Originally Posted by Omega17TheTrue
So that mean he has more or less noise ? Do you have any other technical informations ? I notice on the pictures that the ACSS output has RCA ends, that strange..
On A-GD's gear ACSS has always best s/n (no DAC output stage and no amp input stage), then you have XLR (balanced signals) and finally RCA (single ended signal) which has "lowest" s/n. But s/n ratio of 116dB is in any case quite enough believe me...
From my experience: transport on pause, RE-1 to Roc via RCA interconnects ("worst" possible connection) - with AT's quite sensitive W-1000 (balanced drive) you can barely hear slight hum just on 22nd and 23rd step of Roc's 23 steps attenuator. I rarely go up to 17-18 when listening to really loud rock. <Joda mode on> Dead quiet A-GD gear is. <Joda mode off>
It comes down to your music listening preference which is, in turn, hard to know because there is no elegant possibility to audition and compare A-GD's "neutral" and "warm" gear. I swear by their "neutral" flavor, but I'm also quite intrigued to hear their "warm" setup.