Coup de Foudre/Tone Imports/DeVore Fidelity

In the CdF/Tone Imports/DeVore Fidelity room, the Acoustic Plan DigiMaster USB DAC ($4,750) sat there looking bountifully blue. Capable of 24/192 playback on all inputs including in-house developed asynchronous USB, I2S, and S/PDIF (Coax and Toslink), the DigiMaster also hosts a tube output stage and performs no up or over-sampling. Sitting next door is the matching DriveMaster transport ($4,750).

Filling in the rest of the picture are the new DeVore Fidelity Gibbon 88 loudspeakers ($5000/pair) driven by the Line Magnetic 211IA integrated amplifier ($1650). A MacBook Pro running BitPerfect fed the Acoustic Plan DigiMaster the musical bits.

kenmac's picture

What's that swell looking table? How are the 88s? Can't wait to hear those..

Michael Lavorgna's picture

That is the Brinkman Bardo with a Graham Phantom tonearm and EMT TSD 15N.

I cannot speak to the 88's sound seeing as I'm friends with their maker Mr. DeVore and we all know reviewers cannot multitask.

beaur's picture


Do you have enough data points to make any comments on NOS DACs like the Acoustic Plan?  The one I have heard recently (Metrum) beats the one I heard a few years ago (47 Labs).  I beleive I like the NOS DACs a bit better but I haven't heard any long enough to form a good impression.




PS  Hint:  New beergarden down the street has Dale's in addition to 50 or so on tap!

Michael Lavorgna's picture

I have opinions and impressions about everything over Dale's on tap.