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post #61 of 875
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Originally Posted by Calvin&Hobbes View Post
What then, if anything, is to be expected from this burn-in process?!
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Originally Posted by anadin View Post
MatsudaMan you desribed the V-DAC wonderfully. A weeks worth of burn in and it really starts to tighten up, the bass extension really starts to slam and the overall music spectrum seems to flow seamlessly, this is without doubt a killer DAC especially at its price, its small size is another bonus.
I guess what Anadin said.
post #62 of 875
got my vdac today!
wish they had laid terminals out all on one side! pillocks
sounds good though, through my ldmkv and ath-a900s!
its not leaps and bounds better than my zero though.
cant decide whether to sell zero, they dont have much re-sale value.
i guess it would be a good spare.
has anyone cracked open their V yet? does it really "burn in"?
GS solo or novo next for me!
then one of hd650, k701 or pro 900 cans.
and then she will boot me out, and i will have to sell it all
post #63 of 875
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post
got my vdac today!
wish they had laid terminals out all on one side! pillocks
sounds good though, through my ldmkv and ath-a900s!
its not leaps and bounds better than my zero though.
cant decide whether to sell zero, they dont have much re-sale value.
i guess it would be a good spare.
has anyone cracked open their V yet? does it really "burn in"?
GS solo or novo next for me!
then one of hd650, k701 or pro 900 cans.
and then she will boot me out, and i will have to sell it all
Congrats on a great purchase oldson! Welcome to club V-DAC. Time will tell how much burn-in will effect the sound. I'll definitely keep you all posted.
post #64 of 875
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its not leaps and bounds better than my zero though.

What are the difference you heard compared to Zero??? What do you like about V-dac?
post #65 of 875
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Originally Posted by Cankin View Post
What are the difference you heard compared to Zero??? What do you like about V-dac?
very little really.(difference , that is)
many say the v-dac has a warm/lush sound and i would say yeah but only slightly more so over the zero.
my problem is my current cans (ath-a900) make most sources sound warm!
i am looking for some alternative (probably open) cans, very soon, along with a new amp.
then i will be able to do better comparisons.
once they are all mature , of course!
post #66 of 875

v-dac

What amp are you using?
post #67 of 875
I took a chance and got a V-DAC to try out. I don't know what the fuss is all about. For a Chinese built DAC it is very overpriced in the UK. The very small and , dare I say, ugly looks are not what I expected. I can't put it in my rack and show it off. Like it is designed to be hidden away. But the input/output locations of the connections are a nightmare. It took me ages and a lot of attempts to find a way to put everything in a suitable position.
Soundwise I can't detect any PRaT (pace, thythm and timing). And the bass response is not as good as I expected. Maybe multi £K audio manufacturers are not familiar with making a cheap DAC? My Denon DVD1740 DVD player sounds more exciting and is £30 cheaper.
post #68 of 875
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Originally Posted by anadin View Post
My DAC's so far to date have been as follows.

Stello DA100 Signature, (did I really pay that much for a DAC why?). price £650

Cambridge Audio DacMagic, Great value budget DAC with balanced outputs. price £200

Musical Fidelity V-DAC, Lovely clean punchy highs with a neutral to warm sound, a brilliant sounding super budget DAC that will go down in Head-Fi history as the bargain of the decade at an amazing £150.
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Originally Posted by Herandu View Post
I took a chance and got a V-DAC to try out. I don't know what the fuss is all about. For a Chinese built DAC it is very overpriced in the UK. The very small and , dare I say, ugly looks are not what I expected. I can't put it in my rack and show it off. Like it is designed to be hidden away. But the input/output locations of the connections are a nightmare. It took me ages and a lot of attempts to find a way to put everything in a suitable position.
Soundwise I can't detect any PRaT (pace, thythm and timing). And the bass response is not as good as I expected. Maybe multi £K audio manufacturers are not familiar with making a cheap DAC? My Denon DVD1740 DVD player sounds more exciting and is £30 cheaper.
Anadin, did you really have those dac's you referred too or did you make that up? Is there a reason you have not answered my question about the equipment you used to evaluate the afformentioned dac's and the V-dac?
post #69 of 875
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Originally Posted by Herandu View Post
I took a chance and got a V-DAC to try out. I don't know what the fuss is all about. For a Chinese built DAC it is very overpriced in the UK. The very small and , dare I say, ugly looks are not what I expected. I can't put it in my rack and show it off. Like it is designed to be hidden away.
I'm not sure where to go with this...it should have been EXACTLY what you expected. The whole point of the V-line in general is that MF has NOT put a lot of $$ into the casing, and can thus offer a superior component for the money. It's a little hard for me to believe that you can be critical of the V-DAC on THESE grounds.

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Originally Posted by Herandu View Post
But the input/output locations of the connections are a nightmare. It took me ages and a lot of attempts to find a way to put everything in a suitable position.
Soundwise I can't detect any PRaT (pace, thythm and timing). And the bass response is not as good as I expected. Maybe multi £K audio manufacturers are not familiar with making a cheap DAC? My Denon DVD1740 DVD player sounds more exciting and is £30 cheaper.
Well, I guess that you don't care for it.

I wonder if you could help us out and tell us something the DAC did well. I mean, it's pretty rare that a component is so bad that there's nothing good about it at all.
post #70 of 875
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Originally Posted by olblueyez View Post
Anadin, did you really have those dac's you referred too or did you make that up? Is there a reason you have not answered my question about the equipment you used to evaluate the afformentioned dac's and the V-dac?
Let's all try to do without comments like this one, please...thanks.
post #71 of 875
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Originally Posted by Herandu View Post
I took a chance and got a V-DAC to try out. I don't know what the fuss is all about. For a Chinese built DAC it is very overpriced in the UK. The very small and , dare I say, ugly looks are not what I expected. I can't put it in my rack and show it off. Like it is designed to be hidden away. But the input/output locations of the connections are a nightmare. It took me ages and a lot of attempts to find a way to put everything in a suitable position.
Soundwise I can't detect any PRaT (pace, thythm and timing). And the bass response is not as good as I expected. Maybe multi £K audio manufacturers are not familiar with making a cheap DAC? My Denon DVD1740 DVD player sounds more exciting and is £30 cheaper.
Pictures of the V-DAC have been floating around for a while so you should have known what it looks like before you bought it. So the criticism is IMO unfounded. Ditto for the input/output locations.

How long did you burn the unit for?
post #72 of 875
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post
Pictures of the V-DAC have been floating around for a while so you should have known what it looks like before you bought it. So the criticism is IMO unfounded. Ditto for the input/output locations.

How long did you burn the unit for?
I left it burning in and shall do some further tests possibly Saturday night.
post #73 of 875
Folks...civility, please. Thank you.
post #74 of 875
What was it about civility that wasn't clear? Do I need to start deleting posts and warning people?
post #75 of 875
OK...thanks to those of you who won't give up the ghost, I've had to delete some posts. I'll officially warn the next person who can't conduct himself with some civility.
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