Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sansui SE-7

Among enthusists, Sansui were renown for their equalisers which were sweet sounding and functional.

The SE-7 is a nice 10-band equaliser from the 1980's with volume control for both channels via a bi-channel potentiometer. The SE-7 has facilities for various dubbing/output combinations and a pleasant lighted ON/OFF button.

I remember recapping the PSU EC(s) as the unit was sounding too soft - that did the job, as it was a low power consumption unit! 

Found the following pix from my digital camera.

Sold the SE-7 a while ago as it was surplus to requirements after my other units had been recapped.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

How does the Audio Note Signature DAC compare against my recapped DAC?

The million dollar question!!!

Setup during shoot-out
Hence I took the Audiolabs from storage and connected the RCA output from the 8000CDM to the Audio Note DAC. The RCA cable is a DIY made from a single core co-axial cable intended for video. The 8000CDM XLR output was fed to the 8000DAC. The XLR cable consists of a blue Klotz for digital cable. The outputs from both DAC(s) were fed to my Magnum IA-125 which are connected to the Meridian A500(s).

Any audible differences?

I could not hear any when performing the comparison using various CD(s)??? 

Please note the 8000DAC has been recapped with better components and a few values were altered from the originals.

After listening to the above setup for a couple of weeks, I decided to let go of the Audio Note since I could not tell the difference when playing any CD and switching between the two DAC(s) during critical listening.

The buyer of the Audio Note could not differenciate them either!