Originally Posted by portnoy83
Sean, thank you for your answer.
I consider using it with tralucent 1p2. I think that I will not need an external amp. I wish someone told me the synergy of tralucent with rwak100
Definitely no amp required for that pairing. The RWAK100 will be able to drive the 1Plus2 easily. If there's any concern I have about the RWAK100 & the Tralucent 1Plus2, it's more to do with whether the RWAK100 will hit the ceiling of what it's capable of delivering to the 1Plus2s. What i mean by this is that I feel the 1Plus2 is capable of delivering greater resolution to the ears than what the RWAK100 is able to feed into it. There's a possibility that I've been too spoilt by some other higher ended (but not necessarily expensive) DAPs than the RWAK100. Such examples would be the Sony NW-ZX1, Fiio's upcoming X5 (which I'm currently demo-ing), and even A&K's AK120 (which I've subsequently sold since getting the NW-ZX1).
The RWAK100 was good when it was out. However at least to me, I'm seeing not just a minor increment in DAP evolution but a giant step recently. With the likes of the two aforementioned players, they seem to be able to deliver close to $1000-$1200 level quality at 1/2 or 1/3 of the price. Some higher ended players like the HM-901 still has an edge over those other two but one would have to think really hard to justify the price difference now.