Hi All, I'm really hoping someone can untie me. After trawling the forums I've 'discovered' Alessandro's and, as I'm in the UK, I'm really grateful to you for saving me a bundle on Grado's. I've ordered myself some MS1i's and I stare out of the office window everyday waiting for the parcel to arrive. I'm not a true audiophile by any means but my little nano struggles with bulging 320 bit mp3's and I'm clued up enough to know that the jack on my laptop is awful. So the dilemma is whether to bite the bullet and look for a combi dac/amp to use with both or buy an amp/LOD now and live with lots of syncing on the iPod and then look for a companion DAC at a later date. As the DAC probably wouldn't need to leave my desktop ever, I quite like the idea of the smaller amp that the lack of a DAC could offer. I've been in touch with Gary regarding a pa2v2, ping'd an note to misterX, emailed Vivid technologies and contacted a couple of CMOY guys including neco soundlabs and now I'm stuck not knowing which way to go. Anyone got any ideas? Having just got the headphones I can't go crazy with the cash - I'm think 100UKP/150USD Is it possible or am I dreaming? Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.