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In Reply to: RE: Apt description posted by fmak on March 17, 2012 at 22:46:57
You are just so sad... The guy asks about the ESS chip and you tell him he needs 7 power supplies. You are a real help...smh
lack of comprehension of what has been said
"lack of comprehension of what has been said"
Really... Well let's see... The question was bascily, should I get an ESS DAC?
David spoke about his experiences with the Buffalo, and his recomindation about the best he has so far. Below your response...
"that the quality of power supplies make a big difference; I have seven ALW-Jung super regulators on mine, all hand tested.
Also important are the analog stages. Balanced out is much better because it eliminates a mixer stage. The roll off freq point is also important and needs to be tailored to your rig."
How does this help the thread and answer the original posters question???
Do you like the ESS, dislike the ESS? How do they sound? Do they taste better with mustard, or mayo? Any real opinion... Anything???
Actually, most of the best dacs don't use the sabre. My personal favorites use Burr Brown. My favorites are the Arc Dac 8 and the Naim nDac. I had a Minimax here for a while and thought it was fine for the money, but spend more and you get more. I believe the Weiss's also use Burr Brown. I have also liked the sound of some Wolfson based days such as the PS Audio.
I am very curious about the Centrum Octave, which does not use a conventional dac chip at all... And it comes in about $1000.
What LessLoss has to say:
Our empirical tests showed that these differences are indeed audible and that Burr-Brown's PCM 1704 is the very best converter chip in existence today. Earlier achievements in quality such as the legendary PCM63 have been bettered by the PCM 1704.
Music is the Bridge between Heaven and Earth - 音楽は天国と地球のかけ橋
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