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    Default Raspberry Pi DAC Shootout - Hamburg, Germany - June 13

    There will be a double blind demo of multiple Rpi DACs including the PecanPi in Hamburg.

    It is completely free.

    For more info and to register email linux@kompage.de

    More info here:
    https://forum.volumio.org/volumio-so...20.html#p63722

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    Can't make it but will be very interested in the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepperamip View Post
    Can't make it but will be very interested in the results.

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    Results will be posted in that thread on volumio forum.

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    Soundcheck results are out

    PecanPi , Katana tested in double blind tests with 2 different amps

    Katana and even Boss 1.2 comes on top on every amp

    Read more here https://forum.volumio.org/volumio-so...t5918-140.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLO.com View Post
    Soundcheck results are out

    PecanPi , Katana tested in double blind tests with 2 different amps

    Katana and even Boss 1.2 comes on top on every amp

    Read more here https://forum.volumio.org/volumio-so...t5918-140.html
    I can't see the Pican either.
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    I had a talk with Judi, across all the amps tested the panel found the fallowing

    Hypex amp with 0.0015 THD+N
    1. DacBerry pro+
    2. Katana SQ AND Primo
    3. Boss AND iQAudio DAC pro

    Rotel RB-1552mkII measured at 0.03 THD+N
    1. Katana SQ AND Primo
    2. Boss (not really shure about this placement)
    3. DacBerry pro+ AND iQaudio DAC pro


    This was a double blind test. I think that at this level the differences are rather small and it comes down to preferences . All the tested DACs were found pleasant to listen to.

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    Has anyone had a try of the DacBerry Pro+?

    99 bucks for a top pi dac seems very reasonable to me.

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    Klipsch KG4.5 Speakers with Titanium Diagphrams and Sonicap Cap upgrade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepperamip View Post
    Has anyone had a try of the DacBerry Pro+?

    99 bucks for a top pi dac seems very reasonable to me.

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    Don't think they're on general sale yet but I may try one when they do...
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    Judi states:
    "The PecanPi was inconspicuous, which means it has mastered all disciplines well."
    Also
    "Here, in this round all boards were rated first class."

    https://forum.volumio.org/volumio-so...50.html#p64189

    So I am in agreement with assessment of other members that in the end it boiled down to prefrence as all devices were rated as first class. Also the Amps seemed to make a big difference in the results so the DAC + AMP combo is a big portion of the results.

    I am planning on sending them my BOSC amp for future evaluations.

    From all of the units tested the PecanPi is the only one that offers a built in Hi-Fi headphone amplifier. It is also the only device which offers XLR connections without requiring modifications/soldering.

    With the XLR connection you would get an extra 6dB of SNR.

    All units were evaluated using RCA.

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    It looks like the PecanPi was not a part of all tests because they ran out of time:

    "We did second round on analog amp only with the 5 boards, because short of time (after 10pm), as i wrote before. PecanPi could have won round two, but we don't know now."

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