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post #31 of 875
Hi,

Thans a lot of those photos - it is bigger than I imagined. About 30% bigger but still compact enough to hide away. So it looks like the end plates are metal and the body is a matt plastic. Is that correct?

Also - a seemingly obvious question, but I notice you have the USB connected. Will this DAC will still work without having to be attached to a computer? It might seem like a dumb question, but a dealer I asked did not answer me and the mini DAC sold by headroom for example does need to be attached to a computer, even though they don't actually specifically tell you that.

Anyway, I must say this looking mighty attractive, especially since you have described the sound in terms that I know I like. I see you have some toslink-mini adpaters lying around. Did you compare optical to coax?
post #32 of 875
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Originally Posted by ADD View Post
Hi,

Thans a lot of those photos - it is bigger than I imagined. About 30% bigger but still compact enough to hide away. So it looks like the end plates are metal and the body is a matt plastic. Is that correct?

Also - a seemingly obvious question, but I notice you have the USB connected. Will this DAC will still work without having to be attached to a computer? It might seem like a dumb question, but a dealer I asked did not answer me and the mini DAC sold by headroom for example does need to be attached to a computer, even though they don't actually specifically tell you that.

Anyway, I must say this looking mighty attractive, especially since you have described the sound in terms that I know I like. I see you have some toslink-mini adpaters lying around. Did you compare optical to coax?
It's all metal housing. The dac will definitely work without usb plugged in.

I didn't compare optical to coax. If I do, I'll definitely let you know. Getting tired.....time for sleep.
post #33 of 875
It's great that there are finally some opinions coming through on the V-DAC.

I've had mine for nearly 3 weeks now and am thrilled with it.
post #34 of 875
So, why should I try coax vs. toslink? Is there a sound difference? So far, I'm very happy with the results via toslink - the only digital connector I could find in the house. Anyone wanna chime in?
post #35 of 875
I would put this up against any of the dacs mentioned.


I also say that up-sampling is to poorly recorded music what warter is to the desert. The thing is to be able to choose the amount of up-sampling based on the quality of the recording, if its a great recording it is best left off. I have some old Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn albums that are not the best recordings and 192 or 96 makes them so much smoother. Someone mentioned the DacMagic being a nicer peice of equipment than the DA100? That is bunk, take a look at the DacMagic thread, lots of unimpressed people over there. "Giant Killers" are mostly non existent and I have a feeling that is the case here as well.
post #36 of 875
I've had the Stello DA100 Signature, sold it and forgot about it a long time ago.

It cost me £650 when I was new to the wonderful world of DAC's, in my opinion my Musical Fidelity V-DAC sounds just as good at £150.
post #37 of 875
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I've had the Stello DA100 Signature, sold it and forgot about it a long time ago.

It cost me £650 when I was new to the wonderful world of DAC's, in my opinion my Musical Fidelity V-DAC sounds just as good at £150.
Then it must be true.
post #38 of 875
Guys lets remember that all we can post are opinions. There are no absolutes since we all hear differently and have different biases/expectations. We also have different amps, music, headphones, interconnects, power cords, and power (yes power).

So what may be good to A may not be good to B. I propose we leave the accusations and/or sarcasm out of this thread.
post #39 of 875
I sense a bit of irony in your reply, but I knew it was coming.

I totally understand that you find it hard to believe that a £150 DAC can sound as good as a £650 one, neither did I until I heard both of them so it's understandable.
post #40 of 875
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I sense a bit of irony in your reply, but I knew it was coming.

I totally understand that you find it hard to believe that a £150 DAC can sound as good as a £650 one, neither did I until I heard both of them so it's understandable.
Mail it to me I wanna try it.
post #41 of 875
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post
Guys lets remember that all we can post are opinions. There are no absolutes since we all hear differently and have different biases/expectations. We also have different amps, music, headphones, interconnects, power cords, and power (yes power).

So what may be good to A may not be good to B. I propose we leave the accusations and/or sarcasm out of this thread.
Can we all just stick with the v-dac in this discussion? I think it's fine to say that A is better than B - isn't that the point of forums, to state your opinion?
post #42 of 875
Anadin, can you tell us about your system and describe the bass, mids, and treble?

Thanks
post #43 of 875
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Originally Posted by MatsudaMan View Post
Can we all just stick with the v-dac in this discussion? I think it's fine to say that A is better than B - isn't that the point of forums, to state your opinion?
Can you stop telling the rest of us what to write? I hate blinkered guided tours of products. I get enough of that when I do QC inspections in China.
post #44 of 875
What does blinkered mean? Also, this is a v-dac discussion, not a guided tour - not sure what QC has to do with anything, or China for that matter. Weird.
post #45 of 875
Has anyone compared this to the DAC1?

I'm looking for something with a bit more warmth and body than the DAC1, though I would not let go of the details the DAC1 is capable of.

But I'm thinking that the V-DAC might is what I'm looking for?
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