Schede e recensioni
Beresford TC 7510
Dac + Ampli cuffia
Di cosa si tratta
Beresford TC-7510 MKIII Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) is an
integrated powerhouse in the most compact form. Combining a classy
finish, amazing sound layering with multiple inputs/outputs, the
Beresford stands proud as one of the true competitors in the high-end
market for bang-for-the-buck dedicated DACs.
The TC7510 was
extremely well packed and was double boxed in 2 white boxes. Opening the
box reveals a neatly packaged DAC with the power unit. The dac feels
extremely solid and compact. One of the reasons why i purchased the
Beresford over the Zhaolu is because of its size. Measuring only 12cm x
25cm x 4cm, the Beresford was the only option over the Zhaolu in its
price range since i needed a desktop equipment. All the edges and
corners are well rounded and smooth, and the gaps are seemless. On the
front panel, there are 5 shiny little buttons with a LED that displays
GREEN when on and RED when standby. It never actually shuts off unless
you take out the power. To the right is the headphone jack and its
volume control. In the back, there are 2 sets of RCA output, and 2 sets
of optical and coaxial input (total of 4). In all, the look and feel of
the DAC gives me a very professional feeling.
always in price-to-sound ratio -
Second, a generic male RCA to RCA cable was used to connect the DAC's line-out to the line-in of a tube amp: Little Dot II++. That was when magic happened. When I hit the play button, all i could say was WOW. The sound suddenly became much fuller. The soundstage got even wider. Details also improved, while forming extremely accurate percussions. With some Sovtek 6C19Pi tubes installed, the bass hits extended much lower. The most important of all, however, was the improvement in the mids department. Because the LD2++ is a very warm amp with liquid-like mids, it filled up the rather flat TC-7510. It totally changed the HD595 experience.
Last but not least was a generic gold-plated RCA connection to Meier Audio's Corda Headfive solid-state amplifier. Although the last method tested, I'm the most impressed with the result of its sound. I must be in heaven, because there is no other way to describe the sound of which I was hearing. Again, the soundstage was incredible, coupled with an amazing reproduction of the frequency scale. Great bass, fantastic mid-range, and non-piercing but crystal highs. Coupled with the Sennheiser HD595, not only did the percussions sounded accurate, but there was simply an extremely pleasant balance of upper and lower mid-range. The bass was neither overpowering nor underwhelming. Low notes hit fast and deep; in another word, clean. In all, although geared a bit towards the warm side, the entire frequency scale was very accurately portrayed.
Headphone Internal Amp/Jack
- always in price-to-sound
ratio - (7 /10)