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What about purple? Just me order purple?
So I guess the black ones are later yet. Take your time, I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
Hey Mac put some listen to Samantha on the new amp and report back how it fares por favor... I know how good it sounds with my GL Mk2 trying to imagine how it will be with a Mini and new S3 from Norne. Admittedly it is you tube but still a neat piece lots of energy.
I saw this young lady play at Natalies Coal Fired Pizza joint in Columbus Ohio....it sat about 75 people....she was great and a wonderful young lady to talk to.
I like her a lot.
Thanks for the recommendation...will do tonight!
Can you do a quick impression on the HD800/S with this amp?
Sure...great bass extension and a tad more "heft" (presence and bloom) than the GS_X Mk2, the mids are nicely put upfront and quite liquid and the treble seems smooth but still very detailed. Overall, I think the GS-X MK2 has a bit more micro-detail, but this amp is on the warmer side (in comparison that is) with a bit more bass and a very nicely portrayed treble. Soundstaging is about the same. The advantage of not requiring a balanced source is a huge advantage IMO and I can now finally use my Chord DAVE in single-ended mode and still get 100% of the power from the amplifier. Just a brilliant pairing indeed!
In other news, the LCD-4Z and this amp are also just brilliant...a lot of the things I noted above are translating over to this headphone too.
Which level of DAC is recommended for mini, in your opinion?
Hard to say, I am finding it is quite revealing of upstream gear by switching out my Hugo 2 for my DAVE....it just got better with the improvement in DACs, but still sounded stunning with both. I'd suggest just getting the best DAC/source you can afford (but that's more of a general statement too).
This should always be the case. Source first...... ALWAYS!
I was sure hoping to hear of great synergy between Hugo 2 and LCD4z. Sounds like with a new Norne S3 Silvergarde I should be at endgame, for myself anyway. Satin blue should enhance the stack nicely! Thanks for the always appreciated and prescient feedback Mac!
Could you share photos of mini w/satin blue front pannel?
I can once I get the amp! =)
It is on pre-order now.