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post #451 of 642

I ordered mine two weeks ago but haven't received it yet.

post #452 of 642

I am considering this DAC. I prefer neutral to bright sound and I have read that the DacMagic can sound 'dry'. If that means neutral to bright sound while the balance is still good over the entire frequency range I am satisfied. I am looking for more clarity so that the recordings/albums speak for themselves, that is all.

 

Am I expecting too much?

 

I want to be able to connect it to my CD-players via RCA and possible to other gear if possible. How do you solve that with headphones if you want to connect the headphone straight into the DAC or should I just hook up my amplifier?

 

In Amsterdam I can buy one in the store for about 400 euros, so if this is the DAC to go for I should save up a little bit. 

 

My regards,

 

Deep Funk


Edited by Deep Funk - 8/9/10 at 11:03am
post #453 of 642

I can sell you mine for 420€ which has an upgraded PSU that cost me 150€ + 3 feet that set me back 30€. Its in silver. Mint.

 

You can't connect it with stereo RCA but with either coaxial or optical or straight to your pc via usb. for headphones you will need an amp, your receiver will do. I my opinion DM sounds "tubey" so warm, very pleasing. Not neutral imo but very enjoyable to listen to.

 

 

regards, Peter

post #454 of 642

Warm is not what I am looking for, are you sure?

post #455 of 642

many people believe this dac sounds a little bright and pretty much neutral. correct me if i'm wrong

post #456 of 642
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many people believe this dac sounds a little bright and pretty much neutral. correct me if i'm wrong


Slightly on the bright side of neutral when compared to my PS Audio DLIII which is slightly on the warm side of neutral. I did a direct A-B with them before selling off my DacMagic.

post #457 of 642
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Slightly on the bright side of neutral when compared to my PS Audio DLIII which is slightly on the warm side of neutral. I did a direct A-B with them before selling off my DacMagic.


x2, i was trying to say the same thing. but it's definitely not warm nor tubey..

post #458 of 642

Bright, I like... Now I have to check the other aspects...

post #459 of 642

how long does the replacement adapter shipping take time usually? anybody knows?

post #460 of 642
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how long does the replacement adapter shipping take time usually? anybody knows?


I just received mine. It took three weeks to get mine.

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I just received mine. It took three weeks to get mine.


i accidentally sent the adapter replacement form. i hope it's not gonna be a problem

 

so that's it? you didn't received any email notification that your adapter replacement application has been received or anything? it just popped out in front of your door, just like that?

post #462 of 642
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i accidentally sent the adapter replacement form. i hope it's not gonna be a problem

 

so that's it? you didn't received any email notification that your adapter replacement application has been received or anything? it just popped out in front of your door, just like that?


Yep, no notification what so ever. I received an apology for my trouble with the PSU from CA along with the PSU. I was just hoping I get the right one with the correct voltage and Schuko plug and I did got the correct one.

post #463 of 642

Using the LCD2s and listening to the Dacmagic - in no uncertain terms it told me the stock PSU is bottlenecking the Dacmagic... using the XPSUV3, I am definitely getting more refinement - better resolution of complex passages particularly in the lower mids, lower distortion, better seperation and slight improvement in imaging and soundstage.

 

It seems like with cans like LCD2s its a case of source first.  Amp second.


Edited by SP Wild - 8/12/10 at 4:33am
post #464 of 642
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Yep, no notification what so ever. I received an apology for my trouble with the PSU from CA along with the PSU. I was just hoping I get the right one with the correct voltage and Schuko plug and I did got the correct one.


so there is no telling whether we will get the 110V or the 220V version? i need the 220V though..

post #465 of 642
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so there is no telling whether we will get the 110V or the 220V version? i need the 220V though..


You have to input a serial that is in the back of the DM and if your DM was originally sold in US then you will probably get the 110V PSU.

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