So which one of the two would i choose? the new 2.4se. It has tda 1541 and a bigger tube in the output stage which I suspect will give it more 3.2 character.
Its what my ears tell me, but don't have the opportunity for comparison. Just enjoying the music with the 4.1 paired to a CEC transportthe pcm 58 (4.1) has a sniff of that metronomic drive
Eventually I'll get there.But here with digital, id go with the tda 1541.
Very much like the spec on this model nice choice.DAC 2.4SE 6X5 + EAA91 + E180F + TDA1541 + 2x 6SN7 + "GD workshop" EI power transformer
With my 4.0 which has the PCM 58P in it, I can attest to what you're saying. There is a power that comes through the music music akin to an idler drive TT. It also seems like the DAC also places emphasis on certain portions of the music to make it feel more real in the room. And the last thing I have noticed is that the DAC coupled with the La Scalas is unforgiving with how good the recording is. I've had multiple people sit down and listen with me and they are rather disappointed in music they believed to be amazing, played through my system. Which I can only surmise that it was poorly recorded and mastered....?On the other hand the pcm 58 (4.1) has a sniff of that metronomic drive that i like so much in lenco turntables (and bizarrely, a few early digital recordings). But here with digital, id go with the tda 1541.
Hi Limberpine I was hoping to hear your thoughts on the 4.0.that the DAC coupled with the La Scalas is unforgiving with how good the recording is.
Here is my DAC Journey on another forum, but this page specifically has my thoughts on the Abbas.Hi Limberpine I was hoping to hear your thoughts on the 4.0.
While the difference between the 4.1 and the 4.0 is real, the 4.0 with its Kondo output stage.
I think its the pcm 58, and i don't dislike its honesty with the recordings I listen to. I run mine into some Thoeress 2CD12's
If it disturbs I try for a better recording if it exists or swap the amps and cables or just enjoy the music.
What bottles are in the 4.0?
Here is my DAC Journey on another forum, but this page specifically has my thoughts on the Abbas.
It has 6bl7gta bottles in it.
I also have his USB to SPDIF converter, which has Ecc86, EC86, Eaa91 and Eb91 bottles. With Abbas USB and SPDIF cables.
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