Start = Halcro CD/PSA DSD/Nuvista M3/ Apogee Diva Advance 9’s
Guest = PC with USB cable (digital in) or Halcro/PSA (RCA in) into the Heschl HAL 350 / Apogee Diva Advance 9’s
Interesting day meeting new people and hearing a new perspective on the new Diva A9’s. Guests were an amp/dac with the Heschl people, a new brand made down here. A most positive experience, and the people behind it were interesting to speak to also – beyond hifi.
PC into the Heschl dac direct won out over analog in, a clear lead. Very neutral, joining a very short list of truly neutral amplifiers with near vanishing signatures I have experienced. Fast rise, effortless power, with excellent panel control. Great space around all performers, comfortable across the musical spectrum. The time passed fast (4 hours), and in that time absolute extrapolation of an absolute amplifier signature was far from obvious. Beyond that I will have to think about the experience further, but the product is certainly most promising…