SS DAC/Amp for HE-500 (<$850)
Jan 12, 2013 at 8:13 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

D.Rose

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Despite I have posted a similar thread in the computer audio forum, I dicide to ask again here as it seems like more head-fiers response here.
 
I am looking for a DAC/amp combo for my HE-500. My maximum spending can go up to $850 (though it is still low to many). I am not a huge fan of tube, so I wish to have something solid-state (or maybe hybrid).
There are quite a number of options out there discussed by other head-fiers.
 
Say,
- Biforst + Asgard/Lyr
- ODAC + O2 etc.
 
Actually I like the sound of violectric. And I heard that HE-500 match pretty well with V181 in balanced mode.
However, I cannot afford the V800 as DAC and I am afraid that the USB 24/96 module provided as an option by Violectric will drag down the performance.
 
As per music preference, I mainly listen to Jazz, instrument and vocals.
 
In fact, I have one more requirement. That is, I prefer the combo to be able to stack up each other.
 
 
I shall be pleased if someone can give me some direction.
 
Thanks
 
Jan 12, 2013 at 8:48 AM Post #2 of 2

D.Rose

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oops I have missed something here
My HE-500 had a 1/4" jack and I don't want to use any converter. That means, no matter how good the O2 amp is, I won't consider it.
 

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