Hey quick question about the Ygg- remember that article that said some DACs do 24/192 worse than 24/96, does the Ygg sound better at 24/96?
Possibly a bit late to the Yggy party here, but I've managed to snaffle an Yggy/Rag combo for home demo for a month or so with my HE-1000s. After having Yggy powered on for three days (it was only switched off for a few hours while I brought it home) I've tonight been doing a careful comparison against a couple of Sabre dacs I have here (DiDiT DAC212 and Pulse X Infinity). Once I figured out what to listen for, the Yggy really is on another level, particularly in terms of the tiny details it seems able to present which the other dacs just smooth over.I hear the biggest difference in voices...the minute textures in, for example, Nick Drake's voice on "Way to Blue" are totally smoothed over on the Sabre dacs, whilst the Yggy is showing me all these little micro-sounds that make his voice so much more human. When he holds a note, I'm hearing the slight rasp in his voice....think in terms of a slightly jaggedy horizontal line, whereas the other two dacs show a straight flat line, more of a one-note sound. I've heard this song probably hundreds of times...never heard these little details. The Yggy also avoids that uncomfortable mid-range push you can sometimes get when a voice gets stronger/louder momentarily...on the Yggy these ebb and flows of volume sound natural, whereas the other two dacs both exhibt that annoying (to my ears) push.I wasn't sure what to think of all the Yggy hype before hearing one outside of show conditions, but I'm now a convert for sure. So much so that I can ignore the huge ugly box of a chassis. Will be placing an order soon.
Hi Money. Honestly, the Rag never impressed me when I heard it at shows, and now that I have it here I'm still not blown away. At the moment I don't have another amp to compare other than the built-in amps in the DAC212 and Pulse, neither of which are stellar (although the Pulse amp section is better than DAC212 - the latter can be a tad dry). The Rag strikes me as lacking the final bit of refinement that a top end amp should have, strikes me as a tad rough. There's no denying it's versatility though. If I needed a speaker amp too them it might be a different story. Hopefully my incoming Wells Audio Enigma will arrive in time for a comparison with the Rag.
Hey, im curious, can think of a solid state amp with that "final bit of refinement" ? I'd really rather not go tubes.