Just ordered mine from PS Audio. LET THE BLISS BEGIN!
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5/31/07 at 5:02pm
if they made an actual dac/headamp combo like grace or benchmark i'd be all over this. as it stands you have to buy their dac and headamp to use with s/pdif and loudspeakers. that is $2,000. is it worht that?
is this op-amp based or discrete transistors?
I get the impression that there's a general lack of interest in headphone amps brought out by "real companies" as opposed to guys who make you wait. Maybe there's a waiting fetish, maybe there's some kind of belief that, as David Shapiro wrote in a chapter entitled "Obsessive-Compulsive Rigidity" in his book AUTONOMY AND RIGID CHARACTER, "the difficult and the not easily available is valued, again in principle, over the easily available."
As one who has had a lot of amps, from both big companies and from boutique places, the former tend to sound better. I think that many people prefer difficulties to easy, good sound!