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(Tube) amp for dt990?

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Hello, head-fi
I am looking for an amp to drive my DT990 pro's since I keep reading you would really benefit with an amp for these cans..
Since I have a Xonar DG card (which apparently has a decent dac for the price but can't fully power the dt990's amp-wise) and I like to use the dolby sound or gaming (and a dac would apparently override the soundcard), which one would make the biggest difference, a dac or an amp? Also which one?
(I've read good things about a few amps like the Tubemagic A1 by Maverick Audio, and the Little Dot MKIII. The Schiit Magni & Modi are a solid choice too, everyone says).

Also, I don't know much about how amps work. What exactly is the difference between a tube and a solid state amp, and what is tube roll of?



Thanks in advance
Edited by Ayksha - 11/6/13 at 12:28pm
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I would also like to get some hint on this one...
I wanna buy the dt990 pro250, and i'd like to buy an amp that can drive the dt990 and speaker
And i found the maverick tubemagic A1, but there is no other ajustement other then volume which I find wierd for an amp.

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Originally Posted by adgame View Post
 

I would also like to get some hint on this one...
I wanna buy the dt990 pro250, and i'd like to buy an amp that can drive the dt990 and speaker
And i found the maverick tubemagic A1, but there is no other ajustement other then volume which I find wierd for an amp.


I can already sort of answer this for you; I went with the Schiit Magni and they may not have the best synergy with the DT990's; I disliked them enough to sell them. They can drive the 990's well enough though.

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Check out the iFi iTube buffer, you put it between your source and amp and it give you the slightly smoother tube sound with whichever amp you use.
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