Comments on Profile Post by Failed Engineer

  1. Failed Engineer
    Failed Engineer
    pi2aes/dac1541/SW51+/Atrium is very clearly a summit level chain with way below summit level pricing. "only" $5k. the last few years of the hobby have jaded me but these four pieces are relatively new and are great individually but collectively greater than the sum of their parts.
    Jul 28, 2022
  2. crenca
    I heard both of these amps for the first time at this weekends show in Austin (with my Utopia). I admit disappointment with the 3F, but show conditions and (relatively unfamiliar for me) Bifrost 2 dac mean caveats apply. The sw51+ with the Wavedream dac however was not just good, but truly summit level greatness IMO.
    Jul 28, 2022
  3. gixxerwimp
    I'm very impressed with 3F > Stellia/Clear so far, fed by BF2. Have yet to compare with SW51 but from memory I don't think the Focals have ever sounded as good.

    Do I have to save up for a Wavedream now 「(゚ペ)
    Jul 28, 2022
  4. AdvanTech
    @gixxerwimp Maybe it's worth keeping an eye out for a used Wavelight depending on the way you want to tune your 3F - Stellia/Clear chain.

    With 3F - Utopia, I would take a Wavelight > Wavedream for its smoother more liquid presentation. Even if I had the budget for a Wavedream.
    Jul 29, 2022
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