- Mar 20, 2007
People swear the separation is better, and the background is even quieter, but I have no idea personally. I used the DP-X1 balanced with my PM3, but I was after the extra power which ironically I rarely used as I used ACG mode.
As I've discussed many moons ago, ACG is amazing.
Just for a reminder for all:
1x DAC/channel, 1x amp/channel
1x DAC/channel, 1x Amp for ground (0v), 1x Amp for L/R channels.
Thus, the better noise floor = better clarity but a little less power, and for me that's a great trade-off.
SE on DP-X1 sans external DAC/amps is much poorer than ACG, but not so bad compared to BTL except latter's big power output.
So, ACG + headphones = WIN for me!
If ACG wasn't an option, we'd be having a different conversation.