After ample A/B listening with TT and HPA8-C, I parted ways with the TT.
Found TT more punchy/meaty, but decided HPA8-C was more musical,
even if more lightfooted.
Finally, QBD76 seemed to me a better DAC than TT.
Maybe it's just me.
So I decided to go the DAVE way…
Problem is you confirm purchase of a 2600 € piece of gear I'm selling, haggle on shipping costs,
make me lose my time, don't pay, then disappear and don't even have the basic correctness to reply.
By the way anyone compared Lumin A1 to Hugo TT ?
I've made a quick side by side and found it quite close.
Lumin is maybe softer and a bit more liquid, Hugo is more punchy.
Although Hugo was direct feed from the Mac (would need to stream it with some box like Sotm 200)