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Starlight VS Aune T1
I've compared the Project Starlight / 12AU7 ECC802 RAYTHEON w/ Long Black-plates (With Hifimediy USB Sabre DAC As source) vs Aune T1 / 6N27P Voshkod 1969 (excellent sounding vintage tube), the Aune T1 is very good with this tube, but Project Starlight is still better :) more punchy, great extension, and good bass slam, more accurate. I've tried to change LM4562na to OPA2604ap, not good idea, the sound was fuzy, muddy, i will stick with LM4562na and never change them again.
Your amp is really Excellent with my Alessandro and my AKG K601, great synergy, no artificial harshness, great reserve of power, just perfect.
Thanks again Jeremy And Frans
Sunrise I VS Audio-GD NFB12
Kastle / Head-FI
I've been using my Audio-GD NFB12 all week and while it's a really nice unit, Sunrise is still better. I really haven't heard anything that comes close to it. Just absolutely love the unit. I'm looking forward to getting back to the office next week and spending more quality time with it.
Sunrise I VS Little Dot / Bravo
Even listening to older low recording quality stuff via iTunes sound good. Old like 80's metal. I listened to Iron Maiden's famous "Live and Death" and it was like I was there. And I say that sober too. I'm almost tempted to sell both the Bravo and Little Dot and get another Sunrise just for home, it's so incredible.
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Sunrise VS Audio GD-C2 with moon OPAs
I will make another tests when i'll received the cables... but the sound of the Sunrise is far better than my Audio-GD C-2 with MOON OPAs, it means that the little Sunrise is REALLY an amp that rocks !!!
I have just tried my Sunrise with the K601, what a hugggggggggGGGGGgggge improvement over my Audio GD C-2 : soundstage is wider, more natural and aerier, Bass slam is now a reality, you can feel the impact of the bass in your head, it's great percussive and natural…
Sunrise with a $600+ DAC
Just tried the Project Sunrise directly connected to my DAC 19-DSP :) And Waooow i must incline myself in front of a such Sound !!! Definitively "Tubey" and powerful
Highs are a little more sharpen than on the C-2 but it's not a bad thing, the music seems more natural now, more living… I was hesitating between Bottlehead Crack, Schiit lyr or asgard, Darkvoice 336 or 3322, Little dot mk IV before to buy the Sunrise… And i don't regret it at all, the Sunrise is really a "Little Big Amp"!
Yes the Sunrise merit to be associated to a 450$ DAC, Sunrise is not the same price, but it's in the same league…
Project Sunrise II VS Schiit Lyr
I've spent the last couple of days listening to my HE-500's with Project Sunrise II. Compared to Lyr, Lyr has the following advantages:
* Power. While PSII is in no way underpowered for these headphones, extra power equals extra headroom. This to me, translates to slightly more air and space.
* Slightly wider sound stage.
Compared to Lyr, PSII has the following advantages:
* Slightly better detail.
* Slightly deeper sound stage.
Overall, with HE-500's I could switch to PSII full time and not miss too much.
NOTE: Later he said that Lyr had slightly more detail and dynamics than Sunrise II and was slightly better overall, but the difference wasn't much and they are more or less in a similar league with Lyr being a bit better.
Sunrise II VS Bellari HA-540
To cut to the chase, from the first track I was shaking my head in disbelief at how good the Sunrise sounded. The HA540 sounds fine in my system and if I didn’t have the Sunrise I would be content listening to it. But I found the Sunrise to be a step up, with more clarity and separation, and a larger soundstage. I guess I’d describe the Sunrise as more engaging, sounding more three dimensional and the HA540 as sounding a bit more flat.
Sunrise II VS Violectric V200 with HE-500
One of the best synergies I've heard with the HE-500 is with the Project Sunrise II on a V800 DAC. Hands down.
Powerwise the V200 knock-outs the PSii, but the latter portrays a significant larger soundstage and a better "presence" of the music. I.e. power is just one parameter of the HE-500-equation.
If the perceived SQ is due to the valve or the constructuon - I do not know. But I know this: The HE-500 is from now on driven by the tiny PSii by default.
The German is still better for the LCD-2, though.
When it comes to the LCD-3 - my preliminary vote goes to the DIY amplifer. THAT is one thing I would not have guessed 1 week ago...
Lossless -> Violectric V800 -> Project Sunrise II -> HE-500 = Nirvana*.
* jazz, vocals, instrumental, country, pop.
I do not understand why the PSii is not vacuum cleaned by this forum...