The Test Setup
We have already included the Weiss DAC501 in our dac multitest live stream of 19 March. There he controlled the Bryston 4B SST3 directly, as well as playing the Pass Labs XP-12. As speakers we used Focal Sopra No1. Cables come from Grimm (TPM), Audioquest (NRG1000) and ‘standard’ double shielded Ethernet cables with Telegartner plugs.
Filtering is provided by Isotek (Titan EVO3) and Kemp.
We have streamed from both Tidal and our NAS. Files are a mix of high-res and CD quality. All flac. Some also MQA, although the Weiss can’t do much with that on its own. It’s not MQA-dac, although ROON will take care of the first unfold. That’s often up to 24 bit / 96 kHz.