The difference between my P8/Ania compared with my P10/Apheta 3 is less pronounced than that between a Qutest and DAVE. I accept there are a whole host of variables, but I was wondering if others have similar experiences.
I feel that the difference between high end DACs and/or streamers is more immediately apparent than high end turntables. If you can call a P8/P10/Qutest/DAVE high end, of course.
Just wondering if others have found the same.
I might be mistaken but isn’t Rega p10 less than twice the price of a p8 while the Dave is 7,5 times the price of a qutest? Would explain your experience one should think.
Yes, quite fair enough, but aside from the monetary specifics I was wondering more broadly if the experience of others, with regards to the differences between DACs and TTs, aligns at all with my own. I should’ve written that this experiences goes beyond just the products mentioned; apologies
I seem to find that both formats just keep getting better.
On digital, take your Mac mini/DAVE, then insert an M Scaler followed by a dedicated, low noise server such as an Innuos Zenith 3 and the level of improvement comes as quite a surprise.
On vinyl, the P10 is tremendous but if you try a highish spec Linn LP12 or our preference, a Vertere MG-1 with good cartridge and phono stage, the extra music that flows forth is eye opening.
Best regards, BF
With my limited experience I’d say the differences between turntables are at least as big as the differences between streamers.
My Gold Note Mediterraneo replaced a Rega P2. It’s more than 10 times the price of the Rega and sound more than 10 times better (subjectively😊)