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TP RA3 Rackmount Amplifier Review

Rate this amplifier:

  • 1. Poor (headless panther)

    Votes: 7 2.5%
  • 2. Not terrible (postman panther)

    Votes: 12 4.3%
  • 3. Fine (happy panther)

    Votes: 94 33.8%
  • 4. Great (golfing panther)

    Votes: 165 59.4%

  • Total voters
    278

Music1969

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and better reliability
Can't really say there is better reliability than RA3, right?

I see you posted same in PA5 Mk2 thread but again - there is no data to suggest reliability issue with these latest releases by Topping
 

renaudrenaud

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Take a look here... if you are looking for an alternative to the RA3 or PA5 with comparable measurements and better reliability )

I already build one amp with this card for a friend.

I just like the measurements and the form factor (and the price) of the RA3 (220€ where I live).
 

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Dear @amirm,

it is a little late to ask this, but could you maybe provide data of a measurement using the RCA input of the Amp?

Many thanks for your review!
 

daniboun

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Can't really say there is better reliability than RA3, right?

I see you posted same in PA5 Mk2 thread but again - there is no data to suggest reliability issue with these latest releases by Topping

Let's talk about reliability... it's rather a bad start )

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howard416

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Wow. I wanted to buy one but seems like they really just don’t want to fix their reputation on this. Hard pass. Thanks for the info.
 

sarieri

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Could you please take this thing FAR from your speakers?
It's like watching a horror movie which the kill is about to happen.

When will they ever learn?
I bet they don’t give a crap. I saw someone posting about designing a replacement module for PA5 about a month ago. Never thought that one day I actually need to look into this.
 

sarieri

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Do you have a link for the replacement module?
 
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