Yeah its smooth and balanced. Very neutral, like a dac should be :)
The smoothness works well with the HD800's
Yeah that's the thing with current dacs. They're all pretty equal these days up until the $1000 mark. They all share the same or equal chips and implementation. Basically you're paying for better power implementation with TOTL. This is where you'll gain better control and dynamics.
To gain any kind of worthwhile upgrade from a decent mid pricer you will need to go all-out top end. imo..
Nice! What's this stand ( Alpha dog's one) ?
It comes with the Alpha Dogs!
Stand is included in the package. Very sturdy and well built, just like the headphones.
@All - Thanks for the kind words. Dan truly designed a marvelous product here, can't wait to compare them to my other headphones.