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post #31 of 269
duh
I missed the RCA
Thanks
Lionel
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Originally Posted by Sean H View Post
I'm kind of confused about what you mean when you say transport but I have used the unit as a DAC/headphone amp with Grado's (the Grado's connected to the mini headphone output) and also of course as a normal DAC with it's RCA outputs to my Mapletree tube headphone amp. Most of my impressions I have posted are using it as a DAC with my tube amp but have posted some impressions of the headphone amp.

You could feed your supermacro via the headphone mini output or use an RCA to mini adapter and use it's RCA analog outputs too which may be a little better output as the signal is not then going through the headphone amp. I assume your supermacro has a mini style input, not RCA.
post #32 of 269
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Originally Posted by spacemanspliff View Post
what's a deadphone out? lol
A broken one?
post #33 of 269
Hi guys, sorry for posting a question out of the blue.

Im currently considering a DAC, and from reading the posts here, I gathered that most favour the Zhaolu, the great march, the citypulse, and this musiland.

Prices aside, can I know why certain DACs(musiland and great march) have a USB in while DACs like the ZL and the citypulse dosent? I mean I know that the USB in allows for running a computer, but what I would like to know is if there are any major technical differences.

Advanced thanks to anyone who can help enlighten me.
post #34 of 269
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Originally Posted by fongalv View Post
Prices aside, can I know why certain DACs(musiland and great march) have a USB in while DACs like the ZL and the citypulse dosent? I mean I know that the USB in allows for running a computer, but what I would like to know is if there are any major technical differences.
I guess I'll just continue posting like a madman then. The USB option is really just another "feature" in these products. Some find the USB inputs in these DAC's sound a little better than the coaxial or Toslink inputs. I find it very hard to hear a difference between the USB and coaxial connection of my former Great March or the Musiland. After the signal enters the unit via the USB connection the signal is converted the spdif, the same signal either Toslink or coaxial is, and then on to the DAC. There is a type of USB interface up and coming for DAC's called "12s" that you may have heard of, which many say is clearly better than an spdif interface, but none of these DAC's have that.
post #35 of 269
Hi Sean,

Thanks for the reply. It cleared some of my doubts because I was looking through the back panels of these DACs and I initially thought theres some basic technical specs that are different mainly due to the difference in sizes. Anyone else noticed that the musiland and great march(with USB) "just happen" to be quite abit smaller physically as compared to the ZL and the citypulse(non USB).

and no, I do not think your posting like a madman ...
post #36 of 269
If you end up dealing with eddie wu, you can buy a gadget called PCLink that is a USB to coax/toslink adaptor that will allow you to use nonUSB dacs with a PC. Only costs 29.99. I got one to mate with my ZL2.5C. All I can say is that it works fine everytime, no extra drivers needed with winXP. Don't know about sonics - I don't have anything to compare it to except a budget geegaw that gave you analogue out from a USB input and it certainly is better than that even though it only cost 1/2 as much.

You can see my initial impression of the ZL2.5C wiuth headamp upgrade over on the zhaolu thread.



Fran
post #37 of 269
you you buy it and leave a comment? or do you email and work it out with them for the $255 price?
post #38 of 269
yeah or just wait for iFiaudio to get them in stock. sometime this week or early next week.
post #39 of 269
has anyone used the md10 with a darkvoice 336i amp?

and do you think the built in amp can drive k701's? at least decently until i can get a dedicated amp?
post #40 of 269
maybe. Sean has HF-1s and I have Darth's.

I won't have mine until Tues b/c UPS ground sucks the big one.

I think AKGs are hard to drive regardless of the impedence. I wouldn't count on it but hey maybe it will.
post #41 of 269
Have someone heard the Constantine USB?
I can get the MD-10 or Constantine USB for about the same price. Which should I chose? I'm leaning toward the Musiland cause I've heard some say that the usb input is not so good on the Constantine usb. Can anyone confirm this?
But the Constantine USB normally cost like $100 more than the MD-10.
So which one is better?
post #42 of 269
I don't know which to buy too. I just bought DAC-AH and I don't like its high so I sold it after using it for few days. maybe I'll try MD-10 or yulong crystal
post #43 of 269
The MD 10 is a smooth DAC. My only complaint is that the soundstage is a bit tighter than I like. Everything else is nice and smooth. No harshness at all anywhere in my perception. This DAC's sound is Grado-ish with smoother treble imo.
post #44 of 269
That's what worries me a little, I'd like a dac with warm and strong bottom end with good separation. If the dac sound grado-ish I'm afraid it'll be TO much grado sound as I have a grado can. I'll rather have a dac that complement the grados weak points than one that enhances them. :/
But maybe I should try to accomplish the sound I want with an amplifier instead. Or look elsewhere...

But I'd really like to have usb and bnc inputs and 192kHz,24bit sample-rate.
And there is not so many dacs with these functions.
post #45 of 269
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Originally Posted by Alucard View Post
I'd like a dac with warm and strong bottom end with good separation.
That's the reason I asked about the Constantine as I've read that NOS dacs have quite strong bass.

But then I read that the usb input is bad on that one. :/
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