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post #766 of 956
Compass dac is much superior to a cd player dac, especially in imaging. Definitely go with the compass.

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post #767 of 956
Thread Starter 
Just FYI, "RCA" is the type of jack. It doesn't have to be labelled "RCA".
post #768 of 956
Excuse me guys, may I ask another few questions.

1. Is the sound from the optical out of a CD player produces a better sound connected to the Compass DAC/Headamp than the RCA/Line Out of CD Player?

2. Is there a specific CD player that's a good match with the Compass DAC/Headamp?

3. Will my PS2 which can play CD audios and with optical output produce good sound with the Compass DAC/Headamp?

Thank you.
post #769 of 956
1. Optical out will be better because if you use line out of your portable cd player you are using the cd player's DAC which is certainly not as good as the compass DAC.

2+3. Some people have said some early models of the original PlayStation are high fidelity cd transports with some modding (now that I think back I think I did try it over ten years ago, pretty good sound). I am not sure about PS2, but it should be decent at least and no need to upgrade.
post #770 of 956
Does the preamp work for both analogue line in and with the built in DAC?
post #771 of 956
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by adsmithy View Post
Does the preamp work for both analogue line in and with the built in DAC?
All the pre-amp switch does is switch the headphone jack output to the rear pre-amp output sockets instead. Everything else works identically. See my Compass FAQ in my Head-Fi blog for details.
post #772 of 956
Guys, which is a better option:

1. Buy the Compass DAC/Headamp or

2. Buy C2C and a separate DAC later like Cambridge DACMagic?
post #773 of 956
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Originally Posted by VALIENTE View Post
Guys, which is a better option:

1. Buy the Compass DAC/Headamp or

2. Buy C2C and a separate DAC later like Cambridge DACMagic?
You better make ur decision soon

because from the website

The USB chips PCM2707 out of stock and difficult to order from TI, the last 28 units Compass for sale.

Audio-GD Company
post #774 of 956
hi guys,

the dac in the compass..

does it use a single opa or a double opa?
post #775 of 956
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Originally Posted by mutzz View Post
hi guys,

the dac in the compass..

does it use a single opa or a double opa?

Double
post #776 of 956
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Originally Posted by squall343 View Post
the last 28 units Compass for sale
is the compass really going out of production???
post #777 of 956
Hi guys- When you ordered your Compass, did you get shipping confirmation and a tracking number from Audio-GD?

I ask because I ordered mine on the 12th along with the Sun and Moon OPA's. My order was confirmed and I was assured by Mr. Kingwa it would ship within 3 days, but as of yet I have received no shipping or tracking info.

I've tried to contact them 3 times now and get no reply. I know they got my money from Papal coz it's pulled from my bank acct.

Gotta tell ya, I'm gettin a leetle worried.....
post #778 of 956
I would not worry. Kingwa is very professional and IMO, very trustworthy. Give it some time.
post #779 of 956
Gilency: Thanks for your reply. I agree with your assessment of Mr. Kingwa, I've read both Compass threads, all about the bagged Compass incident, all the reviews- everything. In all cases Mr. Kingwa acted in a pretty professional manner. That's why I find it so perplexing that I can't even get one measly reply to three requests for status.

If it's not shipped or there is a problem, I can understand that, just tell me. It's the lack of response that has me freaked out. I'll give him more time-what choice do I have?

I'm just asking if anyone has had the same experience when ordering their Compass. If it's normal for me to be in the dark til the Compass shows up on the doorstep, so be it. If not, I'll keep trying to contact him. I hope everything works out coz the Compass seems to be just what I'm looking for!
post #780 of 956
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Originally Posted by UncleFestive View Post
Gilency: Thanks for your reply. I agree with your assessment of Mr. Kingwa, I've read both Compass threads, all about the bagged Compass incident, all the reviews- everything. In all cases Mr. Kingwa acted in a pretty professional manner. That's why I find it so perplexing that I can't even get one measly reply to three requests for status.

If it's not shipped or there is a problem, I can understand that, just tell me. It's the lack of response that has me freaked out. I'll give him more time-what choice do I have?

I'm just asking if anyone has had the same experience when ordering their Compass. If it's normal for me to be in the dark til the Compass shows up on the doorstep, so be it. If not, I'll keep trying to contact him. I hope everything works out coz the Compass seems to be just what I'm looking for!
i assume you've checked here?
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