Originally Posted by Dynobot
AGD says that the Roc is based off of the Phoenix, I wonder how close it comes to the Phoenix as a stand alone preamp.
This would be a question for Tim... He actually is the only one that had both.
Personally, I'm quite satisfied with Roc. It is just that, having "maxed" it's PSU caps (in one of my Roc mod stages) I've realized how much PSU improvements affect final SQ... and when you see Phoenix's double stage, cascaded, parallel PSU in comparison with single stage parallel Roc PSU... it makes you wonder... and it makes you want Phoenix. Purely on topological level Phoenix is marvelous.
As for discontinuing of Roc/Roc SA... you can look at it this way: Yes, you do not have Roc anymore, but you have Roc with integrated DAC - NFB-10[xx] for approximately same amount of money.
Now only to persuade KingWa to put RCA/XLR inputs... preamp button is already there.
Edited by FauDrei - 11/17/10 at 8:17am