Smyth Realiser A16

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    It works as advertised, what else is there to say. A16 improves over A8 on all aspects considerably, they have communicated really openly on all the details. If you are interested in surround and/or out of your head speaker sound generally, there's still time to jump on the best bargain of headphone audio. :headbang:
     
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    I'm pretty interested in this, especially because you can use an included DVD or USB drive to send sound sweeps to a speaker setup to record your PRIR. I could probably convince a random home theater room in China to let me do this haha!

    I just can't find that much info on its DAC and amp. Looks like the headphone amp outputs 1W into 32 ohms but I have no clue about the DAC.
     
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    While the new Realiser may have a good DAC and amp, generally A8 owners, like myself, don't use the built-in DAC or amp. It hasn't been their focus in the past. They used to recommend using Stax headphones which would require a separate amp anyway.

    But who knows? Until we hear the A16, we won't know how good the DAC and amp are.

    I am very excited to see what they come up with. The A8 is a great piece of hardware once you learn how to use it. Doing speaker and headphone measurements is a non-trivial "art."

    But I think I am going to wait until it's released before buying one. Still too burnt by LH Labs to do another crowd funding fiasco. I don't feel like tying up $1000 for a year or more.
     
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    This has a huge potential and the price of entry is much more attractive now. I'm in.
     
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    I do not like the A16 headphone stand design. I read somewhere that there may be a "box" design available. I'm interested in A16 but not if the only version is the headphone stand.
     
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    Yes there is a box version 2u,I am getting the 2u black one.
     
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    Do you have a link?
     
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    Thank you
     
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    There's a new datasheet for the amp. It doesn't put AS much power into low impedance phones. I still put a deposit on a preorder yesterday, despite having 25 ohm TH900s. Just another excuse to buy more gear, right?? LAST DAY FOR PREORDER SALE IS TODAY

    edit: I got this directly from James himself on 9/6[​IMG]
     
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    You can also use a outside amp with the A16.
     

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