Originally Posted by xkonfuzed
So, to the people who have upgraded from the T1, what DACs have you went with? How do they compare to the T1?
Funny, I upgraded my home rig to the MB Gungnir, but my away from home was the T1 until just a month or two ago. I'm using the Geek Out v2 DAC/amp with HD-650's and it sounds very good.
I turned on the T1 just yesterday as someone was asking for tube recommendations and I wanted to hear that sweet Miniwatt sound. Jesus, it sounded muddy, very closed in, unresolving... I had let it warm up for about an hour, but I could only take three songs before going back to the GOv2.
I wonder if the tube needs more time to come back to life, but at this point, I just can't enjoy the T1 much anymore.
GOv2 is extremely good with a balanced connection feeding the HD-650's. The Multibit Gungnir and Yggdrasil are stunning DACs, but in a whole other realm of price range. (They are worth every penny, IMO).
I would also say the GOv2 is a hell of a lot better than the T1. I love tubes, and I find the class A amp to really bring a musical sound, paired with noticeably good filtering and Sabre implementation without harsh treble.