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post #181 of 198
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Could anybody review this, and where to buy it
Why don't I just go sell my car, and another one..
post #182 of 198
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Could anybody review this, and where to buy it
I'm sure if you gave the company a call and could prove that you were a serious buyer, they might fly you out to Germany for a demo.
post #183 of 198
Question, since as far as DACs go I've very little experience...can anybody point me to what a good DAC would be to match my Darkvoice 336SE HP Amp? I'm willing to pay up to 300 USD, but would likely prefer staying below 250 USD.

Having USB and s/pdif is preferrable.

Thanks in advance!
post #184 of 198
Click on THIS It has a lot going for it in that price range. I'll be picking one up soon...
post #185 of 198
Metric Halo ULN-2 - $1695

Metric Halo ULN-8 - $5995
post #186 of 198
My computer's constant hissing and static due to bad power regulation is driving me nuts, I need a DAC with its own power source (preferably less than $200). Totally new to DACs, and the threads I've found go from the $250 price point and up.
post #187 of 198
Just off topic.... Can any DAC improve sound quality when used with mp3 songs that are 128kbps ??
post #188 of 198
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Just off topic.... Can any DAC improve sound quality when used with mp3 songs that are 128kbps ??
No. What's lost in compression can't be recovered, so with better gear you'll just hear the distortion more clearly, if anything, making it sound worse.
post #189 of 198
HRT Music Streamer+ $299 link
DAC: TI PCM-1794
Inputs: USB
Outputs: RCA
post #190 of 198
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No. What's lost in compression can't be recovered, so with better gear you'll just hear the distortion more clearly, if anything, making it sound worse.
isn't it that MP3 codec actually throws out what we can't hear ?? and 128kbps is enough bandwidth for humans ??
post #191 of 198
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Originally Posted by cha_indian View Post
Just off topic.... Can any DAC improve sound quality when used with mp3 songs that are 128kbps ??
It can. All depending on the quality of the new DAC compared to the one you previously used.
Even with 128kbps MP3 files the difference may be audible imo.
post #192 of 198
hi infinitesymphony,

I see you only have the DACmagic by Cambridge Audio, but the 740C and 840C also have a DAC along with their CD playing capabilities.
post #193 of 198
Sorry about the necromancy here, but could the original post get updated with the Nuforce uDAC info? It's using the Sabre ESS9022, according to http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f7/fir...ml#post6239103
post #194 of 198
Why isn't this a sticky?!

It sucks to have to look for this thread time and time again.
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Why isn't this a sticky?!

It sucks to have to look for this thread time and time again.
Until (or if) it is made into a sticky, you can eliminate the suckiness by simply adding it to your browser Favorites.

Steve
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