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The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Well mine is for sale. It is a good amp, but for my ears the AGD Tempo and AtmaSphere D mono amps have a more transparent, dimensional, and liquid midrange with better control over the low frequencies and better rendering of textures. The S5.5 get... 
Magnepan LRS plus & Atma-Sphere digital amps
I recently received my LRS + and I am completely blown away. Driving them with my little AGD Tempo Mk3 (200w > 4ohm). An amazing combination. I'm selling my Coda, KEF Reference, and Fynes. Also using a KEF KC92 subwoofer and it integrated seam... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@hickamore  What is the wait these days?  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@hickamore At least in WV when I got mine I had to purchase from an authorized audiologist. They were not available otherwise. And there is some very sophisticated software they use to set them up. The user software for your phone is pretty lame, ... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@hickamore  Widex Moment. But they are half the battle. The other half is the audiologist. Don't hesitate to lean on them... they are supposed to be working for you. They tend to think they know what you need better than you do, and they resist be... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@vinylvalet My hearing must be worse than yours. Without my hearing aids everything is dark and heavily muffled. I have Widex Moment. All in all, I think they are pretty good, and dramatically better the the other two brands I had before them. M... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@milpai I did it. Thanks!    
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
I should add that I wear hearing aids. This itself has been a journey, finally ending up with Widex. While Widex are the most musical aids I am aware of, there are still some compromises. And getting the audiologist out of their comfort zone to fo... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Ok. Finally got my AGD Tempo upgraded to L3. If switching back and forth between the AGD and the Coda s5.5 wasn't such a PITA I would probably have a more coherent comparison (I also have 3 pairs of speakers I am switching around as well). But her... 
Hearing aid question
I have been using hearing aids for a number of years now. The first two pairs I had were just awful! They were Costco's best and Phonak. I have Widex now and they are absolutely the best. Recommended by musicians. But you need a good audiologist w... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Yes, the channels are reversed from the normal on other amplifiers (left on the left when facing the FRONT of the amp has become the norm). But if you just follow the labeling on the amp itself you will be fine. Use the balance control on your pre... 
My Caladan Impressons
@dz13  The X5’s are exceptional speakers, I don’t mean to suggest otherwise. The imaging was like nothing I heard before or since. But to have that experience, in my room which is less than ideal, I had to be sitting in the sweetspot. This room is... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Regarding 4 ohm output, for those not familiar with them the Caladans are 4 ohm. I didn’t make that clear above.   
My Caladan Impressons
@prismvineyards  Received mine today. Jeez, right out of the box it sounded great. Interesting comparison with my AGD Tempo. Sonically the Coda has better micro and global dynamics; is more nuanced; has better imaging depth; and just sounds more m... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Received mine today. Jeez, right out of the box it sounded great. Interesting comparison with my AGD Tempo. Sonically the Coda has better micro and global dynamics; is more nuanced; has better imaging depth; and just sounds more musical / real. No...