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I'm not all that knowlegable on audio equipment, but doesn't 3 watts per channel seem kind of weak?
new_blade_fan
Depends on what you're using them for, and what speakers you're using them with. For computer speakers that don't get too loud, as long as the speakers are efficient they'll be fine. For a home theater, this amp won't cut it.

Remember, on sensitivity rating of speakers, that's the dB output from the speaker from 1 watt of power at 1 meter of range. So, let's say you're using a Klipsch RP-150M, it has a sensitivity of 93 dB. That means from 1 watt of power at 1 meter the speaker is producing 93 dB of sound. Which is around a lawn mower, tractor, garbage disposal, etc (http://chchearing.org/noise/common-environmental-noise-levels/).
Hi, is anyone familiar with Schiit's Magni 3 (http://www.schiit.com/products/magni-3)? Does anyone know how it stacks with this headphone amp? Thanks so much. :)
Blackie_Chan
I have a Magni 3 and it is a headphone amp. This is a speaker amp, and judging by output, should suffice as a desktop amp for a small, efficient bookshelf speaker.
I just built CNote speakers from Parts Express and I currently have them connected to a SMSL SA50.

Power handling: 60 watts RMS/120 watts max, Impedance: 8 ohms, Sensitivity: 85 dB 1W/1m

thoughts on this Amp vs the SMSL?
Thechansen
This amp isn't powerful enough to drive 85 dB sensitivity speakers, I'd keep the SMSL
clarkkent
Thank you!
Massdrop, do you have any insight into whether the APPJ mini2013 will become available again?

I bought a mini2013 during the last drop. Loved it, but sadly my copy produced intermittent 'crunchy' noise from the right channel. Problem was not with source nor tubes--I have several variants of each tube and swapped, rotated, etc. So, I returned the unit hoping to buy another on the next drop. Massdrop announced a subsequent drop via an email, but that drop never happened. Now it looks as if the APPJ mini2013 is no longer being produced, or production is in a hiatus. Thanks.
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I figured as much, but thought it would be best to return and get another copy on the next drop. Unfortunately, I am still waiting for (and wondering about the possibility of) another drop.
SEGSEG
It's back.
Just got my shipment--looks cool but it's SUPER tough getting the tubes into this amp. Are they supposed to go in easily? The pins look a little jacked on some of the tubes, but they don't look super messed up.

Any recommendations? I know support's busy so thought I'd hit up the community.
pcaps
If you're still tubeless: some tube sockets are very tight, but don't worry. Also, the pins are occasionally a bit bent. The best thing to do is rock the tube in a circular motion and let all the pins find their holes and gently but firmly rock the tube into the socket. Same goes for getting them out.
How much was this drop?
Bob3600
$109 delivered
seal.kojac
Thank you very much!! That was a good price.
So what sorts of speakers would be good to use with a 3W/Ch tube amp? I'm almost temped to try it as a headphone amp on my 250Ω DT990s!
Daed
Anything with a relatively high sensitivity rating. Klipsch Heresy, Zu Audio Omen, Caintuck Audio Betsy, are some budget-friendly examples.
Daed
I am currently using these with low sensitivity Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73 (4 ohm, 85db). It shouldn't work well but I get a lot of volume at only 10 o'clock on the dial.
For an in depth review of this fabulous Giant Killer have a look here:
http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/miniwatt/miniwatt.html
Enjoy!
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