Technical specs looks the same, except no opamp info.
there are tests on abi that show opa627 behaves almost the same as ad8610 in miniboxe+, so it must be basically the same
amp inside. i hope that new name ES means single ended and there will also be miniboxEB - balanced amp.
Any word from them yet? Please let us know.
Head-Direct told me it is just a change of opamps. Some upgrade/update. The chip is expensive and for the price of one from Digikey, you can get 2x ADA4627-1, which is much better than 627 in both the Minibox and my Compass DAC.
I am confused ny the new pictures on the website. I was very interested in buying the Minibox E+ because it had the bass boost and 'P to S' buttons, but the new ES version looks more simple with just a 'gain' button?...Can anyone confirm it still has both options like E+?...
How is it better...I was under the impression that the OPA 627 and AD8620 were pretty much top-notch
Just received a message this morning from Ms. T in customer service: Only change was the op amp "upgrade" from an AD8610 to an OPA627. I wonder how this will effect the overall synergism of parts to sound?
The new version does not have the Bass boost or PtoS. That was the deal breaker for me. I heard rave reviews about how this amp was just made for ER4. As much as I LOVE my decade old ER4 I have to add a little bass. The circuit on the E+ is way better than a software EQ from a DAP.
Long story short....I found a used E+ for sale on the forums here and my ER4s have never been happier!