Originally Posted by jaywillin
i have both , and use both, as for use as a straight head amp, the e10 is at the very least equal in sound quality, but the addition of the bass boost, and gain adjustment, it can sound better than the d1. now where the d1 smoke the e10 is when used with powered speakers, in my case a pair of a2's. thats just what my ears say to me
Thanks for the reply. Since I posted this thread, I'm turned into a bit of an addict. I purchased the E10, and then a few days later I purchased the D1 since it was on sale on MassDrop. While I was waiting for the D1 to arrive, I ordered an O2+ODAC combo from Mayflower Electronics. I absolutely love it, and use it at work now.
For home use, I was looking at the Magni/Modi combo and some of the Audio-GD devices. Then I did some more digging around, found some more expensive units with features that really interested me. I was think of going with an Audio-GD NFB-11.32, but they're out of stock on the Audio-GD site. I PM'd KingWa on this forum some questions, and also emailed the Audio-GD website to ask about stock availability, but neither responded. As good as people say the Audio-GD units are, if they can't respond to my messages within a reasonable amount of time then I'll give somebody else my money.
This past week I started looking at the Cambridge DacMagic Plus. There was a lot of positive feedback and great reviews regarding the unit. The issues people had didn't seem to difficult to overcome either. I definitely did not want to spend over $500 on a DAC/Amp, so I checked eBay and Audiogon. Most people were selling new units for upwards of $500, and then I found someone selling a used mint condition DM+. I ended up buying it for a little over $400, and it's being shipped to me as we speak.