It takes significant time to really study and learn any audio product, at least it does for me. So I have been venturing into the world of tubes seeking a particular sound that is very enjoyable to me. And of course, I have been trying to do so on the cheap. I would not be me if I did not at least try!
Try#1 - Audio by Van Alstine Transcendence DAC8. Picked up relatively inexpensively on Audiogon, and figured, why not? This is a big box, easily identified as "craftsman" work
PART ONE- THE THEORY
I finally admitted to myself how much I hate spending money.
Truly, I make Scrooge McDuck look like a spend thrift. Yet high quality, good sounding, gear costs a lot of money. A conundrum! A rock and a hard place! A Catch-22!
A darned nuisance.
I want the very best sound I can get while spending the least amount of money I can, and ending up with something that I am proud of.
I replaced a dying Macbook today with a brand new Mac Mini, stock from the Apple store. Sounds great, no kidding!
Just running straight iTunes for now, and enjoying the vast improvement in sound quality! I was considering building one of the new C.A.P.S. servers, but decided I didn't want to wait a few more weeks till all the versions of the new C.A.P.S. servers are published. Not at all sorry - zero buyer regret.
Now just waiting to see J. River publish on the Mac. Might