Originally Posted by catachresis
Thanks Halcyon for pointing to Cosmopragma's thread. Cheers.
Arrrghhhhhhh.These were first impressions.
Our first prime minister Adenauer once replied when he was accused of contradicting himself:
"I don't care about the chatter of yesterday."
This is one of my favorite historical quotes.
The AQVOX and other stuff in the chain weren't fully burned in, and my brain wasn't either.There are literally growing new connections inside the brain, forming the most complex structures in the known universe.This process needs some time.
A few months later I'm considering the Benchmark in comparison as being mid-fi gear.
Still nice to have around due to transportability, jitter immunity and built-in decent headamp, and I need several DACs for several locations respective configurations anyway.
All of my serious listening is through the AQVOX now.
This DAC enabled a kind of personal growth in the audio realm in my case, and I'm very happy about it.