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    I thought the upgrade rectified that and does DSD native?
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    I am now listening to an Aqua Formula xHD. The unit is brand new and probably needs another week of burn in. But so far, I am quite pleased with what I am hearing. Despite the internal conversion of DSD to PCM, DSD playback is comparable to my Lampi, and PCM is simply stunning.
    https://youtu.be/ySXOhTEbVKw

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    Awesome! BTW - who is playing in the video?
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    Thanks, it is Lars Estrand from this album:
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    The download is available here: http://shop.dsdfile.com.

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    I really enjoyed the sound of Formula till I put my Lampi back... Now I am at a complete loss, as I no longer hear the difference, that I think I heard before. Maybe I imagined it Maybe it’s a burn in issue.
    Anyway, I will give the Formula another couple of days but I doubt that there will be any dramatic changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abeidrov View Post
    I really enjoyed the sound of Formula till I put my Lampi back... Now I am at a complete loss, as I no longer hear the difference, that I think I heard before. Maybe I imagined it Maybe it’s a burn in issue.
    Anyway, I will give the Formula another couple of days but I doubt that there will be any dramatic changes.
    What tubes do you use in your GG?

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    I wish it was a GG It’s a Level 4 dac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abeidrov View Post
    I really enjoyed the sound of Formula till I put my Lampi back... Now I am at a complete loss, as I no longer hear the difference, that I think I heard before. Maybe I imagined it Maybe it’s a burn in issue.
    Anyway, I will give the Formula another couple of days but I doubt that there will be any dramatic changes.
    For what it's worth it took a long time for my Aqua Formula to break in. Aqua recommends 200 hours but I found it took closer to 300 for it to settle down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abeidrov View Post
    I wish it was a GG It’s a Level 4 dac.
    Oh geez. You should buy a used GG then. It will be less than a new Formula retail. Ask Lykasz...I am sure he has trade ins for PAC buyers.

    I had L2 and then L4 and the B7 and then GG. GG is far far beyond L4. I know for a fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisnon View Post
    Oh geez. You should buy a used GG then. It will be less than a new Formula retail. Ask Lykasz...I am sure he has trade ins for PAC buyers.

    I had L2 and then L4 and the B7 and then GG. GG is far far beyond L4. I know for a fact.
    If I don’t go for the Formula, I am thinking about a new GG2. It’s just more expensive and lots of confusing options to choose from. But that’s a topic for another thread.

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