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SMSL SAP-12 Headphone Amplifier

SMSL SAP-12 Headphone Amplifier

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Product Description
In the world of portable amplifiers, the SMSL SAP-12 delivers a whole lot of bang for the buck. Featuring a newly designed class A/B output stage circuit, a custom power supply, an ultra-low-distortion op-amp, and top audio capacitors for coupling, it promises a very low distortion of just 0.0003 percent Read More

May 8, 2018
Why would anyone get this over something like the Schiit Magni 3 that is the same price, same low distortion and is much more powerful and versatile?
Oct 26, 2019
Schiiit Magni 3 price in Indonesia waaaay more expensive than this
Oct 26, 2019
May 7, 2018
Does this Amplifier make my Headphones look big?
May 8, 2018
RayFIt's not the amp that's making it look big.
May 7, 2018
Maybe is a passthrough connection to the previous (DAC) unit in the stack, less power cable hassle.
May 7, 2018
There's some extra info about the SAP-12 on it's product page at SMSL:
More complete power output specs:
32 ohms: 210mW 64 ohms: 160mW 150 ohms: 93mW 300 ohms: 52.5mW 600 ohms: 28mW
And the RCA output is an "ultra low distortion" pre-out so you can use the SAP-12 as a pre-amp.
No mention of the output impedance that I could find. I can't see anything there that explains the two power inputs either.
It's not overly powerful, and they seem to be emphasizing the low-distortion performance, customized design and component quality as the main selling points.
While its probably a perfectly good little amp, I just can't see anything to get really excited about unless you really wanted a matching headphone amp to stack with your M8/M8A DAC.
May 7, 2018
Anybody know anything about this? Can't seem to find any information about it. I'm keen on buying the O2 amp to pair with my topping d30 dac and he4xx. Any suggestions/advice would be much appreciated.
NapsternemesisThat O2 will do.
May 7, 2018
two power supply connections?
Possibly. We would need to look at the product manual about that. Still, in the product page: I see a 5V 2.5A PSU included. Quite the overkill for "1.5W" consumption, unless the 1.5W is some kind of error. edit: the overkill is for a couple of reasons
Mar 18, 2019
maheeI know this was asked a long time ago, but seeing as how there is no answer here currently I figured I would chime in. It's for the M8 DAC. The M8 DAC comes with a shorty DC bridge cable that plugs into the DC2 port on this amp so you can power both with one cable.
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