Welcome Licorice Pizza (LP) lovers! Setup guides and Vinyl FAQ.
In Reply to: NE5532. posted by fscerri on June 7, 2017 at 22:57:38:
Yes. There is a reason why the 5534 and 5532 is still so heavily used in current pro equipment like the Tascam DA-3000 plus countless Musical Fidelity DACs and phono stages which were very highly regarded in their time.... it is neutral and is hard to beat at the price as well as being low noise.
The OPA2134 was a pretty terrible sounding performer IMO! The Linear LME49722 and related are much better and the LME49990 was quite an outstanding device if you were prepared to work around a single op amp. They are all discontinued now...but I was designing my phono stage around the 49990.
If you want low noise then the AD797 would be one to consider. However read the application notes regarding the capacitors in the feedback loop and oscillation.
For phono stages the NE5534 is a better choice.
"Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty.." KeatsThis post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors: