TouchMyApps review is live.
In the last week, I've had the pleasure of listening to the new Fischer Audio DBA-02 MKII, and along with them, a combo I feel really matches, the GoVibe Vest. From what I understand, the name comes from old view or TW cameras. Who knows.
What I do know is that this is an impressive, ssmall DAC/amp with a very low noise floor and smooth sound output. As most DAC machines are marketed today, it isn't a full DAC. There are no optical or coaxial inputs, just USB.
Internally, it is powered by a lithium something battery, so it also works with the iPad, though I've been using it mainly with my MacBook Pro. I'll be spending more time with it in the next week to tell you what I think are it's merits and it's demerits.
For its price of about 300$, I think it is a good to excellent product. I've not hardened up my opinion on this, but so far, I think it compares very well.
I can think of many pluses to this amp so far:
1. Low noise floor
2. Smooth, clean output
3. Small size
4. Easy to charge, play, and store
5. Use of dual Wolfson WMA8740SEDS DAC chips
1. The volume pot is a bit wobbly, and can grind against the housing if you don't carefully turn it.
2. In typical Jaben flare, there is next to no documentation with the product itself.
If I were to put a sound template to it, I would say: it is more of an iBasso P3+ than it is an ALO Rx, meaning it doesn't have the same power-or-bust dry sound of the latter, though I've detected no problems driving rather a good range of earphones.
Graciously, Musica Acoustics provided this for review
Dual Wolfson : WM8740SEDS
USB Audio controller: TAS1020B
Again, TouchMyApps review is live.
Edited by shigzeo - 4/9/12 at 6:45am