i am curious to know if anyone with one has compared in their own system to a denafrips term or term +
similar upper tier r2r units with solid state output stage
Someone already compared these briefly, neither was necessarily better, based on the person who commented the May IIRC was more detailed and the Termy more "musical" relaxed? I might be wrong with the adjectives I did not pay too much attention whatever that meant... look on this thread or the Denafrips one
I have a Holo May KTE dac though my experience is what’s up stream of the dac will certainly make a difference and I’m not the only one .
Just in the past four years I’ve had PS Audio Direct Stream senior, Denafrips Terminator, Rockna Wave Dream , AudioByte Hydra Vox and now the Holo May KTE being fed by a 432 Evo Aeon server , this is by a large margin the best playback of well recorded music I have ever experienced in my home so far .
@jjss49 I’ve heard one person say the Terminator+ is a bit brighter. I think it was a person who owned both, but it may have been a reviewer. It was a while ago
Ron at New Record Day on YouTube definitely preferred the Holo May KTE over the Terminator and it’s his new reference DAC. He did both reviews back to back. One of the best reviews he's ever done.
As an aside, John Lavorgna added the May DAC KTE to his favorite DACS list. https://twitteringmachines.com/twittering-machines-favorite-dacs/
HoloAudio KTE May DAC ($4999.99)
The two-chassis KTE May DAC from HoloAudio was built to be a statement DAC and what a statement it makes. From my review — With the Holo Audio KTE May DAC we have a digital to analog converter that pulls off that rare feat of turning data into music without imposing the fingerprints of the process, which is all too commonly found with most DACs. That it does so at this level of sophistication at its price is remarkable.