FS: North Star Design Intenso DAC

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,589
    Is that a link to actual black paint?
    - Not Tom

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 20,783
    VR3 wrote: »
    Is that a link to actual black paint?

    No it's actually high yellow....
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,589
    I knew it was to good to be true
    - Not Tom

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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 1,656
    edited February 11
    She’s up and running in my rig now, hooked up to the 851n via an audience Ohno coax cable and then to the MW pre with Ohno RCA’s. So far so good. No revelations but soundstage seems to be a bit more well defined (instrument separation is fantastic) and perhaps bass has tightened up. No other observations thus far.

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    Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I Rega P6 w/ Ania MC I Cambridge 851N I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius


  • displayname
    displayname Posts: 1,022
    stangman67 wrote: »
    She’s up and running in my rig now, hooked up to the 851n via an audience Ohno coax cable and then to the MW pre with Ohno RCA’s. So far so good. No revelations but soundstage seems to be a bit more well defined (instrument separation is fantastic) and perhaps bass has tightened up. No other observations thus far.

    vltg9nuehs35.jpeg

    So based on that info, are you more impressed with the 851 to nearly keep up, or the North Star’s ability to surpass it?
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