Originally Posted by elvergun
Tax refund time is here...and I've convinced myself to put some of that money to good use.
I was almost ready to buy a used Phonitor, but then I came across the soon to be released HA-1. Would you guys wait until impressions of the HA-1 come out, or do you believe that the Oppo will not be able to compete with the Phonitor?
Another option is to save more money and buy a Phonitor 2.
I'll be mainly using this amp with the HD800.
Same boat here. I am buying the HA-1 when it becomes available as a dac, but hoping it will be a stellar amp to boot. The Phonitor just didn't do it for me with my HE-4 and hd800, so my plan is to eventually get the Phonitor2 in a couple years and add crossfeed to the chain. If you just need the amp portion on the Phonitor, you may consider either a used Auditor (no crossfeed plus preamp) or the new Phonitor Mini (limited crossfeed settings and no preamp option).
If you've waited this long, you can probably hold off for a few more weeks until the reviews are released. Currently, the US reviewers are on NDA. The Phonitor2 has some pretty positive feedback at this point. So unless you can get a killet deal on a used Phonitor, I would hold off until more info floods in.