Thats the reason i went with it. I was thinking someday i might have to get back into headphones, so i could spend the extra 200 bucks for the 8 instead of the 1, but i didnt want to take any hit on the pre amp sound quality at all. And ill have a ACSS rig end to end at least for the digital side, running a NFB 1.32 as a dac. I still think kingwa should make an ACSS balanced phono stage but i guess it isnt meant to be.
I think most of the major changes have occured already to their sound, they sound really really nice. Though i havent been able to listen at all for the last week or so, since i sold my D2 to fund the turntable/Master 1 purchase. getting antsy waiting for the master 1 to arrive so i can start listening again. Since before i was running the D2 straight into the Master 3, i didnt need a pre, but with the turntable now, i needed one, which just made getting the table that much more money haha
Edit: yeah people have been saying that his headphone amps make better preamps for quite a while now, even back in the pheonix days people said it wasnt a bad headphone amp, but that it was a state of the art pre amp, im pretty excited about it.
Edited by SoupRKnowva - 3/30/13 at 10:24am