Which amp between a D25s and K401 (DIY ?)
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I've just bought a pair of AKG K401 from Mr Man and I will use it with my D25s. I know some people listen to this combo but from what I read, it's far to be the best solution. So I need an amp to complete a nice desk rig, but wich one ? I didn't find a lot of threads with a comparaison of 401 on differents amps.

Knowing that :

- It must be powerful to give current enought to drive the K401s.
- My source and headphones aren't the best in the market, the amp should be just what will take them to their best, without revealing their lacks.
- I spent around 130 $ for the source and the headphones, I should find in the next month at least 200$ for the amp if needed.
- I don't have preferences for a particular design.
- If an used commercial amp fits my requests, I ve nothing against. On the other hand, if I must pay someone, I like the idea to pay one of the DIYer.
- It must run on 220V !(the best would be 120-220V), of course no battery but wallwart powered.
- Size isn't really an issue (must be placed on a desk) and portability absolutly not.
- The actual command won't take place before January or february, I just want to collect as many informations as possible.
 
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When I had the 501 (since sold) the Meta drove them really well.
A Gilmore would probably drive them even better but that is a bit over your budget.
 
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hum, just a question.
I think seriously to get a Little.

But, I suppose that most of them only work on 120V ? I would have to buy directly one from headroom, which means I couldn't use it here in the states?

Or I should get an adapter...

Does this kind of adapter degrade the sound ? http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...id=273%2D1426#
 
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