Armoured_Bear wrote:No offence, but I really doubt there is a "huge difference" - where is it supposed to come from? The DAC? The differences between DACs that aren't complete crap are minimal.
The amp? Amps are simple technology. If a company - like Naim - uses the term "Naim sound" for their amplifiers, run in the other direction as fast as you can.
A mixture of psychological effects and non-leveled volume seems more likely than a real difference. If one device is just a tiny bit louder than another one with otherwise unchanged settings, you'll think it sounds "better", and there's bugger all you can do about it other than use a sound-level meter and compare then.
Edited by UncleLou at 13:51:44 13-04-2018
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