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post #511 of 517
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The amp is good enough.  The new Icon DAC is also a good choice.


Have your tried it? does it have enough power for 300 ohm? in what volume knob position it sings well 11-12 o-clock?

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Have your tried it? does it have enough power for 300 ohm? in what volume knob position it sings well 11-12 o-clock?

Yes I have, my HDP did very well with both my HD600 and HD650.

 

Sounds great with volume knob at 12, can be loud but listenable at 1-2, anything past that is too loud.  

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Yes I have, my HDP did very well with both my HD600 and HD650.

 

Sounds great with volume knob at 12, can be loud but listenable at 1-2, anything past that is too loud.  

I mean the new Icon Dac, have you tried it?

compare to HDP is it a big upgrade?

post #514 of 517
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Originally Posted by heishiro View Post
 

I mean the new Icon Dac, have you tried it?

compare to HDP is it a big upgrade?

No I have not tried the Icon DAC, but have emailed NuForce about it. They say the DAC section performs just as well as the HDP, but since it is not identical I don't trust it, hah.

 

I also have no need for the better headphone amp since the HDP has done very well with all the headphones I've thrown at it.  Maybe the Icon DAC would be ideal for electrostatics.  

 

I also like have the option of digital input.

post #515 of 517

^ i see, since the new Icon Dac already support DSD i think they already use a new Dac chip (i hope a better)

for the amp as per spec :

Icon Dac : 249 mW @ 300 ohm

HDP : 152mW @ 300 Ohm

 

Im torn between udac-3 and Icon dac for my HD 600, so far i have the udac-1 and Edge amp.

i want to upgrade the dac for 24/96 support, but if the Icon Dac can really drive the HD 600 then i might buy it

thou im quite in doubt since the Icon Dac only have 6.5v external power im just thingking maybe its not really

that powerful for 300 ohm cans..

post #516 of 517

I really think it is plenty.  The HD600 really are not overly picky.

post #517 of 517

^ tried the icon dac and udac-3 yesterday but i cannot see the 24 or 32 bit on windows sound default format..

the amp of the icon dac is powerful @ 11 o-clock it makes the HD 600 shines!

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