I'm looking for some input before purchasing my first decently nice desktop dac/amp setup. I was initially going to drop the $500 on the monolith and be done with it, but I have a friend that has offered me his Grace SDAC for only $55. I could pair the Grace with the 789, and be under $400 out the door.
My current cans are nothing special- AT M40x and Monolith m1060c w/ open back mod. That said, I plan on purchasing many different cans and growing the collection. I like the fact that the 789 is more powerful, but I like some of the features of the monolith and the fact that it's an all-in-one unit.
Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!