Mola Mola Makua Pre. / DAC


Thinking of reducing/consolidating my hi fi and the Mola Mola Makua has me interested.

More so now that apparently a Streamer upgrade to the DAC board is being released early this year.
 I will be changing from a Naim Audio 252 pre. and NDS DAC/streamer.

Has anyone compared a same or similar Naim set up to the Mola Mola ? Interested to hear how this compares. Most reviews are very glowing for the Mola Mola.

Regards,
Pete
seadog1234
Mola Mola dealer quote to me:

    I spent the whole summer with it in prototype mode and you will see it is rather compact and comes in a nice flight case. Therefore, I was able to take it around with me along with having clients bring their digital gear in. I have heard it against the $90K+ MSB, dCS Vivaldi, Playback Design, Lampizator, D1 Esoteric, Mytek, Berkeley, Aqua , Weiss and a few more I am sure I am forgetting of course PS AUDIO and Auralic Vega. In every case the Tambaqui was the sure favorite. It is so lively and natural in the real sense. There are no veils, there are no dynamic constrictions, there is no coloration, no electronic sound. It is bigger sounding, more dynamic, truer to the natural scale and incredibly transparent. It just sounds real and natural. In my option there is no better DAC on the market whatsoever.

The Tambaqui is the same as the DAC in the Makua. My understanding is the Makua sounds a bit better.  Less interconnects, shorter signal path, etc...
Oh, thank you.
I’ll wait on the Manuka Streamer upgrade this year and check it out then.