I'm looking for a small-footprint "transportable" Amp/usb-DAC unit that will pair will with HD800s. Budget can extend, but I would love to keep it under the $1000 mark. Currently I am looking at:
- Woo WA7: Tube amp, very beautiful with a 32/192 - $900 (a little on the pricey side)
- ALO Pan Am: Tube amp with a nice 24/96 - $600 (good price but will probably need the handy and expensive "passport" battery)
- Schiit Magni amp + Modi DAC: SS amp and USB DAC - $200 (ridiculous price, DAC seems decent but amp may be the weak point in terms of synergy; could not find reviews)
- Burson HA-160DS: Solid choice; SS amp may be harsh according to reviews? - $900 (At expensive side of its territory, synergy questionable)
I am open to all other suggestions. It doesn't have to be a combined amp/DAC unit if both units are small enough in a stack (like the Schiits)
Thanks in advance.