First of all, thank you Ben. You rock for keeping the Adcom GDA-700 is such great condition (except for that covered up scratch in the corner which you can't see unless you shine light on it and see the varied reflection) and for sending me a pair of your IC's with the Adcom.
Second of all, WOW. I didn't know how much of a difference a good source could make because I've only ever bought an HT Omega Striker soundcard and a Zero DAC/Amp. Wooow. My music goes deeper and articulates so clearly that it is just astounding to hear the difference between this and my other "DACs" (after hearing this one, I am having a hard time considering the other sources as DACs).
Third, now I am itching to upgrade my Swan M200MKII and getting a speaker amp and some passives like some Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE or something.
Fourth, I can't WAIT to be able to mod the Adcom and make it sound even better! Anyone got any suggestions?
Fifth, I am pretty happy with my headphones (K701) and headphone amp (Heed Canamp). But pair these with the Adcom GDA-700 and my computer seems to be able to produce beautiful Vivaldi, Mozart, and some rocking Pearl Jam and Motley Crue.
Sixth, thank you CLUB POLK!!!