power amp

  1. printerlights

    Topping PA3s, any difference between the balanced vs unbalanced input?

    Is anyone out there using their PA3s single ended? I'm curious if anyone can speak to any differences in quality/power when feeding the PA3s from an RCA input. I'm planning on pairing a PA3s with an unbalanced DX3 Pro+, and I'm wondering if it would be worth it to pick up a balanced dac.
  2. juliangst

    Using an integrated amp as a power amp

    Hi, Because I want to properly integrate a sub I need to high pass my mains (LS50) but my amp does not have a main in to use it as a power amp. Is it possible to just use my integrated amp with the volume pot in a fixed position to achieve that? I already found the volume position in which...
  3. L

    WTB: 100wpc+ amp with attenuation

    Looking for a 100wpc+ power amplifier with the ability to change gain or attenuate somehow. I’d like something that measures well and is small. Something similar to the PA5. I’ll be powering Vandersteen Treo CTs and it’ll be fed directly by a DAC/pre. I’d like to keep this around $250, but...
  4. L

    Bookshelf Speakers Amp Recommendations?

    Hi, My setup is really simple. I use Spotify on my iPad that's connected via USB cable to SMSL Sanskrit 10th MKII DAC that also take an Optical Toslink input from my TV and pass all to 'No Name' Fosi T20 Amp found on Amazon, all of this to feed a pair of Dali Spektor 1. It is surely all on...
  5. Fraxo

    Loxjie D30 vs Fiio E10K - what to expect?

    So I was wondering what I should expect as far as the headphones output differences. Are they big? Where would it be audible? Is the E10K actually more powerful? Would it distort quicker? If anyone could explain that and maybe refer me to some stats so I learn - that would be great. Trying to...
  6. orchardaudio

    Orchard Talks DIY Amplifiers with Toid's DIY Audio

    Join me as I discuss DIY amplifiers with Toid's DIY Audio, this Saturday at 10am EST. Toid's Links https://toidsdiyaudio.com/ https://www.facebook.com/123Toid/
  7. pma

    Extensive study of IMD (and THD) distortions on 4 amplifiers with different topology

    Extensive study of IMD (and THD) distortions on 4 amplifiers with different topology THD+N (SINAD) at 1kHz and 5W power has become a comparison measure of amplifier parameters here in ASR. I would like to demonstrate my deep persuasion that much more complex view of amplifiers distortion...
  8. A

    Experiment: 600 Ohm HPs + Topping Amp & Old Interface - Possible?

    Hi everyone! I recently got a very good deal on the DT 990 600 Ohm Version and finally found a reasonably priced amp that I hope will drive it. Here's what I got: HP: DT 990 Edition 600 Ohm - ( As new / 90$ ) Amp: Topping A50s ( Used / 105 $ ) - Haven't bought this one yet. Old Interface...
  9. C

    SOLD!!!: Hypex NC1200 Stereo Amp: SOLD!!!

    For sale is the powerhouse of Hypex nCore, the NC1200 stereo amp built by VTV in the USA. asking $1000. It’s has all the clean power you need for even the most demanding speakers. 400W @ 8ohm 700W @ 4ohm 1200W @ 2ohm This has a 12v trigger option. This unit does NOT have the pin1 issue that you...
  10. A

    Newbie question. I bought an AVR but I'm not impressed by the sound. If I get a preamp then could I use my AVR solely as a power amp?

    Hey everyone, second post here. I bought a used Denon S540H along with two KEF Q150 speakers, and while the sound is pretty great there is a lot of static noise that is coming through at medium-to-high volumes. I also feel like the sound could be a lot better. Aside from that, I hate the Heos...
  11. orchardaudio

    Parasound 275V2 Measurements

    All, One of my customers send me this amplifier interested in how it will compare against the Starkrimson Stereo Ultra. Anyway I figured I would also post the measurements here for everybody's benefit. This amplifier is current selling for $595.00 on amazon All measurements are with 8ohm...
  12. J

    Anyone heard of episode amplifiers?

    I can’t find any outlaw 2200 or 2220’s on the used market, so I’m considering something different for my center channel. I can across this episode ea-amp-2d-150a for $160 shipped but can’t seem to find any real reviews or amp Dyno info or anything on it. It claims to push 280 watts in bridged...
  13. anphex

    Weird phenomenon with Emotiva XPA Gen3

    Hi folks, greetings from Berlin! due to a pretty big upgrade in my hifi system I came to occupy myself with looking for a fitting power amp. The speakers are Nubert NuVero 170 which are said to be very power hungry with 85db/1W and mercilessly monitor like (they are). I was powering them with a...
  14. M

    Power Amp for Tannoy Precision 6.2 (Teac AP-505?)

    I'm looking for Power Amp recommendations for Tannoy Precision 6.2 speakers. Speaker specifications Sensitivity (2.83 Volts @ 1m): 89dB Nominal Impedance (Ohms): 8 A caveat: I live in Japan and a lot of the ASR recommended power amps are not easily available here, or have a 2-3x markup versus...
  15. Kaktus_Kontrafaktus

    Buzzing power amp (Sherwood AM-8500) [UPDATE: Now measuring]

    Hi, I found this amp a couple of months ago for what seemed like a very good price. (270€ together with the AVP-8500 preamp which I immediately sold for 135€) I've been rather happy with it but it does produce a buzzing noise both on the speaker outputs and directly from the amp. At my typical...
  16. VintageFlanker

    Apollon Audio AS1200 Review (Stereo Power Amplifier)

    Disclaimer: What goes next comes with: a) My not so great English b) Unprofessional pictures shot with my phone ;) Apollon Audio AS1200 Review Hi folks, I just received my new power amp and thought there was a lot to say about it. The aforementioned is the Apollon AS1200. For those who...
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