Pros: PRaT, accurate, unforgiving, natural, neutral, great internal DAC, digital attenuator.
Cons: Unforgiving, neutral, DAC section occasionally malfunctions, digital attenuator, gain and reset switches.
This amp was my first audiophile amplifier purchase, bought second-hand off Midnightwalker. I wanted a neutral-sounding amp with an integrated DAC for convenience which would allow me to use it both as a desktop amp/dac and as part of a portable rig. I used this with the MacBook Air using the integrated DAC at a desktop and am currently using it with the Aedle VK-1 and M-Audio Q40, paired with the DX50 and a ZY HiFi audio cable while on the go, having previously paired it with the HD25 ALU and the NAD HP50. I have also tried driving the HD650 with these and comparing with the C&C BH2 and the DX50 in-built amp. First impressions when I opened up the box were that the...(read more)