Originally Posted by AmberOzL
lol I am not able to pay for every dap in the market and test them with my own ears so I would like to see reviews. I am interested because M has more power than ZX1 so maybe they can drive them more efficiently. Also I like the ESS Sabre chip (I hope they don't use the lower performance mobile version, still waiting for clarification on dac chip). Yes, the dap has its own negative sides but I would like to see how they sound together. One can get curious I guess
LOL! Yeah, I know - I'm a far worse offender than you, in terms of the gear that interests me but which I am (currently) unable to afford.
Your post just spontaneously made me laugh, so I couldn't resist pullin' your leg
Some SE-5 owners say that it particularly thrives upon high voltage swing. The Calyx-M is listed as follows: "Output Voltage : 1.25V rms"
Others, here, are better experienced than me, as to how that compares to others DAPs/Amps, but I suspect that's quite low.
My guess is that the Calyx-M may turn out to be an absolute peach of a transport/DAC, which sings like nothing else on the market, when amped with a Portaphile 627 or whatever.
Edited by Mython - 1/1/14 at 12:24pm