The amp I'm using with the MDs / ADs cost $180 No what I would call expensive for what you get in return. What I like about the a-100 is this: First it's used for my bedroom rig, that and the Ciunas DAC makes a good low budget rig.
It's powerful - hell, it's a speaker amp. Some what neutral, a tab bit on the bright side also a bit on the aggressive side as well. The only reason for me getting the amp was for the MDs / Ads..
Yes, there's much better choices out there. Then again, not many better choices out there for $180. IMO..
I had an emotiva as well. I really liked it. After selling (biggest sale regret) it I was thinking about getting an asgard 2 for the AD's but I hear its not the most detailed. I wonder if I should repurchase the emotive but it takes up a lot of desk real-estate.
It made my modded t50 sing. Would you go for that or a lyr and modi (later upgrading to bifrost) or get a bifrost and an emotiva mini. Im kinda hoping for better SQ than the emotiva but still keep a budget. I was also thinking an audio gd option.
Edited by grizzlybeast - 9/14/13 at 9:07am