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I have a Vega and am considering getting the Taurus at some point. Is it ok to stack the Taurus on top of the Vega? For those also driving speakers, do you go Vega->amp->speakers or Vega->Taurus->amp->speakers?
>>won't the adapter degrade SQ?   No, all USB connectors will deliver the same sound quality for two channel music and using an adapter will make no difference. This is because all USB connectors support a high enough data rate (easily) and all use the same protocol for audio and the adapter does not change that. Maybe a poorly made adapter might give you issues if it is not up to spec, but buy from a known company and you will be fine.
It was also really cool getting to compare the Stax 007 vs 009 on the BHSE (which looked terrific in Purple). Thanks Justin!
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 That is great to hear. I hope that make something great as I'm planning to get a DAP next year.
Maybe. That is sort of like saying all they need to do is hire a couple of EEs to build a DAC. Sure, that might work, but we want a GREAT DAC, not just a functional one. Building high-quality UIs for consumer devices is a challenging area. To build a really slick solution, they are looking at a few person years of design (and hopefully UX testing), coding, and debugging. If they want to build a UI that challenges what A&K has, they really need developers and designers from...
If you look at the Indiegogo pages, you will note that of the team members listed none are software developers or UX designers. None of LH's previous products had any software beyond the firmware. I funded the GO and Pulse projects based on LH's significant hardware/DAC experience. I skipped the other projects based on their lack of software experience. I truly hope they turn out something great, but I would be shocked if they end up with a UI that competes with the latest...
I tried the AK 120 II with my UERM IEMs and thought it sounded really great. It was a short audition, but to my ears the AK is clearly superior to the built-in amp in the iPhone 5 and maybe better than my Fostex HP-P1 (DAC/amp combo). I like the interface and the device is pretty small, but weighs more than an iPhone (perhaps double?). I got to briefly compare it to the AK 240. I heard no difference. I did not audition the AK 100 II.
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