That get together was a blast. [They usually are.]
Greg and Alan were there. Steve and John came to visit as well. Steve is an AC member, but John isn’t. Steve has a large collection of vintage gear. John has his father’s vintage Mitsubishi gear with Kef LS-50 speakers. I hadn’t known Mitsubishi made audio gear.
Both the Lampizator Atlantic and the SW1X level III STD DAC are fantastic DACs. They are so revealing that we could hear differences between the different amps. Which amps? My Don Sachs Kootenay 120, an old Hafler XX280, Rouge Audio 1200as2, and Mivera purepower SE 1200as2. I forgot the Hafler’s correct name, so I used ‘XX’. The 280 is correct though.
The Hafler is a very nice sounding amp. This was my first time hearing one. Now I know why they have such a loyal following.
Personally, I thought the Lampi and the SW1X sounded nearly identical to my ears.
I’ll add more later. I’v got things to do this weekend and this must wait.