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Neutral Amp/DAC??

post #1 of 11
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Whats the best Amp/DAC combo at $150 or so? I was gonna go for a Nu Force Icon uDac2 but I am told it adds some treble and I am not sure that would be a good pairing with my DT 990's
So I am looking for something in that price range that wont color the music brighter than it already is.

post #2 of 11
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Oh BTW I have already tried one of those generic 50-70 dollar tube amps and it smoked up on me so those little junkers are not an option

post #3 of 11
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Bump? been looking around the web and I cant decide what to pull the trigger on.

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by TunneLVisioN42 View Post

Whats the best Amp/DAC combo at $150 or so? I was gonna go for a Nu Force Icon uDac2 but I am told it adds some treble and I am not sure that would be a good pairing with my DT 990's
So I am looking for something in that price range that wont color the music brighter than it already is.

 

 

$189 from amazon

 

plus, you'll have a to-go amp/dac on top of it. It's about as neutral as you can get in this price range, plus very convenient.


Edited by brunk - 6/16/12 at 8:51pm
post #5 of 11

NFB-12 is a good Amp/Dac and has plenty of power and also rather cheap.

post #6 of 11
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I bought a Fiio E10 to tide me over until I can afford a decent Tube amp and Nwavguy's Odac.

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by TunneLVisioN42 View Post

Oh BTW I have already tried one of those generic 50-70 dollar tube amps and it smoked up on me so those little junkers are not an option

Which make and model was it?

Did you adjust the voltage?

post #8 of 11

the e17 would have been a good way to start.  If you didn't need portability then I also like the nfb-12.  Both have quite a few options on their use.  But I see you already ordered so nm.
 

post #9 of 11

ODAC + O2 also a good option, but slightly expensive.

post #10 of 11
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Which make and model was it?

Did you adjust the voltage?

Nope it just stopped working mid use and started to smoke

post #11 of 11

e17 FTW...

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