Sparko Aries is awesome. But expensive. The cheapest burson in the range should be great but i dont know the price. But buy the cheapest one and then upgrade the op amps later could be an option.Man, it's so hard to pick an amp for these headphones. I've been losing it reading this thread and other information out there trying to find one in my price range. I'm ultimately going to get the Taurus MKII some day maybe next year. Until then I'm looking for something in the 500 dollar range. There's a Mjolnir Version 1 (the solid state version) on reverb for 500 after shipping. He's accepting offers and I might get it if he'll go for 450.
Is there something else I should be considering in that price range? I can go over let say to 800 USD if it, in the end matters.
The source in my chain is my computer going through USB audio into a Schiit Bifrost V1. This is the version that has RCA only. It also has the multibit upgrade card installed.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My 30yo old school marantz PM 80 runs my LCD xc, LCD3. And LCD4 really well through the headphone stage. Its 20 wpc class as an integrated 100wpc as class AB. could be worth trolling 2nd hand shops