- Oct 14, 2013
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- Oct 14, 2013
They can claim to have co-developing those above. But they already existedThis is objectively false if you look at what else is in the DMP-Z1 outside of the DAC/AMP chip that everyone is so fixated on.
What about the completely new FT-caps and OS-cons they co-developed? The new solder formula? New chassis technique? The batteries? Remember all these things plays a critical part in all the Walkmans since the ZX1 thus far and is crucial to improvements in each generation. They admitted their S-Master is currently not up to standard and is working on it, but instead of sitting on their rear it didn't stop them from improving all the other parts in the system which could potentially have a positive effect and testing out those effects in a show-off piece of what they have learned. This whole "boo-hoo it's an AKM DAC chip and TI opamp what nonsense Sony is playing everyone a fool" is objectively unfair to the Walkman team if you look at the whole picture, instead of focusing on a couple of trees in the forest.
Capacitors are existed. You just need to find them.
Solders are existed (mundorf) is one of those silver-gold solder, and I know people who love it. I, myself, love Silver solder from Oyaide.
Chassis ? My cook top has those glass aluminum finish (perhaps, it is the Seethrough glass finish for aluminum and wood plank that are new)
Kimber wires are existed
Batteries ? Every DIY people, or every engineers, simply knows that Battery can be a good power source. However, a properly designed Linear Power Supply with good components can’t be beat
Ofcourse, everything play a crucial role in the final performances, and the people who is approaching this level of spending money. They are very sensible, let’s just say, before fancy components, do a properly design first. No one care about what they use as (off the shelves DAC) just as long as they disclose Why/what lead them in doing so.
Again, the TT2 from Chord Dave is cheaper, and they are sticking to their own heritage of in house technology. This, is worth supporting for