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SMSL SA-36A Plus

SMSL SA-36A Plus

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I love how Massdrop omits the specs😩
What are they hiding, 74db SNR? Lol
Perpetuum mobile, takes 22W and puts out 30W 😂
Hi guys,
I'm pretty new to these equipment. I would like to connect it to my Sennheiser HD650. How do I go about doing it with the banana jacks?
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scorpserpent
It can be done with additional purchases, if it were my cash I would just buy something a little more suited to your intended purpose. A cheap headphone amp and bluetooth receiver would do the same thing (and better) than this along with picking up a speaker tap converter to ensure you don't fry your Senns.
scorpserpent
there are amps for different things, *typically* speaking you would want to use a headphone amp with headphones and a speaker amp with speakers.
i'm new as well and went through this same thing, don't worry about it buddy i'd just look elsewhere.
Does the power supply support 220v?
Bablat
It uses a 24V DC brick, worst case, get a generic one for your AC supply.
PS. Judging by the size of the PSU, it's probably a switchmode one, so should be fine with 220-240V. That's my best guess.
I noticed in the Specs there is a claim that it has a 3.5mm input After looking at the pictures and description it does not seem to have a 3.5mm input. Does anyone know for certain as to whether or not there is a 3.5mm input jack? This is input is important for this amp to meet my needs.
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markallie
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Thanks that certainly does look like a 3.5mm TRS jack.
any idea where I can see a manual for this?
d7aug9
This amazon review has a shot of the back of the box with the manual. It's not much though: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RFSARSITWV51Z/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01N4WZLY2
Considering grabbing these for a pair of vintage Sansui SP200s, but I'm this is powerful enough for them?
a_boy
Max input on those appears to be 40W at 8 ohms . This thing is spec'd at 4 ohms but depending on your listening habits you should get a useable volume. I tend to like to be in the upper half of the power handling for headroom sake but everyone listens differently.
Does it support Bluetooth speakers?
Vesko
Ken M?
i was there, i paid through the nose for thousand-dollar av equipment because "they" convinced me "good sound" has to be expensive. then i spent weeks comparing a $800 nad pwr amp with a smsl sa-50, and i could not for the life of me hear a difference. not going back!
elarrecostao
Sorry to hear you cannot tell any difference. Did you actually try to do some sort of blind abx type comparison? I'm not saying overpriced garbage doesn't exist, because I believe most of it is, but Im just worried you're now believing instead the other extreme of "all electronics sound the same". Do yourself a favor and attempt blind tests and save yourself heartache and confusion and paranoia and spreading misinformation.
Philimon
Might heavily depend on what you test it on. i.e. source material. No piece of audio equipment will ever sound better than the source it is offered. So in that case, if you are using a smartphone as the primary audio source there is no reason to drop +$1000 on an amp. It probably won't sound better than a $300,- model. different sure, but not necessarily better /with more detail.
they are discontinued now but the insignia 213 bookshelf speakers could have been a great drop.
elarrecostao
That is a Best Buy house brand, unless they go under you probably won't see that brand here
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Is the price in US currency or Canadian?
samgoody
All prices on Massdrop are US dollars 💵...
Is it really appropriate to call lo-fi junk like this audiophile grade?
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"You know what a tiny, low-end Class D chip amp running off a power brick sounds like? Garbage. Furthermore, ALL Class D amps sound bad unless you get one of the super high-end designs that use special amp hardware -- the cheapest of which I am aware of being $3,000. Sub-$100 mass consumer shovelware from China will put you in the very bottom of the barrel."
This whole quote is too silly to be real. Shill gonna shill. Then tries to contradict your logic with "scientific" terms like "super high-end design" and "special amp hardware."
I know this comment thread is old as the hills, but I wanted thank everyone for clearly rebutting this 'audiophile' nonsense. I love music and audio in general to the point of obsession, but over the years I've stopped calling myself an audiophile. I'm a music lover, a fan and a critic - I like what sounds good to me, I like LEARNING what sounds good to me, and I love sharing and exploring those experiences with others. In my experience, 'audiophiles' aren't really that in love with music, they are in love with spending a shitload of money on magic, and then revelling in their narcissistic superiority over us filthy proles.
This is not to say that expensive gear is ALWAYS a waste, just that thinking every additional decimal point is a logarithmic increase in sound value IS IDIOTIC. I can't count the number of people who listen to my ATH-m50x cans and wonder WTF they spent so much money on their Beats.
tl;dr if a $5 pair of headphones sounds awesome to you, don't buy a $5000 pair just because that extra money means it's 5000x better.
So... 30W output and 22W consumption. I shall solve the energy crisis!
Can we have actual, measured specs please, rather than advertising blather?
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22W in. 30W out.
I'm done here. It's clear that either I can't explain this to you or you can't read what I'm writing.
dashdsrdash
omg... some people don't understand the difference between average and peek... neither electronics basics...
There is clearly stated 0.5W standby, so it's 0.5W to over 60W (30Wx2) depending of how much power the speaker needs... neither the amp or any other electronic always consume the same amount of energy... on average the unit will consume 22W and can reach for a few sec when needed way more to deliver 30W per channel (and probably with a lot of noise).
The 22W is the average and when it's consuming 22W, it'll deliver less power to the speakers. Also, there is something called capacitors that can store energy to be used later, so with even a 1W power supply, you can deliver any amount of Watts for a fraction of a second if needed (under the right circumstances)...
Does anyone know if this unit supports the Bluetooth Apt-X codec?
mattris
No, it doesn't. You can check products supporting Apt-X here: http://aptx.com/products
mattris
Doesn't look like it. But with the antenna, it claims 10 meter range. Who knows?
Would this amp work as an amp behind a Stax SRD-7SB for a set of vintage Stax SR-Lambdas?
Billqs
Why not? Any stereo amp should work.
BTW. I had that same STAX combo. I wonder what those are going for nowadays. I think I bought mine used for about $250 ten years ago. I guess they wouldn't really increase in price since they do deteriorate with age.
Would this be able to Handle The Micca COVO-S Compact 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers with a budget Sub?
MidnighTempest
Not sure if this has a sub-out, but if the sub will do high-level passthrough, absolutely.
looks nice. I'm more interested in those sexy speakers though. massdrop you might wanna consider dropping them :D
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thank you. I guess I will postpone my purchase of used HD800s XD
I'm talking about the JBL pair. I like the option to fine tune them and no need for an amp. Thanks for replying btw!
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