Once more astonished by this sub 1K DAC. Setting it for pure DAC (no pre amp) XLR output only, Bluetooth off, FTIR 7 for PCM and 5V got me almost 70% sound pleasure compared to my 13 times more expensive Accuphase DC950 that uses two D90SE chips one for each channel and a beefy power supply.
Accuphase also do not have MQA, Bluetooth, DSD1024 via I2S and PCM 32/768. Chinese Hi End Is top notch. And for 900 bucks!
You add SOUL-Emotion, not a humanless chippized OP sound. It s worth . I have tubed DACs. Let the chips do the numerics, when it comes to music let it be analogic. Option option. Ops for you or tubes.ThanksGreat idea-ruin SOTA DAC performance with a distortion-producing class A tube stage...brilliant
Ok but does your amp even have a soul? Let's not discriminate and only buy a DAC with a soulYou add SOUL-Emotion, not a humanless chippized OP sound. It s worth . I have tubed DACs. Let the chips do the numerics, when it comes to music let it be analogic. Option option. Ops for you or tubes.Thanks
I used my D90 dac with a Marantz PM8006 amplifier and it sounds very dynamic and very clean. I also have a 30 years old hybrid 25 W stereo amp with ECC88 front stage and MOS fet end stage. Last year I recapped the 2 power supplies with Mundorf capacitors and since then I am again using my DIY hybrid amp. It sounds even more dynamic than my PM 8006. Probably both amps would have bad reviews when measured by Amir...Great idea-ruin SOTA DAC performance with a distortion-producing class A tube stage...brilliant
Great to hearI used to love the sound of my musical fidelity headphone amp which has tubes in it. I also used to think it complemented the 'sharp' detailed sound of the cyrus dac.
Reading this forum and buying a topping dx7 pro plus genelec 8030 changed my mind. It gives a sound that is so *right*, that I'm planning to buy the d90se for my main system.
Inferior? By what metric(s)?I fully appreciate these great specs, though I returned my D90se and am keeping my old D90 which was hands-down preferred in my rig. Topping appears to have weaked all aspects of of the new SE, though they did so having been forced to use the inferior (IMO) ESS9038 Pro chip (no choice as the AK4499EQ is no longer available). It was either that, or stop selling D90s' altogether - so IMO this was a make-do scenario.