PLEASE HELP WITH JUSTIFICATION!!
I tested M902 using the headphone out, the sound is too analytical for me. I still prefer the sound coming from Supermacro LE which is a lot more musical. The DAC is also nothing special
When I plugged in
1. Sony SCD-XA333ES -> analog out into Grace(Pre-Amp) -> analog out into Earmax Pro(Amp) -> GS1000 -> VERY 3D SOUNDING, Floates, WITH DEPTH, HIHGLY REFINED.
2. Sony SCD-XA333ES -> Earmax Pro -> GS1000 -> more 2Dimensional, harsher, grainier!
How could this be possible? Is this normal? I almost return M902 back to the store! But with configuration number one, it's highly addictive! what should I do? M902 is an expensive equipment for doing only as Pre-Amp. It doesn't seem to justify the cost? Any possible alternative for me? Now it seems that I need a Pre-Amplifier?
I don't use the Corssfeed option anymore.
Originally Posted by SteveM324
I think the M902 would be a waste of money for your intended use if I understand what you are trying to accomplish correctly. I suggest that if you want to try crossfeed, buy the Corda Cross-1 for under $200. It has selectable amounts of crossfeed and you can connect it between the Sony and the Earmax Pro. At a street price of $1595 new, the 902 is an expensive cross feed processor.
I used to own the Grace 901 and it's headphone amp section is similiar to the 902's amp. The 902 has preamp capabilities that the 901 did not have but their sound quality is suppose to be similiar. While I owned the 901, I thought it was a decent headphone amp. The Grace as a headphone amp is relatively cool sonically compared to my Raptor. I think the Grace mates best with a warm headphone such as the HD650 and a warm musical source.