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Posts by MadMike

Got to second the M50s- nice low end and clear mids and treble. Soundstage is pretty good for a closed phone.
As a headphone amp, I really like the µDAC2; when switching between the two I always settle on the µDAC2- the DTA-100a just lacks energy and clarity. But for driving my KEF's it is terrific! By the way, the KEF Q15's are pretty sensitive- 91 dB. To get plenty loud, I have the µDAC2 set at 12:00 and the DTA-100a at 10:00- thus still have plenty of overhead.
µDAC2 pairs very well with M50s. 
I have had this amp for a few weeks- it replaced the original Sonic Impact T-amp in my computer system. Computer--> µDAC2--> DTA-100a--> KEF Q15 speakers. Sounds fantastic with strong bass, beautiful mids and very clear treble- terrific imaging to boot. I highly recommend this amp to drive speakers! I have listened to the HP amp a couple of times- nothing special. I prefer the µDAC2 HP amp, however I have not listened to the Dayton's hp amp very much.
These photos look like the ones from the original DTA-100- taken from the DIY Audio site. The DTA-100a is a revision- not sure about how the internals look, but the amp sounds fantastic with my KEF Q15 speakers! Haven't done much listening to the headphone amp though. 
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The uDac and uDac2 are USB dacs and only accept a digital signal from the USB out of the computer- no need to interface with your sound card. Run USB cable from computer to the uDac and then run a pair of interconnects to the AMB Mini^3.
I think the upgrade was worth it- being able to listen to 24/96 music was worth it by itself. I did not do much A/Bing between the 2 but I love the uDac2 with my T-amp.- nice stereo separation and low noise floor.
I, too am waiting- they are back ordered. I was told they would come in this week some time.
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