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13 hours ago, davide256 said:

If it has remote  volume control

It is visible in the post above your,

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Volume control and lan input make this a very nice option. 

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20 hours ago, firedog said:

Volume control

Well, if volume control is in digital domain is very low value for me. But wont complain - I don't have to use it :) 

 

Can't wait to hear some opinions from first users. :)

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Shenzenaudio and Audiophonics already offer them. Can't wait to hear some users opinions :)

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On 6/23/2022 at 11:03 PM, davide256 said:

@GoldenOne hoping you review this one soon 😀  Price point puts it head to head with the Pontus, hopefully it’s clean of linear interpolation 

Interestingly it does LOOK like the Ares 2 ladder design (though with Gustard's power supply/digital sections and notably output stage, something the Ares 2 doesn't have).

I wouldn't be surprised if this is a similar situation to the Musician Pegasus where the converter design is licensed from denafrips.
I've unfortunately not had the chance to test the Pegasus and don't think I'll be getting one of these in so we'll have to see. I'd be pretty interested to see how it behaves though

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47 minutes ago, GoldenOne said:

Interestingly it does LOOK like the Ares 2 ladder design (though with Gustard's power supply/digital sections and notably output stage, something the Ares 2 doesn't have).

I wouldn't be surprised if this is a similar situation to the Musician Pegasus where the converter design is licensed from denafrips.
I've unfortunately not had the chance to test the Pegasus and don't think I'll be getting one of these in so we'll have to see. I'd be pretty interested to see how it behaves though

 

I have a Pegasus which I love. On the other hand, in DSD for the Gustrad, we talk about "1 bit" and for the Pegasus, we talk about "6 bits" processing and FGPA.

 

https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/dac-with-volume/gustard-dac-r26-discrete-r2r-dac-i2s-bluetooth-lan-airplay-roon-dlna-32bit-768khz-dsd512-silver-p-16597.html

https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/dac-without-volume/musician-pegasus-discrete-balanced-r2r-dac-32bit-1536khz-dsd1024-black-p-15072.html

 

https://www.l7audiolab.com/f/measurements-of-musician-pegasus-r2r-dac/

https://www.l7audiolab.com/f/gustard-r26

 

And almost a few db difference 124 (Pegasus) < 115 (Gustard)

But the interest (also) is the direct integration of the network... NAA update ? 

 

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1 hour ago, GoldenOne said:

Interestingly it does LOOK like the Ares 2 ladder design (though with Gustard's power supply/digital sections and notably output stage, something the Ares 2 doesn't have).

I wouldn't be surprised if this is a similar situation to the Musician Pegasus where the converter design is licensed from denafrips.
I've unfortunately not had the chance to test the Pegasus and don't think I'll be getting one of these in so we'll have to see. I'd be pretty interested to see how it behaves though

Hopefully doesn't sound like Denafrips

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7 hours ago, GoldenOne said:

Interestingly it does LOOK like the Ares 2 ladder design (though with Gustard's power supply/digital sections and notably output stage, something the Ares 2 doesn't have).

I wouldn't be surprised if this is a similar situation to the Musician Pegasus where the converter design is licensed from denafrips.
I've unfortunately not had the chance to test the Pegasus and don't think I'll be getting one of these in so we'll have to see. I'd be pretty interested to see how it behaves though

I really liked the Ares 2... but the linear interpolation killed it for me as I play mostly 44/16 and the treble roll off in NOS mode was blatant.

Regards,

Dave

 

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On 6/28/2022 at 6:10 PM, davide256 said:

I really liked the Ares 2... but the linear interpolation killed it for me as I play mostly 44/16 and the treble roll off in NOS mode was blatant.

for some years I have been using an ares2 with hqp and usually the upsampla software in pcm at 1411/1536 mhz and in dsd at 512
I don't remember ever carrying out a roll-off on the highs (at least I think eh!) .... obviously I use several filters and modulators created by Jussi.
to stay on the subject .... I'm also curious to hear the impressions of the new R2R gustard 

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