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Hello,

I'd like a new headphone amp, but my main requirement is for it to have a pan/balance control with a 1/2 dB or finer step (if it is discrete).  I'm driving Denon AH-D2000's and Sennheiser HD-580's.  I don't need anything amazing, I just would like an amp that can drive them well enough with that left-right control.  A DAC would be nice, but not at all necessary.  I'd like to spend $300 or less.  I'd prefer solid state over tubes.  I'm currently using a Corda HA-1 Mk1 that I am happy with except for that lack of balance control.  

 

I tried searching for older threads, but only found two from

2007: http://www.head-fi.org/t/238196/headphone-amps-with-left-right-level-control 

2009: http://www.head-fi.org/t/432911/400-headphone-amp-with-fine-balance-control

 

The Mapletree mentioned in the 2007 thread looks too pricy for me and the 2009 thread was left sorta unresolved, and new stuff can come out in 4 years.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.