- Dec 25, 2010
Good to know that you love them. To hear the true potential of the DAC, you probably need a good separate amp. The headphone out is rated at 3w 16ohms, decent power but by no means outstanding. Both LCD and Abyss are power hungry cans. They did not say it on the website but I’m wondering what is the output impedance of the headphone out. I won’t be surprised if it is high.So I have now had a couple days with the Vox/Zap.... My initial impressions were, this unit is very good but not overwhelming amazing. However as of last night that totally changed. Things have really settled in and opened up. I can now say this unit sounds absolutely fantastic! I am actually surprised this unit does not get more attention. It is a true bargain imo.
With that said I think I need some more power for the LCD-4 and Abyss Diana V2 to get that last bit of goodness out of them. Going to give it some more time, but I have a feeling a dedicated amp will be coming next.