Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 4:40am
Thank you, thank you. It really pushed the limits of my patience waiting for this stuff.
cheap old hp laptop --> ODAC --> Vintage (1976 or 1977) Pioneer SX-750 --> AKG Q701..... I just recently upgraded from the E17 to the ODAC. Huge improvement.
For $400, excluding the laptop it is an absolute kill setup. It's honestly the best sounding thing I've heard.
Q701: $240 - brand new
ODAC: $120 - new, but open box
SX-750: $40 - obviously used, but in great condition. A little bit of DeoxIT and it was good to go. Not exactly sure of it's history, but it's very clean and sounds perfect.
I had that amp once upon a time! That thing is awesome. Now I feel like jumping on the bay to find one
That's a great little set up you've got there. The Magni is a good match for the HE500 also.
Here is the current state of the bedside rig. My GF may not be too stoked about the second vintage amp I snuck in this morning while she was at the gym. She has been VERY tolerant of my obsession, but there are limits...