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is it worth getting the Alex C. Liquid + Tube + this THX and the R2R?
Dont get caught up in "if it's right for me"
Im more interested in if there are benefits in buying each of massdrops 'black box's"
I currently own the Alex Tube and Liquid.
It would be one hell of a neat stack to have on your desktop lol.
Honestly though I am not sure of the benefits of using the thx with the r2r dac since the dac sound is a little tubey. Therefore using I highly accurate amp on a distorted (term is a little excessive) signal seems pointless. If I was going to completely rely on massdrop black boxes, I would replace the one of the cavalli amps with the amp plus sdac combo. Then use the sdac pass through with the thx for a super neutral accurate sound. Then run the r2r dac to the cavalli amps that color the sound.
Making me drool just thinking about that setup. We are going to need you to purchase it and take pics for us :)
I was set to go ahead and get the R2R, having forgot about the THX... but now both sitting here glaring at me... first world problems.
thanks for the reply. I already own the hybrid Tube and Liquidw/DAC from this site.
Right now Im running source -> Liquid DAC - Liquid amp or out to hybrid tube.
Between this amp and the R2R, which, in your opinion, would you say?
Ooph. That is a hard decision but gut says r2r because i personally find it more interesting. I am just skeptical with the thx, I doubt I will hear a difference with my hearing. Lol
hard indeed.... I'm thinking the same based on the tech used in the r2r.
Glad I could help. The real answer is buy the r2r dac now. Then wait for the thx to release and buy a left over unit.
I know it was out at least once before... and that's one of the reasons Im leaning against it since I haven't heard anything about it. Maybe a few more exhaustive hours of research to tell me exactly squat that'll help decide. Yea that's the ticket. I love audio :(
I don't believe the first batch releases till October so there is no units out yet. I find this drop a little confusing because it shops 4 months after the first batch.
I heard bad things about multibit DACs, the ones people reviewed had the classic staircase signal vs smooth sinus of sigma-delta DACs. Plus on top of that R2R had 16-bit capability only. Before reading that I used think multibit was superior.
Multibit/R2R dacs aren't better than sigma-delta, they just sound different. They are the tube amps of dacs.