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GIESELER KONVERTER (DAC/Preamp) Official release.

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17 minutes ago, AudioGeek said:

@matth have you bought one?

 

I haven't - but would like to - however my supply of the green stuff isn't unlimited.  If Matth gets one love to hear what he thinks - being from Germany he would have access to stuff we wouldn't here in Aus.

 

I used to be the DAC guy around here and buy heaps of DAC's, including Clays, when they come out.

 

Have toned it down right now - only got the Explorer because it was so cheap - but even that proved more expensive than I thought with a special RCA cable, regen, Clays supply on order.

 

It never stops.

 

Already own:

1. Killler

2. Klein

3. PDX

4. Direct Stream

5. Explorer

 

And maybe some others I forgot.

 

Just got the Bridge 2 for my Direct Stream to do MQA which PS Audio will be adding soon.

 

The Klein and PDX will be up for sale soon - drop me a line if interested.

 

Thanks

Bill

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2 hours ago, AudioGeek said:

@matth have you bought one?

 

I listened to Linn Katalyst and it was great. The Katalyst is my benchmark. But it is expensive and not able to do DSD.

If the Gieseler DAC comes close or is on par, maybe with USB only, then it is quite an achievement.

 

Matt

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16 hours ago, bhobba said:

I listen to Tidal pretty much exclusively these days due to it has everything I ever listen to including new releases.  All for just $20pm.

 

It is a pity that Tidal and others do not release records of the german jazz label ECM records.

 

Matt

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6 hours ago, Gieseler Audio said:

The final production digital & PSU boards will now be using state of the art Linear Technolgy ultra low noise regulators - 8uv so I'm expecting a subtle but definate improvement again in sound quality. 

 

Hi Clay,

LT3042/LT3045?

Very nice:-)

 

Matt

 

 

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Yes Matt - good guess.

They are a little tricky to mount but I think it will be well worth it. The power supply rejection ratio & ripplel rejection performance is spectacular so I will be using them in all the critical areas. Also I've found a new diode with really low RFI. They are all subtle improvements but I think the combined effect will be noticeable especially in the Konverter where I'm chasing maximum performance. Have you heard much about "Heavy load mode" with the AK4497? I haven't tried it yet but it is just a simple firmware change to turn it on.

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The chassis looks very nice.

One advise would be to find someone to do your branding in specific the fonts.

Trust me it will make a huge difference in your product outlook.

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24 minutes ago, Gieseler Audio said:

Yes Matt - good guess.

They are a little tricky to mount but I think it will be well worth it. The power supply rejection ratio & ripplel rejection performance is spectacular so I will be using them in all the critical areas. Also I've found a new diode with really low RFI. They are all subtle improvements but I think the combined effect will be noticeable especially in the Konverter where I'm chasing maximum performance. Have you heard much about "Heavy load mode" with the AK4497? I haven't tried it yet but it is just a simple firmware change to turn it on.

 

I like your attention to detail, Clay.

So far I found only the thread on diyaudio without an answer.

I would ask the experts at AKM directly.

BTW, IMO it would be the best to power the digital core with the LT3042.

I have heard that the regulation of the digital power supply is even more important than that of the analogue power supply.

 

Matt

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OK I will call AKM re heavy load mode - good plan.

Yes definately a LT3042 for the digital core & a LT3045 for the Amanero.

Qwertyqaz - fonts - OK will look into it.

 

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BTW, 

Clay, did you have time to compare software players with your DAC?

There are reports that Daphile is superior to Roon. Any experiences with Audirvana?

 

Matt

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