I have a Auzentech X-Meridien 2g. I made a dual lme49710ha module for it. I complained on the board that the sound from them
while detailed, was way too harsh. So I ordered a OPA2111AM and a lme49720ha.
Well the opa2111am, I don't know if I fried it while soldering but one channel was weak. As a matter of fact,
the good channel was weak as well. So bah no real opinion of it sonically.
The lme49720 was great!!! While it lasted. The bass was booming! The mids and Highs were juicy!!
I could blissfully punch the equalizer levels all the way up in the high band and the hissiness was not
bad at all. It behaved and sounded like the old automobile equalizer I used to use to amp up
my Panasonic Platinum box that had a tape machine hooked to it.
But after like 40 minutes as I was playing with the bass bands on equalizer, and switching between
44, 48, 96 and the 19? sampling, the left channel dropped like 40 decibels and started popping.
I took it out and put it back, still popped and was nearly dead with low output.
After awhile, before I was going to throw it out, i did a Fonzie and threw it on the floor, denting the
99's metal cap. Put it back in and it worked!! Though after listening to it, it was now just as harsh as
the dual lme49710's!!!
I guess one of my solder joints was bad? I dunno. Guess I'll try again.
It was really nice and warm sounding with lots of bass!!! And the mids were smooth and juicy!!
If I can get a lme49720 to not **** out on me, it is definitely my choice for playback!!!
For mastering I am going to use the 710's because they pull up the clicks and pops in the vinyl and make
it easier for me to hear it and correct it with my Diamond Cut Audio.
The Auzentech is doing an incredible job of capturing the Audio off of my LP records. I am floored at the quality.
I have to say I barely hear a difference from the recording and original. Diamond cut does not use Asio4all, but
when I use that it is very close to a perfect capture of the recording. Asio in that player with the alien head(sorry cant remember name)
amps and cleans it up to the level of the raw input of the turntable. There is a very slight sound stage compression, but thats fine
with me as the original recording is too lively sounding. The very slight negative attenuation actually makes it sound better!!!