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    Re: Suncoast Audio welcomes Aqua DACís

    mike -- non-oversampling, discrete R2R ladder DACs are really grabbing my attention...

    any more listening impression from the la scala mkii optologic DAC and how would you characterize it versus other DACs in your line-up? how about vs the t+a dac8 dsd?

    also, any more info on the "simpler network AQlink gateway"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Also, we are now evaluating to introduce a simpler "Network AQlink Gateway" device, developed on the basis of the same know-how, and designed to be connected to our DACs. This device will have of course a lower price than the LinQ, and cost-sensitive (around of $ 1800 USD), we think to many owners of La Voce S3.Ē
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    Quote Originally Posted by aKnyght View Post
    mike -- non-oversampling, discrete R2R ladder DACs are really grabbing my attention...

    any more listening impression from the la scala mkii optologic DAC and how would you characterize it versus other DACs in your line-up? how about vs the t+a dac8 dsd?

    also, any more info on the "simpler network AQlink gateway"?
    Yes. The La Scala has really evolved sonically since a week ago. It has pretty much run non-stop. The tubes in the La Scala create a big soundstage with a more vocals up front soundstage. It has retained its excellent instrument separation and bass has improved. The engaging nature of the DAC comes out in spades. This is a very musical, engaging DAC and not a Hi-Fi DAC like an Esoteric K-01 for example.


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    Tubes in a DAC??? That is just wrong. Kind of like LP sourced from CD's..
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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Tubes in a DAC??? That is just wrong. Kind of like LP sourced from CD's..
    Ha! I thought you would say, ďthatís like a solid state Phonostage.Ē Kidding aside, it sounds fabulous.


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    Nice find Mike. This is where an experience audio dealer bring "value engineering" to the table. Outstanding sound for $7,700 and from what I gather punches way above its class. Very nice.
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