I agree with the sound description of Invicta, but maybe I haven't heard too many Sabre DACs. Other Sabre DAC I heard was Calyx 24/192.
Not adding bass or not enough bass is a very fine line though. We never know what the original recording is like. All we know (or all I know) is that I like 7.1 kind of bass (quantity and quality) more than Invicta. Even on blind test, my wife subconciously toe-tap more when I switch back to 7.1 and stop toe tapping when I switch back to Invicta.
I can hear double bass tone change better with 7.1
That's a hard one I guess. I cant say if REf 7.1 will ever match Ref 7.1 bass exactly, just that IME Sabre bass improves with better upstream digital components. It's a massive generalisation, so I should probably state that I am talking complete nonsense here.
Edited by drez - 7/28/13 at 2:12am