FiiO started with amplifiers, that is how they made their name and the $129.99 A5 could be considered the 3rd generation of the original E12 which came out in 2013 and was then an answer to the crazy power output quest we all had when planars made a big comeback.
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Imi amintesc si acum, prin 2008 mi-am cumparat primul meu amplificator de casti portabil, un iBasso D2 Boa, de care m-am indragostit imediat,
The new Fiio A5 portable amplifier is available in a titanium and black color. The A5 also holds the official golden Hi-Res Audio label.
The thing about Fiio is that they almost always make genuinely great value products. They often use top shelf hardware, yet they offer their products at decent prices. Sure, their build quality can sometimes be questionable, and on their players the software is almost always rather lacking….but they still make good value products in terms of performance.
FiiO, a Chinese audio company with a very solid pedigree, is just the kind of outfit to tackle this. Hot on the heels of their hip-flask-shaped A3 comes the A5, a blocky, rectangular amplifier that the company claims “strives for perfection.” - See more at: http://www.themasterswitch.com/review-fiio-a5#sthash.d8pwhpWt.dpuf
The FiiO A5 brings together an impeccable build, good form factor, battery life, and above all a very neutral signature.
Pero lo más importante se esconden en las entrañas de este FiiO A5, donde un combo formado por los amplificadores operacionales MUSES02 y LME49600, dos modelos de altísimas prestaciones. Con ellos consigue una potencia de salida superior a 800 mW capaz de manejar auriculares de cualquier impedancia (recomendada de 16 a 300 ohmios) y con un ratio SN superior a 115 dBA. Además, la distorsión es mínima como certifica su THD+N de tan solo 0.002%, algo realmente impresionante.
Don’t worry though, I’ve got just the thing to take your mind off of it! FiiO recently announced and released a new portable amplifier, the A5. It boasts 800mW of output power, and is good to drive transducers from 16–300 ohms.