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Purifi amp - advice needed

hrki

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Hi all!

I am new to this forum and would like to greet you all!
I am actually on this forum quite long but only reading it..
Now i need some help/advice on something that i couldnt find in topics/comments..
I decided to get myself new purifi amp. I narrowed search on two models/manufacturers
- Apollon 1ET400A mini
- BoXem Arthur 4215/E2

Both of them got their strong sides, but what i saw - main difference is in input buffer stage..
Apollon comes with OPA1612, and Arthur comes with OPA1656..

Which OPA to get and why?

My setup is:
- Ipad as source (Apple music, Tidal)
- M2Tech Young DSD ( as DAC /PRE)
- Purifi amp?
- Monitor Audio Silver Rs6
- all Audioquest cables

Thanks in advance for your time!

Hrki
 
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Chester

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Both decent with similar functionality. Quite different styles though, surely one must appeal to you more than the other?
 
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hrki

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It should not matter so much. make your decision based on other factors.
thank you for advice.. actually Apollon would be better because it got rca inputs beside xlr, but BoXem would be better because it has autosense.. kinda thought that i would make decision on better OPA for my system.. :)
 
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hrki

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See @boXem | audio's explanation on why he chose OPA1656 over OPA1612.

Thanks for link.. kinda missed that one.. :)
 
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