I am currently looking to replace my desktop amp/DAC with a portable unit that will provide a good enough desktop solution also.
I currently have:
AudioGD 15.32 with txco upgrade.
IMod gen 4.
Mad dog 3.2
Getting alpha dogs.
Because most of my listening is on a train and at work, lugging even a small amp like the 15.32 is quite annoying.
Essentially I want to get down to one solution.
Get an ak100. Use this as a USB DAC at work and portable on the train.
Will be retaining the fiio e12 for power
Sell everything up and get an iPod classic and a centrance HiFi m8. Use this as a desktop amp/DAC and with the iPod on the go.
Sell all but the imod.
Get an ibasso d6. Use this as USB dac/amp at work.
Only thing I am not sure about is they quote 650mw +650mw on their site. Is this 650 per channel or? Seems a lot of power for the $$. Or is this 650 off battery and 1300 when plugged in?
Sell all but imod.
Get ibasso pb2/db2 combo.
This seems to have massive voltage swing and duel DAC etc.
Only problem here is strapping an iPod 4th gen to a DAC and strapping that to an amp, it's losing its portability.
In saying that most of my listening will be on a train either via the imod or a surface pro so that isn't a deal breaker ad such.
Any advice on above or other suggestions are welcomed.
Thanks in advance.