Superb SS DAC/Headphone Amp Combo?
Jun 2, 2011 at 1:27 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12

inburrito

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My current setup is AT 900LTD cans, MHDT USB DAC, DiyHiFi Chazz Mk II OTL headphone amp.
 
I pretty much listen ONLY to 50s 60s jazz.  What's most important to me is proper timbre, fleshed-out tone & body, then dynamics, then nuance & detail.
 
I am interested in replacing the MHDT DAC/Chazz with an all-in-one solid-state DAC/amp IF I could do so without any or only minor setbacks in quality.
 
Because this is used at the office, space is relevant, though I have some room.
 
I know almost nothing of what's out there in terms of such units.  Anything?
 
Budget would be $1000 at the most, prefer half that.
 
 
 
Jun 3, 2011 at 12:11 AM Post #5 of 12

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The HA-160D comes to my mind. Excels with jazz, and its a good match for the headphones you own. 
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Jun 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM Post #7 of 12

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I went to a local meet with some friends who love music/audio, and auditioned the HA-160D with the ATH-W1000x and i was pleased. 
 
It looks like it works well with the AT line. 
 
Jun 3, 2011 at 2:32 PM Post #8 of 12

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Thanks for the replies.  After a bit of research I'm attracted to the Burson unit.  Perhaps I could stretch to $1250.



If you're willing to stretch to that amount, take a look at the Anedio D1 as well.  Appears to be a couple comparisons in the Anedio thread between the Burson and D1.
 
Jun 22, 2011 at 12:34 PM Post #9 of 12

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I've been looking for a Burson unit (used) for awhile now with no dice.  It sounds to me like I would like prefer the Burson to the others.  (Of course, no way to hear any of them.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jun 22, 2011 at 5:21 PM Post #10 of 12

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I'd look into meier audio stuff (im not sure if they have a full size amp/dac) or Burson. 
 
Jun 22, 2011 at 5:35 PM Post #11 of 12

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I'd look into meier audio stuff (im not sure if they have a full size amp/dac) or Burson. 



Meier Audio had it and maybe it will come again. There was the Opera and the Cantate.2, whereas the Opera was meant to be the better solution..
 
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