I didn't claim I was an audiophile anywhere in this thread, and ever on Headfi.
Originally Posted by Alwayswantmore
Not impressed by looking inside. Fair enough. But I encourage all to listen before passing judgment. Personally I wouldn't care if it was powered by fossilized dog turds if it was the amp that sounded best in my system.
... and what price do you put on getting "off the grid"? Rechargeable lead acid batteries are tops in my book. I wish I could have an outboard lead acid power supply for my Wadia CDP!
From my experience with the Pass it doesn't sound any better or worse with power conditioning, aftermarket cords, etc. Also the amp sounds exactly the same at my parents house (newly built) or the crappy power at my apartment. So I'm not too worried about batteries or anything else.
Originally Posted by robm321
His tubes are in the Melos (preamp) - not big, and hidden but they are there
Yup and it's a very key player in my system for both headphones. It's pretty cool