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The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey gryphongryph, I have an isolation transformer that has a digital read out of how many watts are consumed and the S5.5 at idle is less then 90 watts. I never turn it off and it runs warm but not hot. Teajay  
Review on Coda Technologies 16 Amplifier went live today
Hey jimbones, Take a look at my Stereo Times review on the 07x which will give you the details of why this is one of my favorite solid state preamplifiers.  Teajay  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey vthokie83, I totally agree with your statement, "all beautifully, and with out strain". I have now tried the S5.5 with over seven different types of speakers and each was driven splendidly at all volume levels. This amplifier lives up to its ... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Jeez Guys,  Like all amplifiers I have ever owned when you face the front of the amp the left input/speaker wire output is on the left and the right input/speaker wire output is on the right. Regardless of the manual this is a no brainer. The S5... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey charliee, That’s a great question. It depends on what speakers I’m using with S5.5 in the system. For example the Musician Audio’s Knight 1 speaker is a great two-way design that has a touch of overall warmth/fullness. Therefore, I like the s... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey Jeff, Thanks for your kind words towards my review. Regarding the S5.5 as being one of the best bargains in audio, I just got an Email from a listener who replaced a pair of $14000 mono-blocks with the S5.5 because it performed at a higher le... 
The Stereo Times Coda S5.5 amplifier just posted today. Thanks guys
Hey soix, 1) Fully balanced 2) I do leave it on 24/7 and it gets relatively hot, but not hideously so. 3) When taken out of stand-by, I would say about twenty minutes to start to sing. 4) The S5.5 gets the tonality/colors of the AricAudio tube... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey Mark, Thanks for your kind words regarding the review. Thanks, Teajay  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey Guys, My Stereo Times review should be posted the beginning of next week. I have a section were I include many of your superlative remarks regarding the S5.5's performance, build quality, and cost vs performance ratio. Thanks to all of you w... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey charan, First, thanks for your kind words regarding my reviews. With out copping out, both are great amplifiers with slight differences. The SPL S1200 has an overall smidgen of warmth (velvety) while the S5.5 is more neutral and has what I de... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey Guys, I just submitted my review on the S5.5 to my editor at Stereo Times. I'll let you all know when it goes live on the website. For yyzsantabarbara, I asked Doug Dale to explain the difference in the S5.5 with the other Coda amps and here... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey everybody, I have begun to write my review on the S5.5 for Stereo Times and will be including the comments of participants who have shared their experiences with the S5.5 on this thread. If anyone wants to add new information based on further... 
Back to the DAC
I have a Reimyo 999ex dac. It is very high end japanese made dac that sounds as good as much more expensive dacs.  It only does 44.1 redbook CD quality which is fine with me. Also from the reviews streamers make a significant diff so there is syne... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey fthompson251, Besides the very satisfied owners who have already posted on this thread that they love their new S5.5, I have received another 3 Emails from other individuals raving about what this amp has added to the enjoyment of their syste... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey laginz, To answer your question regarding how the S5,5 presents individual instruments and overall sound-staging: 1) On five different speakers the sound-stage was wide and deep an behind the front of the speakers. It also in my system offer...