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post #691 of 768
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Originally Posted by Crazy*Carl View Post
Why was userlander banned? Same with hotaudio40?
hotaudio40 actually asked to be banned. userlander was banned for multiple logins, including the usernames walrus1, vidranger1, and iggy-starnuts.
post #692 of 768
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post #693 of 768
Steering this thread back onto topic...

So, for $110 shipped I think I may well plunged for the Extasy, but are there any other options to look at?
post #694 of 768
Where to get it for that price? It's $169 everywhere I've seen it (hotaudio's official website, and eBay store).
post #695 of 768
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Originally Posted by nsx_23 View Post
Steering this thread back onto topic...

So, for $110 shipped I think I may well plunged for the Extasy, but are there any other options to look at?
This is all conjecture as Hotaudio never actually state which Wolfson chip he used in the Extasy (not to mention there are design differences with different dacs... the chip isn't everything), but from the reviews that I've read from various people about its sound quality makes me speculate that this is actually close to being a Pico DAC equivalent... which would mean the Wolfson chip in question could be a WM8740 or models a bit below. If that is indeed true, then it would be VERY hard to find something in its price range that'd beat it outright.

But once again, that's just all speculation on my part. Only way is to just try and see for yourself. System synergy is important as well so evaluate how your current system sounds like and how the various DACs will fare with it from different reviews. Other well known USB DACs in this range you can consider are the Nuforce uDAC, Headroom Total Bithead, some DIY dacs (alien DACs, etc), and some of the portable amp combos (ibassos, etc).
post #696 of 768
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Originally Posted by RazorJack View Post
Where to get it for that price? It's $169 everywhere I've seen it (hotaudio's official website, and eBay store).
hotaudio had them on ebay for $99 last week i believe. maybe try the "Best Offer" option to see if he's still willing to sell them for that price.
post #697 of 768
The uDAC does have so many great reviews, but I am still hesitant because of its non neutrality. To me it seems like the uDAC is a low risk, your going be pretty happy with it. The DAC Extacy has more risk, but might end up being better. I am kinda torn between he two right now. The Pico price wise is much higher, and I have kinda backed out of this option.
post #698 of 768
I didn't really grow fond of the uDac during my ownership. It just sat around doing nothing most of the time.

I don't need something very portable, and am just looking for an improvement over the Zero. I haven't really played around with computer audio.
post #699 of 768
Is there anyone else using a DAC Extasy that can comment on it?
post #700 of 768
I like the uDAC for what it offers. It's cheap, very portable and better than my crappy netbook onboard sound. I wasn't expecting top notch sound and pretty happy with my purchase. If I ever need something better I'll just make it into a usb to optical converter.
post #701 of 768
I'm surprised no one has torn down his amps yet. Unless he's set up tamper proof / self-destruct, surely someone would be curious enough to poke inside?
post #702 of 768
They don't look awfully difficult to take apart.
post #703 of 768
A Hacksaw should do it.But i just listen to mine...
post #704 of 768
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hotaudio40 actually asked to be banned. userlander was banned for multiple logins, including the usernames walrus1, vidranger1, and iggy-starnuts.
I find it odd why he would want to be banned.,,
post #705 of 768
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I find it odd why he would want to be banned.,,
So did we.
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