Whats is the best SQ between Octavart and ibasso d1??
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4/2/08 at 9:49am
Is the DAC (not amp) a good value for what you pay? $140 seems like a lot when many good DACs are around this range, such as the Super DAC707, EMU 0404 USB, or Zero DAC. The specs also seem inferior to at least the 0404 (haven't checked the other DAC specs), but if there's one thing I've learned, it's not to listen to specs...
Oh yes, how much output current is 1000mw in mA for this? I know you need voltage or something to convert... not sure which voltage rating you're supposed to use though, or if the needed voltage rating is even listed =\
Also, for the amp section alone, how does it compare to other amps in its price range ($160)?
|So, basically if I was looking for an amp and dac (size/convenience be damned) that in total would be $300, this is it?|
|Does this mean you can change the gain on this?|
|Also, are those OpAmps on DIP sockets I spy in the last pic?|
Don't know, I have not tested every amp/dac combo at $300 or less. I can tell you that IMO it is a great sounding unit that has an small footprint and looks good.
I have sent Fang an email, when he responds I will post here.
No, the board has holes through which the op-amp has been inserted. Then on the other side (see 1st pic) they applied solder. Should be fairly easy to install sockets.
I own both, and like the iBasso products very much, but the Octavart wins hands down in SQ!! HOWEVER, it lacks a USB input, if this is a consideration, having only analog (RCA) and Optical inputs.
A very inexpensive and satisfactory solution for this lack of USB input is the Behringer UCA 202. It converts a USB signal to Optical. Cost is a very modest $30.00
HiFlight, would the D1 Dac match well with this amp? I got D1 but i am planning to upgrade and if i can still use the D1 dac then it will probably be a good value if i can just get the octavart amp only.
How is the octavart when compared to ibasso P2 would the octavart still be a better choice than P2?