Still have mine ... yes indeed this still wows for such a small device.
Same here. Surprised it isn't Shlonged. A go to portable amp.
Still one of the cleanest, smoothest, incredibly resolving solid state amps I've ever heard. Really regret ever selling the one(s) I've owned.
@Schopenhauer are you using it as dac/amp or only amp?
@FlySweep nailed it. The cleanliness, smoothness, and resolution are astounding.
Only reason it came out of retirement was to rehabilitate an HD8. Took a chance on the HD8 given I could find literally nothing about it on SBAF. That's usually a red flag to me.
Was initially dissatisfied with the Vali 2 pairing. I've been somewhat of a disbeliever in synergy but the Leck has made me question my skepticism.
@imackler Only as an amp. Using a GO450 as a source.
A true standout as an all-rounder, especially for a portable. The amp is solidly neutral with well-proportioned if unexciting macrodetails, better than expected microdetails, and more than adequate stage positioning. The DAC is kinda on the boring side, but at least it's inoffensive.
DAC via usb sucks.. surprisingly nice via coax, IME.
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