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Eastern Electric Minimax Tube DAC Supreme

aslan7

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Did anyone ever hear of an Eastern Electric Minimax Tube DAC Supreme? There is a review in Dagogo. The tube part makes me suspicious but it sounds interesting.
 

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Funny name.
Their specs are rather unimpressive at 92dB (tube) and 98dB (solid state) SINAD.
But what really wonders me is the specified output impedance of 22kOhms (tube) and 10kOhms (solid state), you'd need to find an amp with a massive input impedance to match that.
 

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Eastern Electric feeds the output straight off a pot. Awful design.
 
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Doug Schroeder of Dagogo seems to think this unit is very good and outperforms Topping.
 

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Doug Schroeder of Dagogo seems to think this unit is very good and outperforms Topping.
Not sure if your statement is meant to be in jest. If not then i would quit listening to Doug Schroeder.
If you take the listed specs into account, do a comparison with Topping, this DAC becomes laughable.
 
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I have had a big argument with Doug on Audiogon over the shortcomings of his continued advocacy of the failed company Exogal. He is one of those subjectivist types who has a low opinion of science. He actually said this Eastern thing is clearly superior to Topping. He is not a fan of ASR.
 

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Three subjectivists, five opinions. There is really no point in giving those kinds of "reviews" any consideration besides maybe useability, feel and features.
 
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