Designed to optimize audio performance
A surgeon never uses a Swiss Army knife. An astronomer never studies our universe with binoculars. No matter the industry specialized tooling is required to optimize performance. This is often overlooked in audio design where general-purpose IC-based op-amps are widely used. Our Supreme Sound Op-Amp, however, is specifically designed to optimize audio performance.
The Best Upgrade is also the Easiest Upgrade
Measuring 12.4mm X 14.5mm (0.48 in x 0.57 in) the Supreme Sound Op-Amp has almost the same footprint as a standard through-hole IC op-amp. At only 29mm (1.14in) high it is the smallest discrete type op-amp in the world. It conveniently fits wherever they’re used.
Unsurpassed Performance Driven by Passion and Refined over time
Compared to the Gen 4 SS op-amp, the Gen 5 requires less voltage and current. That means peak performance can be reached using less power.
Gen 5’s cascade output stage is the result of over 10 years of research and five generations of designs. Its sonic signature is the most refined we ever created.
Like our passion for audio, SSA Op-Amps are guaranteed to last a lifetime. We use the best components and make them perform even better with painstaking selection and meticulous component matching.
Every Supreme Sound Op-Amp in the world right now, be they Gen 1 or Gen 5 is covered by our lifetime warranty, something, no other op-amp manufacturer dares to offer.
The Gold Standard of Audio Op-Amps
Employing our SSA Op-Amps you will hear what’s on the recording, with all the meaning and expression the artist intended. Once you audition our SSA Op-Amps you can never go back and you’ll quickly understand why so many recording engineers, renowned musicians and audiophiles swear by them. Why they’re the gold standard of audio op-amps.
- Identify the op-amp inside your component.
- Is it an 8-pin IC chip like the one below highlighted in red?
- Take note of the model number of the op-amp highlighted in yellow
- Take note of the pin-1 indicator with a half-cut circle highlighted in blue
- Determine if you need a dual-SS op-amp or a single-SS op-amp
The SS Opamp is directly replaceable with the following opamps
AD823, AD823AN, AD8066, AD8620, AD712, AD827, C4570, JRC4556AD, JRC4580, JRC5532, JRC5532D, JRC5534, LF353, LM4562, LME49860, LM833N, MUSES8920, NE5532, NEC4520, NEC4570, NJM2068D, NJM2114, NJM2214D, NJM4558, NJM4558D, NJM4560, NJM5532, NJM4558P, OP275, OPA1612, OPA2277PA, OPA2132, OPA2134, OPA2604, JRC4558, RC4558D, RC4558P, TL052, TL072, MUSES01, MUSES02, MUSES8820, MUSES8920, MUSES8832, BA15532
NE5534, LT1122, TL071, OPA134, OPA627, AD811, AD829, AD844, OPA604, AD8610, AD711, AD797, LME49990, LME49710
1. Make sure you have the right SS Op-Amp
– V5-OPA-D = dual Version Op-Amp = suitable to replace dual version chip opamps
– V5-OPA-S = single Version Op-Amp – suitable to replace single version chip opamps
2. Plug it in the right direction
Align the half moon marking on the PCB or IC socket to the half moon cut out on the SS Op-Amp enclosure (refer to photo below)
3. Register the SS Op-Amp for a life-time of warranty
Only by completing this simple registration via this link (/warranty-diy/), will your SS Op-Amps be covered for life.
Please note that not following the first 2 steps above will certainly destroy the SS Op-amp, such cases will not be covered by our warranty.