• WANTED: Happy members who like to discuss audio and other topics related to our interest. Desire to learn and share knowledge of science required as is 20 years of participation in forums (not all true). There are daily reviews of audio hardware and expert members to help answer your questions. Click here to have your audio equipment measured for free!

Loxjie A30 vs NAD D3020 V2

Zero_Day

Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2022
Messages
5
Likes
0
Hey there guys.

I am in the market for budget amp for my pair of wharferdale diamond 12.1

It so happens that shipping a Loxjie A30 from France (I love in EU) costs the same as a used NAD D3020 V2, they both come at ~200€

I will use the digital input to connect to my tv from which I stream music and watch movies in equal parts. In the future I might add a sub which both support and I've also been thinking about a turntable. Which one would be best?
 

SMc

Active Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2018
Messages
232
Likes
193
My D3020 has been a dependable part of my tv system for years but it won’t do phono without a phono preamp.
 

delta76

Addicted to Fun and Learning
Joined
Nov 27, 2021
Messages
720
Likes
842
where will you buy Loxjie A30 from? If it's amazon or some retailers that allow free return (30 days etc.), then go with it and return if you don't like it.
 

delta76

Addicted to Fun and Learning
Joined
Nov 27, 2021
Messages
720
Likes
842
It is a retailer. Audiophonics.fr
I'm quite sure amazon.de sells this product as well (and other amazon EU pages). Heard good things about audiophonics but they probably don't have convenient and generous return policies like amazon
 
OP
Z

Zero_Day

Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2022
Messages
5
Likes
0
Sure, the problem is that this whole process will take days and since Greece is a small country I am afraid the nad will have dissapeared.
Since the posting is not for the v2 nad I was thinking the Loxjie could be better since it it is way newer and as far as i know class d amps have gotten better in recent years.
 

Ismapics

Active Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2020
Messages
155
Likes
198
Screen Shot 2022-09-01 at 6.40.11 PM.png
Hello Fellow Forum Members: I happen to have both here in my desk. I will listen to both at my normal levels. The Loxjie is the biased favorite as it has been here almost a year now. Pics may come in the weekend. Yes thats a 30 pin Apple connector (old iPod nano) and the headphone extension connected to the mini for conferencing.
 
OP
Z

Zero_Day

Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2022
Messages
5
Likes
0
Oh that’s great! Although I have already bought the loxjie that’s gonna be really interestng.
Since you own the a30 I have a question. At what point do you hear clipping? For me when using a toslink input form the tv, it starts at about 41. Is this normal?
 

Ismapics

Active Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2020
Messages
155
Likes
198
Oh that’s great! Although I have already bought the loxjie that’s gonna be really interestng.
Since you own the a30 I have a question. At what point do you hear clipping? For me when using a toslink input form the tv, it starts at about 41. Is this normal?
Yesterday I was listening at 44 up to 47, but the impedance of the speaker has also to do with that. As far as I know, I have never clipped the A30. I have for today a set of Micca RB42, as I am buying a set of ELAC Debut 6.2 from the FB market place tomorrow.
 

Ismapics

Active Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2020
Messages
155
Likes
198
I listend to both on new to me Elac Debut 6.2 & Energy Sub in my Computer Audio Room. Verdict: I dont see a reason to keep the NAD. Its not bad, its just not the improvement I was expecting. Actually, to me the Loxjie sounded louder -no clipping- and fits perfectly under my computer and it has something the NAD does not. The Loxjie connects via USB to the M1 Mac Mini, with the NAD you need an external DAC or a way to convert to Optical or Coax the Computer Audio. The remote on the Loxjie feels better and the amp is more responsive to commands. In terms of size the NAD is almost double its size the A30. I have seen photos off the inside of the A30 that are scary in terms of QC control. However, my copy is working perfectly fine. It runs perfectly cool and its coming on to year 2 with ease.

So the NAD is going for sale right now. drop me a line if interested.
 

Attachments

  • tempImagevOcD7l.png
    tempImagevOcD7l.png
    1.8 MB · Views: 57
Top Bottom