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Art DIO vs Cardas?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Which would you chose? Currently, I have a denon 370 -> Meta42(in a week) -> Senn HD580s.

If you had the choice: cardas or art?
post #2 of 20
If you mean the Cardas replacement cable for the HD580, I'd go for it. If you mean fancy Cardas interconnects, go with the DI/O.
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
cardas headphone cables. Both the cardas/art are comparitavely priced. . .
post #4 of 20
Just curious. It is well known that your dad gave you some major pushback when you wanted to buy the Little/MG Head...ok, he smacked you down. Is he cool with you spending $150+ on some cables and/or an outboard DAC. Especially after spending whatever you did on the parts for the META?
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
Funny you should mention that, lol.

When it came to order the meta parts, he realized I'd be spending close to $100. . . he sort of said WHAT, but then let me go through with it when I told him that people are comparing it to a $500 headphone amp(cosmic).

Now, I have a $100 credit from headroom for helping out. . . And it expires the first of november. . . so I have to do something with it.
post #6 of 20
I don't think you can buy ART DI/O from Headroom, and this is a store credit you got. You can't cash it, can you?
post #7 of 20
get the cables!
post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hmmm. Do you think the cardas will give more improvement than the art?
post #9 of 20
the ART is great if you mod the living hell of of it, but that will cost you more. But, that said, you can't buy the ART from headroom anyway, so it's not like you have a choice
post #10 of 20
Not necessarily (never heard Cardas, barely used ART DI/O, and I didn't think it was better than Arcam. better that the soundcard it was bought to replace, sure, but we're talking different classes here...). But my point was that since you can't contribute this certificate towards the ART, it stops being an option in the choice you're making.
post #11 of 20
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But my point was that since you can't contribute this certificate towards the ART, it stops being an option in the choice you're making.
So we agree?
post #12 of 20
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So we agree?
I guess I should quote more often; my reply was directed to andrzejpw .

(yes, we do agree)
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
If one of you were going to buy an art or cardas, what would it be?
post #14 of 20
well, what is your source and your IC cables?
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
denon 370 for source, outlaw PCA for interconnects.
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