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Over Achiever SMSL HO200 PreAmp Review with AO200 Power Amp


SMSL HO200 Pre Amp

Overall Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐

Price:US$399 (Oct, 2021)


SMSL AO200 Class D Power Amp

Overall Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ½

Price:US$279 (Oct, 2021)

AO200 Class D Amp can deliver good sound quality for average listener but HO200 will push them a few steps higher to fidelity and musicality with naturally accurate organic sound quality at affordable range.

Highly Recommended!




Some people are against the current trend of affordable, feature rich, good sound quality and build of ChiFi products, but that is the lesson they and many companies should learn from late 1960s, when Japanese HiFi came to western markets.


Look what companies are still standing at the world dominance in home theatre and HiFi stereo products today, most of what they called top notch brands are just a few grain of sand.


World has changed, affordable manufacturing in the west is at the end, off the road but we have more choices, more than ever, pay extra premium from so called high end brands products assembled with parts from Chinese suppliers or pay affordably priced products from Chinese brands with comparable sound quality for much less, in some case better performers.



Kind of pointless to argue nowadays, since many (if not most) of western hifi brands are own by Chinese anyway, save yourself some money you can't help bring manufacturing back from China, because, it's cause by greed of these companies from the west to begin with, can't blame others.


Companies like SMSL or Topping is truly taking affordable HiFi to next level and shaking up the market, can't wait to see who's still standing in next ten years.







Hey! Only Option To Listen online HiFi system sound demo is with good neutral headphones, not your favorite sound system because listening to two rooms at once is not a good thing, no matter how good your sound system is.,


My Preferred Headphones, Sony MDR-7506 Audio-Technica ATH-M50


Associated Equipments;

SMSL HO200 Pre Amp

SMSL AO200 Class D Power Amp

ELAC UBR62 Speaker

Topping E50 DAC

Musician Draco R2R DAC

Aperion V8T Speaker (Get 10% Off with TBR10 Coupon Code)

SMSL DA-9 Class D Amp

KEF R11 Speaker eBay

Denon PMA-SX11 Integrated Amplifier

PS Audio AC-12 Power Cable

Sony HAP-Z1ES Music Server

Oyaide Neo D+ Class A USB Cable

Monoprice Premiere XLR Cables

Mogami Gold XLR Cables

AudioQuest King Cobra RCA Cables

AudioQuest Big Sur RCA Cables

Belden 8402 XLR Cables

Oyaide Black Mamba Alpha AC Power Cord

TBR Custom Speaker Cable

TBR Custom AC Power Cables Shielded Version




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