Then u probably know they make some spectacular amps
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Yes, they have a great reputation!
The Matrix M Stage is basically an Op Amp fiollowed by a DISCRETE OUTPUT STAGE.
The stock Op Amp is NOT running in Class A.
The discrete Output stage is running in Class A.
Confusing, ain't it?
BTW, I don't use an Op Amp with the Class A mod in my M Stage.
I posted about a month ago a link to a silver volume pot which I was planning to use to replace the black one on the M-stage, well it finally arrived today. I totally love the feel of it, solid aluminium. It looks pretty damn sexy too.
My camera phone will have to do for now, maybe I'll post some better pics tomorrow. Something else to mention, travel feels far more smooth now, it just glides so effortlessly. With the black pot you always need to give it that initial nudge before it starts moving, but not with this. Best $4 I spent in quite some time.
Here you go. Although Im not too sure they have one in black, you may need to dig around to find one.
Yeah it is a little hard to turn with the stock pot. It's far easier with this modded one.
The Matrix M Stage has enough power to drive either headphone.
Other than that, the only comment I have is that I'm not crazy about using my DT880/600 Ohm with the Matrix M Stage.
The sound is kinda bland with that combo.
But the Matrix has more than enough output for those 600 Ohm 'phones.
I have also been looking for a black knob to replace the stock one. Will this one fit?
And how about opamp options. I am currently looking at an LM4562 and an LM49860. Good choices?
Edit: Ignore the knob link... just saw the prior post lol. But I do need feedback on my opamp choices. Thanks!
Please give impressions. I am on the fence on whether to purchase the LM4562, LM49860, OPA627, and now the one you just mentioned. I only want one because I am too lazy to be switching back n forth