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New DAC/AMP Recommendation

madmanmandzu

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Hi everyone

My office is re-opening in Sept and i'd love to bring my current setup which is a Gustard X16/H16 stack. I owned a Topping D90/A90 and actually "downgraded" to the Gustard because i enjoyed it more.

So i'll need to pick up something new for my home office and wanted to know if the RME ADI-2 DAC FS would be a good solution? How's the power output, will they be able to drive a 300ohm set of headphones? My headphones i use at home are the Focal Clear MG, Sennheiser HD 660s, Hifiman Sundara and Audeze LCD-X (thinking of bringing these to the office).

Not interested in Schiit's or anything else that will be difficult to get in Canada. I also don't feel like waiting 10 weeks for a new amp/dac

Thanks
 
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Hi everyone

My office is re-opening in Sept and i'd love to bring my current setup which is a Gustard X16/H16 stack. I owned a Topping D90/A90 and actually "downgraded" to the Gustard because i enjoyed it more.

So i'll need to pick up something new for my home office and wanted to know if the RME ADI-2 DAC FS would be a good solution? How's the power output, will they be able to drive a 300ohm set of headphones? My headphones i use at home are the Focal Clear MG, Sennheiser HD 660s, Hifiman Sundara and Audeze LCD-X (thinking of bringing these to the office).

Not interested in Schiit's or anything else that will be difficult to get in Canada. I also don't feel like waiting 10 weeks for a new amp/dac

Thanks

The ADI2-DAC has more than enough power to get 300Ohm headphones very loud. I have no issues at all from sensitive IEMs to the 600Ohm DT990s.
 

Silgalias

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Hi everyone

My office is re-opening in Sept and i'd love to bring my current setup which is a Gustard X16/H16 stack. I owned a Topping D90/A90 and actually "downgraded" to the Gustard because i enjoyed it more.

So i'll need to pick up something new for my home office and wanted to know if the RME ADI-2 DAC FS would be a good solution? How's the power output, will they be able to drive a 300ohm set of headphones? My headphones i use at home are the Focal Clear MG, Sennheiser HD 660s, Hifiman Sundara and Audeze LCD-X (thinking of bringing these to the office).

Not interested in Schiit's or anything else that will be difficult to get in Canada. I also don't feel like waiting 10 weeks for a new amp/dac

Thanks
How does the H16 sound with the X16?
I have an X16 for my Hifi system and I,m looking for a good headphone amp to pair it with.
 
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