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new! Gustard DAC, A26 is out!

New! the Gustard DAC A26 is out!   It utilizes dual flagship D/A chip AK4499EX, and AK4191 modulator for solid performance. It adopts the ultra-low noise K2 to provide precision clocks from local oscillators or external clocks. It supports MQA, and easy access to high-quality online streams, like Roon, UPnP, and HQPlayer NAA at present, and more protocols will be shown in near future.

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Schiit Modi+ DAC Review

This is a review and detailed measurements of the Schiit Modi+ stereo USB DAC. It was sent to me by the company . There are three inputs and are nicely stepped through using the momentary switch. The white LED that indicates the selected input is nice but alas, there is some bleed into the other indicators. Back panel is simple enough: A USB adapter is included to power the unit although you could accomplish the same by using a USB port on your...

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Schiit Magni Heretic Headphone Amp Review

This is a review and detailed measurements of the Schiit Magni Heretic headphone amplifier. It was sent to me by the company . You can get it in silver or back. Either way, the side and back panels are in red which I like. As you see, there is not much to the functionality other than volume control and three stage gain settings which I appreciated. Previous Schiit Heresy model lacked this which likely hurt its performance in noise department. Back panel is...

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Topping MX5 multifunctional power amplifier Launch!

Topping MX5 is a multifunctional power amplifier with maximum output power 70W x2. MX5 has built-in DAC and NFCA headphone amplifier. It supports: USB, coaxial, optical, Bluetooth  inputs and RCA single-ended +TRS balanced analog inputs, all inputs support automatic on/off function. MX5 also supports speaker output and headphone output. Compared with the discontinued MX3, it has improved in all aspects. The product launch time is Dec 21th.

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S.M.S.L HO200 Hi-Res Balanced Headphone Amplifier HifiTrends

  Well, that seems to be the proposition behind the headphone amp we’re looking at today, the SMSL HO200 head amplifier. It pretty much has all same stuff as the A90, save a bit of output power (max output 3 watts). It even looks a little bit like the A90. Build/Features As soon as I took the H0200 out of the box, I was pleasantly surprised at the heft of this amplifier. The aluminum casing and faceplate are quite thick, as is the rear...

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