Originally Posted by Drosera
Wow Peete, wondered where you had gone, I actually hoped it was a vacation. Get well soon!
Well, watchagonnado, head-fi seems to suffer from USB-obsession.
On a more interesting and on-topic note: My Reference One has managed to find my house. (Went a lot quicker than last time too.) More on that later.
Nah I wish it was a vacation......just reread that post of mine...kinda grumpy but forgive me folks, I'm in a lot of pain and can't quite think clearly because of it. I was hoping to see some more RE1 thoughts/questions rather than USB this and cable that.....
Dro do me a favor and send me a PM with your thoughts on the RE1 (congrats on it's arrival BTW !!!
)...that's certainly been the one bright spot for me this past week
I've managed to slip in some listening sessions the last 7 days ( I'd have to be dead not to) but this is the first time at the comp since last Friday.
Thus far my RE1 has been evolving and now has around 430 hours on it...I expect a large leap in SQ around 500-600 hours ( an educated guess really)...I'll find out over the next 7 days....
The RE1 runs warm,warmer than any other DAC I've ever owned but that is normal Dro so don't be worried by that. I've also never owned owned a DAC this well built from soup to nuts so maybe this heat thing is a par for the course in this class of gear. I do remember the MSB combo running a little warm but nothing like this does, then again the Gold Link and P1000 power base had no where near the amount of V regs the RE1 has and was slapped into an but ugly pair of rectangular steel chassis. Not built to anywhere near this level of quality (even though it cost me 100% more than the RE1 8.5 years ago).
I look forward to your impressions...you'll be able to hear right away the RE1 is something serious....that much is certain.