As I acknowledge the NE5532 and NE5534 are a bit "warm-colored" or "musical" opamps. If you want the neutral and transparent sounding(lower distortion of the circuit), IMO the LME49720 would be a good choice to replace 5532 .They are also cheap,I bought 4 of them for only 12$.
nice! I'm very Intrigued, considering buying this BRZHiFi amp.It also would be a blind buying as you described.
I'm just glad that someone here already owns this amp. Hopefully the review of it would come out soon
Yes I suppose so.
External MQA DAC” = Disabled: SPDIF outputs an “MQA Core Decoded” stream in a 24/88.2 or 24/96 container.
External MQA DAC = Enabled: SPDIF outputs a bit-perfect undecided MQA stream in a 24/44.1 or 24/48 container.
what about this one? https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/power-amplifier/audiophonics-mpa-s250nc-xlr-class-d-stereo-amplifier-ncore-2x250w-4-ohm-p-14185.html
it seems to be the cheapest NC252MP implement on the market. I’m not sure if it worth spending 200 bucks more to get the IOM 250 stereo tho...
The internal DAC of Bluesound Node 2i is decent.ofc unless if you want spend over 1000 eur for an external DAC,it would sound a bit better but not that much in your whole system.one advantage of node 2i is it's capable of decoding MQA format.It's very practical if you stream Tidal through the...
you are welcome :)
those you mentioned are integrated amps ,not just power amps.Hegel h90 is a good choice but just a bit pricey for its specs compared to others.I have a Hegel H190.it's very neutral and transparent.i couldn't speak for the other two since i haven't lisentened to them.You might...
I think more power wouldn’t be needed.5V 1A should just work just fine, although iPower rated 5V 2.5 A.i have mine Zen DAC fed by a 5V 1.6A (peak 3A)linear PSU. There’s incremental difference I could hear but definitely not much.