so 😉 ,
today my long awaited AD797s arrived..
a lot of “room”, almost “a laid-back”-sound, misses a bit the “liveliness” from OPA2134, the “contur” from the LME49710s and the “harmonics” from the Muses8920 😉 .. (not so “spectacular”)
but again a bit less distorted and with more dynamics-(range)-THD..
in this case (at this level) i think its also very important in which different “devices” u use the different-OP-Amps; voltage-wise and so on..
i´ve tested all the OP-AmPs on an ES9028Q2M (and some on the ES9038Q2M) with Volumio (on a pi) at full volume (no software-mixer)+ some with a Skysong-USB-bridge..(Win)
i think these needs more “burn-in/play-in”-time than the other..very “fine/high-resolution”-tone..
(i will then maybe post an update..)..
Conclusion (for now): not such a “revelation” as the other (Muses8920, LME49710, OPA2134) but very fine, room, laid back sound..
if i had to choose between these 3 OP-Amps (Muses8920, LME49710 ,AD797) it would be really a very very difficult “task”, because they are really very “close/tight” to each other with different advantages/disadvantages..
the best for u would be, you order all the 3 (4) 😉 and get this “different-OP-Amp”-experience too..really..it was such a fun to “hear-out” the differences, where others say that they even wouldn´t exist ..
fabulous, so much fun 😉 ..
so, i guess i would stick with my “allround” Muses8920; guess its the best for now on this “cheap-manufactored” chinese-boards..on more high-end equipment the AD797+LME49710s could be the better choice..
(but as also said,very very difficult to choose, maybe i´ll swap then again 😉 )..
so, another “building-lot” is my combined ESP32S Bluetooth/Webcontrol now with the 4-port-relay for the filter settings + the MCP4131 (Digi-Poti) for the stepless HW-volume-control..
I´ve attached today my Mega2560 with an 3.5″ display via hardwareserial to it (rx,tx)(because i havent got the right libraries+pins+connections to set it also up on the ESP32s..)
i will have just to work out the right display/layout/font-settings (a lot of work anyway)..maybe i will also display some track-information on it->like Artist,Title, fileformat , length and so on..in Moode by example u can use a python script to send out some metadata-info…
a lot of possibilities and by the way, i don´t want to miss my HW-volume-control via Digi-Poti since some days anymore..
u have, as said, again a more finer/better option to adjust the overall volume..absolutely fine with these HW-volume control on the ES9038Q2M..
more to come, many greets and stay “tuned” 😉