- May 22, 2005
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- Queensland, Australia
Nobody seems to know what the chipsets actually are Bernard.Justin, do you know what type of chip is used in the Lampizator for the DAC function.....is it R-2R or Delta-Sigma? Audio Note swears by R-2R. BTW, Mr. Lampi had good things to say about Audio Note DACs in a post I read somewhere.
The Amanero is a USB board, right? Interesting that you found the R2R cleaner. And no, I'm not contemplating buying an Audio Note or Lampi DAC; I don't live in the rarified high financial atmosphere of a Kedar.....isn't a Kedar a maharajah of some kind?There is an option to get R2R or improved amanero board for PCM. His dsd is unique and chip less. I heard the R2R, much cleaner and focused than mine, but the improved amanero supposedly as good.
I have heard the AN dac 5 but not compared. I have not liked any of their speakers at all, and you cab check with Ron for an additional opinion, but the airtight and Avant garde amps blew away the AN amp with the trios. Both AN and air tight were 9w 300b, the former too coloured to sound real, and very low control relative to airtight. I haven't liked kondo m7 either.
Justin, there was some forum where a guy was giving Lukasz grief for using a 1541 chip; the response he got was that it was the best available. On the Lampi website he says specifically that he does not specify the chipset.Nobody seems to know what the chipsets actually are Bernard.
AN DAC 4.1 versus Lampi in my system. The AN is a lot more coloured than the Lampi.
I heard AN were toying with the idea if making an R2R DAC using full sized discrete resistors. That was a while ago, though.
A lot of people will feel the same. The only thing I will say is try a Lampi Big 7. It will be a different world to the Schiit.
Dave, I try to keep in mind that the ultimate goal of this hobby is the music, not the equipment. BTW, I'm still waiting for you to tell me when we can meet in Montreal to dine at your favourite restaurant.Bernard, say it isn't so, an audiophile doing something that makes sense ! …….. :devil:
Bernard, funny you should mention that for it was just this past week that my wife and I were talking about 'Queue de Cheval' and with that I did a superb 16 oz NY Strip on the grill tonight. Trust me, when the time comes for us to revisit Montreal you'll hear from me.BTW, I'm still waiting for you to tell me when we can meet in Montreal to dine at your favourite restaurant.