Did you try hedfi.org?
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I have the Peachtree Audio NOVA and it does the job for me. I don't need the amp section either, but the tube (or not) headphone amp and Sabre dac is more than worth the price of the entire unit. There are reviews on Stereophile and Absolute Sound as well as many others. A listing can be found on the Peachtree site. HTH.
Thanks for the tips!! Yes, I spent many an hour at head-fi, and in fact that is how I found the Woo, Mapletree, Signalpower (although I have not been able to locate them) and a few others.
However, I do tend to think that the "typical" (if there is such a thing) participant in these Audiogon forums makes sound quality their ultimate consideration, so I thought I would get some Audiogoner opinions.
I had completely forgotten about the Peachtree, so good call. However, I am thinking that its principal purpose is an amp, not headphone amp (not sure if that is a valid point but it resonates with me) and I am set on obtaining an asynchronous DAC, so the money spent on the Nova DAC would be for nought. That means that 2 of its 3 functions would not be of use. But I really like the suggestion!!
Just today I confirmed that Woo Audio will add a preamp out to their model WA6 for $130, which means a SET, transformer coupled tube headphone amp with preamp outs for $750. Thoughts?