Mayflower Arc

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by Kerry56, Jul 1, 2017.
  1. overhaze
    The Fall Creators Update has killed my sound card and its nice Line-in for now but I still couldn't resist doing an RMAA comparison of the Arc and a O2+Odac combo unit. Keep in mind I'm having to use the 16bit Line-in on my Motherboard so the actual numbers should be much higher than this. Still both where tested with the same Line-in at the same volume with the same settings so it should at least give an idea of how they compare.

    Here is the Odac

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    And here is the Arc

    Arc.PNG

    Pretty close all in all but the Odac+O2 still takes it. Worth pointing out though to get that performance out of the odac I had to use a galvanic isolator. The arc on the other hand was pretty consistent no matter what it was plugged into. Still I got the best results from it when using optical or with USB plugged into a hub.
     
  2. overhaze
    My Arc was faulty. After having it repaired it nows tests identically to the odac+O2 combo, meaning both are beyond my onboard line-ins ability to measure. Sounds great too!
     
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