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post #121 of 182
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Hey, i want more info to put up.... and only you can provide it.
bump!

thanks, i'm already working on an update.
post #122 of 182
Firestone fubar II $249 [/url]
http://www.firestoneaudio.com.au/products/products/products/fubar.html[/url]


Do not raise the price without my permission.

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post #123 of 182
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Do not raise the price without my permission.

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Wait, what do you mean?
post #124 of 182
I cannot pay $249 though I can pay $120.

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post #125 of 182
bump I'm looking for a tube dac.
post #126 of 182
My DAC's to date would be;

The first Audio Alchemy. I think it was $400.

A Muse 296 paid around $1400.(stolen) Best sounding DAC I've ever heard!

A MSB DAC Link3 : $400. Still in home system.

A MF X-DacV3 : not sure what I paid, maybe $500. Sounded good but lacked body.

A Entech 203.2 for a short time. Sounds so good for the money, I uped it to a 245.2 within a couple of months. Still using in headphone setup.

post #127 of 182
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Originally Posted by insidiousness
A MSB DAC Link3 : $400
According to MSB Technology's online store, the MSB Link DAC III costs $499.

There's a couple on Audiogon right now selling for $150. I paid $250 a month ago. Great DAC for the money... a very cheap way to improve any digital source.

granodemostasa, if you're inclined, check out the link to MSB's store for other MSB DACs.
post #128 of 182
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bump I'm looking for a tube dac.
is that even possible? I guess tubes could drive the output stage...
post #129 of 182
Yeah sure there are tube dacs. They have a certain "realness" that I crave. here's what I am currently peering at.

http://www.geocities.com/mhdtlab/
post #130 of 182
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I'm looking to purchase a DAC to go from my Macbook Pro's optical out. Will I notice an increase in audio quality? The headphones will be Grado SR-80s
MacBook Pro optical out? Hmmmm, can't seem to find that on mine.
post #131 of 182
The optical out on the MacBook Pro is the same jack as the headphone out. IF you use a toslink cable with a mini jack on one end (or buy a regular toslink to mini toslink converter at the apple store, or many audio supply sources) then the macbook outputs optical digital instead of analog audio. You can use the Audio MIDI set up application (in the utilities folder) to do some extra adjustments.

RTM
post #132 of 182
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I'm looking to purchase a DAC to go from my Macbook Pro's optical out. Will I notice an increase in audio quality? The headphones will be Grado SR-80s
I notice a difference going through a DAC with almost any decent phones. I run from that out into a Max DAC on a Maxxed out Headroom Home Amp with spectacular results.

I can also vouch for Benchmark DAC1, Bel Canto DAC 3, and even the little Headroom Micro DAC to almost anything including a Raptor, or STAX 727.

My guess is that the better the amp and phones, the more you will be able to notice the difference.
post #133 of 182
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post #134 of 182
Time for a cheap bump.

How's the RAKK Dac shaping up for folks vs. some of the other popular and often mentioned names around here?
post #135 of 182
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Originally Posted by Ruppin View Post
The optical out on the MacBook Pro is the same jack as the headphone out. IF you use a toslink cable with a mini jack on one end (or buy a regular toslink to mini toslink converter at the apple store, or many audio supply sources) then the macbook outputs optical digital instead of analog audio. You can use the Audio MIDI set up application (in the utilities folder) to do some extra adjustments.

RTM
My bad. I stand corrected. Thanks.
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