So, after extended listening the only thing I can complain about is that I wasn't able to find any problems or shortcomings.
To me it sounds very neutral, clean and detailed, cant hear coloration or distortions, and it performed well with any headphone I tried.
Sure, its rather expensive, but its build like a tank, looks great, and does what it is supposed to do, flawlessly... I'd buy it again, no question!
I was wondering how long the unit took to get to you.I ordered both the ha-501 and the ud-501 from the teac online store.They said the units are both on back order and that they would not be available for shipping for at least a week.Damn I am anxious to get mine.I initially ordered the dac but seeing that it had no preamp capability for my desk top active speakers I decided to order the headphone amp as well.The added benefit of balanced input connections may be worth checking out after I had read the balanced output of the dac is benificial over the single ended connection.The headphone amp does offer more flexibility than the headphone amp section in the ud 501 dac/amp for fine tuning with different phones and it also has more output capability as well I imagine.Drop me a line and let me know how the amp is working out I am interested in your opinion.
It would have been interesting if teac had included two power transformers in the amp as well but they did not.I was wondering if you have ever tried upgrading the fuse in any of your equipment with a premium fuse.I am a firm believer of them having upgraded all the fuses in all my equipment to hifi tuning supreme fuses.I have found the tweak to be very beneficial in obtaining maximum performance from any piece of equipment that i have tried them in.
If I do decide the teac units are keepers I intend to upgrade the stock fuses in them with hifi tuning supreme fuses as well
As I had mentioned before get back to me.
Edited by buson160man - 5/24/13 at 9:32am