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    Audio Note 1.1 DAC for SB3 digital o/p ?

    Anyone tried an Audio Note 1.1 DAC on an SB3 ?

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    Yep. Sounds A1.

    Vastly prefer the AN to the other DACs I've tried and to the SB DAC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joncourage View Post
    Yep. Sounds A1.

    Vastly prefer the AN to the other DACs I've tried and to the SB DAC.
    Do you run it into a valve amp or transistor amp ? I've heard it needs 100k input impedances on the amp and that is pretty rare (I think ?) on transistor amps. Of course I could always build a tube amp but then my speakers would probably need changing as well , or is that at " " ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewC View Post
    Do you run it into a valve amp or transistor amp ? I've heard it needs 100k input impedances on the amp and that is pretty rare (I think ?) on transistor amps. Of course I could always build a tube amp but then my speakers would probably need changing as well , or is that at " " ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewC View Post
    Do you run it into a valve amp or transistor amp ? I've heard it needs 100k input impedances on the amp and that is pretty rare (I think ?) on transistor amps. Of course I could always build a tube amp but then my speakers would probably need changing as well , or is that at " " ?
    A cheap s/s amp (HT receiver), iirc definitely not 100k input impedance.

    I'm sure it could sound better (currently looking for a good deal on a better amp), but compared to the systems I've heard it sounds really good nonetheless.

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