Art di/o tube dac anybody using it ?

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  1. John Tompkins

    John Tompkins Supporting Actor

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    Thinking of adding this dac to a cambridge 500se used as a transport into a bottlehead foreplay tube preamp into the bypass of the sony ta-p900es for two channel listening, any thougts ?...I have lex dc-2 into the other 5.1 inputs of the sony ta-p9000es for HT purposes.
     
  2. Joe Casey

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    I had it briefly a few months ago, but it didn't work out for me. It's output was too hot for my preamp. I tried 12 db attenutor pads which did lower the output, but also added a haze to the sound.

    OTOH, I've heard of quite a few happy users.
     
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    When I asked ThomasW and Jon about it they told me from listening trials they've done I should say clear of it.
     
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    I would highly recommend the mod version (Bolder or any other) if you want an upgrade from the 500SE. If you're thinking stock I think the upgrade is going to be minimal.
     

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