Originally Posted by Sniping
It uses 2x WM8741
It sounds greaaat. As for as synergy, people usually prefer hybrid amps like the Lyr but I think that the 10.2 synergizes great with the HE-400 being a SS amp. I'm actually only running single ended at the moment (I'm getting a cable made at the moment) but it still sounds much better than not having an amp at all.
If you don't plan on going balanced or if you don't have any other headphones, then this might be slightly overkill but if you plan on upgrading or have multiple headphones, this is great amp for the price. The 10.2 is the outdated version now, I think they're selling the 10ES3 or something like that? It should only be better than the 10.2 though (same price). As far as combos go, it's hard to beat a 24 bit 10wpc SS amp for this price. The NFB-10 should be a decent upgrade from the 11 if you have a bit of spare money. I wouldn't recommend it just for the HE-400 because the amp costs more than the headphones do though lo
Edit: Looks like the 10ES3 is $630, not $550 like the 10.2 used to cost.
Thanks for the info. The idea of two 8741s sounds very good to me. I think the 8741 is the best Wolfson makes.
My home rig is LCD3s > PWD II > Mjolnir , I am not expecting my office rig will come close. I already have the 11.32 and with the Sabre being more analytical than Wolfson, it made the LCDs sound pretty good being a warmer than neutral HF.
I really do not want to spend more $$ for the office and I already own these. So my choices are: computer > 11.32 > 400s or AK120 (which has 2 8740s) > RSA Hornet > 400s. BTW, I think at $319. the 11.32 upgraded is one of the best deals around.