Eaisly fooled am I ?
This am I am listening with the Clears with my desktop DIY ODA designed by AGDR....a wonderful powerful little amp that
is really complex from the DIY angle..but the results are nothing more than spectacular...its my SS reference amp..
So I connected the ODA and the new Schitt Magni 3 to my Bifrost MB dac, both are getting the same dac output at the same time (y- splitter).
Before I did this I was powering one up, then the other taking 30-40 seconds changing out wall worts...this adds the memory "loss" in between
changes and listening...and the song your listening too has moved to another possibly different section of the material. This makes it harder to be
objective when trying to compare two different amps with your human brain! At least it is to me!
So with both the ODA and the Magni3 powered up. level set with a test tone, and both connected to the same DAC source its only 1-2 seconds to pull out the
phone plug from one and into another....
The results are as usual astounding...or not.
Thinking the Magni 3 was a lesser amp by listening this am, I had to do my keep me honest test.
Pretty much both amps sound tonally pretty much the same. Hard to really tell any difference.
The only thing that might be different, might be the soundstage seems wider or more open and wide with the ODA.
To me this is like comparing a $99 amp to one the would cost north of $600 - $1K IMO.
You can easily do this at home....a pair of very low cost Y splitters for your dac and another set of interconnects you too can see if you can
hear any real world difference in your amps or dacs etc...
Just remember to level set with a test tone and a SPL meter....(I made a small adapter that rests on an earpad with a small precise hole cut out that I stick the sensor of the old Radio
Shack SPL meter into). The material I used for this was some low cost mount board for photographs from a local craft store)..
Ok so both of these amps are pretty much the same?
So which one to use??
Maybe the red one today and the silver one tomorrow!!
Life is good..