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I am considering the purchase of one of these integrated amps. I have gone through the Archives, and I get the impression that the Cayin has a much better build/parts quality, and it certainly is the better looking unit. However, I am a little concerned about having it serviced if the need arises, whereas I would be able to send the Jolida back to Maryland. Also, since the Jolida is cheaper, I would be able to purchase a quad of Gold Lion KT77s with the difference in price. Has anyone had experience with both of these amps?
Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Can't speak for the Cayin, but the new CRC model is well built.I know someone has it playing in his office system about 40 hours a week for months now and he has never had a problem. Don't know about the older Jolida models, but the model you are referring to has premium parts and has very good repair support, if ever needed. I like your idea of the GL KT-77's, too.
No affiliation. Good luck.
Are you sure you can use kt77's. The Jolida I believe is an el84 based amp. That is a nine pin tube while the kt77 is an 8 pin octal. Check with jolida
This is an EL34 amp--I think the 102 uses EL84
Sorry, you are correct
Looked it up on one site and it said el84 but other sites said el34 which is correct. In that case I would strongly recommend the GL KT-77's
Seems like the Jolida is more versatile with two pairs of outputs for sub and, say, a headphone amp.
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