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    Lampizator Pacific DAC

    What is it? Where does it rank on the Lampizator "perceived value" chart? How much does it cost? Our Man Mike is hosting its debut at his Suncoast Audio showroom. Hey Mike, can we get the inside dope?
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    Re: Lampizator Pacific DAC

    I BELIEVE it's above the GG. Fred, can you confirm?

    The Pacific represents new SOTA performance from Lampizator. Price TBD.
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    Re: Lampizator Pacific DAC

    Its the new Top dog...above the GG and even the GG2.

    7 tubes, 4 Inside, is what I heard.
    Active triode loading...whatever that means...will give much increased dynamics.
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    Re: Lampizator Pacific DAC

    The Pacific will indeed fall at the top of our food chain and become our top performing product. I have heard a working prototype of this unit and I can tell you it will be a solid step above the Golden Gate presently available.

    The Gen 6 Golden Gate (GG2), which I have not yet heard, will incorporate many of the improvements of the Pacific and be a solid improvement over the original Golden Gate. We will soon be announcing a *very* fair upgrade path to people with existing GGs of any vintage to upgrade to GG2/Gen 6 specification.
    Purpose Built Listening Room: Intuitive Audio Design Gamma Summit Speakers, Gallo CLS-10 subwoofers (2), LampizatOr Pacific, LampizatOr Super Komputer, Musical Concepts Haffler DH-500 (Ultra Elite package), Theorem Acoustics Wave bridge power conditioner, Cables by Theorem Acoustics, Dynamic Deisgn & cables, Verastarr. Room design by Dale Pitcher.

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    Re: Lampizator Pacific DAC

    Dang, this fedback is astounding. If the GG2 is this good, what will the Pac sound like???? So glad I boked for SunCoast in October. Very anxious now...

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    WHAT...THE.... F&*@K...

    what the hell happened to my system?!?! I just could NOT believe my ears. With the firmware 2003 on board, it was VERY CLEAR that there the beta firmware that my GG came with was holding it back. WAYYYYY BACK.

    I have only heard this magnitude of improvement in my system maybe 2-3 times in my audiophile career. Most of them involved MAJOR changes like completely different speaker types, a vastly different room. The Big 7 did not do this when it first arrived. With the new firmware on board, I was in disbelief at what was coming out of my system. I thought I knew what it could do, but I was completely mistaken. My mouth just hung open with EVERY. SINGLE. TRACK.

    To be clear, I do not think that this improvement was because of the 2003 firmware. It was because the 2001/beta firmware was just broken, and this was how this GG should be.

    I basically sat there listening to track after track after track, not being able to drag myself away even to use the restroom or to eat. After 7 hours I realized I hadn't had lunch or dinner and was ravenous.

    Remember when I said I thought the unit was 20-30% better than the Big 7? WRONG. Try 200% better. Of course, these things are hard to really quantify - but the best way to describe it is that the REALISM took a HUGE step forward. Tracks I knew well were suddenly scary. To borrow someone's words who was very close to the building of the unit, it was like I took a @*()! hallucinogenic mushroom, in the best way possible.

    In the past when I've had an "improved" piece of equipment in my system, I'd find dramatic improvements with some pieces, less so with others and almost none with some. The magnitude of the improvement over my Big 7 (which is NO slouch) was so vast that every track I played sounded so different that I was afraid my head would drop off from shaking it in disbelief.

    I have no idea what pixie dust or Polish black magic crazy Lukasz has put into this design, but the results are certainly mind-blowing. I just turned off the system 20 minutes ago and am still in awe of his creation.

    Ked, does that answer your question about how it sounds?


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    Re: Lampizator Pacific DAC

    I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the Pacific. Gopher, why not make it happen here on Shark?
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    PS Audio BHK Signature 300 monos
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    Re: Lampizator Pacific DAC

    I'd love to get some pictures finalized, but right now we're using a modified copper chassis for a Golden Gate as the new case work isn't done. The circuit and sound is 100% (I've only heard the prototype which was mind blowing, but Lukasz says things have improved another level for this final configuration) but the new case work isn't in just yet.

    I can tell you there will be more exposed tubes, a new improved display for the vc, new footers we're very excited about, a metal remote and some other nice aesthetic improvements which will make it stand out in a very tasteful and attractive way.
    Purpose Built Listening Room: Intuitive Audio Design Gamma Summit Speakers, Gallo CLS-10 subwoofers (2), LampizatOr Pacific, LampizatOr Super Komputer, Musical Concepts Haffler DH-500 (Ultra Elite package), Theorem Acoustics Wave bridge power conditioner, Cables by Theorem Acoustics, Dynamic Deisgn & cables, Verastarr. Room design by Dale Pitcher.

    Family Room Rig: Vapor Audio Stiff Breeze, LampizatOr Golden Atlantic, LampizatOr Super Komputer, Musical Design D-75B (with John Hillig's PA-6 upgrades), Pi Audio Uberbuss, Dynamic Design reference cables, Danacable USB.

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    Re: Lampizator Pacific DAC

    Will the Pacific have both XLR as well as RCA out ?

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    Re: Lampizator Pacific DAC

    In true LampizatOr spirit I would be very surprised if you cannot get any combination of inputs and outputs you want...

    I'm very excited to see how the Pacific ends up as it seems to be a real killer, but I'm personally not going to go down this road for the same reason as the GG, due to physical size reasons. It's simply too big and I don't have the space for it, this will never change for me, Atlantic sized boxes for the win!
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    Re: Lampizator Pacific DAC

    Voices...I hear that the Pac will be even bigger than the GG and that the SQ step up will be unreal. Based on the indirect feedback I have received, I WANNA hear one ASAP.

    If its HALF as good as what I heard.... gamechanger territory. How can this be?? Nah...I believe it when I hear it.
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