I'm a bit of a very latecomer to this, but I actually have an Absolute at home, along with an MSB Select. I am very much enjoying the Absolute (and the Select for that matter, but much less so sound-quality wise), it outputs a lot of musical energy.
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In my system, the linear mode filters produce magic; my preference goes to the slow roll-offs -- i.e. slow roll-off linear mode.Yep still interested - would love to know your thoughts. I currently have one on demo to compare to my Lampi GG2. What filters did you end up using?
As far as I know, no. I auditioned their top of the line digital front end and it consisted of a separate DAC, a streamer, and a reclocker / reviver.
I had an Absolute at home for a while (see above) in its previous iteration. I haven't read the reviews, but can attest to the fact that it clearly outperformed my own machine (at the time an MSB Select). Admittedly, I was more than surprised. I'll spare you the reviewer type poetic details (not my style) -- suffice it to say that i suddenly heard dynamics, coherence and details in recordings, stuff I thought never existed. Subjectively, there was an extra octave at the bottom end and endless energy coming out of the speakers, as if the dac was driving the speakers directly.
This can be tube magic it wins lol. but it is a fine product to me. easily competes with the dcs , msb dacs. LDMS servers rock lolI spent some time with the previous version fed by an LDMS with an Ideon reclocker, and compared to my Lampi Golden Gate 2. I thought it was an incredible DAC - very dynamic, full-sounding, with plenty of detail. In my system, it could on occasion be too much, particularly in terms of the fullness of sound, and as such, I preferred the Lampi Pacific which I've now upgraded to.
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