I think the rules of this forum encourage arguments...so here I come
I've asked several highly skilled sound engineers(the kind that gives lectures about audio and works at building highly accurate measurement tools), and they all told me that :
-yes, there's many op-amps that give a clearer SQ than the 5532
-*BUT* most records have literally gone through hundreds of 5532/5534...and most of them have basically been mixed on these, and are aimed at being listened to on these
-you can embelish what's on the record, but in the end the 5532 just gets it "right". maybe that's why Lynx puts them on all their top-end cards? the ppl I'm talking about only use cards from this company.
I think many ppl will agree that the 4562 has very clear trebles, but the low end bass response lacks. and same for the LT1469 apparently?
anyway, even in these measurements the 4562 beats the 5532 : RMAA Testing of Audio IC Op Amps
but is music about distortion-free trebles and tame bass? isn't it asking for troubles to search for something undiserable to begin with
I've read some ppl saying that whatever op-amp they were trying "worked" on most songs, but not on all....maybe that's because the ultimate op-amp that makes everything so much better...simply doesn't exist?
what do you say about the JRC2114D for I/V? it's a slightly improved 5532
PS: that guy who keeps getting banned and talks about numerology in op-amps is simply out of this world
he should run a team w/ Patrick82, how about ESD wrapped op-amps w/ "compatible" numbers