Ive lent out the dac to my AN diciple friend. He says it’s on level with his dac 5 — though different.
Im not surprised but surprised that hed admit it. I’ll hear for myself next week.
He’s in a state of chock after realising that
things without the AN badge can actually sound good.
Remember, the guy has invested
at least 20k usd in that dac 5.
The source was my friend’s heavily modded computer acting as a roon end point.
There was no clear winner or looser. They were close but very different.
The abbas was clearer and more open. The AN softer “vinyl” sounding — more forgiving but also more blurred.
I think the abbas may have pulled ahead with a better source, ie an old skool cd player.
Well done sir!