I’ve been demoing a Bartok and just committed to buying it. Extremely impressed with the dac and headphone amp. I use HD800 and moved from a Chord Hugo. Going to buy Focal Utopia headphones ASAP.
I will be upgrading to the Rossini in the next couple of months. Looks like I’ll get a Benchmark hp amp. Was looking also at the Head Trip II but my kid wants to go to college in a couple of years so I need some restraint in my impulse purchases.
Last week I was just looking for a streamer to act as a Roon endpoint and had budget of $2k USD. Now I’m about $30k above that. I’d like to get the clock to complete the package but my kid won’t agree to eat ramen every day so…
My question is “would a Paganini external clock perform better than the Rossini built in clock?” Also “Is the Paganini external clock compatible with Bartok and Rossini?”
On paper it seems inconceivable the Paganini clock wouldn’t be a significant upgrade to these dacs. However I’m not an electrical engineer just a guy trying to keep fresh produce in my kids’ diet and maximize headphone sq.