Wow, and you're using it with the LCDs? That's very interesting, cause if there is any headphone I may yet add to my collection, that's the one. Sounds like the Meier combo takes very good care of those beautiful Audez'es!
Also, guys, if I had any doubt about how I felt about this DAC (I didn't, but just go with it lol), it has been put to rest over the last several hours. I had spent the early part of Saturday night watching a movie on the T1s. I'm just completely amazed at how incredible the audio is with movies! And since I've already spent a fair amount of time with the Meier/T1 combo listening to music, I thought I'd see what this Daccord could REALLY do.
I disconnected it from the Classic and introduced it to my super-budget, but super good Little Dot I+ hybrid tube amp. I don't remember how much I paid for this thing, but it was somewhere around $130. It's basically become my dedicated Grado amp since it just seems to pair so well with them. I love how the Grados basically put you up on stage with the performers, or maybe somewhere dead center in the first row, and I was eager to see where the PS500s would transport me tonight. I made sure the crossfeed was engaged, warmed up my LD, and a short time after that Patty Griffin began to sing. It's an MP3 recording of "Up to the Mountain" from a "Live at the Artists Den" performance. You guys probably already know what's coming...the Daccord took my Little Dot to a level of performance I never knew it was capable of reaching. That same amazing sound stage, imaging, and separation was there in spades just as it was with the Classic amp and T1 phones, and I listened in disbelief. This little budget amp was transformed into something really special and it just cemented my decision to stick with this amp for my Grado phones and not even worry about upgrading.
So now I've got my Audioquest splitters back in play coming out of the Daccord, feeding both the Corda Classic for the T1s and also the Little Dot I+ for my Grados. Whatever Jan put into this DAC, it's good stuff!