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EarMen Tradutto Review (DAC)

Rate this DAC:

  • 1. Poor (headless panther)

    Votes: 140 72.2%
  • 2. Not terrible (postman panther)

    Votes: 45 23.2%
  • 3. Fine (happy panther)

    Votes: 6 3.1%
  • 4. Great (golfing panther)

    Votes: 3 1.5%

  • Total voters
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MalinYamato

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Can you post their stock press release measurements, so we can all compare?
I don't have permission to do that. I did encourage them to post it though. So hopefully they will.
 
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What does a headless panther mean? Does it indicate that the product did not make it to your list?
List? What list?

The panther ratings are my opinion of a product, evaluating everything I noted. This rating means I can't think of a reason to buy it.
 
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I would say the one-dimendional SINAD-centric view showed its drawbacks.
No it didn't. Unless you are a major audiophile brand selling subjectivity, which this company is not, then the game is to excel at low distortion and noise which SINAD embodies. I don't see how you can have a very well engineered DAC but not have great SINAD to go with it.
 

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You wrote
And no, nothing was at odds here. SINAD of balanced output was close enough to RCA output to place the product in the category it is [...]
to justify your measurement error does not matter at all for anything. Which of course is true for the SINAD rating and thus gave you a nice backdoor to sneak out without having to admit, let alone correct anything.
The ususal pattern...
 
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MalinYamato

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List? What list?

The panther ratings are my opinion of a product, evaluating everything I noted. This rating means I can't think of a reason to buy it.
your list of recommended stuff.
 

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Well, I've bought the Tradutto about a month ago and compared it to the Gustard X16. I don't have any means to test it like Amir does, though I did a simple A/B listening test and the Tradutto sounded a tad better to my ears, so I've kept it.
 

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what's your taste target and how much better did it get to the taste?
Well, both were pretty close, if I didn't A/B them, I'm almost sure I wouldn't recognise which is which in a blind test. The Tradutto was, however, a little bit better in the mid range, Gustard lacked air or body or whatever you want to call it.
 

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Just a guess, but: 4.4 vs. 4.15 Vrms output might have something to do with it.
 

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...a new review...!!!...he hears the same things I did...LoL...

 

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I don't want this cr** even if it were for FREE (lol).

Look at those measures... totally unforgivable.
 

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I don't want this cr** even if it were for FREE (lol).

Look at those measures... totally unforgivable.
-110dB THD etc is not that bad, actually quite fine. Mind you, even if it were 20dB worse you'd be very hard pressed to tell it from any SOTA DAC.
 

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Anyone knows if the Tradutto is compatible with Roon? or Volumio?

Recognize like a DAC?

Thank you
 

mhardy6647

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... and what about the EarWomen?
Inquiring minds want to know!

;) :cool::facepalm:
 
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