- Sep 20, 2021
Here's an acrylic rack with my E50 and PA3s. Sounds sublime with Klipsch Forte speakers. Plenty of power to fill a good size room. Imaging, soundstage and clarity is first rate.
Can you send the name/link/screenshot of that one so I can find it? There’s 3 different sizes but they all look similar so it’s hard to tellHere's an acrylic rack with my E50 and PA3s. Sounds sublime with Klipsch Forte speakers. Plenty of power to fill a good size room. Imaging, soundstage and clarity is first rate.
I'd be tempted to make something like the one Quad did for the 34, FM4 and 306I went ahead and ordered the PA3S last night. I’d really like to find a small thin triple shelf that I could put my E30, L30, PA3S in that would get them off of each other. The L30 gets hot and makes the E30 hot, and I don’t really want to put the PA3S under them and make it even hotter. Anyone seen any small shelves besides that somewhat large clear one with tube legs?
Well the NAD 316BEE is $450 and is a headphone amp as well with tone controls and multiple inputs. But for $450 you can get an E30, L30, PA3S (my setup) and add a $10 4in-1out RCA switch. Not a replacement for speaker power though if you need more.Chiming in (late) to watch this thread. I have a PA3 and happy to see the new version jump way high in the SINAD leaderboard. In fact, for performance alone I don't see why anyone would go for an entry level Marantz, Onkyo or even NAD's 316 BEE instead.
Edit: Upon checking, the price locally is equivalent to US$200. Still sticking to my statement above.
I compared PA3s and A07, but the sound quality is different.Thx for review, Amir!
I already have AIYIMA A07, so now looking for an amp with remote control and subwoofer out.
It is hard to run back and forth for movies dynamic sound...
The amplifiers using the MA12070 chip I purchased are PA3s, SA300, DA-9, AO200, A20a. I haven't bought the A10a because I bought three SA300s.Did you compare A10a with A20a and what is the essential difference?
The amplifiers using the MA12070 chip I purchased are PA3s, SA300, DA-9, AO200, A20a. I haven't bought the A10a because I bought three SA300s.
However, according to my research, the amplifier circuit of the A10a is almost the same as the SA300, and the sound quality does not change.
The sound quality of the SA300 and A20a is very different. I judge that the A20a is superior in all aspects such as the width of the sound stage, the depth of the sound, and the feeling of energy. Please check this difference in sound quality with your own ears.
I'm a pure technician, so I'm not good at expressing subtle differences in sound like audiophiles and music fans. My opinion is solely a comparison from electrical operation.How do you find PA3s when compared to A20a?
I also consider A20a a good improvement over SA300 ( I think also that the treble is better defined )
Differences will appear when using two amplifiers as power amplifiers with maximum input volume.
The PA3s remain completely silent, but the A20a starts to generate switching noise when the volume level is around -10, and is a little worrisome at the maximum -00. Also, in the case of PA3s, it is disadvantageous that the tone control cannot be used when playing at low volume such as at night. But it was good that the power supply voltage was set to 26V.
Then, when asked whether to choose PA3s or A20a, I choose PA3s. Because PA3s has a higher degree of electrical perfection. But when comparing PA3s and AO200, I choose AO200.