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Old 16th May 2019, 05:53 PM   #41
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Preliminary Amp Specs:
* SNR: ~120dB
* THD: <0.0008%
* Frequency Response: DC - >25kHz
* Power: 100W into 8Ω
* Fully Balanced Input and Output
Are you sticking with Ti ICs?
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Old 16th May 2019, 06:02 PM   #42
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Are you sticking with Ti ICs?
It is a proprietary custom modulator, with dual Gallium Nitride (GaN) half bridges (TI / LMG5200).
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Old 18th May 2019, 01:36 PM   #43
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Comparison to Katana:

"The Pecan Pi images like nothing I have heard, other than the Chord Dave, which is quite superb for that. It has the edge in detail, channel separation, dynamics, bass and all for the same price as the Katana."

"I listened to the Pecan Pi and marveled at its abilities."

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Old 18th May 2019, 01:50 PM   #44
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Comparison to Katana
Whoa, easy tiger!

Oli has yet to listen to a Katana, so he is only comparing the price...
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Old 18th May 2019, 02:44 PM   #45
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Whoa, easy tiger!

Oli has yet to listen to a Katana, so he is only comparing the price...
He did listen to it, those quotes are directly from his comparison at that link.
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Old 18th May 2019, 03:09 PM   #46
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He did listen to it, those quotes are directly from his comparison at that link.
My apologies, looks like he has, and come to the conclusion that the Katana would be the one he'd buy tomorrow...

"The Pecan Pi images like nothing I have heard, other than the Chord Dave, which is quite superb for that. It has the edge in detail, channel separation, dynamics, bass and all for the same price as the Katana. However, the Katana did something that only one other piece of digital has done, convince/trick me into forgetting I was listening to a piece of HiFi equipment. The other piece? The Allo Boss.
Listening to the Katana delivers a believable sound. Natural and organic, just like the boss, but even better. It gives you realism. Eva Cassidy sounds like a real person is singing and I love that. Its one of the reasons I love Vinyl. It’s ability to convey the naturalism of sound. The Katana has this too. It improves on the Boss too. It far more transparent, theres more detail, the soundstage is cleaner and the whole thing sounds less cluttered and more refined.

The thing is, the Pecan Pi beats it in all areas except for that glorious midrange.

So, if I were to buy one, where would I go?

Truth is, I really am not sure. On one hand you have a unit that (just) beats the other on almost every benchmark of listening. On the other, you have one that sounds …….. “right”

Either way, we're spoilt for choice at all price levels for RPi audio; long may it continue, and let competition improve the breed!
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Keep in mind the Katana as it was tested with isolator and two linear iFi power supplies comes to a total cost of ~$700.
Bigblog - The Revolving Door of HiFi Auditioning - Page 22

The PecanPi DAC right now is $225 and that includes the power supply. If you buy the optional case that would bring your total to $350
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Keep in mind the Katana as it was tested with isolator and two linear iFi power supplies comes to a total cost of ~$700.
Bigblog - The Revolving Door of HiFi Auditioning - Page 22

The PecanPi DAC right now is $225 and that includes the power supply. If you buy the optional case that would bring your total to $350

' I would like to correct the misleading statements of Orchardaudio .


In fact Katana streamer (rpi isolator and one PSU) is 370$ . In same configuration PecanPI is 399$ (minus isolator)



Of course both will have a tax added in EU of 20%
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I would appreciate that you delete the misleading posts.
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