I could use some advice from the group. I’m setting up a second apartment for periodic travel to my kids/grandkids. I was thinking of getting the Micro iDSD Signature as a local DAC/amp for my ZMF Aeolus, which I’ll also leave at the apartment (and which I was otherwise thinking of selling - too many good choices at home). I’d feed the iFi via my iPad or iPhone which I’ll travel with, and perhaps occasionally my MacBook Air.
Top priorities are sound quality and ability to drive the ZMFs. Portability is nice but the appeal for this small apartment is a small size, not the ability to take on the road. I like that I could easily put this away in my nightstand when not using. Only downside is the need to remember to charge up the unit, since it’ll sometimes be weeks or more between visit.
Given these needs, how well would the Micro iDSD Signature do for me, particularly as compared with the Diablo (which has USB power) or NEO iDSD desktop?
I thought about something more permanent, like the Naim Unity Atom HE (which I have at home and love), but I can’t really justify a full, high-cost setup for what’ll be only occasional use.
Anyway, would love your thoughts - thanks!