I purchased a set last week with a HeadRoom Micro Amp. I have a very good DAC in my audio interface (RME Baby Face) which is hooked to my iMac via USB 2.0. I am considering returning my Micro Amp and replacing it with a "better" amp. By better I am seeking a transparent, neutral sounding "reference" style of amp suitable for both mixing and listening that will enhance the speed, detail, dynamics and soundstage imaging of the k702s above what the HeadRoom Micro Amp is capable of. I will be recording mostly guitar and I listen to Jazz, Blues and some Classical music for pleasure.
After reading through a number of prior posts, I see a number of amps recomended that may not be so easly available in the USA. These are the amps that I am considering:
- Burson HA-160 ($800)
- Creek Audio OBH-21SE ($500)
- Lehmann Audio Black Cube Linear ($1,150)
- Musical Fidelity M1HPA ($800)
- Schiit Asgard ($250)
- SPL Auditor ($900)
Many folks spoke highly of these, but I did not see retailers in the US that carried these:
- GSP Auldio Solo
- Heed Audio Canamp
- Meier Aduio Corda Jazz
- Violectric HPA V100
I do not think that I am interested in the euphonics of a tube amp (I am willing to hear you out). Lastly, what is the important specification that I should be considering for an amp to power the K702 given its rated impedance of 62 ohms and maximum power input rating of 200 mW? People are always recommending a particular amp based on their emperical preference, but is there some measurable electrical spec. that I should be paying attention to?