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post #166 of 198
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Originally Posted by E Leung View Post
I'm a new comer to Head-Fi. Please advise a good DAC not for portable use. Price is not a real concern. Thanks.
Well if price is not a concern....


1. DCS Scarlati
2. Boulder 2020
3. EMM Labs DAC2
4. Berkely Alpha DAC ( good value)
post #167 of 198
i've inquire an Aqvox DAC USB directly on aqvox site. I've found some sites which sell it a lower price, as i notify that at aqvox they answered that there was secret things:


If you buy from AQVOX - you get some important information about how to setup your computer, how to read-out CDs in the best possible manner and some more info. But only after the customer gets the device, we do not like to tell people all the secrets for free.
post #168 of 198
The list is impressive. One little update:
Mhdt Paradisea
OP Amp: LM4562
Tube: GE5670
Link: Mhdt Paradisea DAC

Cheers,
Adam
post #169 of 198
About the Abrahamsen V6 dac, in a norwegian forum Per Abrahamsen (who made both the V6 and electrocompaniet ECD-1) wrote that the dac circuits in the two dacs are identical, so that's a bit more info to add to the V6.
post #170 of 198
Thanks for the info. Could be one of the reasons Abrahamsen doesn't respond to US emails.
post #171 of 198
Hi i am a new Head-Fi

Recently, i have purchased a Denon AH-D2000 and a Head-Direct EF1 Headphone AMP.

Although i am happy, i would like more and i have looked into the world of DACs.

Since buying the above, i have been running it from the source of a PC, more specifically an Auzentech Prelude Sound Card.

My question is will a DAC be better than a sound card in regards to sound quality?

If the above question is "yes" then which DAC would you recommend for me? My price range is $200-$400 although if there is a DAC that is SIGNIFICANTLY better than any of the higher tier DACs in my price range, feel free to recommend. I would also prefer a USB DAC but if there is another DAC that is superior to the USB version, feel free to educate me and recommend!

My main concern is sound quality with music. I don't play games or watch movies on my computer so...the best for music please!

Also, to get this straight (i am a newbie) but is this how you set up a DAC? Take note that this example will be a USB DAC.

Source (Computer) -->
USB Cord of DAC -->
USB DAC -->
The USB DAC has 2 jacks (RCA i presume) which are red and either white/black. These jacks are named "Outputs". I was planning on using these cables for it..tell me if it works. (Spellbinder Analog Interconnect Cable from Nordost) ....So those cords would be next in line -->
Headphone AMP's Input Jacks (EF1) -->
Denon AH-D2000



Thanks!
post #172 of 198
Is there a similar thread for amps?

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Originally Posted by The Monkey View Post
Thanks for the info. Could be one of the reasons Abrahamsen doesn't respond to US emails.
They don't respond to European mails either.

And the price is not 475USD for the V6 but 675USD.

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My price range is $200-$400
You should have a look at the DacMagic from Cambridge. It's about 400$, correct me if I'm wrong.
post #173 of 198
Thread Starter 
Please don't discuss recommendations in this thread. Let's keep it objective.

Abrahamsen V6.0 price updated, Mhdt Laboratory Paradisea 3 added, etc.
post #174 of 198
Sorry but why is the Little Dot DASC_1 not included yet?
post #175 of 198
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sad_katz View Post
Sorry but why is the Little Dot DASC_1 not included yet?
Because I hadn't heard of it until you mentioned it.

Little Dot DAC_I added.
post #176 of 198
Any way to ad the Musiland SVDAC06 (not 05) to the list?
post #177 of 198
If this list also includes components that can function as a stand-alone DAC, then it should include the Peachtree Audio Nova, which is a DAC plus integrated amp plus headphone amp unit. The old version is the Decco (I don't know if the Decco is still available new).

Peachtree Audio Nova
post #178 of 198
Thanks, infinitesymphony
Really huge work

If some administrator could put this to the sticky ones, a lot easier to find...
post #179 of 198
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Originally Posted by The Monkey View Post
Thanks for the info. Could be one of the reasons Abrahamsen doesn't respond to US emails.
Have you tried to call them? They usually answer the phone.
post #180 of 198
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[*]GTE Trinity DAC $64,700-69,220 Link
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Could anybody review this, and where to buy it
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