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Sparkos Labs Aries Headphone Amplifier Review

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Sparkos Labs Aries Headphone Amplifier - https://sparkoslabs.com/aries-headphone-amplifier-and-preamp/

SPECS

2x RCA Inputs
1 x 3.5mm Front Panel Input
Optional XLR Input And XLR And RCA Outputs
3 Gain Settings: +10, +20, +30 dB
64 Step, 1dB Per Step Attenuator For Volume And Balance
120V/240V 50Hz / 60 Hz AC Power Capability
No Capacitors In The Signal Path
DC And Overdrive Protection
2Hz - 350 KHz -3dB Bandwidth
Precision 0.1% Tolerance Thin Film Resistors
355mA Peak, 14V Peak Output Capability
Dimensions: Width 12.5" Height 4.0" Depth 12.5"
Mu Metal Shielded Power Transformer
Fully Discrete Audio Path Using Our SS2590 Discrete Op Amps
Discrete Voltage Regulation Using Our SS78XX / SS79XX Discrete Regulators
Less than 0.1 Ohm Output Impedance
High Damping Factor
16 - 300 Ohm Headphone Impedance
Touch Screen Control
Customizable Touch Screen Colors
All Connectors Are Gold Plated
1.6 uV RMS Noise at 0 db Gain 20 Hz - 20KHz Unweighted
9400uF Per Rail Power Supply Capacitance



PASSION FOR SOUND GEAR LIST

Desktop Sources
Playback software: Roon https://roonlabs.com/
Primary DAC: Chord Qutest https://amzn.to/303FAL7
Secondary DAC for active speakers: Topping D50s https://massdrop.7eer.net/AVbG1 or https://amzn.to/2T2GExr upgraded with Muses02 op-amp https://amzn.to/2FtPmNj
USB cables: AudioQuest Diamond https://amzn.to/35AX4Qf and AudioQuest Coffee https://amzn.to/3059qiA

Active Speakers
Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 3 Speakers

Amps
Massdrop x THX AAA 789 Amplifier https://massdrop.7eer.net/J0xWa
Bottlehead Mainline DIY kit tube amplifier https://bottlehead.com/product/mainline-headphone-amplifier-kit/

Headphones
Open: Meze Audio Empyrean (may or may not be available at this link) https://amzn.to/2tDs19h
Open: Focal Clear https://amzn.to/37Ihgky
Closed: AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon (these may have been discontinued)
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