Loaner: Singxer SA-1 Class A balanced headphone amp

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  1. rhythmdevils

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    Loaner: Singxer SA-1 Class A balanced headphone amp

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    loaner courtesy of Apos Audio

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    Standard rules.
    • Open to ALL friends and contributors on case by case basis but do not be shy to ask
    • 5 days per person subject to change depending on interest
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    Indeed I've debated myself trying out this amp and Fluxlab one before. Definitely interested.
     
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    Ok...send it on.

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    I will review this please. New Mexico
     
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    Now we’re talking! Thanks fellas!
     
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    @purr1n @atomicbob can I sign you up at the end?

    This is a unique amp in that it sounds grwar (though I bit bright) with BA iems like the 789 but unlike the 789 it sounds like a good SS amp with full size headphones too. Would be good to figure out what’s going on here.
     
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    Yes at the end - been on my list - have too much stacked up that I can't get to right now. It's a discrete design, not condiment of opamps.
     
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    Yes, put me at the end and I will put it through my standard technical measurement suite.
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    Sign up to hear the beast!
     
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    Sign me in please. Greater Boston region, Massachusetts. Thanks a lot.
     
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    Apos Audio will price match and it would be cool to support them since they are providing us the loaner.
     
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    I'd like to give this a try pls. Atl, GA.
     
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    This isn't a cap bypassed version correct?
     
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    I don’t know anything about that but this is a stock brand new SA-1 straight from Apos Audio.
     
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    It's this mod you can do by opening it up and using one of those computer jumpers, bypass the DC offset protection. Reports that it improves sound quality but not recommended by the manufacturer.

    Found someone else's pics showing the mod:

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    On second thought, I'll take myself off this list. Decided to go DIY route for amplification.
     

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