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I seem to have a liking for Focal products, in the living room I have a pair of Focal Aria 906's, in the office a pair of Focal 706V's and I have a pair of Focal Elegia closed back headphones on the way. To drive these I have a GS Voyager (typically driving a pair of AKG headphones) and I recently picked up a GS Bitzie to sit between computers and incoming Elegia's.

Does anyone have experience of these headphones and could perhaps suggest a suitable Headphone Amp from Mr Slee's range? 
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I've taken a punt and picked up a Solo SRGII with PSU1 to power it. Hopefully it and the Elegia will gel. 
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Originally posted by robbiec robbiec wrote:

I've taken a punt and picked up a Solo SRGII with PSU1 to power it. Hopefully it and the Elegia will gel. 

I don't think your going to be unhappy with it, this little headphone amp will work with almost any headphone. Don't forget to burn them in, I found that out, as straight out of the box they didn't sound good at all but after around three day both headphones and amp sounded well better the difference was night and day and they got better over the coming weeks.
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Sorry Robbie. I didn't respond earlier to say any of the Solo models are really good and the green is a good move with rising energy costs. Happy listening!
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35 Ohm impedance and 105dB/mW electrical sensitivity; Solo SRGII or ULDE is fine for such a load.
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Thanks all for your replies, appreciate it. The next few days and weeks will be fun for my ears I hope.
I have a separate power supply coming for the Bitzie / Lautus. Elegia should arrive at some stage this week followed by the Solo. Would I be correct in thinking that Dell XPS into Bitzie via Lautus / 5V PSU into Focal Elegia will be pretty good assuming the source digital files are of good quality. I should expect a potential step up if I go XPS - Bitzie - Solo - Elegia? 
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Depending on the load but, in most cases, I highly doubt adding a Solo onto the Bitzie will provide any real benefit at all. Been there; tried that, with high impedance loads. The Bitzie contains a very capable headphone amplifier for the 5V. A higher purity power supply for the DAC would be a better choice than additional amplification IMO. Better yet, if you have a computer with PCIe slot access (Dell laptop probably has an M.2 slot for an NVMe SSD) then with an adapter cable, you could connect a PCIe USB soundcard with its own dedicated 5V supply to the computer and feed the Bitzie a super pure signal via Lautus PowerWire using same supply for Bitzie. Perhaps ignore the last suggestion as it isn't tidy.
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