BUT, the Enyo was extremely close to the vinyl.
Here is a picture of my system. A little messy because it is changing and haven't had time to tidy things up. But here are the details.
From left to right
- A Denon AVR-X4200W A/V receiver for theater/some music. (Front L/R to Emotiva preamp)
- Denon DP-62L with S-Arm and HANA ML installed. Plays through the Emotive XSP-1
Right side from the top
- Denafrips Enoy
- A custom resistance load box set at 220 ohms for the HANA ML (Right of Enoy)
- A simple Panasonic DVD-RV32 (temporary for testing)
- Emotiva XSP-1 V2 preamp which controls all analog audio and L/R from A/V amp.
- Below the turntable is an XBox One I use to watch streaming content and watch Blu-ray discs.
- Below the Emotiva XSP-1 is a XDUOO MT-604 6J1 Balanced Tube Pre-amp for my HIFIMAN Edition XS headphones.
- My digital streaming and hosting computer (not shown) is a custom 6 core/12 thread XEON PC with 4TB of SSD total and 48GB of memory. It has a GeForce GTX 1060 which is setup to stream audio and video to the Denon A/V receiver through HDMI and to the Denafrips Enoy through USB.
- You cannot see the amplifier, but it is next to the door on the left of my cabinet. It is an Emotiva DDR-2 fully balanced amp.
Update on the Enyo:
I have left it on and have been playing streaming music to it constantly when I am doing other things. It is getting better as it breaks in.
I A/B tested an album I have America - America (A Horse With No Name) played on my turntable at the same time I was streaming it through Amazon Hi-Res music into the Enyo. While the Enyo was just a little more dynamic and the vinyl album of course was more detailed. BUT, the Enyo was extremely close to the vinyl. I had to really listen for the differences. I could always hear the differences between the Denon A/V receiver's DAC which was more analytical.
The Denafrips Enyo lives up to it's hype in matching my vinyl album collection sound. It was exactly what I was looking for.
David C. @ USA
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