hopefully the LA7000 qualifies for this high-end forum, if not apologies.
So as the title says, I've just put my order in with Mark Lawton and I'm now about 12 weeks away from my very own LA7000 headphone.
This being my first foray into the high-end section of head-fi I need to upgrade my current source gear as I currently only have a NuForce Icon Amp for use with my Alessandro MS-1 and ATH-M50s as well as uDac-2 at work for the M50s.
Clearly the LA7000 deserves/needs something much better, so I thought it best to put it towards you and ask for your advice.
What is a great DAC + Amp that goes well with the LA7000?
My budget is around US$1500 for both, but if this is absolutely too low then I could spend a little more even though I'd prefer not to.
I'd prefer a single unit that combines the DAC and Amp but if there is a good reason to go with 2 separate units I'd be happy to check them out.
A DAC is definitely needed as all audio comes from my Mac Pro computer.
My current favourite, unfortunately mostly based on looks and other peoples opinion alone, is the Burson Audio HA-160D.
Has anyone got experience with the 160D and the LA7000, do they synergize well together?
Any thoughts, ideas, solutions and propositions would be very much appreciated.
Thanks for reading.
PS: I have a pair of NHT Absolute Zero bookshelf speakers that are currently being driven by the NF Icon Amp, if there is a solution (within budget) that would allow me to drive these speakers with the setup that would be a great bonus, but it's definitely a secondary concern and should not have an impact of the headphone out quality.