it might be total overkill - but using this MacIntosh D100 (DAC/digital pre-amp/headphone amp) that I got in for review
in front of the Vali! LOL
Like I said, I know it's overkill - but it's really showing me the Vali's potential!
Driving my Audeze LCD-X or Alpha Dogs - the bottom end is punctuated fiercely - the mids clean with smooth velocity,
and the highs are extended w/ magnificent sparkle.
This is an addictive combo!
I also put this small Music Hall DAC ahead of it earlier (have to look at the model number) and that match was superb.
I'm SO psyched to have a small, modern, slick affordable hybrid tube headphone amp to recommend to friends just getting
into this! Most of my prior recommendations were smaller, limited power units...