BAACH two week report

I have the BACCH4Mac going, easy to use once you get the hang of it. O M G! No going back. Will add another someday to my B system too. Did I drink the kool-aid? Youbetcha.

The A system room it's in isn't the best either. But now it sure sounds like it. 


Definately something I would like to hear more about.  Let us know what you think of it, including installation, etc., which looks rather involved.

@tump350  For first time use I was guided over the phone for plugging in and use. At time of purchase I was questioned about DAC having right imputs for use w/ the Baach.  It did. 

I had guessed correctly what plugged into what. But waited for Sensei to guide me  

I should be able to plop down later today for some more enveloped listening. 

Thanks for the info. Congrats, doesn't sound like it was too involved to set up.  Given Magister's disertations on the nature and quality of Bacch in the abstract, I am very interested in your before and and after sq opinions, i know this is all system dependant and YMMV but, first hand impressions are always useful.

Enjoy your listening and take your time!

Congratulations! I will read your impression...

And everyone here must read them to .... 😊

@tump350  Before is in the past. For my rig the Grimm streamer/Weiss DAC bested a Lumin X1. Simpley put that marvellous Grimm (oxymoronic wording) is now three dimensional, fuller if you will, than before. Not every recording has various instruments floating at different clock points but even poor recordings fill out more. 

Putting my chase in terms of money, spending on this would have saved it’s price many times over if this was the only fancy thing/tweak added. I know that’s a big claim. Sure a lot of it drops the noise floor but BUT wowzer. 


The BAACH SP hardware was out of my budget and their other options seemed confusing until a later review I saw.  The cost of the MAC plus the BAACH at ~7k is much easier on my budget.  Not sure if the BAACH4MAC degrades the sound in any way though, but I'm willing to try the BAACH4MAC as those who have give extremely positive reviews.  Thanks for posting

@kennyc Don’t think it degrades sound. It sure is different. Lovely

For first time set up it needs a monitor and keyboard to use w/ mini. After that (mac uses command K) it works from my laptop using screen sharing used only if needed access to tinker. I aslo have made several screenshots of the setup and have used once to reset after a hickup.

If you get they will query you to make sure yr. DAC will work. My whole house system needs one setting on DAC (several Roon endpoints) and the Basch needs another (one Roon endpoint). It’s one button press


Wow, the Mac mini is enough to run BAACH? That great news on my wallet.

I’m assuming that the Mac is connected before your DAC, but I have a Linn DAC/streamer that connects directly to the Ethernet. For Roon, I was going to purchase a Roon Nucleus+.

Wondering if possible how to connect the the Mac+Baach and if I should run Roon in the MAC resulting in skipping the Roon Nucleus+ purchase.

@kennyc I think the mini can be the core too but I don’t know but they will. USB IN is used on my DAC for the Baach. But again they will know if yours is good to use.