bought a protector because of this review :)
I also bought a twag for it that I am going to use it with triple fi and I AM SO EXCITED!!!
So, I just read through the thread, mostly. This is the thread I started, but I don't mind fielding my request here, since it's already been established. I'd be much more willing to go with around $200, not much, I know. Also, a DAC isn't one hundred percent necessary, but it is likely to be my best source.
I agree that its a fantastic effort, but I believe that it needs to be locked. As Rob pointed out several pages back, he has moved on from portable amps and we are now seeing 'orphan' posts in the thread that might have been better served in a different thread/new thread. Part of the problem is that many of the amps referred to in Rob's original comparison are already obsolete, and new amps are being released all the time - I believe that its time to move on, although a sticky containing a link to this thread and general advice for newbies to portable amps is a good idea.
Just my 2 cents worth.