Originally Posted by longbowbbs
Perfect....Seems there is always a gadget somewhere to get the job done.
Unfortunately it was not the answer. Reason: The design was to go between say a CDP and a preamp meaning low impedance input & high out, just the opposite of what I need.
So where to next?
The answer to that is the sort of question that drives us a bit crazy with all sorts of conflicting reports and opinions floating around this site and on the net.
For some time I have tempted with a used Blockhead amp offered on the pages here. My initial rejection was that apart from the high cost, the two independent volume controls would drive me even nuttier than the present unhinged state. But then the Vaughan has a nice remote controlled volume so that is no longer an objection. But there did remain the relatively high price, approaching that of a b22 headamp so more research was required to see what else was available for less outlay that could be just as good.
After days of agonising I kept coming back to that Blockhead so bit the bullet this morning and transferred the money for it.
Madness, probably, but then looking at what a few here lay out for this "hobby" it starts to look relatively sane. [This comment is designed to make me feel better about having emptied all surplus funding and the prospect of enduring a degree of unusual financial discipline for the next few months].
Yes I've spent a mint on the main system and in fact the whole house was designed by me around the large pentagonal listening room so I really cannot put a figure on it, and do not want to think about it anyway. If you are curious to see what I'm talking about have a geek at http://gallery.audioasylum.com/cgi/upload.mpl?03_moniker=John%20C.%20-%20Aussie&session=1933240891&f=general
That main system is used most nights for A/V entertainment so is not wasted but ALL my music listening audio is via headphones fed from the Meridian Sooloos system with over 11,000 albums burned into 3 of twin 2TB raid twinstores. The total outlay for all this (including the Meridian Sooloos) is now over $22k so it had better be good!
However I'm told you cannot take it with you (although I'm seeing if there is any workaround) so I might as well indulge in the best possible music listening in the few years left. That is my excuse anyway & I'll stick to it!