 to my collection =p
 
Jan 27, 2022 at 1:18 PM Post #14,005 of 15,875

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Currently auditioning an iFi Pro Ican Signature. Straight out of the box, the the iCan has miles more authority than my trusty Burson Conductor 3xp. Notes (and not just bass) have much more weight and presence. The soundstage has expanded in both width and depth. Looking forward to further improvements with break in and trying the tube modes, which I haven't yet touched. As an aside, anyone who says you only need an amp with enough power to get the Susvara "loud enough" is talking absolute bollox.
 
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Haha, love it.

And that would make their previous amp the FOLM 13R (Flavor Of Last Month).
Let us hope to dear Christ Enleum does not implode to the next pivot.
 
Jan 27, 2022 at 1:36 PM Post #14,007 of 15,875

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I don't know about that, seems like more than a few people have ended up with CFA's based off the CFA3 thread, haha.
That is the CFA's proof. I'm just the loudmouth shill. :smile:
 
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A lot of you regulars on this thread must be bored of my Susvara reviews by now lol, but here's a final one, for the new comers shall we say, in case it helps with their purchase decision-making:

https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/reviews/hifiman-susvara-a-long-term-review-r1079/

Great stuff as always Sajid!

Currently auditioning an iFi Pro Ican Signature. Straight out of the box, the the iCan has miles more authority than my trusty Burson Conductor 3xp. Notes (and not just bass) have much more weight and presence. The soundstage has expanded in both width and depth. Looking forward to further improvements with break in and trying the tube modes, which I haven't yet touched. As an aside, anyone who says you only need only get the Susvara "loud enough" is talking absolute bollox.

Thanks for your feedback. iPower Elite helps Pro iCAN Signature as far as authority and punch go :wink:
 
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Jan 28, 2022 at 10:10 AM Post #14,009 of 15,875

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I have the Luxman as well as the Susvara and HEKse. In my opinion, as good as the Luxman is with the HEKse it is not powerful enough to drive Susvara properly. It gets loud enough but sounds flat, missing dynamics, punch and overall tonal weight.
I'm late to this thread but I think it depends on the DAC's output level. I have my DAC set to +6.0db output level and the Luxman on the high sensitivity setting. The Luxman drives the Susvara easily - just as well as my power amp (Chord Ttoby). I couldn't say which amp I prefer.
 

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