Auris Audio HA2 SE

Auris Audio HA2 SE

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New from Serbia’s Auris Audio, the HA2 SE tube amplifier has already turned heads at the High-End Audio Show in both Munich and Hong Kong. It can be the centerpiece of an end-game personal audio solution, and is ideally paired with a quality DAC and headphones Read More

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Valdemaras
1
Nov 20, 2017
... but it looks pretty good.
dncnexus
80
Nov 19, 2017
Not sure why the hate. If people don't like this, then don't get it. Massdrop can offer whatever they want to us.
tacit57
189
Nov 19, 2017
IMHO the essence of Massdrop is in giving opportunity to people with limited budget to still get good sounding things when people buy them in mass together. I think Massdrop does it generally well with some lapses like this Auris or Kennerton nonsense. If someone wants boutique equipment let them go to specialty stores and do not confuse aspiring audiophiles with elitist drivel, there are plenty of web sites for the high spending immersion. Remember we are dealing here with predominantly mature technology which provides good level of quality for a reasonable price. Again those with trash pile of cash should stop wining or go somewhere else. Please do not misunderstand me, I am glad there are high spending people believing in snake oil, sometimes it helps to drive technology ahead, like alchemists drove chemistry ahead:).
DenonFanboy
807
Nov 19, 2017
Flip the power switch and all it does is electrocute you!
dcoffe01
4
Nov 18, 2017
At this price point, I don't understand why it is not balance output.
ProfessorPat
376
Nov 19, 2017
Why do people think XLR makes things sound better? Half of these "balanced" amps that people jump on because of an XLR output jack aren't fully balanced amplification. Besides that, even proper balanced amplification itself is going to do very, very little in the way of improving things unless your power supply is crap, your wiring is stupidly long, or you're in a minefield of radio waves.
To put things in perspective, you're still "only" getting a single ended amplifier when you spend 11,000 EUR on a Lampizator GM70. Balanced amplification is a design topology. It's not required to make a better amplifier. It doesn't instantly make something better or worse
KJ741N
Nov 19, 2017
It's the way the acronym "XLR" slides off the tongue. Anything that sounds that nice and smooth absolutely has to sound better, even if no one truly understands what it is or what it does.
It's pure marketing nonsense to an ignorant clientele. Incidentally, this has always been and continues to be what fuels the world of "high-technology" in general.
TIL Massdrop can't offer expensive pieces because people get mad they can't afford them and claim they're overpriced even though they have no idea what they're talking about.
News flash, people with 10k+ worth of headphones (and plenty that cost more by themselves than this amp does) are also allowed to be a part of the community. You won't be running your Kennerton Odin, HFM H1K (or even the new Susvara) or Utopias with a 400 buck ZDT. You're going to be wanting something that's on the same standard, and this is more like it.
God forbid MD ever collaborates with Pathos, Viva, Lampizator or pretty much any other boutique audio company, the upheaval will be astounding.
Xpfreak
92
Nov 19, 2017
Hmmm, the paradox of value
Gorbag
27
Nov 17, 2017
So I'm curious. I thought MD was community-driven. What part of our community, exactly, indicated they were in the market for this, let alone had a poll and voted it up with a couple hundred votes? If MD is just going to be yet another tweak audio site, I don't see the value add.
Mr.Ting
49
Nov 19, 2017
Common man, MD has already gone a different path compared to what it was established upon. In the audiophile section, countless people have requested HD 800, but all they have is the replacement cable for it. They need to make money after all, but it is sad that they did not find a right balance between making money and really doing something for the community.
tacit57
189
Nov 17, 2017
Why not $10,000 or $100,000. Typical high price marketing manipulation, no wonder Zepter (crazily expensive - must be good) also was established by Serbian businessman Milan Yankovich. Have free cash to burn, go ahead. Those with some good thinking and without trash can full of greenback - do not bother.
BigEdMustapha
211
Nov 17, 2017
$2000?
Isn't that Serbia's GDP in one year ?
rexhu17
20
Nov 16, 2017
Why not WA22 at price point? Or WA8 for portability? This is kinda silly.
enginerd
53
Nov 16, 2017
As a differentiator, it is an SE amp. Having never heard it out if it, can't say how it sounds or how the other features work (e.g. selectable impedance, remote). As in all things in life, variety is the spice.
FYI, I am very satisfied WA22 owner
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