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Oh, the Asgard2 is kind of an unsung hero also. It is a heck of a good amp.
I have the Microstreamer with the lower power firmware for IEMs. With that setup, it struggles to provide adequate volume with the primes. I haven't tried the higher power firmware. Something like a Pico DAC/amp would work ok. I know for sure that the ibasso pb2 drives the Alpja Dogs quite well.
The HA-1 pairs nicely with the Primes.  Oppo did a nice job with the ESS chip.  Not everyone likes the HA-1.  For $1199 or whatever it costs, it is a darned nice all in one.  Both the dac and amp punch above their weight, fit and finish are unsurpassed, and the user interface is cool. Oh, I'll eventually get a coherent post out about how much I like the Primes (a lot) and why.  Suffice to say I am (sort of) surprised they live up to all the hype, given the amount of self...
 "That's what she said" I'm sorry!  I can't help myself!
No, seriously - my dog ate my Alpha Primes?
"I've been every where". With respect in my voice.
To the burn in comments above - I think it is legitimate on mechanical systems such as transducers.  I'm a little skeptical on electronics and wires.  Note - Please let's not start a burn in side track on components other than the Primes.  I will not be surprised to find some changes over a few hours with them.   Oh - @swspiers - great minds.....  I've been using that track to test exactly the audibility of that kind of low bass rattle / rumble for a few years now.  It's...
 I just gave them about 30 seconds worth - ran home at lunch ('bout 15 miles, and I drove, not ran....).  VERY briefly, I ran a couple of bits of songs through.  The one that I noticed immediately is one I use frequently - Cowboy Junkies' "Mining for Gold" from the original Trinity Sessions.  It starts out acapella, but before Margot starts singing, there is a deep rattling and rumble that I used to think came from dubbed in train cars or mining cars, but later found out...
My Primes just showed up, a day early.  Not surprising, Mr. Speakers and I are only about 500 miles from each other. My cable is at home, so I won't get to try them 'till tonight.  Save for the new riser that says prime, and the new comfort strap and new pads, I can't tell them from AD's visually.  They are pretty much sleepers, to steal an old car term.  I can't wait to try them out!
Right or wrong, they generally either wet themselves or tip well after a dozen shooters.  Both can be entertaining, one is even lucrative. By the way, I spent many years in the bar and restaurant industry before returning to finish an engineering degree I abandoned after a summer as a busboy at a high end restaurant that lead to my 10+ year side trip.  I learned the difference between one's virginity, and one's self respect - one can loose their self respect over and over...
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