mola mola Tambaqui

Davidny

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Has anybody heard this DAC what are your impression
I’ve had the Tambagui DAC since the beginning of this year. I’m very happy with it. Beats the PS Audio Directstream DAC which it replaced by a wide margin.
If you’re located in the US, ask Bill Parish at GTT Audio, he offers an in home trial.
 

Davidny

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I’m glad that you like it! What are you using in front of your Tambaqui?

I have a 4TB external SSD Drive = USB = Nucleus Plus = ethernet - switch = ethernet = Auralic Aries G2 streamer = USB = Tambaqui = Preamp = amps = speakers
 

Davidny

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Going from a PC to a dedicated server / streamer should be a positive improvement.
On my Tambaqui, USB sounds better than Ethernet
But I’m using Kubala-Sosna cables for USB, Ethernet and AC power. I also added a HDPLEX 200W linear power supply for the Nucleus, external SSD and switch. Every change upstream has had an incremental improvement on the end result, go figure...
 

CKKeung

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Darko is good!!! :D

 

the sound of Tao

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Interesting to see John Darko point up his reviewing of gear in price point... I often felt his choice to stay at a basic level of gear limited his exposure to hi-end and also made it hard for him to really assess what components were doing. His choice to use great music rather than just great recordings to assess gear is also good in terms of accessibility.

Here he is talking more hi-end and reviewing gear at a much higher level than usual and his analysis, language and understanding now point to a greater capacity. His limits might still come from the standard of his own system as a reference.

Many reviewers leap towards the sky early, I’d love to see Darko’s focus move up the hi-end chain more regularly, he clearly has gifts as both a reviewer and a communicator. He has authenticity and this is the most essential quality to bring to the role as a foundation.
 
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CKKeung

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Many reviewers leap towards the sky early, I’d live to see his focus move up, he clearly has gifts as a reviewer and a communicator.
Agree with you 100%! :D
 

Echos

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This dac has not been reviewed much here...i wonder why that is. Have ppl not hearD it or does the sq not justify the price point.
 

Echos

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Thanks, i had. It was more on this forum that i was after. For example there is a ton of positive and glowing Lampi experiences :) but very limited tamabaqui ones.
 

sbnx

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I like the Tambaqui. I have heard the Mola DAC in both its forms -- integrated into the preamp and stand alone. To me it is has a warm sound while still having lots of details. I liked it better than the Gryphon Kalliope which has the details but was much more aggressive in how it presented them. I think the Tambaqui is an excellent performer at its price point. The form factor/design is a little unusual and would be either somethin you love or not.

Scott at SupraHifi could hook you up with a demo.
 
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