Last week we received the new Mola Mola Tambaqui from our good friend Dick Diamond at GTT audio. We have been on the hunt for quite some time auditioning several high end DACs as we are always looking for the best possible performance out there. This particular component grabbed our attention as a couple of my friends in our industry who had heard it were excited enough to call us and recommend we give it a listen.
So what is a DAC? Simply put, it is the component that does the math from any digital music source and then converts it to analog so the music can be amplified and sent to speakers or headphones. This is arguably the most important component in any music system. The better this conversion, the more realistic music will sound.
MOLA MOLA is a group of audio engineers in the Netherlands headed up by a well respected mathematician Bruno Putzey. Most high end DACs use off-the-shelf chips to enable the conversion from digital to analog. Including manufacturers who offer DACs costing upwards of $60K. At Mola Mola they are using their own uniquely sophisticated process, which is nothing short of genius, to make music sound real.
This beautifully designed component also has built in streaming capabilities as well so it can allow one to access millions of recordings over the internet and make them sound superb. A few days ago Matt and I ran the Mola Mola Tambaqui through its paces in our listening room for the first time. After comparing DACs we already know well and love, we both agreed it’s better than anything we have ever had.
For our clients who consistently demand the best (you know who you are), call us to set up a demo.