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4Point9 vs. OL Conqueror vs. Vertere Super Groove HB
I have been a very happy 4Point9 owner for almost two years. Haven't heard the other arms mentioned.  
Solid State Power Amps
The new AGD Solo LE amps! Their amps can be upgraded as the technology improves.  
Developing A List Of Tonearm Candidates For A SOTA Turntable
Kuzma 4Point9 or higher, but good luck finding a used one!  
AGD Audion GaN Class D In The House
@quattro4x   What speakers have you tried them with? Thanks.  
How Long Should a First Watt SIT3 Last ?
I would contact Pass Labs and ask!  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@johnah5  You are correct! The question is...why is the back of the amp labelled  the reverse of virtually all other HIFI equipment? I plan on contacting Coda tomorrow to ask about this and why the input impedance is so low. ; )  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@sim_audio_nerd. "Not sure why Coda has it like that in the manual..very confusing"   @ Markmuse: From pictures I have seen, the labeling on the amp is the same as in the manual. Maybe the owner is dyslexic?  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
This has been (kinda) covered before, but I can't get over that the R&L inputs and speaker outputs are reversed as per the owner's manual. Any amp I have owned has the R&L connections "correct when facing the amp. So, does one just ignore ... 
Could Class D really be that good?
@milipai Both started out as modifiers or "tweakers" (to some), before they started to manufacture their own equipment. In fact, I used to own a Modwright Oppo 205. @ricevs at one time also made amps in addition to modding or "tweaking" other’s p... 
Could Class D really be that good?
@arafiq "So on one hand we have a designer/builder/entrepreneur who has been building and selling top quality products for a number of years. On the other hand, we have a  ..... tweaker, who modifies other people's original designs. Hmm... who is... 
Coda #8, Pass XA25, or Schiit Tyr to replace PS Audio M700
Check out the Van Alstine monos, well within your budget or the SPL Performer S-1200 stereo amp, also within your budget. Stable down to 2 ohms!  
Could Class D really be that good?
In an effort to get things back to a "friendlier" tone...does anyone have any experience with the hybrid GaN FeT amps from "Response Audio"? One amp uses a 12au7 tube input stage while another amp other uses a DHT 300B tube input stage. They look ... 
Rediscovered My album collection. Where to buy online.
Plaid Room Records, Amoeba Records  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Which begs the question...why do some manufacturers design amps with such low input impedance in the first place? Is it to limit equipment that can be used from other companies?  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@irave  Don't do it...the amp will explode! 😉 If it is a truly balanced design, that should not be an issue. I have a SPL Performer S1200 amp with both balanced and RCA inputs. I also use a tubed preamp with balanced and RCA outputs. (Some preamp...