Tommy making claims like these is b.s. ,you take digital which is superior etc, and you make claims of your own gear which is average and the net result is b.s.,anyone can make digital sound good,what is the specs
of your gear with a vinyl source.please quote SNR and THD...
Seriously man, WTF are you talking about ??
What exactly do you think is BS? I heartily disagree with everything you just wrote.
You are entitled to your opinion but i cant make any sense of it.
What are the specs with vinyl source????? Im lost. Someone help me.......or George. The specs of the equipment are the specs of the equipment regardless of source. And why are you talking about a vinyl source into a DAC anyway?
Maybe you've just had to many man-pops tonight. But please, calling bullshit on something that you either havent experienced in person or just dont understand or appreciate is inappropriate. I own both the TL and HS versions of Tommy's DAC DAC and they are freakin stellar. Best i've had in my system, and that included dac's from $3000 to $8000 flagships. So, there's no bullshit there. Tommy's amps will measure the same regardless of source. And I have purchased enough equipment from other vendors to know that when I landed on Digital Amplifier Company I had finally found the real deal. High End Sonics at Real World Pricing
If you really think that what Tommy builds is just average then what you are experiencing is simply some strange system incompatibility. Or, your preferences run to an affinity for a particular flavor such as tipped up treble, or bloated bass. You will find Digital Amplifier Co devices to be exceedingly neutral, clean, clear, and lifelike sounding with proper playmates. But again, in a forum where people want data, information, specs, pictures, experiences and impression...Simply calling BS on something and not making any sense of it just isn't helpful.
The TubeLike moniker that Tommy adopted for the first version of the DAC DAC may have confused you early on. I noticed you asked what tubes were employed. For the interested parties, the TL is meant to infer that the DAC DAC is not clinical or cold sounding. Its descriptive of its mission, not its components. TubeLike means that this version emulates the very best tube equipment which is natural, spacious, and organic sounding. LifeLike could also apply. Its lowest parts count means that the fewer the parts that are employed, the less gets in the way of your music. And, the parts that are chosen for the circuit are carefully spec'd to ensure the best matching and custom intent such as high bandwidth and ultra low distortion.
THe HighSpec version is how Tommy refers to the all out pursuit of specs and measures. It is a very fast, incisive sounding device. Truly clean, harmonious and colorful. The absolute best implementation of BurrBrown chipset ive heard.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion but please keep posts to the spirit of this forum, which is to inform potential listeners of your experience and observations, maybe even your wish list. Tommy reads all the posts and you never know what might show up in future products. Useless harassment of the designer who in now way helpful to users who may want more information to make a purchase decision.
If Mr Georopoulos you would like more information please feel free to contact me, as I have both units that I have purchased for myself, as well as the new STM integrated amplifier, and the 60V Maraschino Monoblocks. I can speak to whatever questions you may have if you are interested in owning Digital Amplifier Products.