SMSL SP200 THX AAA 888 Balanced AMP!
Aug 11, 2020 at 7:44 AM Post #831 of 1,141

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Too bad as the sp200 is incredibly good. One the best amps I've ever heard period. I can't wait to throw my Abyss 1266 TC Phi at it. It's that good.
I feel ya there, going back and forth with my other setups....dayum....there's just something (or nothing) special with this smsl amp! It just does what it does without batting an eye lid! I don't notice anything it does or doesn't do but what it does do right is literally music to my ears!

I'm loving this amp with my Hifiman Edition X's, it just simply sings! This my desert island amp for sure! If I had nothing else...this one will suffice!

Good enough that I'll be ordering a second one and letting go or furlough some of my other amps!

Is it just my unit or when you turn the volume knob up, it is like taking more crack cocaïne....?!
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Aug 11, 2020 at 7:52 AM Post #832 of 1,141

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I feel ya there, going back and forth with my other setups....dayum....there's just something (or nothing) special with this smsl amp! It just does what it does without batting an eye lid! I don't notice anything it does or doesn't do but what it does do right is literally music to my ears!

I'm loving this amp with my Hifiman Edition X's, it just simply sings! This my desert island amp for sure! If I had nothing else...this one will suffice!

Good enough that I'll be ordering a second one and letting go or furlough some of my other amps!

Is it just my unit or when you turn the volume knob up, it is like taking more crack cocaïne....?!
Yes I would be happy with this amp of I could choose only one. It is that good. I feel a bit foolish spending so much more on the two bryston amps when the sp200 is just as good. And I have heard a lot of high quality amps and the sp200 is just as good as any I've come across. I would not even get the benchmark hpa4 as this sounds the same.
 
Aug 11, 2020 at 9:09 AM Post #833 of 1,141

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Hello guys!

The S.M.S.L SP200 & M200, are the best combination. The DAC provides the highest quality of sound that you can get, in digital conversion to analog, in this price range. There is just something to be said about quality chips in its lovely construction, and how they bring you quality sound conversion.

And then, if your smart enough, you will realize the full potential power, of true auditorial bliss that you can receive, if you combine that with the delicious sound from the SP200 AMP. Its clean power with 0 noise floor, and analytical nature, is exactly what the doctor ordered. Highly detailed, 0 distortion, what more could you want?

When I listen to music on my new setup, my technological nerd brain gets turned on.
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Aug 12, 2020 at 12:21 AM Post #835 of 1,141

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Well, my thoughts are, I am quite excited for you. The next battle will be comparing who's shwarts is bigger. (Space Balls humor)
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Aug 12, 2020 at 2:23 AM Post #836 of 1,141

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I've ordered SP200 for HD800, will run it from a Pro-ject Box S2 DAC.

Pop in with some thoughts.
What's your thoughts on the HD800 H20? Is it the "s" or OG HD800?

I haven't even gotten around to listening to the 600/650's on the Sp200 yet!
 
Aug 12, 2020 at 4:15 AM Post #837 of 1,141

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What's your thoughts on the HD800 H20? Is it the "s" or OG HD800?

I haven't even gotten around to listening to the 600/650's on the Sp200 yet!

I've owned both HD800S and now HD800, I much prefer the original by a lot. Its detailed vibrant and understandable why it was once the best headphone in the world. HD800S and I didn't get along as well, while I heard potential it reminds me of comments I've read that say HD800S removed all the energy the original had, that's how I heard it, more laid back and closer towards Senneshiers house sound of HD600/650 etc. It was detailed, it was nice but the original is my choice.
 
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I've owned both HD800S and now HD800, I much prefer the original by a lot. Its detailed vibrant and understandable why it was once the best headphone in the world. HD800S and I didn't get along as well, while I heard potential it reminds me of comments I've read that say HD800S removed all the energy the original had, that's how I heard it, more laid back and closer towards Senneshiers house sound of HD600/650 etc. It was detailed, it was nice but the original is my choice.
See how you travel, not sure on the S2 Dac but I will say the Sp200 will definitely reveal what your signal chain can do!

Will be interesting what the Sp200 can do with the HD800!
 

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