Audio-GD Discrete OPAs
post #121 of 7724
12/24/08 at 1:44am
Hi, this is my first post in head fi, but I have been an avid reader and fan of head fi.
The compass dac is available for orders now, may I know if this is a worth while upgrade from a zero dac?
I am torn between getting this to replace my zero dac (with moon opa) and a headphone amp (LDMKIII).
Please advice, I am using a beyer dt880 '05 250 ohm most of the time.
|With the help of two jumpers ( don't need any other tool, and will only take around 30 seconds ), users can choice the headphone amp gain at 14DB or 20DB, to suit different sensivity and impedance headphone, [...]|
I only just read the updates to the compass page. I think Kingwa has far exceeded what I imagined he'd come up with for this. Sound tuning and gain options, not to mention the discreet and separately usable headphone amp should make this an exceptionally versatile unit.
I don't think the compass will hit the market before a month, by the looks and what I can gather of compass as of now, it looks like a good upgrade to Zero.
But then, if I was you, I would wait for a while before further upgrading the Zero, till hands on review of the Compass start to come in..