First of all, an applause with many thanks to Kingwa and Currawong for making this happen and of course to the fantastic community of Head-Fi!
No words for the moment, but I hope the pictures speak for themselves as a first look. The box arrived 5 hours ago, the dac is already connected and I have been using it instead of the Lyngdorf DPA-1 which I was using as my main dac together with a naim dac. I have decided to do the testing on my speaker system rather than my Stax rig, as much as I love my Staxen, they cannot even approach the feet of my Kharma CRM 3.2FE's.
The associated equipment for COMPARISON will be the following:
- Lyngdorf DPA-1
- Logitech Transporter
- Naim DAC
- Siltech Golden Ridge AES/EBU and Coax
- van den Hul Digicoupler and Opticoupler
Power cables (all driven by the PS Audio Power Plant Premier):
- Oyaide Tunami GPX-R
- Nordost Brahma and Vishnu
- Siltech SPX30mk2
- Kharma Grand Reference XLR's
- Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II XLR and RCA's
All the other related equipment can be found in my signature under "speaker system"
So far I have noticed a wider soundstage in a laid back kind of way vs the Lyngdorf. Also there was significantly less bass impact with the Ref. 7, however this is changing fast. It only has been playing for less than 4 hours, I really dont expect much at this stage. I will of course continue to post my impressions. CLICK AT THE LINK BELLOW, Enjoy!
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Edited by GuyDebord - 9/11/10 at 7:36pm