Shootout: Beyerdynamic A1 vs. Meier-Audio Corda Opera.
Aug 23, 2007 at 6:32 PM Post #16 of 24

JensL

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Dec 5, 2002
Posts
494
Likes
14
Location
Norway
Quote:

Originally Posted by lerio /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Did you used High Gain or low on both Amp ?


Low gain on the Opera, the A1 got no gain adjustment (excluding the volume knob).
 
Aug 23, 2007 at 7:11 PM Post #17 of 24

EnOYiN

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 13, 2007
Posts
2,269
Likes
18
I'd say that the Opera has a way better value then the A1 for as far as the options are concerned. The Opera has a DAC, a crossfeed, high and low gain and a pre-amp. It's also cheaper than the A1. Since the differences are fairly small sound wise except for the bass (assuming that the JensL describes this well // I have yet to hear the A1) I wouldn't bother getting the A1 unless I had way more money to spend than the Opera costs.

If you would want a DAC to do a $1300 amp justice you would be looking at a DA100, DAC1 etc. So to get a similar combo (like the Opera) you would have to start thinking about $2000 or more.

In my opinion the Opera might very well be one of the best amp/DAC combo's out there for the price. Especially if someone is looking for a all-in-one solution.

Edit: A small edit here. I just wanted to say that I really liked the review done by JensL. Thanks.
 
Aug 23, 2007 at 10:54 PM Post #18 of 24

vcoheda

High-End Forum Volunteer
Joined
Nov 10, 2004
Posts
10,101
Likes
172
the beyer amp is not a looker.
 
Aug 23, 2007 at 11:34 PM Post #19 of 24

itsborken

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
May 22, 2007
Posts
1,882
Likes
11
Wow, they remind me of the HP shipping protectors they want removed before operating a new printer. Are you sure those orange sides don't come off?
tongue.gif


Seriously though, it sounds like a very nice amp.
 
Aug 24, 2007 at 8:36 AM Post #20 of 24

lerio

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 4, 2007
Posts
926
Likes
21
Quote:

Originally Posted by vcoheda /img/forum/go_quote.gif
the beyer amp is not a looker.


He could be ok without that horrible orange plastic part
blink.gif
 
Aug 24, 2007 at 2:21 PM Post #23 of 24

ghiberti

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 16, 2005
Posts
348
Likes
11
Isn't it adorable?
biggrin.gif
::
It's smaller and cuter than I expected. you guys need to see it in reality.
actually, without that plastic part, it will look... too flat...I think...::
 
Aug 24, 2007 at 5:40 PM Post #24 of 24

lerio

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 4, 2007
Posts
926
Likes
21
Quote:

Originally Posted by ghiberti /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Isn't it adorable?
biggrin.gif
::
It's smaller and cuter than I expected. you guys need to see it in reality.
actually, without that plastic part, it will look... too flat...I think...::



No way to remove that plastic part ?
wink.gif
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top