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Re: An interesting Italian affair is in the Air
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2016, 01:05:03 PM »
You had me at Linux support
And valves  :drool:
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Re: An interesting Italian affair is in the Air
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2016, 02:46:40 PM »
You had me at Linux support
And valves  :drool:

Looking better than the other 73 DACs you tried?


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Re: An interesting Italian affair is in the Air
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2016, 03:12:21 PM »
If it sounds as good as it looks, it will be stunning

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Re: An interesting Italian affair is in the Air
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2016, 06:09:57 PM »
Looking better than the other 73 DACs you tried?


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Re: An interesting Italian affair is in the Air
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2016, 11:39:02 AM »
The Italian has arrived in full splendour. I will share more detail later but make no mistake I am smitten. I have not heard all DACs but there has been quite a few in and out the door. Maybe not so many exotics but still some well-regarded products. The Italian's reputation, based on first impressions, is not without substance.

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Re: An interesting Italian affair is in the Air
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2016, 12:42:55 PM »
The Italian has arrived in full splendour. I will share more detail later but make no mistake I am smitten. I have not heard all DACs but there has been quite a few in and out the door. Maybe not so many exotics but still some well-regarded products. The Italian's reputation, based on first impressions, is not without substance.

Will definitely be well worth a listen.
Will be interesting to see where these Italian beauties fit in price wise
Time to get back to when I enjoyed listening......no more upgrading, more of a headache than a pleasure

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Re: An interesting Italian affair is in the Air
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2016, 06:34:30 PM »
The Italian has arrived in full splendour. I will share more detail later but make no mistake I am smitten. I have not heard all DACs but there has been quite a few in and out the door. Maybe not so many exotics but still some well-regarded products. The Italian's reputation, based on first impressions, is not without substance.

im coming to visit :groovy:
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Re: An interesting Italian affair is in the Air
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2016, 10:17:16 PM »
Tonight we listened to the Italian in a different system and also compared it to a very highly respected unit that most people would see as the pinnacle of digital to analogue conversion technology. Biased, maybe but 2 out of 3 who listened had no doubt that the La Scala is a music making a gem. The third listener had some doubt but said that he would prefer the Aqua Dac to listen to music 24 hours a day and use the other unit to listen intently to music for an hour or so when he want to hear into the recording. I am not suggesting that the comparative DAC is not good, it is very good, actually, it is  excellent but as an analytical tool. The La Scala has loads of detail but presents it in a coherent whole with flesh on the bones that breath of real music made by real voices or instruments.

im coming to visit :groovy:
Will definitely be well worth a listen.
Will be interesting to see where these Italian beauties fit in price wise

You are welcome guys, the sample DAC is a few weeks(probably 2) with a customer, but if you are in Jhb surroundings we can set up a listening session with pleasure.

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Re: An interesting Italian affair is in the Air
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2016, 10:24:06 AM »
Hehe,so were you born in Venice,Rome,or Florence,Stefan?
Your love for Italian design flair does suggest some Italian blood in those veins!

Your showroom must offer a feast for the senses and may lead to withdrawal symptoms and eventual addiction!  :giggle:
And why not,it helps to stir the emotions in a holistic sense and takes one on a beautiful journey within,one that leaves you  :angel:... 
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Re: An interesting Italian affair is in the Air
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2017, 04:11:37 PM »
Quality always inspires confidence, whether on the inside or outside. Have a look at these stunning photos of the Aqua Formula and Aqua La Scala MKII, both features High performance proprietary FPGA-based digital decoding.