Schiit Modi 3+/Multibit 99$ / Analog Devices AD5547

So folks, 😉

back to a little bit „Hi-Fi“ again.. 😉

according to this list (interesting, have a look)->

the Schiit Modi 3+ (Multibit) should be the best in this price-range..(99$/249$)->(

we had here THD-lists („Sinad“) from audioscenereview->( in which the Schiits were also in the top) 

question is now (because they use in 80% of their products „AKM-chips“) and as i always said and read again and again, these AKMs („Velvet“-sound) were not so transparent + airy like our phenomenal ES-Sabre-chips..

so best would be to test one of them in comparison to some ES-Sabre-gear; we´ll see..

also interesting is that there is „a new player“ in these DA-market->“Analog Devices„..I/we know that they had made very good DA-chips in the very beginning of this era + also have a very high „distinction“ in the hi-fi-world in general..

The Schiit 3+ Multibit uses an Analog Devices „AD5547“->have to test them also against some sabre´s..

(it would be very nice, if someone can post his experiences with one of the Schiits oder ADs in the comment-section !!)

more to come, greets for now !! 😉

New: Topping D10s (1 x ES9038Q2M) vs. SMSL Sanskrit 10th SK10 MKII (AK4493)

hi there, 😉

unfortunately nothing new from here building/buying around some new ESSabre (9038Q2M) chips (DIY) but 2 new, interesting DACs „came up the table“ lately:

The Topping D10S with 1xES9038Q2M in it, XMOS XU208 + OPA2134  (changeable)->

goes for only 99$ !!  (Amazon,Aliexpress,Ebay,Audiophonics,Shenzhenaudio)..

a very detailed test about it is here (as always „audioscenereview“)->

and/or the SMSL Sanskrit 10th SK10 MKII for a little bit more (110$)  (Amazon) ->

audioscenereview-review is here->

question is which sounds better ? (i will make a new thread about it in the forum (Link) and hopefully someone will/can post his/her experiences with both of them)

as i originally wanted to buy some Topping D50S (2xES9038Q2M, 250$ Amazon) because of the 3 inputs (USB,coaxial,toslink) the Sanskrit would be the better choice..

but as i like these phenomenal, unbelievable, „airy“, „openstage“-sound from the ESSabre-chips sooo much, its the question if these AKM4493 were sounding similar..

more to come… (gather some more information about them (the two) right now) 😉