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Budget amp options for DT990/250s

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for a desktop amp to power my new DT990s (250ohm) with a budget of $100. 

 

The obvious recommendation seems to be the E9, are there alternatives I should check into? Or is the E9 the hands down winner in this category? 

 

The only two other options with positive feedback I've found are the Q2 and Indeed Mk2.

 

 

Any information/advice much appreciated. 

 


Edited by Emart - 1/3/12 at 4:10pm
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 

Bump. 

 

I've read seen quite a bit of malcontent with the E9, there must be some alternative? Is there one dissenting opinion?

post #3 of 6

Schiit Asgard.  Honestly, you won't do much better at that price.

post #4 of 6
Matrix M Stage tends to be preferred over the Asgard, fwir.
post #5 of 6

I wouldn't go to say that it's preferred as things seem to be an even 50/split.  There are definitely two camps: the pro-Asgard and the pro-Matrix.   Both are great amps for the money, but the Matrix does improve with some home tweaking, whereas the Asgard isn't open to such tweaks.  I guess it depends on the end-user's approach: to tweak, or not to tweak?  That is the question.
 

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Matrix M Stage tends to be preferred over the Asgard, fwir.


 

post #6 of 6

Bellari 540 with DT990's is a great combo. Tames the highs and brings out some mids with the right tube.*nevermind you said $100 ....


Edited by Fearless1 - 1/4/12 at 8:09am
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