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The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
As far as I have been able to discern, the general rule of thumb for proper impedance component matching is that the input impedance should be at least 10x higher than the output impedance. Given that the input impedance of the Coda S5.5 is 10K oh... 
SPEC+ Analog Disc Sheet AP-UD1 TT mat anyone else have this?
Thanks for the tip...may have to try that!  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Sorry, didn't mean to highjack this thread, but AGD amps were brought up.  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@ marco1 487 posts 02-16-2024 at 09:28am  "I find the comments regarding Class D amps lacking “soul” very interesting when compared to good Class A or AB SS amps and tube amps. I recently purchased some Class D mono blocks to be ... 
SPEC+ Analog Disc Sheet AP-UD1 TT mat anyone else have this?
I tried the latest Herbie's mat and immediately sent it back. Sucked the life out of my Acoustic Signature Hurricane TT with Kuzma 4Point9 arm! Then I tried the SPEC and wow, this is the one! Made everything sound more like real music. The stock A... 
A persistent hummmm...
Another product is the "HumDinger" from Audio by Van Alstine.  
A persistent hummmm...
Could it be a DC offset issue? Maybe Class D amps are less susceptible to DC? Perhaps this could help from Amazon: Fi SilentPower | DC Blocker - Blocks Any DC Offset, IEC Connector. Good luck!  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Hey Teajay! Only five amps!? ;  )  
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
@audioman has a point...the left and right channels are reversed from most amps! I don't recall having seen that before. It's shown not only in the diagram but also in a picture on their website. The channels should be labeled as such when one is ... 
The new Coda S5.5 amplifier: It's a "Petite Beast"!
Matching it with a tube preamp in balanced mode could be an issue with some, since the balanced input impedance is only 10k ohms.  
Luxman leaves me wanting
Also, consider the PrimaLuna EVO 300 integrated from Upscale Audio. They have a 60-day return policy for a full refund, so you really have nothing to lose!  
Luxman leaves me wanting
Try contacting some DeVore dealers and ask their input on what they like with the Super Nines. The Leben is typically a good match. Also, you may want to consider the CODA integrated amp if you don’t want tubes or the Pass Labs as others have ment... 
Experiences With Costly Balanced XLR Interconnects Above $3,000
A number of manufacturers offer a 30-day trial period or more, so seek them out and give them a try. The Cable Company will charge you around 10% of the cable cost to try their cables, but will credit the amount if you end up purchasing from them.... 
Phono cable (RCA-RCA) from TT to Phono Pre Question
WyWire Cables list the capacitance of their cables. Typically, 7.9 pF (per foot at a frequency of 10kHz).  
Silver Speaker Cables
+ 1 for the ArgentPur cables. Highly involving and no "silver brightness"!