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The HeadRoom Buda is discontinued but you might pick up a used one.  http://www.headphone.com/headphone-amps/amplifiers/headroom-balanced-ultra-desktop-amp-buda.php  I have one mated to the wds-1 and it is excellent. I have not been following this but maybe the HeadRoom Ultra Desktop DAC (UDAC) is the replacement - certainly a lot less expensive.
You are so very right.  I gave them a week using the suggested Cardas technique of connecting the earpieces together played into by a radio and hey presto - excellent results.  These earphones are extraordinary.  Only negative is the heavy cord requiring support with the supplied clip, but that is a small price to pay for superb audio. John
These arrived the other day and I listened to a variety of music ex the Sooloos system (FLAC FILES) fed into a modded Benchmark DAC1.  The verdict was yes, better than the Jays and Etymotic E4s.  Very comfortable and quite sensitive. All types of classical music sounded fine & jazz/pop was exceptionally good.  But maybe because of impedence matching, they sounded best via the Cowan although the heavier than usual cabling was more challenging.   Fed from the Vaughan DAC...
Good suggestion thanks.  I'll try that output - that would be better than the zone one I was considering.   And I've just located this relatively inexpensive item that would give me the digital audio I'm looking for without messing around with the more complex HDMI signal.  And the added bonus would be a guarantee of LPCM stereo.   http://www.amazon.com/Analog-Digital-Audio-Converter-Adapter/dp/B005F20756   John
Up to now I've had a coaxial digital port out of a receiver to use.  So I've set up a digital line from the gear to where I sit -> DAC -> headphones.  Works well as I have an independent volume control on the DAC.   However I'm "upgrading" (silly word) to an Onkyo PR-SC5508 which has two HDMI out but no coax or optical digital audio out.   So I want to use one of the HDMI out to provide the required digital coax audio with via suitable CONVERTER.   My ideal setup would...
No.   As I understand it few DACs do that but some with the SABRE32 Reference ES9018 chip from ESS Technology will - for example the latest OPPO 105 has now been configured to handle DSD.
Being sold because all my music is on a Meridian Sooloos music server so the Esoteric is only rarely used for DVDs and I have another player for that.  It is a Mint Condition (LE) Limited Edition model . Main internal wiring has been upgraded to "6N copper class," providing a highly accurate signal path for enhanced audio reproduction! By upgrading to high purity 6N copper class wire, the UX-1's audio resolution characteristics and "acoustic texture" improves. This...
This unit is designed to mate with a Meridian MC audio proessor like the 861. It has 6 HDMI inputs, strips off the audio from HDMI, apodises it (removes jitter) to send MC digital to the audio processor. HDMI feeds out to the TV or projector.  More detail & pictures at http://www.meridian-...serguide-A5.pdf  Reviews at http://www.stereophi...round-38-page-3 and http://www.cepro.com..._processor/K301  In mint condition - works perfectly. Superb audio...
OK, I'll tune in as I have a WDS-1, purchased used from a head-fier some time ago.   I did not purchase it for the main headphone system but for a second setup so have a good rig for comparison.   The balanced digital feed in comes from a Meridian Sooloos server and is already upscaled to 88.2.  The main system consists of an M2Tech Vaughan -> Blockhead amp -> HD800 with balanced cabling.   I've inserted the Woo in place of the M2Tech for comparison and it...
A postscript on digital 110 ohm cable.     It is apparent that cable quality can be hugely important and it seems there is a lot more to it than meets my uneducated eye. An engineer at Canford (the UK firm which supplied me with a passive 3 way AES/EBU splitter) sent me the following email in response to my enthusiasm, of the Electrus cable:   This cable is essentially a microphone cable and is wholly inappropriate for AES/EBU digital audio. Whilst analogue...
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