|Review of Altmann Attraction DAC 44.1 CD JISCO TOSLINK version
Here are some more notes about your Attraction DAC.
First of all I should say that my CEC DAC (model DX-71) is
not bad at all, but compared to the Attraction DAC it
sounds a bit thin and there are still some traces of
digital "stress" (it's difficult to find the right words,
perhaps jitter, or hectic, or chaotic). But I would not
have noticed it without direct comparison with the
For me, the biggest advantage of the Attraction DAC is
that it sounds more STABLE, SOLID, RELAXED. It also has a
FULLER and BIGGER sound.
The only point on which the CEC DAC might be better is
three-dimensionality, a more spatial impression, although
this could be a side-effect of having more jitter.
Some more remarks:
I like the bass sound of your DAC. It's a nice full sound
without becoming too heavy or overwhelming. The CEC seems
to have a "tighter" bass, which sometimes has more drive,
but sometimes also attracts too much attention. The
Attraction bass is more relaxed and present in the
Some other things I especially like are the sound of piano,
flute, and background (harmony) vocals.
To conclude: I am a very satisfied customer and I would
also be interested in a BYOB phono-preamp.
This is a review of the Altmann BYOB Amplifier, Attraction DAC, Creation ADC, Altmann Phono Stage, , BYOB Speaker System, Altmann Acoustic Panel, Altmann UPCI (Ultra Precision Clock Injector) or Altmann JISCO (Jitter Scrambling Decorrelator).