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 What you don't agree with me? How dare you?..............No worries....that's life. We cool.  
Congrats on your Pavane...I was so thoroughly impressed with the Hex and I can only imagine how things have improved with this DAC.
 Congrats! You will be very impressed with this amp paired with your TT!
 While I haven't heard the PS1000s balanced, I have heard the RS1s balanced (a friend's pair) and several other low impedance and high efficiency headphones. The differences (if any) were pretty small and not worth the recabling. Headphones like say the LCD-4, HE1000, HD800/HD800S, or T1 (Gen 1 or 2) are worth it IME.
 That Pavane and GS-X Mk2 would be brilliant.  Just on tubes...depends on the amp. Not all are warm sounding. Depending on the design, I've often heard the opposite of the notion that tube amps are warmer than ss. Like most things in life...it depends.  
 Still have my AK240SS and still love it!
 Certainly my impressions (and by far most GS-X owners...and Tyll's measurements) would go against those few ones for sure. Some folks are used to boomy bass and shaved off treble and along comes an amp that is ruler flat, is super tight with no extra added bloom and it might throw them somewhat (especially at a meet with a Sabre based DAC). If you go back over older posts from some seasoned veterans, the respect for both the GS-1 and GS-X is very high! I've had mine now...
Weird? I'm using the Hugo TT and have zero issues with Tidal, Amarra, or Audirvana with DSD through my iMac. 
 Look to your source then. The GS-X Mk2 will sound brighter if your source is so inclined. It's design strategy is simply to add gain and get out of the way. My GS-X Mk2 has sounded a bit bright with a Sabre based DAC (that didn't get the analog portion just right) and then shifted to warm sounding with the Metrum Hex NOS DAC. But with the Hugo TT, it's pretty much spot on now. Have a look at the measurements (very impressive...
 I actually prefer the 727II over the SRM-007t...had better grip of the drivers. But the option I'd go with a starter SR009 amp is a spritzer modded SRM-727II...sounds really good with the SR-009s. Not KGSSHV good, but still very pleasing sound.
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