Discussion in 'Headphone Amplifiers and Combo (DAC/Amp) Units' started by Judeus, Jan 17, 2016.
liquid carbon competition?
Looks real nice!
At that price, one could get that as a second amp to complement a higher end single ended amp.
Comes with XLR3 to RCA adapter cables for SE input, so I guess it has a phase splitter?
5dB/10dB/20dB gain...20dB gain seems like a very large boost.
It can provide massive amounts of power! 3800 mW into 33R, balanced. If that is average power...crazy amount of power.
"Disk with Driver & User Manual" - Driver?!
I may have been interested before I got the Carbon. It seems very nice and is definitely targeted at the transportable segment looking for a balanced amp, like the Carbon.
I have the HPA-3U, which I believe is very similar in internals, outside of the 3B being balanced with no DAC.
Sound is okay, the 3U reminds me of crossing an Asgard 2 with a Modi 2. I should connect the Modi 2 through to it to see how that sounds.
I doubt it. The adapter most likely just takes the rca sleeve to pin3. The amp is going to take the differential between pin2&3, it really doesn't care what those signals are.
"Transportable segment".. you guys are wacky. I'd rather not have anything larger than Matrix, I even bolted Gungnir Multibit away under my table.
For hundred more bucks you can get NFB-1AMP anyway, which I happen to on my table too (yeah it's quadruple in size..). There's definitely some difference in sound, Matrix having more intimate soundstage with a smidgen more bass slam, Audio-GD more open and resolving. Take it as a random subjective opinion.
Btw did you notice that the basic design is good enough for Audeze too..
Well, that answers my question about who the deckard OEM was.
To be fair, about the only thing that is the same is the power filtering. I wonder which is better.
They share the same schematic and component values, I bet the measure and sound about the same as well.
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