post #31 of 42
10/25/08 at 11:45am
anybody who did compare the dac of the corda 2move and the d3?
care to share the difference in sound quality?
I do not have a 2MOVE anymore to compare to the D3 DAC, but I do have all the other amps that I previously compared the 2MOVE against.
The 2MOVE was very detailed but lacked some space and air or ambience vs many of the others, creating a more forward intimate setting. Some of this was due to the amp section itself, as feeding it with a better DAC still felt more close and intimate (just not quite as much).
The Predator via DAC was more spacious than 2MOVE, while the Pico would project a bigger more spacious and airy soundstage over all the others (D2 Viper was in between the Pico and Predator). I am still burning in the D3 for review, but I would say so far the D3 DAC is closer to the Pico DAC than it is to the 2MOVE DAC. This is good.
As for the battery/charging questions. The D3 uses 5xAAA batteries and does not charge them. I got 123 hours out of my first set of Energizers, and 113 hours out of the second set of Energizers. I now have Rayovac Hybrid NiMH in it and have 47 hours on those with no sign of dying yet. I will be ready to review the D3 sometime this week, likely after this set of rechargables dies.