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QA100 Amplifier sounds great
« on: January 17, 2013, 09:32:37 PM »
I recently purchased a QA100 amplifier on a whim to see if I could improve the sound of my digital media.  I bought it new on EBay and it arrived 8 days later i.e. 9th January 2013.  I also bought the wav player QA550.  I am very pleased with my purchase.  It has integrated well with my Arcam CD72 cd player, and speakers that came with my Fatman iTube Carbon II Edition.  The sound is very faithful to the CD with superb detail, attack, and stereo imaging.  For £330 inclusive of delivery from China I have nothing but praise for QLS-Hifi!  I am going to save up for the QA660 Transport because QLS-Hifi has revived my interest in music again.  (Until now I've been very disappointed with CD).  My old system was a Cyrus Streamer XP with Cyrus Xpower and Monitor Audio GX50 speakers and a Cyrus CD Transport costing more than £4350 which sounds dull by comparison.  Well done QLS-HIFI.   ;D



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Re: QA100 Amplifier sounds great
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 07:52:41 PM »
Hi sog, I just recieved my QA100 this morning and I am very impressed with the performance straight out of the box.  I usually hang about at SNA forums but the QA100 has so impressed me that I thought I would join QLS and share the joy.  It is a superb little amp that sounds larger than it looks, I have only listened for about 20 minutes so far (and I always run in my amps for 100 hours before I pass judgement on them) but it has a massive amount of potential for $450 Australian.  I'll be back to comment further after the run in.
Cheers!
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Re: QA100 Amplifier sounds great
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 06:38:46 PM »
Hi cafad, happy 100 hours listening!  I've been listening to it every day since I received my amp with a variety of music.  IMO it seems to like all music genres.  I have about 800 CDs to choose from, from blues to hard rock, pop and folk and so far it has entertained me without putting a foot wrong.  Obviously I would like the stereo to play in my head if that were possible (and it should be) and this amp comes close.  Perhaps I should increase the volume since I listen to it between 10 and 36 on its display.  (My cheap speakers that came with my iTube are rated at only 25 watts and I don't want to blow them  :) ).  I've packed my old Cyrus hi-fi away, I may even sell it if the right offer came along.  At low volumes this amp is a pleasure and I have no doubt it'll be even better at higher volumes, but I can live with it at low volumes so I'm happy.  This amp is a happy amp meaning it is not fussy.

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Re: QA100 Amplifier sounds great
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 03:57:35 PM »
I've got it running through my Osborn floorstanders which can be pretty fussy in the top end and it has performed beautifully.
My review is available to read on the link below but in short it is a very, very good amp.

http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php?/topic/42260-integrated-amps-an-addicts-guide/page-6#entry832031

I settled on a volume setting of 22 after messing about a bit with different styles of music.  I'm so impressed I may just buy a second one and send it on a tour through a few of my friends because I don't think my review quite covers just how all round good this amp is.

Enjoy your listening sog, I know I'm enjoying mine. :) :)
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Re: QA100 Amplifier sounds great
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 10:20:03 PM »
Hi Cafad, what kind of music do you listen most of the time? I am kind of old rock guy, such as Bad Company, Scorpions, Pink Floyd ... Do you think QA100 is good at that?

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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 12:28:10 AM »
My listening is varied but not really wide ranging, I like soft rock, instrumentals, orchastral and a little thrashy hard rock but my big soft spot is 80's rock.  I put Queens The Miracle, Twisted Sisters Greatest Hits and Alannah Myles Rockinghorse album through the QA100 as part of my listening tests and it performed extremely well.  I certainly recommend trying it out.
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 12:26:18 PM »
I got my qls amp. In dec.2012 .and now i got it working.
                                                                                 As good as it gets I am very pleased with the " music" it reproduce.i have gone thru Meridian monoblock-   

ATZ -integgrated amp .diverse tube-amps included a 300b BUT NOTHING comes close to QLS.QA100

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Re: QA100 Amplifier sounds great
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 08:06:52 PM »
I got my qls amp. In dec.2012 .and now i got it working.
                                                                                 As good as it gets I am very pleased with the " music" it reproduce.i have gone thru Meridian monoblock-   

ATZ -integgrated amp .diverse tube-amps included a 300b BUT NOTHING comes close to QLS.QA100

What's the source equipment do you use?

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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 09:10:35 PM »
I recently wrote up a 4 way comparison between the QLS QA100, Hlly D5, Wadia 151 and NuForce DDA-100 on SNA forums.  Link below:
http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/index.php?/topic/52456-budget-direct-digital-amps-4-way-comparo/

The QA100 performed extremely well!

Cheers,
Cafad.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 10:05:34 PM »
Cafad, great post!

Have you tried different source equipment?

I agree with you that QA660+QA100 is very good for rock, however if you have a chance to try different source equipment, you will discover that QA100 is more than that.

I once have Stahl~Tek A.B.C. USB to Digital SPDIF partnered with QA100, the sound from the system was very sweat and smooth like a tube amp, so is very good at female vocalist.

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Re: QA100 Amplifier sounds great
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2013, 04:42:25 AM »
Hi Aliu,
           I've only really tried a cd player via coax and my blue ray player via optical.  I don't have a computer based audio set up so those are about the only two sources I would use (I'm a bit old fashioned in some ways!)

I've ordered a pair of usher S520 speakers to see how well the QA100 works with those, they seem to have this killer reputation so I have high hopes for the pairing.  I'll post an update once they arrive and I've tried them out.
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Re: QA100 Amplifier sounds great
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2014, 07:20:12 PM »
Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second )

can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or your whole hour, day, week, month, year or your whole life ??

if you are not able to tell me about this life then what proof do you have that you didn't forget your past ? and that you will not forget this present life in the future ?

that is Fact that Supreme Lord Krishna exists but we posses no such intelligence to understand him.
there is also next life. and i already proved you that no scientist, no politician, no so-called intelligent man in this world is able to understand this Truth. cuz they are imagining. and you cannot imagine what is god, who is god, what is after life etc.
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for example :Your father existed before your birth. you cannot say that before your birth your father don,t exists.

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Otherwise, if you makes research, "Who is my father?" go on searching for life; you'll never find your father.

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if you will show D.N.A, photo's, and many other proofs from other women then your mother. then what is use of those proofs ??} )

same you have to follow real authority. "Whatever You have spoken, I accept it," Then there is no difficulty. And You are accepted by Devala, Narada, Vyasa, and You are speaking Yourself, and later on, all the acaryas have accepted. Then I'll follow.
I'll have to follow great personalities. The same reason mother says, this gentleman is my father. That's all. Finish business. Where is the necessity of making research? All authorities accept Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You accept it; then your searching after God is finished.

Why should you waste your time?
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all that is you need is to hear from authority ( same like mother ). and i heard this truth from authority " Srila Prabhupada " he is my spiritual master.
im not talking these all things from my own.
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in this world no `1 can be Peace full. this is all along Fact.

cuz we all are suffering in this world 4 Problems which are Disease, Old age, Death, and Birth after Birth.

tell me are you really happy ?? you can,t be happy if you will ignore these 4 main problem. then still you will be Forced by Nature.
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if you really want to be happy then follow these 6 Things which are No illicit sex, No gambling, No drugs ( No tea & coffee ), No meat-eating ( No onion & garlic's )

5th thing is whatever you eat `1st offer it to Supreme Lord Krishna. ( if you know it what is Guru parama-para then offer them food not direct Supreme Lord Krishna )

and 6th " Main Thing " is you have to Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare ".
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If your not able to follow these 4 things no illicit sex, no gambling, no drugs, no meat-eating then don,t worry but chanting of this holy name ( Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra ) is very-very and very important.

Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare " and be happy.

if you still don,t believe on me then chant any other name for 5 Min's and chant this holy name for 5 Min's and you will see effect. i promise you it works And chanting at least 16 rounds ( each round of 108 beads ) of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra daily.
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Here is no Question of Holy Books quotes, Personal Experiences, Faith or Belief. i accept that Sometimes Faith is also Blind. Here is already Practical explanation which already proved that every`1 else in this world is nothing more then Busy Foolish and totally idiot.
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Source(s):
every `1 is already Blind in this world and if you will follow another Blind then you both will fall in hole. so try to follow that person who have Spiritual Eyes who can Guide you on Actual Right Path. ( my Authority & Guide is my Spiritual Master " Srila Prabhupada " )
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if you want to see Actual Purpose of human life then see this link : ( www.asitis.com {Bookmark it })
read it complete. ( i promise only readers of this book that they { he/she } will get every single answer which they want to know about why im in this material world, who im, what will happen after this life, what is best thing which will make Human Life Perfect, and what is perfection of Human Life. ) purpose of human life is not to live like animal cuz every`1 at present time doing 4 thing which are sleeping, eating, sex & fear. purpose of human life is to become freed from Birth after birth, Old Age, Disease, and Death.



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