Testing JVC XL-Z1050 CD Player /K2 Interface.
... still an overall degradation of audio quality. Once again the Tara Labs unit went up for sale, and from that point on I relied strictly on high quality power cords to meet ...
Issue Twenty: August 2007
Monarchy NM 24 DAC/Line Stage
By John Hoffman
Specifications Architecture: 24/96 Tube DAC, Solid State DAC and standalone Tube Line Amp Input: Digital-one RCA co-axial, one Toshilink Opto SPDIF compliant; 24/96 capable Analog - one pair RCA Input Input Impedance: 100K ohm Output: one pair RCA Tube DAC out, 2.5 Volt rms Output impedance: 3K one pair RCA Solid State DAC out, 2.0V rms Output Impedance: 510 Ohm one pair RCA Tube Line Amp out, Max Output 27 Vrms, Output Impedance: 200 Ohm All Outputs can be used at the same time. The Solid State output is recommended for Subwoofer connections, but may be used with any other preamp. The Solid State Output can also be routed through either a coupling transformer or a pair of RCA patch cord into the Tube Line Amp stage. This presents a slightly different sonic perspective than the Tube DAC through the same Line Amp. The front panel Push Button switch provides a very convenient ...