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post #181 of 7724
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"Do you think I did wrong??.."

You aksed the question and don't like the answer.
Les, you are wrong again.. look properly, I did not ask YOU that question...

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post #182 of 7724
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Originally Posted by ccschua View Post
Actually I have the chance to compare DAC 100 with Franken ZERO.

Between DAC100 and Compass, the dac section is the same, and DAC 100 might have slightly better components.

The difference between DAC100 and Franken Zero is not small. I can immediately hear how clean and how detail DAC100 can be. The distortion in DAC100 is extremely low, the sound is smoother.

On openning the DAC100, you can notice the components used are alot better than u can find in ZERO. Fully dale resistor, CMC RCA, >10k microfarads capcitor, etc the list go on.
Hi,

Was the comparison based on using any HDAMs on the DAC100 or the stock OPA2134??.. initially I was very keen on getting the DAC100 along with ST3 headphone amp..
post #183 of 7724
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Originally Posted by sandchak View Post
Hi,

Was the comparison based on using any HDAMs on the DAC100 or the stock OPA2134??.. initially I was very keen on getting the DAC100 along with ST3 headphone amp..
I would like to know this as well. If those impressions are based on the DAC100 using its stock opamp then I will purchase one in a week or so.
post #184 of 7724
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Originally Posted by sandchak View Post
Hi,

Was the comparison based on using any HDAMs on the DAC100 or the stock OPA2134??.. initially I was very keen on getting the DAC100 along with ST3 headphone amp..
I am comparing Sun V2 on ZERO DAC and Sun V2 on DAC 100.

If u buy kingwa product, u are sure of getting better quality than other China made product.
post #185 of 7724
Thread Starter 
My God some of you guys are silly, of COURSE Kingwa is making this product to promote himself. Part of the reason I started all this was because of something Les said in the Zero thread, asking me why I was linking to a Zero seller whom people were having bad experiences with. I think we'd all rather support businesses who are interested in making and selling a quality product.

Now if you guys are going to act like children and argue over nonsense like the labor wage in China (especially stupid when most of the things you have bought are made there) then I might have to ask a mod to clean up this thread. Kingwa is very sensitive to criticism. If satisfying your ego is more important than not pissing people off and derailing the purpose of this thread, please step away from the computer and do something else for a while.
post #186 of 7724
Can anyone say when the first reviews will be out?
post #187 of 7724
in about month or two.
post #188 of 7724
Thread Starter 
Kingwa has asked me to review it, which I'm happy to do. I'll put it against a Zero + HDAM on the DAC/amp side, and his own C2C on the amp side.
post #189 of 7724
Thread Starter 
Kingwa has asked me to review it, which I'm happy to do. I'll put it against a Zero + HDAM on the DAC/amp side, and his own C2C on the amp side.
post #190 of 7724
That is Great News, Curra.

maybe when I get my Compass, I can do a little bit of my own too.
post #191 of 7724
@curra
when you'll make review, please write few words about comparison of compass to northstar. I know compass its not northstar league, but i would be very pleased if You could do that.
post #192 of 7724
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Originally Posted by prinz View Post
@curra
when you'll make review, please write few words about comparison of compass to northstar. I know compass its not northstar league, but i would be very pleased if You could do that.
For sure. I'll see if I can't meet up with LobsterSan and do some comparisons with his Benchmark DAC1 as well using his Stax rigs (and mine too), as he wants to hear how good the Northstar is.
post #193 of 7724
Actually there is one review which I am keen on, and that is Compass against Zero + HDAM + Franken mods.. but I presume someone will do that on a later date as and when Compass hits the market..
post #194 of 7724
Which OPA will you guys choose? People seem to like the Moon OPA better than the Earth OPA.
post #195 of 7724
What I have heard of Earth is that it is very neutral, and my system being on the brighter side, I chose moon for my ZERO, which made my gear distinctly sound more musical, mellow and laid back.. so it actually depends on your taste or preference of sound..
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