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    Topping L50 Review (Headphone Amp)

    What 300Ω headphones are you driving that require more output than the L50 can deliver? If I turn things up on high gain with my HD650's, the L50 can blow my head clean off.
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    Topping L50 Review (Headphone Amp)

    Why would the gain be the same for single-ended and balanced inputs if they accept different signals with different max voltage? I don't know how this amp was designed, but I would expect the RCA inputs to be more sensitive so that max volume could be achieved with either. Perhaps that's not how...
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    Topping L50 Review (Headphone Amp)

    It sounds like you're saying that the gain is the same regardless if single-ended (RCA) or balanced (XLR/TRS) inputs are used. Not what I expected.
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    Topping L50 Review (Headphone Amp)

    I would have thought that max power would still be possible with 2V via the RCA inputs on the L50. No?
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    Topping E50 / L50 Impressions

    Yes. My challenge when using the E50 + L50 stack with active monitors is that I prefer to use the L50's volume knob when listening to headphones, which means setting attenuation at or close to 0 dB on the E50. Unfortunately, unlike my Topping Pre90 and DX3 Pro+, the E50 does not "remember"...
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    Topping DX5 Review (DAC & HP Amp)

    With that gear, the DX5 or E50 + L50 stack starts to make more sense. Powered monitors seem to benefit from 4V drive.
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    Recoton RCA Cable Review (Ultra Cheap Cable)

    Time for me to order a six-pack of these and re-wire my system! Hope they sound as good as the one measured here. https://www.ebay.com/itm/334205344819?hash=item4dd030dc33:g:IOMAAOSwYPdhgqSQ
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    Poll for Topping PA5 owners only please.

    I suspect that folks with no PA5 issues are underrepresented in this survey. To what extent is impossible to say.
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    Poll for Topping PA5 owners only please.

    I've (thankfully) not had any problems with mine so far, but if I did, I'd be ringing up the place from which I purchased it (Apos, in my case). I would not expect company reps to be watching this forum and proactive opening support cases based on feedback or experiences documented here.
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    Poll for Topping PA5 owners only please.

    Could it really be that simple? I hope so…
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    Topping PA5 Review (Amplifier)

    I wonder if this could be the answer to what went wrong with the PA5 for some folks. https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/poll-for-topping-pa5-owners-only-please.33293/post-1163275 If so, leaving the power brick plugged in continuously seems like an easy fix.
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    Poll for Topping PA5 owners only please.

    Ah. Precisely what I've been doing for both the PA5 and (after seeing it in "blinking white power LED mode" once) the L50. I suppose this should be obvious, but it would be nice if Topping added this to their diminutive instruction manuals…ideally on the first page.
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    Topping PA5 Review (Amplifier)

    Sorry to hear that you're having problems. Where did you purchase yours from. I bought mine from Apos in Santa Clara, California. I've not had to use their two year warranty service yet, but I do not anticipate any issues. Their post-sales support, where I have had to use it, has been great so far.
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    Topping LA90 Review (Integrated Amplifier)

    The XLR/TRS connectors look pretty normal to me. Often found on pro audio gear. It's easy to find 1/4 in TS to RCA adapters if RCA is needed. Would have only cost Topping a few cents to include a pair in the box. :)
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