1. M

    Measurement to show difficult load handling (high phase)?

    A high phase angle (45°) results in an amplifier becoming less efficient, dissipating more heat, so it needs to draw more power to make up for that loss in wattage. If a speaker is low impedance and high phase, it really taxes the amp and many amps will not be able to draw enough power to...
  2. K

    Looking for a DAC/AMP replacement

    Hi, I`m looking for something to fill my specific needs. I currently run a pair of HD58X headphones and a pair of active speakers out of my dying MAYA u5. Actually for some time I`v been thinking of getting a entry level AMP for my HD58Xs but since my MAYA is kind of randomly shutting down and...
  3. orchardaudio

    PecanPi and BOSC Demo - Boston, MA - March 14th 2020

    Location: Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Ave Mattapan, Massachusetts 02126 Time: 2pm The demo will consist of the following: 2 x BOSC GaN Monoblock Amplifiers 1 x PecanPi Streamer 1 x PecaPi USB 2 x Infinity Primus P362 Demo attendees will receive discounts. For...
  4. N

    Amp recommendation needed, max 28cm depth

    hi all, my name is marcel and i am from germany. i really like the amp reviews that amir and the other members are doing. the objective measurements without all the voodoo surrounding the hifi scene. currently i am looking for a new stereo setup for my living room. i am running a rasperry pi +...
  5. Piotr

    Budget combo

    Hi Audio Folks! I am new to this forum and hi-fi audio. My goal is to taste a bit of audiophile flavour and enjoy hi-fi music records from Tidal or Spotify premium. I've bought Philips X2HR/00 HP at 90€ and would like to go for a desktop DAC + HP amp combo, if it makes any difference...
  6. N

    Total noob - How much SINAD do you actually need?

    I need help choosing DAC/Amp, but I am confused with these SINAD charts. Let's say I would like to enjoy this file here: FLAC (1059 kb/s, 44.1 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels). -> the file is in 16 bit resolution, so SINAD 96-108 dB would be appropriate? This is the chart: SINAD █ >120dB (>20 bits)...
  7. N

    Aune X1s <-> X7s Amp performance?

    Does someone know how the X1s compare to X7s in terms of sound quality of the amp? I only know that the output power of the X7s is a lot juicer than the X1s.
  8. E

    Need advice for buying amp/dac for HD6XX!

    Bought the HD6XX awhile back. I need to buy amp/dac combo or separately since I'm using these at my desk on my PC and my mobo isn't able to put out anywhere near enough to power these cans. So any suggested amp/dac's for this headphone to really make it shine but not break the bank. I'm in...
  9. D

    Chinese monobocks amps

    Hello. I read on this forum about good products from China , but they are only DAC -s , headphone amp . I am interested if there is companies which do not stereo amp but monoblocks amp. I'm looking for something with a good price in this subject . ( Cheep and good enough so not monoblocks with...
  10. M

    D10 + Atom amp Vs Dx3 pro

    Hello everyone! Iam thinking about a nice DAC/amp combination to pair with my incoming 58xx and I am struggling between these two options (considering money): Topping dx3 pro (First version!) - used for 6 months - 150€ Topping D10 + JDS Labs Atom - new - 230€ (80 + 150) I really like the...
  11. RickSanchez

    Sabaj D5 vs. SMSL M500 vs. Topping DX7 Pro: measurement comparison

    Due to overwhelming ASR member demand (kidding) I thought it would be interesting to compare three high-performing DAC/amp combos: the Sabaj D5 vs. the SMSL M500 vs. the Topping DX7 Pro. Thanks to @amirm for all of the measurements; all of this info is from him (unless otherwise noted), I'm...
  12. H

    DAC and AMP recommendation for hd58xx

    Hello, a few months back I purchased the hd58xx per recommendation on reddit from a lot of people and I have become more and more of a audio enthusiast and wanted to help my headphones sound better and drive them louder as they don't get very high. After a few days of reading reviews I've come...
  13. Hunts887

    FX Audio dac-x6 or Topping MX3?

    I was wondering if anyone had any recommendation between the 2, or another suggestion in that price range. I have seen the reviews on here for both but was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on the 2, or if there is a better suggestion. I have seen the DX3 Pro but I think that's a bit out...
  14. pozz

    Master Index of Audio Hardware Reviews [Defunct]

    [Click here to test the interactive table. This thread is now defunct.]
  15. C

    How to build a Class-D Amp?

    Hello dear people, [mod: deleted] I am kind a newbie when it comes to building a DIY amp but I want to give it a try. My plan was to build an amp that outputs 30W (RMS and 60W max) to my Dayton Audio RS100-4 4'' speakers. With that amp I wanted to have 1 input with RCA connectors and another...
  16. K

    Seeking DAC / AMP combo suggestions, please!

    Hi guys! I’m completely new to the audiophile world and just purchased a pair of HD650’s. I’ve found myself getting lost in a sea of varying opinions / reviews on how to optimally drive them. I’d deeply appreciate all advice and suggestions for a DAC / AMP combo - either all in one or...
  17. egglol

    AMP and DAC for my setup

    (no longer necessary, delete please thanks.)
  18. imGamba

    Focal Elear DAC recommendation

    Hi! I recently bought an Elear headphone but I'm quite lost in the amp/dac's world... I know there are from 50 to thousands of dollars, but currently, my budget is very limited. Also, I know there are differences in the dac's type of sound, I want simply to enjoy music without spending another...
  19. S

    Connecting Unbalanced DAC to Balanced Amp

    Hey all, I have a (noob) question about connecting my soon-to-arrive gear. I have a Topping D10 DAC with RCA outputs and will soon have a Cayin iHA-6 amp. If I connect the amp and DAC using an RCA cable with no balanced adapter, will I be able to use the balanced outputs of the amp or will I...
  20. orchardaudio

    BOSC - HiFi Monoblock Class-D Amp

    Currently Under Development Preliminary Specifications: Gain: 16.8dB or 6.92 (For 8 and 6Ω speakers) Gain: 13.8dB or 4.89 (For 4 and 3Ω speakers) Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 121dB (A-weighted) Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.0003% (-110dB) @ 7W Frequency Response: DC - 60kHz Sensitivity...
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