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Surprised that Terra-BerryDAC 2 not in first 3 positionjudydudi wrote:dear music lovers
we had the soundcheck yesterday.
It’s always a pleasure for me to share a moment with other music/electronics technician enthusiast.
Thank you very much for coming. We were five and had a relaxed evening together
I had trouble with my 16 port audio switch (making noise) so i used again the 5 line ports of my amp.
The special of this Soundcheck was, that Michelangelo was so kind to sent us two brand new volumio devices, a prototype of a ESS9028 DAC called ‘PRIMO’, and Tinkerbell S pocket device named ‘Minuetto’.
I was so curious how it would sound. Thank you so much Michelangelo!
I put these devices in a king class group (all in) :
TERRATECHNOS – Terra-BerryDAC 2 ( with Switch 1 and 2 off ) (v.2.413)
mamboberry HD+ DAC with Crystek Clock and allo kali reclocker (v.2.413)
pi2design 502DAC PRO (v.2.146 with Hifiberry DIGI+ PRO driver)
allo Piano 2.1 with Kali in dual mono and 32bit target upsampling. (v.2.413)
volumio Primo(v.2.418) and RPI3p
Of course, we did a blind test.
We especially noticed two devices, one with a confusing high field and less bass, another one with remarkable more details and slightly emphasized bass, a third board was noticed as especially ‘friendly’- detailed and well balanced.
No question, the other two boards where great too, but not that spectacular.
So, the secret was, that the primo was our no.1. the mambo on place 2.. place 3 for piano and 502dacpro.
Then, how would be the primo compared to the other great boards:
mamboberry HD+ DAC with IDT Clock (v.2.413)
allo BOSS v. 1.2 (v.2.413)
odroid c2 & hifi shield 2 (v.2.411)
IQaudio DAC pro (v.2.413)
volumio Primo (v.2.413) and RPI3p
We did it again as a blind test. To our surprise, we found the same dac’s as best.
(surprise? yes it’s really difficult to compare and to be awake enough to find the small differences in the dac boards)
first primo, second mambo and boss & iqaudio as place three.
The primo is build in a black steel case, and was equipped with a RPI3+ - mi said a tinkebell S is planned in future.
Hardware volume control and DoP. @michelangelo this plug and play solution is great and may could use from your grandma
Cable and psu (allo 5v3a) of all devices where the same.
The advantage of the ‘Minuetto’ the Tinkerbell S, is the size (a very small black plastic case), the power compared to a RPI (better alternative for using as USB DAC) and a quite good build in analog output.
The power consumtion was about 3 Watt approx while playing.
I was very happy to welcome marina as one of our guests yesterday. she did some beautiful dac board jewellery for me.
She does have her own business in making jewellery out of used electronic parts.
So, we are awaiting for the katana board, that we could examine it at the next soundcheck.
Thank you.Living in a box.jpgprimo1.jpgtransformator1.jpg
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