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Amp/DAC for LCD-X & HD650

post #1 of 3
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My new pair of LCD-Xs should be arriving in the next few days, and I was wondering if it was worth upgrading my amp/dac setup. I currently have the m stage dac and amp located here. A couple specific needs for my setup:

 

1. I also have a pair of 650s that I would still like to listen to, so I'd need the amplification for their ~300ohm impedance as well as the LCD-Xs 22ohm. 

 

2. I'd like to have a preamp out on the amp so I can control my desktop speakers as well. If all else fails I could buy a passive preamp like the one Schiit makes, but it would be nice to have all the volume control in one knob. 

 

3. My budget is ideally around ~1000.

 

Thanks in advance for any advice, anything you have to say would be helpful!

post #2 of 3

Schiit just updated they gear, so maybe take a look at the Valhalla 2 or Lyr 2 with a Bifrost.  Both now have preamp outs.

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Thanks, I saw that and checked it out. I just discovered the oppo ha-1 was released recently, and I am leaning towards that at the moment

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