Not the Zen Dac minus the DAC- this has 1.6w @32ohm not 300 ish @32ohm so definitely not the same amp. But its getting hype because cheap and powerful and balanced- but I doubt measures well.
Essentially I would like a SE amp that measures well, has lots of power, under $300, and serve as a preamp... that = Asgard 3.
One that will be end game so to speak which would be 789, 887, or A90........but pricing rises and that directed me to the SP 200. Which is basically a powerful SE amp with XLR for variety I guess. Just not sure how much it really measures since it was tested with @ 5 volts rms by Amir. Wouldn't that effect output?
Probably done with ifi Zen Can as they have proven unreliable with Customer Support and Still have the Topping L30 paired with the E30....which I like but always searching for better. Oh and by the way this a hobby for me recently renewed because of the outstanding sounds I am getting from my new Sundara's which at first could not be driven by my measly Soundblaster Z card. But I did have an old AirHead amp that did breathe some life into them, just not enough...so began this search.
I Thank you all for your help.