I like the idea of a heavy base build. I have no experience of the former or current pcb's/bridge's so further research is required.
Having said that I've just stuck my faithful WE396a tubes in my DAC. I'd been experimenting with ecc88's and was rewarded with clarity and accuracy. However coming back to these is like a favourite tipple or a weekend car.
Sometimes you have to have a break in order to truly appreciate their virtues.
Accurate? Not 100%. Neutral? Not exactly.... But my god they can immerse you in their lush tubeyness....
Just having a look at his website now. Awesome stuff.
Would the streamer with volumio just connect to network and SSD and away you go utilising the DAC on-board?
Seems a beautifully simple solution.
That's 100% correct
So so simple and the SQ is superb IMO
More than happy with my bare back pecan pi/ raspberry pi3 combo. However.. a while back Leo from Orchard put an email up from one of his customers who had swapped out the pi for the Allo USBridge signature. Am tempted by the thought of a cleaner signal feeding the pecan pi, and apparently the pecan will connect just the same via the 40 pin connect. However not so tempted by a 270 euro gamble Any thoughts?
Yup, heard the signature last night. I thought it was very slightly more crystalline in the uppers but maybe a bit less dynamic, which makes no electrical sense as the dac and data was the same. Certainly worth the money though.