It appears my decision making just got a whole lot more difficult, so I though I'd better consult with the experts! Keep in-mind that I have very little experience with portable HP amps and zero experience with other RSA and HiFi products. I will add that I like to single unit DAC/amp configuration over that of say the CLAS/ALO setup. Just makes it a little easier when traveling.
I've read here that the RSA amps like the SR-71 have a nice warm quality to them, something that would suit me just fine. For the record I listen to just about everything except pop-country and hip-hop. I tend to lean more towards Enigma, Muse, Modeski Martin & Wood, and Mozart over Taylor Swift (talented though) and Jay-Z (also talented).
Since these two products haven't even been released yet, based on your experience and knowledge using other RSA & CEntrance products which DAC/amp do you feel might pair better with JH13's?
What sound signature might I expect to hear from the HiFi-M8? I'm leaning towards a balanced output option, but its not entirely necessary. What other options/features/configuration plans should I consider when pairing with my JH13's?
I have a feeling I can't go wrong with either product, but before I jump into the pre-order process I thought I'd ask the experts that have way more experience analyzing PHP amps than I.
Thanks so much for you time and I look forward to your comments as you compare and contrast to two new products!