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Hello,

         I have a question regarding standalone amps.  I just ordered a DACmini CX integrated dac/amp for use with my HD650's/ER-4S's..  I'm interested in buying a tube amp that pairs well with my low impedance Grado RS-1's.  The CX isn't designed for low impedance headphones which is why I'm looking at a standalone amp. 

 

            Will using a standalone amp with the integrated dac/amp in the CX degrade sound quality?  My concern is adding the additional signal path of a second amp where one already exists will modify negatively impact sound quality at worst, or at best be a waste with no improvement over using just the original dac/amp combo.  Thoughts?

 

- TIm