Well, I mean the t0 also has a fairly competent dac, but you could hook it up and see. I think it could suit your needs nicely though
I have to wait for it to come back on Drop.
I may grab something on Friday, depending what pops up.
It and JDS’s Atom are the only other headphone amp that can match the THX amps. This is according to the measurements Ive seen and my limited experience.
I think some higher end amps can, and also the new geshelli archel 2 pro can as well I think
You are correct sir!
My thumbs were working faster than my brain. Not that it’s a hard race to win.
I don’t really care about the measurements as long as it sounds good lol
I too actually really like the giant knob on top. I think if I were to only have a single dac / amp on my desk - it would be the element or the EL stack. But I’ve got a tube and a solid state & a seperate dac & I’ve started going balanced so it doesn’t really work for my desk.
If they did a pre-amp in that form factor though.
Something similar might be a mackie big knob passive, it would work as a passive preamp and get the job done
Yup. And it’s cheap!
(uh, as in, inexpensive.)
Lol, I don’t have the need or (more importantly) the space at the moment though. My desk is already pretty cramped as it is.
… and I still think the JDS giant knobs look better. Haha
I can agree with that lol, the big knob wasn’t designed for style (that could be interpreted different ways)
If you needed a volume control and were tight on space, the Fostex Pc-1e would get the job done lol
Any opinions on the MassDrop 02 + SDAC DAC/amp?
It’s alright, it depends on what price you can get it at imo. I just think recent amps like the atom or liquid spark and a dac like the d10 kinda are better sound for the money. And let’s not forget the fiio k5 pro, as it’s probably one of the best bang for buck amp/dacs out there
If they made it so you can just press IN the knob to switch to speakers/headphones, that would be killer. Also the lack of optical input is a bit of a deal-breaker for me personally.
Pretty good specs: AK4493 and 1.5W. Sells for $229.00 in Canada. Wonder if that will go on sale Friday…
It sounds great for the price imo, its just a very solid unit
And a nice small footprint.
I’ve actually been looking at the new EL Amp II, mainly to use as a pre-out volume knob, I had tried the older vs once and it was soooo silky smooth and sits at the perfect height for my desk set-up.
Well I mean I guess but it’s also a great headphone amp lol. If you wanted a big knob perhaps look at some monitor controllers