LampizatOr Golden Atlantic + TRP

Last weekend I had a pleasure with several good and dear friends to hear at mine and at @wisnon place new reincarnation of LampizatOr Golden Atlantic Plus TRP where TRP stands for Tube Rollers Paradise. Where this name came from - actually the catch is that as output tubes this one uses pentode tubes working in triode mode ranging from El34, 6L6, KT88,90,120,150 and many more, while as recti tubes same ones can be used as for the rest of the Lampi family. What Norman told me, choice of tubes is getting into hundreds (considering variables of producers, types, etc.).
We rolled few El34s and KT120 as we had those on hand and El34 is/was clearly better than KT120 especially the NOS ones with Blackburn codes on them (xf3, xf4).
Sound wise what to say - maybe I could say is that this DAC is a nuclear bomb in a small package - just fantastic in every sense...speed, presentation, musicality, you name it.
Compared to my GG2, i still prefer mine, due to larger scale of everything and also having a bit more of that tube seductive character, but when things are put into perspective and if being realistic I could live happily ever after with TRP.
Again a fantastic DAC from Lampi team and they really nailed it. Respect!
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Been wondering about the Weiss and how well it would stack up. Thanks for your report, highstream. Does that warmth have you thinking of making the switch?
 
Been wondering about the Weiss and how well it would stack up. Thanks for your report, highstream. Does that warmth have you thinking of making the switch?

Not at all. I'm currently working on integrating the ATC 50's with a pair of JL Audio subs. The only other person I've come across who's done this is Neil Gabler of TAS fame, who has REL's. He sent along his sub settings, which seem to work with or be close to where mine will end up. However, they have me wanting the sound a touch warmer. Whether that's adjusting the subs more precisely, adjusting speaker locations, a tube or a fuse, I haven't gotten there yet.
 

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