Originally Posted by Chris J
That's correct, the E09K adds more power and extra convenience from the desktop form factor.
I've never heard the O2, but there are people saying that the O2 is too bright with the Q701s.
Has anyone actually heard the Magni & Modi?
I have the Magni, but it needs more burn in. People can argue/cry about that if they want
I just know my Q701 sounded better with it after the amp had 12 hours of use. I can't say I believe or don't believe it this amp burn in craziness.
Right now I'm not going to give a suggestion on the Q701+Magni until I've given it a fair try. It was pretty awful with the Q701 out of the box, but now it seemed to smooth itself out.
The main difference is that it's soundstage is pretty large, but somehow the imaging seems worse. It's definitely less warm than my Headroom Micro, which isn't warm at all!
Some say the Magni is slightly brighter than neutral. Not sure if I could agree with this.
It's soundstage is most definitely NOT lacking.
(all these differences are minor. The Magni could very well still measure flat and sound somewhat brighter than neutral. I think people are just fooled due to it's lack of warmth. I like that..somewhat)
Right now I can't say the Magni is better than the E9 for the Q701 ONLY. I hope it improves. I'm not going to listen to the Q701 with it for another few days.
Oh yeah.. I will say that the Magni is VERY good with the HD-650, Sextett and DJ100. Well worth the $99.
I can almost guarantee the Magni would be perfect for the K240 Studio. That thing has less treble than the Q701 and more bass. I know it's good with my Sextett. My regular K240 has gone missing. $99 amp sounding great with the 600 ohm Sextett...sounds good to me. Still need to try the K601 with it, but this Sextett is now finally sounding good.
Edited by tdockweiler - 1/1/13 at 11:04am