The Tech Collector reviews RAAL SR1a Ribbon Earspeaker System
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We sent a demo system of the RAAL-requisite SR1a Ribbon Headphone with the Schiit Jotunheim R DAC/Amp over to our friend The Tech Collector on YouTube. We actually had no idea he was going to make a video review of the system, but the RAAL SR1a has a tendency to leave a strong impression on people.

If you are seriously into headphones (or speakers) these ribbon headphones are something you'll want to experience.

The Tech Collector says "it is a headphone that in my experience outdoes 99% of what I have heard across any headphones in the 20 years that I’ve collected headphones. I’ve had all the big ones, I’ve had the Sony R10, the classic Grados, a lot of the STAX like the SR-009..."

Check out the full review of the RAAL SR1a here: RAAL SR1a Review by The Tech Collector
 
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Aug 4, 2020 at 10:52 PM Post #3 of 5

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I would like to read an impression of someone who has hooked these up to a big amp. Say a Boulder. And a crazy great DAC as well.
 
Aug 5, 2020 at 1:56 AM Post #4 of 5

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I've seen some Japanese photo of people connecting them to massive 50w class A tube mono blocks to drive them.
Claim to be the best combo with tube amps.
 
Aug 5, 2020 at 4:53 PM Post #5 of 5

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The RAAL are legit! I would say half the fun I have with the SR1a is trying them on a variety of speaker amps. And if you just want to use the standalone amps, the Jot R is an amazing amp to go with it, the HSA-1a (soon to be HSA-1b) was buttery smooth last time I heard it.
 

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