Audio Note (UK) Cobra Integrated Amplifier *Excellent condition*
*Original price SGD8,550
*28 watts per channel class A push pull
*Comes with a remote control
*3 digital inputs ( RCA, Toslink and USB)
The Audio Note Cobra includes 3 line level RCA inputs that are joined by 3 digital inputs — Coax, Toslink, and USB. As is the case with Audio Note’s digital products, the DAC inside the Cobra is somewhat anachronistic, in that it employs the Philips TDA1543 D/A converter chip, a 16-bit beauty. This means that if you send the Cobra 24-bit data, the DAC inside will truncate that file to 16-bits. You can also choose to do this conversion in software which is how I rolled for this review, using Roon to send the Cobra only 16-bit data. In my experience, the less work a DAC has to do, the better the output will be. To further mystify matters, the Coax input can accept PCM data up to 176.2kHz, Toslink hits its limit at 96kHz, while USB is the stingiest of the bunch with a 48kHz max sample rate.
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• All Pre-Owned items have been tested before listing.
• NO WARRANTY.
• We encourage buyers to test and verify the equipment condition at our showroom (1 Coleman Street, The Adelphi, Unit 03-35) — pre-owned condition as shown on our listed page.