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Looking for DAC & SS Amp for new Audeze gear

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Demo'd a bunch of Audeze gear and liked it enough that I wanted an LCD-3 (for home) and a LCD-XC (for work).

 

Picked up an Alo Audio Pan Am to dip my toes into the tube amp waters since the Pan Am seems to be mentioned often as having a synergistic relationship with Audeze as a good pairing, but I know I'll probably end up happier with solid state gear in the end.

 

I've already got a Headroom Little More Power and a Beyerdynamic A1 (originally purchased to pair with my 600Ohm Beyer's), so only looking for things that will be an appreciable upgrade.

 

Generally aiming for a neutral detailed presentation without being overly bright. Accurate reproduction of percussion is always a plus.

 

Would obviously considering things less, but I'm earmarking $2000-$4000 for a DAC and a new amp. Preference for separates.

 

My contenders list so far:

 

SS Amps (in roughly increasing order of price):

Schiit Mjolnir

Violectric V200

Bryston BHA-1

Auralic Taurus Mk II

 

DACs:
Schiit Gungnir
Violectric V800
Bryston BDA-2
 

Most of my gear (headphone and non headphone) is on my profile.

 

Anything else I should consider?


Edited by BeyerMonster - 3/28/14 at 10:00am
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Decided to just bite the bullet and buy the Schiit Gungnir/Mjolnir stack and the Violectric V200/V800 stacks to just demo myself at home.

I want 2 new amp/dac stacks anyway (work/home), and I'll have the ALO Pan Am and the Magni/Modi combo to mess around with as a budget point of reference.

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