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Old 05-10-2017, 11:27 AM
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Has anyone used the Deckard headphone amp with a stand alone preamp? I wonder if the Deckard would offer improvement over the built-in headphone amp in my Mcintosh C 2300. I am using the LCD-2 headphones. I have an opportunity to acquire a Deckard. I would not use the built-in DAC.

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Although not having any experience with the headphone amp in the C2300, I can say that the Deckard is a very capable headphone amp when used with my LCD-XC closed back headphones. It never runs out of power or feels like it's being pressed too hard. It compares well to the iFi Pro ICAN tube type amp I also have although I do like the sound of the NOS GE tubes in the ICAN.

If you can try before you buy or otherwise have a satisfaction "guarantee" why not give it a try?
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Thank you, Blue Sky!
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