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Thoughts on Dual Sabre Dacs (NFB 7.77, LKS MH 004)

  1. smodtactical
    Anyone have experience or thoughts with these dual sabre dacs that have 1 chip per channel? LKS impressions from those that own one have been pretty positive. I have not seen any impressions of the audio gd NFB 7.77 and I wonder if there are any out there.

    Also how do these dacs compete against top ladder dacs like gumby, yggy, holo 3 etc.

  2. littlexx26
    soulnote has 4 9038pro chips dac
    smodtactical likes this.
  3. Whitigir
    Having r2r7 and impression from a friend about 7.77. AudioGD seems to stick to their house sound signature, warmer ? There are some differences from both designs and which deterred it for me to buy lks004 and not 7.77

    1/ lks004 uses MeLF resistors

    2/ lks004 has single board design, except Amanero modules

    3/ lks004 is easier to work on, and have room to modify and improves.

    4/ Lks004 is also slight bit cheaper, and is the first one to the market to bring ess9038Pro

    5/ lks004 uses those musical Nichicon and wima capacitors on it instead of Nouver like 7.77 ?

    But #2 is very very important. Less joints, and less solders to connects between parts. That does it for me
    alphanumerix1 likes this.
  4. Xymordos
    It's also a NOS DAC according to its website.
  5. m-i-c-k-e-y
    There is also the Musical Paradise MP-D2 MK2 (now out of stock for upcoming MK3).

    It has a thread here (people end up buying are vinyl aficionados).

    Nice is that:
    - It has modular sockets for the dual mono DAC chips. You change to 9038PRO, AK4497 or AK4490 by dropping its modules.
    -Ability to roll on its analog tube output stage by changing the rectifier (6.3V or 5V series), signal tubes (6.3V or 12.6V series) and caps to your heart's content.
    -Cheaper than your L.K.S. MH-DA004
    - Modwright has a mod for it: http://www.modwright.com/blog/post.php?s=2018-07-10-new-mod-musical-paradise-d2-dac
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2018
  6. smodtactical
    Any pro reviews of the musical paradise?
  7. m-i-c-k-e-y
    IDK, haven't found one. BUT, never found negatives either from users on various forums.

    Google is your friend.
  8. maxxevv
    There is also the SMSL VMV D1. Dual ES9038PRO.

    There are some very detailed measurements of it over at Audiosciencereview.
  9. m-i-c-k-e-y

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