Where did you buy it from ?
Edited by Audio-Omega - 4/10/13 at 7:21am
Been looking for an amp to get closer to aural nirvana .
Part of the personal audio journey you know . Worked out that I liked the detailed , plenty of ambience in spacious soundstage kind of sound . The kind of sound where quality of instrument timbre is more important than quantity of bass specifically .
Kind of bet on the Bakoon amp 21 to make it happen
So I ended up in a well stocked headfi orientated store in Melbourne today.
Listened to the Mjolnir and found it so Lo-Fi, Bryston and found it Nice- Fi and the Soloist smooth but unsophisticated and dense in your face .
About to go and got talking about Headamp .
Lo and behold there was the GSXmk II . One problem, not allowed to listen !! Only one in stock and only for sale , no buyer yet. Not prepared to chance someone not liking it and having to sell a demo unit .
Ok fine then, give me the damn thing but let me listen to make sure it works.
And it works , cold start out of the box in the shop and all . Ancilliaries not to shabby but not my standard by far.
Just could not fault the damn thing , what clear improvement on what came before by far and already .
Paid and left, no waiting . Now to lug the box the entire Great Ocean Road, no listening for 4 days not even thinking audio .
Funny old world.
Love this...A great example of us hobbyests and the impulse buy! Enjoy the unit wild4sound!
Dealers - they wait for the amp while you don't know about it
should be a new slogan
I'm sure Addicted to Audio will be getting more GS-X mk2 amps, but right now the first production run is sold out for everyone and i am in the process of building more. you got the last unsold unit in the world
12+ hours straight reading on this 1K+ thread....I must be crazy...
Massive information, but I still got a stupid question here:
What exactly the difference between the Alpha and DACT? Anything will be added to(or subtracted from) the SQ due to this choice?
Thanks! So do you mean in terms of the SQ itself, there's no human ear noticeable defects of the Alpha compared to DACT if I am indifference of the exact volume amount?
I think the DACT should sound better than Alpha pot, at least through the life of the Aplha pot anyway. I thought that the sonic equivalent of a DACT or Gold Point stepped attenuators are the ultra expensive Alp RK50 continuous potentiometer model. The RK40 (a.k.a. Alp black beauty) may also get very close to DACT but for much less. However, it is only available as a stereo pot and has long been discontinued. I maybe wrong on this, but what's the point of ordering a DAC-T if the Alpha pot gives identical performance and superior infinite volume control.