I’ve no idea.
I am curious as to why anyone would discount the Arcam yet still be interested in the JBL outside of Dante, which has very limited interest I would have thought outside of the JBL ecosystem as there are other Dante solutions better suited to that market, and what is likely to be a marginal uplift in sound quality for the price difference due to the DACs.I’m just keeping my ear to the ground and staying low, It just depends on what comes along. I have little to no interest in Arcam or Anthem right now.
Anyways, I would have loved to try one of the JBL’s
The JBL is essentially an Arcam with the Dante board and slightly different DACs. They suffer all the same problems as the Arcam plus possibly a few more related to Dante. If you open up an Arcam you can see where the Dante board was supposed to go. They aren't just developed from the same platform they are to all intents and purposes the same product. I can't imagine anyone not wanting to look at the Arcam yet being willing to consider the JBL outside of a few niche cases involving Dante and in the same vein being part of the JBL ecosystem which has a Dante component. Hence my surprise and question!I havn't read anything about the JBL's, literally nothing. So I have no idea if they would suffer any of the issues that Arcam have and now seemingly Anthem as well. With that in mind, I couldn't put money into something and sit back waiting for a problem to potentially occur.
There is a significant difference apparently.I’d like to hear the JBL back to back with the Arcam to see if I could hear the difference in the DACs. The Audiocontrol X9 which is also the same as the Arcam but with even better DACs is a “bargain” at around £11k in the U.K (can be bought via custom installers)
Probably because you see owners drooling, and so they should be at the price and no doubt the performance.Id like to try a trinnov