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Dumb question. Will pulling the trigger on the 110v noticably hinder performance? The comments here seem to suggest so. Why even bother making them in anything but 220-240v? I too have been waiting months for this to redrop. Pretty bummed...thanks everybody.
Depending where you are in the world, yes, you could look at it at hindering performance if it's a likely health risk, to say the least.
Different voltages are important for a reason & are used in different countries, as a few things considered problematic can happen if it's not the correct voltage.
The first is the equipment gets fried &/or blows up, more than likely causing a short & blowing the mains in your electrical outlet, also potentially but more than likely causing a fire hazard.
Your repair &/or health bill might then be costly in that regard.
Second, it is a health risk.
Hope this helps.
Uh huh. So youre saying a 110v is gonna blow up my house in Colorado? Or it could? I get that this thing runs hot. Let me rephrase slightly. Other than the possibility of watching my house burn down from the comfort of my own couch while presumably enraptured with shitty 110v sonic bliss, should i skip this drop if I live in the United States? Wish I knew more about this stuff, but I really just want to know if it will sound the same, assuming I’m a responsible used/tinkerer. Cheers.
If you live in the US, you have a 99.9999% likelihood of having a 110v wired home/office/listening space... buy the 110v amp!
All the people complaining about the 240v being gone, probably live outside the continental US. I live in the US, I own this amp, and stream Tidal through a grace SDAC to it into a pair of Phillips Uptowns and it sounds amazing! My main complaint about my headphones was just not getting enough gain from regualr CE gear before distortion set in, this amp fixed that, and also really opened up the sub-bass that was really lacking on the uptowns. Vocals have sooo much texture now, it's almost unreal.
10/10 would buy this amp again.
Unrelated question to the amp: Why stream through Tidal and not Spotify Premium?
I have Tidal through my Sprint cell phone account. Pretty sure it's less compressed than Spotify premium.
if you're in the States, go with 110v. If you choose the 240v, you may need to get a transformer converter
Also, not sure about Spotify, but the Tidal app on Win10 allows your to completely bypass the internal DAC and allows Tidal to control the external DAC. So only volume can be adjusted on the AMP and there is no software decoding.
That's pretty neat, I didn't know that but from I can see Spotify Premium doesn't sound that compressed unless it's like a third party upload.
I have literally never used Spotify, but I can tell you Tidal sounds better than Amazon Prime Music on all my systems, that includes a Sonos Playbase, a Klipsch The Three, and my Darkvoice and Grace SDAC combo.