Nope. It went on sale on Thursday and I ordered it then. Just came in this afternoon.
I was actually really wanting the Monolith Liquid Platinum tube amp.
I don’t know how to properly review amps but here’s my attempt to do an early impressions:
The Liquid Spark with it’s famed Cavalli magic manages to turn fire from a gaseous combustion of water, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and other natural elements into a liquid matter that electrifies the music coming out of my DX7 DAC. This budget amp is capable of turning simple lean acoustic tracks into a buttery smooth and warm (like toast) breakfast treat with the toaster spark that it energizes into the songs. There’s some hints of metallic shine, probably due to it’s anodized toaster-like spark, but given enough spark-in time, I imagine the sound will continue to warm into a solid latte-like liquid beverage.
Ya. In all seriousness, I have it sitting next to two other amps. The DX7 as a DAC/Amp combo is very analytical but due to its great extension, I find its a very good amp. The Liquid Spark has an slightly warmer and thicker sound to it but still retains good detail. Its more mid-focused than the Millet I have next to it. The Millet doesnt extend super deep but I like that it smooths out some of the treble from the DX7 for my two planars (HE560 and Sine). The Spark was a tad bright to start but (whether its burn in or brain-in) it’s starting to tame a bit.
I dont know if I really said much, but I’ve only listened for 2 hours so far using the Audeze Sine. Planning on bringing this into work to use.