Originally Posted by Uthlande
mirror, mirror on the wall, tell us more:
Did I understand you right that you don't use an external DAC anymore and instead the internal Opus4-Dac-Chip plus applying these wonderous tubes resp. their liquid content and a brush - and it sounds more naturally/better !? Unbelievable .....
Yes, Mathew, quite so. And yes, it IS unbelievable, but true. While it is so unbelievable, I really hesitate to mention this, because the modification is currently only available locally, and only verifiable by local people. I actually had one visitor a week ago, who confirmed it. Tomorrow another friend of mine will come to listen, and next week yet another.
What's in the tubes is a solution with activated C atoms. Activated is also for me not a clear term, although I know what it does. That I won't tell, because again it is unbelievable.
I regard it as the best invention since the dawn of music reproduction. This invention is based on what the Dutch Mr. H. v.d. Heide discovered, as a sound-technician. He discovered that the material that is used in components in audio gear is vital
for the sound, and that for instance "koolstofweerstanden" sound much nicer than metal-film resistors, without them showing different measurements. This is true for all kind of components, and with his knowledge he could build an amplifier that sounded much more natural than any other commercially available amplifier.
The technique he used was quite personal, that meant that he could not make it commercial. Two of his colleagues have investigated his method, and found another way of applying the same principle to existing audio equipment, and if you want, they will try to modify your amplifier/cd-player and so on, the best they can. Their method is a secret, but until now almost a hundred audio sets have been modified in the altered Van der Heide way. It is still in the no cure no pay test phase, but eventually I think they will make it commercial (or not, i really don't know). The modifications are free.
The tubes contain a wax-like liquid that can be used on printed boards, aluminium cases and so on.
When I applied it to the motherboard of the Olive, and so also to the sound-chip on it, I first did not realise that this would make my dacmagic obsolete. This one is also modified, but it contains much more material, and i think that is the reason is is beaten by the chip (Not for so called High-res music, the chip won't play that).
Okay, so far.
I can't help to think that I made a fool out of me, but I really don't care. All I care about is how the music sounds.
I have been to many people with really expensive High end equipment, and never found it sounding better than what I now have at home.
Gosh, beat me...