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Portable amp/DAC OR amp + separate DAC recommendation

post #1 of 12
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I'm ready to buy a pair of 1964ears V6stage, just need a portable amp + dac or amp/dac.  Needs to be portable, but not ultra portable.  How would you spend around $600 new or used?  Thanks!

post #2 of 12
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 Herus DAC?

post #3 of 12

for $600 get the Fostex HP-P1 Amp/DAC.

post #4 of 12
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How about something from Ray Samuels Audio or Headamp?  I would like to play 24/96 if possible.

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for $600 get the Fostex HP-P1 Amp/DAC.

 

thanks  - I'll look into that one

post #6 of 12

Maybe Headamp pico USB DAC/Amp ($500)

 

http://www.headamp.com/pico/pico_dac_amp/index.htm

 

I know they've come out with some new ones, such as the pico Power. Check their compatibility with low impedance.


Edited by Claritas - 2/23/14 at 1:13am
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I think I'll try the Fostex HP-P1.  They're currently $450 on Amazon - seems like a good buy, though I might try to get a used one.

Looks like the Fostex is only for Apple iPod/iPhone - I'll be using my dac/amp with a Macbook Pro.


Edited by seaninbrisbane - 2/23/14 at 3:01am
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Does anyone know if the Ray Samuels Intruder plays 24/96?


Edited by seaninbrisbane - 2/23/14 at 3:19pm
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Does anyone know if the Ray Samuels Intruder plays 29/96?

Dude, the human ear can hear everything that it possibly can at 16-bit. Unless your a studio engineer 24 bit, or even 32 bit, does not do you any favors. It only makes it easier to clip music.  

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Does anyone know if the Ray Samuels Intruder plays 24/96?

 

Probably best to e-mail them: http://www.raysamuelsaudio.com/contact.

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I've just been looking at the RSA website and there is a lot to take in.  I still like the idea of the Intruder, but which do you think is his best portable amp (non-dac) for SE use?

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I've just been looking at the RSA website and there is a lot to take in.  I still like the idea of the Intruder, but which do you think is his best portable amp (non-dac) for SE use?

 

You can get a lot of volume out of them. The company's proud of that.

 

They're big here in Chicago, but I'm not so interested in them. Sorry I can't help.

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