Drop AAA 789 died...
Dec 21, 2020 at 11:10 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

acs236

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So I guess I'm in the market for a new headphone amp. I'd prefer solid state but would consider a tube or hybrid amp. Source is a Topping D90. Headphones are mainly Beyer 1770/1990.

I'd spend up to 600. Please let me know if you have any thoughts. Would like it to be balanced.
 
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Dec 22, 2020 at 12:04 PM Post #2 of 8

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Oh no, what happened?

I would try the balanced Schiit Stack:
Amp: Schiit Magnius Black $200 USD New
DAC: Schiit Modius Black $200 USD New

I have the Modius and use it with the THX AAA 789 balanced and love the sound. If you live in the US you can get pretty good support from Schiit if something goes awry.
 
Dec 22, 2020 at 12:51 PM Post #3 of 8

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It turns out it may be a false alarm. Last night, the light the 789 wouldn't turn white. It would stay red indefinitely. Now, it seems to be working . Weird, huh?
 
Dec 25, 2020 at 1:16 PM Post #6 of 8

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If you've already got a D90 the A90 seems a logical companion.
 

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