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post #166 of 496
It can also be a ground loop. Try to lift the ground on your amp (use cheater plug).
post #167 of 496
Do you know anything about DA100's (and HP100's) power consumption? I couldn't find any information in the manual or from the website. I'm just curious.
post #168 of 496
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Do you know anything about DA100's (and HP100's) power consumption? I couldn't find any information in the manual or from the website. I'm just curious.
I measured this back when I owned them. I can't find the specifics anywhere, but I recall it being somewhere around 25W for the DA100 and half that for the HP100. It might be a bit less in your case, on 240V.
post #169 of 496
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I measured this back when I owned them. I can't find the specifics anywhere, but I recall it being somewhere around 25W for the DA100 and half that for the HP100. It might be a bit less in your case, on 240V.
Thanks Iron_Dreamer.

Kinda small power consumption when compared to my new plasma screen (around 275W).

I just noticed Benchmark DAC1's power consumption in its manual so I got interested.
post #170 of 496
Wanna know if anyone here using DA100 with HP100?

How do they perform together?
post #171 of 496
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Wanna know if anyone here using DA100 with HP100?

How do they perform together?
I do. They are like made for each other. Very good synergy with HD650 at least.

Thought now I bought new integrated amp (Bel Canto s300iu) to my speaker rig which has USB DAC so I'm selling my DA100. HP100 will probably stay for now.
post #172 of 496
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I do. They are like made for each other. Very good synergy with HD650 at least.

Thought now I bought new integrated amp (Bel Canto s300iu) to my speaker rig which has USB DAC so I'm selling my DA100. HP100 will probably stay for now.
Thanks, Patu. I guess I will be buying HP100 soon, the local store doesn't have one in stock right now. They say I have to wait for about 2-3 weeks.

And congrats on your new Bel Canto
post #173 of 496
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I do. They are like made for each other. Very good synergy with HD650 at least.
Ditto! They also work great with the K 701 and the PROline 2500.
post #174 of 496
I have been using the DA-100 for about a year with a CIA VHP-2 and a VAC-1 setup. I can't say enough good things about this DAC [most have already been well documented in this thread]
So last month I decided how much nicer the DA100 would look mated to its twin HP100. Two days and about $7 small later, I found this combination made a SOLID improvement to my SA5K's sense of space, mids and bass performance. It actually caught me by surprise given the CIA's credentials. It's a credit to Stello's engineering talents and sonic vision. I highly recommend this dynamic duo not to mention its refined fashionable presentation...
post #175 of 496
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Originally Posted by X-PLANE View Post
I have been using the DA-100 for about a year with a CIA VHP-2 and a VAC-1 setup. I can't say enough good things about this DAC [most have already been well documented in this thread]
So last month I decided how much nicer the DA100 would look mated to its twin HP100. Two days and about $7 small later, I found this combination made a SOLID improvement to my SA5K's sense of space, mids and bass performance. It actually caught me by surprise given the CIA's credentials. It's a credit to Stello's engineering talents and sonic vision. I highly recommend this dynamic duo not to mention its refined fashionable presentation...
the hp100 is often compared to the GS-1 or the gilmore lite in terms of sound - that they let the source shine through. i had the GS-1/da100 combo for awhile and loved it. it matched VERY well with the k701. a great combo for a sense of space, tight thumping bass, and clarity. the gs-1 didn't provide the lush midrange vocals that i like with jazz, however, but that's forgiven because it does so many other things so well.
post #176 of 496
The things that are important (to me) in my upstream audio component selection for headphones and speakers, are a default sense of space and concealed nature of the source. I have found when you have acheived this point, the rest easily falls into place.This translates into picking very "stimulating components" -read output power+dynamic- to drive my transducers. It gets me to 90% of where I want to be with the remaining 5% left to tweaks. (nothing is ever 100%- thats why we post :-) I found this Stello combination without a doubt, qualifies as stimulating.....

kugino likes Jazz?..... found Claire Martin yet?
post #177 of 496
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Originally Posted by X-PLANE View Post
The things that are important (to me) in my upstream audio component selection for headphones and speakers, are a default sense of space and concealed nature of the source. I have found when you have acheived this point, the rest easily falls into place.This translates into picking very "stimulating components" -read output power+dynamic- to drive my transducers. It gets me to 90% of where I want to be with the remaining 5% left to tweaks. (nothing is ever 100%- thats why we post :-) I found this Stello combination without a doubt, qualifies as stimulating.....

kugino likes Jazz?..... found Claire Martin yet?
i do not know claire martin...but i just checked her website and will look for some recordings. any album you can recommend?
post #178 of 496
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i do not know claire martin...but i just checked her website and will look for some recordings. any album you can recommend?
Not sure what would would prefer- try the track listings on her website to sample some very headphone friendly mixes... Enjoy!!
post #179 of 496
Anyone know anything about the new Stello DA100 Signature?

SoundStage! Network Las Vegas 2008 Special Show Site - www.AudioVideoShows.com
post #180 of 496
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Anyone know anything about the new Stello DA100 Signature?

SoundStage! Network Las Vegas 2008 Special Show Site - www.AudioVideoShows.com
Sounds intriguing, although w/o matching transport I2S is pretty much useless. The question is, how singnificant is the improvement in the "passive parts". Internals look almost the same, except the PCB color.
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The Stello DA100 Signature DAC ($895) accepts an I2S output from the matching CDT transport ($695). There are many improvements in passive parts from the earlier version of the DA100.
Signature

and standard DA100
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