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Gustard H20 Balanced Headphone Amp

Gustard H20 Balanced Headphone Amp

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Missed the last drop and kicking myself for not having pulled the trigger. Any idea if/when this will drop again?

Cheers
How does it compare with AudioGD 1Amp?
Tw_W1t
Waiting on mine to arrive, will do a comparison
xevman
I will wait for your review.
Thanks!
So after much research i finally bit the bullet and bought this as my endgame balanced headphone amp. Does anyone know if there is any popping or noise that comes through the headphones when adjusting volume? I know there is clicking from the relays opening and closing on the amp itself but does any audible popping go through the headphones?
How does it compare with Aune S7?
Yeah, so, the output impedance is definitely not 200 Ohms LOL
Will the H20A ever be a drop?
The matching DAC-X22 has dropped:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/gustard-dac-x22
FREE volt ?
ascii24
I don't know what this means but it has a voltage selection switch on the back for 115/230V
Massdrop, please contact Gustard to sort out the error in your specs regarding the output impedance. 200 ohms is for the rear XLR line-outs, not the headphone outputs.
No USB input?
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This is just another combo consisting of an amplifier with an integrated DAC inside, like so many others. Albeit likely a very good combo in terms of performance, still it is an amp with an integrated DAC. Where H20 is stand-alone amplifier with its only function being the amplification of analogue sound, nothing else.

Please don't take my response as something that requires responding to back - I am not interested in furthering this discussion as we don't seem to refer to the same thing here, and so I'll refrain from posting back on the subject, no offense meant.
As you wish.
I got mine, but it seems to be behaving strangely... maybe I'm doing something wrong?

In summary, the amp is only producing sound from one channel at a time. The particulars are as follows ...

1) From both 1/4" inputs:
a) part way in => sound comes only from left side
b) fully in => sound comes only from right side

I tried 3 different headphones with the same results, so it's not the headphones, cable, or plug.

2) From the balanced headphone out, sound comes only from the right side
(Yes, I confirmed that the headphone is plugged into the Bal output, and not the Lch or Rch jack.)

It's not a channel balance issue - it's producing either normal sound levels, or zero. In all cases the sound is consistent - it's not intermittent with manipulating either the input or the output plugs. I'm using the RCA inputs, in case that matters (my longer balanced cables haven't arrived yet).

Any suggestions for what might be wrong before I contact customer support?
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Sorry for the delay, had been preoccupied elsewhere...

Yes I did. It turned out to be a cable connection issue at the source, and NOT the amp. The amp is working, and sounds great.

(Which is a good thing, as MD's proposed remedy if it _had_ been the amp involved a refund and waiting for the next drop for a replacement - everyone please be aware that if you _do_ get a bad unit, this seems to be MD's policy).
FL_Guy
Oh, awesome! That's two good pieces of news in one!
I received this amp yesterday it makes enjoyable clicking noises when turned on and when you rotate the volume knob. Will they eventually go away? I hope not.
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Just counted, and it has 64 steps, like the Schiit Ragnarok.
DontDooDad
I'm pleased to learn that enjoyable clicking=quality.