Originally Posted by adhoc
the ra-1 curse strikes again!
Sorry I am a newbie on the forum. What is the RA-1 curse?
When I opened my own Benchmark DAC1, I was pretty amazed to see NE5532 OPAMPS. Aren't these the cheap BJT OP amps scorned by many DIY school audiophiles. How come the unit sound so good to my ears? Can the sound be improved by further tweaking? Or maybe the designer found a circuit layout that makes NE5532 sound good. I guess, if expensive internal components is the sole road to audio nirvana, there would not be so many things to discuss about audio electronics in the first place.
I hope during the summer I will have the chance go to a friend's place and A/B test DAC1 against his Mark Levinson CD player. I will post my findings then.