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post #331 of 633
Quinto do not forget that if by any chance it ever needs repair it will be much easier/cheaper/faster to send within the EU than 1/2 way across the globe. Cheers!
post #332 of 633
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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post
Darn, I can't make up my mind between the StageDac and Audio-GD DAC19

I really dig the crossfeed features, since I listen to older jazz and classical orchestra a lot..
I think it boils down to how the quality of the DAC compare..

Any chance the Audio-GD sounds better or much different hen the StageDac?

Writing this I realise I'm gonna go for the StageDac....I think

Thanks a lot for the excellent write ups, it helps a lot Leonardo

I am pretty pleased with the ability to set the filter and oversampling parameters. It is good for matching your fones/taste/music....
post #333 of 633
Any comparisons with the Dacmagic?
tnx
post #334 of 633
I ordered my StageDAC a few days ago... W O O O H O O O O ! ! ! !

If YOU were a basshead with little ability to tolerate sibilance, and if YOU were looking for the warmest, richest sound but not at the expense of high-end detail (I know, it's a push-me-pull-you kind of scenario), what filter/oversampling combos would YOU try first?

Did I mention... WOO HOO!!!

Thank you for your attention.
post #335 of 633
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I ordered my StageDAC a few days ago... W O O O H O O O O ! ! ! !

If YOU were a basshead with little ability to tolerate sibilance, and if YOU were looking for the warmest, richest sound but not at the expense of high-end detail (I know, it's a push-me-pull-you kind of scenario), what filter/oversampling combos would YOU try first?

Did I mention... WOO HOO!!!

Thank you for your attention.
Congratulations. A very good purchase.

1. Allow time for burn in before really evaluating it IMHO.

2. Only then play with the various combinations.

3. No particular recommendations on where to start as what works for you will depend to a degree on your other equipment and your ears. However do try all the various options, over time, with a variety of tracks/genres, and not just the filter/oversampling combos. For instance, for me, regardless of use of crossfeed or not, I think with some combos it can be worth playing with the tonal balance option as well.

Of course. YMMV.
post #336 of 633
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Congratulations. A very good purchase.

1. Allow time for burn in before really evaluating it IMHO.

2. Only then play with the various combinations.

3. No particular recommendations on where to start as what works for you will depend to a degree on your other equipment and your ears. However do try all the various options, over time, with a variety of tracks/genres, and not just the filter/oversampling combos. For instance, for me, regardless of use of crossfeed or not, I think with some combos it can be worth playing with the tonal balance option as well.

Of course. YMMV.
How much burn-in do you think is needed? This was the evaluation unit used for the 6Moons review, I am guessing they burned it in a-plenty before testing, but I'll find out.

Thanks!

Ira
post #337 of 633
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Originally Posted by chzplz View Post
How much burn-in do you think is needed? This was the evaluation unit used for the 6Moons review, I am guessing they burned it in a-plenty before testing, but I'll find out.

Thanks!

Ira
Jan advised me on a good 200+ hours, mainly for the capacitors, and I found it did make a difference for me (not 'night and day' but noticeable improvement, particularly in your preferred bass region). I used Pink Noise and Jan also suggested some bass-heavy pop-music which has a near-constant level.

However, like you, I would hope 6Moons did burn your one in before testing...
post #338 of 633
Congratulations CHZPLZ..

I'm gonna buy one myself, but first I have to sell some stuff

Lookin forward for your impressions!

Cheers
post #339 of 633
Does disabling the variable output shut the output down or does it become another fixed output?
post #340 of 633
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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post
Does disabling the variable output shut the output down or does it become another fixed output?
yeah- x2. Inquiring minds want to know (before their StageDac comes and then they have to figure it out for themselves, which is much harder than typing.)

Thanks if you know

Ira
post #341 of 633
Also, not that I'm planning anything yet (I don't even have the da*n thing yet), are there tweaks that people have played with? Also, is the opamp rollable?

Ira
post #342 of 633
Anybody?
post #343 of 633
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Anybody?
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Originally Posted by Quinto View Post
Does disabling the variable output shut the output down or does it become another fixed output?
I haven't tried it but understood from an earlier post that it shut the output down. You could confirm by emailing Jan Meier direct as IIRC it was his comment that indicated that shutting it down 'might' improve SQ.

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Originally Posted by chzplz View Post
Also, not that I'm planning anything yet (I don't even have the da*n thing yet), are there tweaks that people have played with? Also, is the opamp rollable?
No I haven't tweaked in any way (haven't had a reason to) and I haven't investigated opamp changing (but I would think it would be a soldering job, not designed for opamp rolling like in some portable DAC/Amps).
post #344 of 633
I gave it a go and it does disable the variable output but does not give you another fix output (unless I did something wrong. There are two jumpers to fiddle with).
Yours
post #345 of 633
Thanks Leon
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