Originally Posted by scottie584
So I'm looking for an amp that can drive my Fischer FA-011's well. Anything in particular I should look at? Portability isn't necessary, and tubes do look tempting. I've seen the PA2v2 and it looks nice for the price, any opinions? I've also read favorable reviews of the E7. How do they compare? And how's the Little Dot mk II, which is a little over budget but would be my first tube amp?
Thanks in advance.
I'm in a similar situation. I have FA-011s at the office, and I've been running them off of a Behringer DAC and Bravo V2 eBay special. One of the two (pretty sure it's the amp) started crapping out yesterday, so I find myself shopping again. I use an E7/E9 combo at home (with Beyer 990 Pro 250 ohms) very happily. I brought the E7 into work today and rediscovered how much I was missing with my office combo.
I can't compare any of your mentioned devices, but I can say that (as a mid-fi neophyte Head-Fier) I think the FA-011s sound great with the FiiO E7. After maybe 4 months on the Bravo, the E7 brought fresh smiles to my face.
I'm also eyeing the PA2v2, as well as the Maverick A1, uDAC-2, and still searching.