I recently took the plunge and bought myself a pair of Audeze lcd-2s. I am very excited to start getting into audiophile culture.
The only problem is that I need to find a good AMP and a good DAC.
My price range is maximum $800
However if possible I would really like to keep it under $700 (or maybe even 600$?)
What I want
-Tube amps that are displayed (I love the look of these and I think they add a lot to your office/work-space)
-Relatively powerful (Needs to drive audeze LCD-2s)
-sleek look (brushed aluminium preferably)
-Dac/amp looking somewhat similar. this way they flow and look good on the desk
-relatively neutral sound (but the ability to tune the sound with tubes later on)
-toslink or USB input (preferably USB but I am not super picky about this)
What I listen to
Options I have looked at so far
-schiit (bifrost + lyr)
-wooaudio (firefly, this is out of budget but I am in love with it)
-Pan Amp by ALO (anyone know a good dac to go with this?)
-Hifiman EF-5, but I still need a dac and these arn't cheap(these are interesting I am going to research these)
Also I am kind of a high end audio noobie so any tips or things to watch out for would be much appreciated.
That's about all so far.
Edited by spidert622 - 12/6/13 at 3:27am