Hi Guys. Its Andrew of Sparkos Labs here. I just found this thread and wanted to thank everyone for giving the Aries a shot, and for everyone's kind words and honest opinions about the unit. Not to get all mushy on everyone, but man...... Some of these posts brings a tear to my eye. Its so good to get feedback like this that reassures me that myself, my o' lady and our little dog are putting out quality gear and devices that are well received by the audiophile community.
So.... Thank you.
I just wanted to make ourselves available to the community here and answer any questions that anyone may have about the Aries unit and/or any of our other products and devices. Ive been toying with the idea of becoming a Head-Fi sponsor and putting the Aries on tour in the USA to start. Depending on how that goes, we may do the same in other countries too. Would yall like that?
Thanks again guys! Let me know if anyone has any questions.
I've been a fan of Sparkos labs Aries headphone amps for over a year and always will be.
In my opinion, there is no more musical, transparent and fun amp for this price.
It's not very popular in Korea because it's not officially published, but I've always introduced this amp as the best amp.
However, I will write down some of the things that I regret while using it (points that could be improved).
1. Fixation of RCA terminals
- Terminals are easily bent when inflexible cables are connected.
- There is no problem with the sound quality, but it is something I do not want to see.
2. Output of the amplifier
- In the past, when dd amps were mainstream, the output of this amp was great.
- However, for some non-standard headphones, this amp lacks bass reproduction It's a long-time wish - the aries perfectly be able to run susvara and dca stealth....
3. Amplification Gain
- The gain of Aries is 10db, 20db, 30db. TOO MUCH!
- In a situation where the max output is limited to 2.8W, the mid-gain is to much when input voltage is 2V.(i think +16db is right)
- Of course, you can adjust the output of the signal with a preamplifier. but ;;;;
Again, I'm a huge fan of this headphone amp, and three shortcomings are diluted by dozens of advantages.
Thanks for reading.