|I love the spaciousness and airiness of DA100. It really opens up the soundstage.
That they all have. On the 701 & RPX-33, the soundstage isn't exactly small so I noticed this only today with the speakers. Could have sweared there was an orchestra hiding in the room when running "War of the worlds - Eve of the war". Really very strange: an orchestra can't fit in a normal room, let alone in mine, but somehow it does sound very convincing.
|I don't think that it's as bassy as described
Perhaps the difference isn't as noticable with a 650, because that's already pretty good in the bass department. But if you take the 701 & DA100, you'll start & think "is this track supposed have this amount of bass?". But after a few minutes, it just sounds so good you have the feeling it was missing all along. It really complements the 701 very well in that respect.
- I wouldn't describe the DA100 as bassy. That would suggest it's bloated and/or out of control. I would rather describe the DA220 as "thin" when compared to the other 2 DACs, and the DA100 as "lacking detail" when compared to the other 2.
- A HD650 might make the original DA220 sound a lot "fuller" than it did now. The other parts in the chain can reveal problems, but never forget they can also be used to fix or hide them.