On paper, they're very close to each other, with the Atom edging out the 789 just a hair in terms of SNR.
I've got both these amps. In person and especially during use, you can see where that extra money goes - the 789 feels much nicer to use. The addition of balanced I/O which might be a...
I think we can calculate it by multiplying the stated max input voltage in high gain (2.1 V, according to the manual) by the gain factor in high gain (4.5x according to the product page). Giving us ~9.45 Vrms.
I just bothered to read the donation info the other day, and I'll admit the fact that there are new quips every time is something that, as silly as it is, reminds me of the much greater time and effort involved in doing these reviews and measurements.
Thanks, I'll have to give that a try. Since it's a laptop, they severely limit what you have access to in BIOS (can't undervolt through BIOS, for example) so I'll have a look and see if your solution is possible on my machine.
I wish I had seen your comment earlier, Amir. I bought this direct from Monoprice last week, when they were doing a 20% off thing.
Honestly I really like it. I bought an active optical splitter for $20, using it to feed the optical output of my TV to both my receiver and the DAC/amp. When I...