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Old 17th July 2011, 03:40 AM   #11
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well i have a modded lite dac 60 with reclocker that i (humbly) consider as a commendable piece. the myrefc definitely needs some compensating upstream because the amp itself is a bit clinical to my ears. the dac i know to be able to give me what i want so something has to help out downstream.

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well i have a modded lite dac 60 with reclocker that i (humbly) consider as a commendable piece. the myrefc definitely needs some compensating upstream because the amp itself is a bit clinical to my ears. the dac i know to be able to give me what i want so something has to help out downstream.
Perhaps what you really need longer term is a less clinical sounding amplifier - harder to achieve initially, but in the long term will be much more musically gratifying. Choices of course depend a lot on the nature and efficiency of the speaker system, the size of your room, preferred listening levels and finally to some degree what sort of music you listen to..

The distortion spectrum which apparently bothers you now will still be there even though somewhat masked by the addition of of harmonic dirt upstream, and ultimately you may find it doesn't address the issue sufficiently..

All IMHO of course, and the ultimate solution will have to be one you can afford, and can live with..
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looks simple enough to copy for my first diy preamp
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Old 17th July 2011, 11:53 PM   #14
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aw, sir papa, tis a shame i couldn't read your advise in time... because i just sealed the deal on silvaweld swc1000 yesterday. the much starved piggy bank was broken open after one look at the preamp's innards. 300b for voltage reg, for christ's sake!
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