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http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=13194

Holy crap. I really want to test this out.

For 150 bucks its a headphone and speaker amp. drool.gif

If this sounds good, this might be a schiit killer.

Wow. That's a really low price for such a device, and it looks pretty too.
 
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http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=13194

Holy crap. I really want to test this out.

For 150 bucks its a headphone and speaker amp. drool.gif

If this sounds good, this might be a schiit killer.
Let me join in with the drool.gif
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post #29893 of 38585
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http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=13194

Holy crap. I really want to test this out.

For 150 bucks its a headphone and speaker amp. drool.gif

If this sounds good, this might be a schiit killer.

Wait, if it has bluetooth it must have a DAC too right? Odd that they didn't put a USB or optical input on there. thinking.gif
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http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=13194

Holy crap. I really want to test this out.

For 150 bucks its a headphone and speaker amp. drool.gif

If this sounds good, this might be a schiit killer.

My brain tells me if something is that cheap and has so many features it must be awful though... Hopefully it proves me wrong.

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My brain tells me if something is that cheap and has so many features it must be awful though... Hopefully it proves me wrong.

Well the main thing that gives me hope is that monoprice usually delivers some pretty good quality stuff for the price.

I have never ran into a truly bad monoprice product.
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Wait, if it has bluetooth it must have a DAC too right? Odd that they didn't put a USB or optical input on there. thinking.gif

Well it probably has a DAC that is similar in quality to a basic media player or a computer. So Meh.

My guess is that they saw this being used in 1 of 2 ways.

1: at a computer or desk. In which case you will probably have your own dac.

2: In a living room for very casual listening.
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It's definitely interesting looking.
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http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=13194

Holy crap. I really want to test this out.

For 150 bucks its a headphone and speaker amp. drool.gif

If this sounds good, this might be a schiit killer.

I saw this yesterday, I'd love to hear it too. 25W/channel into speakers, I wonder if the speaker out stage is shared for the headphones, or completely separate. If they used the speaker amps + whatever electronics needed to make it viable for headphones that could be very powerful for the money.

I'm also glad to see they went SS for the amp stage and used tubes for the preamp stage. seems more reasonable for the price. It also looks beautiful.

If it's a reasonably good speaker amp, I might sell the Marantz receiver I'm using for my desktop speakers, upgrade those speakers, and run some efficient bookshelves from the speaker amp. Doubt it will be even close to as good as the ASL amp for the headphone stage though.
Edited by phillyd - 10/24/15 at 5:41pm
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I saw this yesterday, I'd love to hear it too. 25W/channel into speakers, I wonder if the speaker out stage is shared for the headphones, or completely separate. If they used the speaker amps + whatever electronics needed to make it viable for headphones that could be very powerful for the money.

I'm also glad to see they went SS for the amp stage and used tubes for the preamp stage. seems more reasonable for the price. It also looks beautiful.

If it's a reasonably good speaker amp, I might sell the Marantz receiver I'm using for my desktop speakers, upgrade those speakers, and run some efficient bookshelves from the speaker amp. Doubt it will be even close to as good as the ASL amp for the headphone stage though.


I am hoping it is shared, but I will try to find out.
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I'm hoping they ship to Canada.... tongue.gif
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