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Topping A30Pro Review (Balanced Headphone Amp)

ninetylol

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So anybody got a A30pro yet or is this still a paper launch two month after Amir got his "Release sample"?
 
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So anybody got a A30pro yet or is this still a paper launch two month after Amir got his "Release sample"?
Shenzhenaudio has 30 sales of each, joining the other stores, they must have already sold around 200 units, then the first ones to receive it with personal feedback appear.

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With the destroyer l30 by topping, i would probably wait at least a year to see if a30pro is also a protential iem destroyer before i buy it
I'm hopeful that lessons learnt from l30 will be incorporated into future topping products if it is applicable and relevant to be included. I mean not all designs are the same or similar as l30 but if it is, then Topping should incorporate such fixes into those products.
 
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Still no A30pro seen in the real world. Shame on you Topping.

@amirm please dont review unreleased items in the future
Why not? It's not like Topping is going to turn around and... Unrelease the product. If anything Amir's doing us a favour by telling us if the product is worth considering before anyone has a chance to make the choice. Informing consumers isn't a bad thing.
 

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Why not? It's not like Topping is going to turn around and... Unrelease the product. If anything Amir's doing us a favour by telling us if the product is worth considering before anyone has a chance to make the choice. Informing consumers isn't a bad thing.
I already mentioned why i think thats a bad idea.
1. No way the amp Amir got was a release candidate, but a prototype.
2. Free marketing and hype by Amir for a product which is not ready yet.
3. Preorders are a evil thing and have no advantage at all for the customer
 
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I already mentioned why i think thats a bad idea.
1. No way the amp Amir got was a release candidate, but a prototype.
2. Free marketing and hype by Amir for a product which is not ready yet.
3. Preorders are a evil thing and have no advantage at all for the customer
Point #3 I can contend with, but points #1 and #2 have no evidence (historical or otherwise) to really convince me.
 

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I already mentioned why i think thats a bad idea.
1. No way the amp Amir got was a release candidate, but a prototype.
2. Free marketing and hype by Amir for a product which is not ready yet.
3. Preorders are a evil thing and have no advantage at all for the customer
Or miss good deals of other products while expecting this (pre)released thing...
 
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Though A30Pro offers excellent performance even with single ended inputs/outputs. My understanding is that most DACs offer much higher voltages in balanced outputs, so to really achieve high power, we will still have to use balanced inputs on A30Pro, right?
 
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how would the amp performance here differ with the dx7 pro.
D30 Pro + A30 Pro is about same price as dx7 pro. I'm interested in the dx7 pro cause it does have some nice features and i can have fewer things on my desk
 

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how would the amp performance here differ with the dx7 pro.
D30 Pro + A30 Pro is about same price as dx7 pro. I'm interested in the dx7 pro cause it does have some nice features and i can have fewer things on my desk
Why not compare for yourself? Booth datasheets and reviews available. In short: dx7 pro amp part sux ass to this
 
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