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post #691 of 1153
For anyone interested - D4 will be back in stock in about a week
post #692 of 1153
Any opinions on udac vs topkitted D4 (or w/e config sounds best on D4), when both are used as USB DAC Amps (i.e., the D4's battery doesn't factor in)? I read HPA saying the uDac offers more power on the 5V USB than other similar amps do, though I can't tell if you were saying that uDAC > D4 when both are on USB.
post #693 of 1153
Well, I purchased Anouk's Topkitted D4 - will join the fray very soon.
post #694 of 1153
1000p == 1nF

Thanks for the info. Now we know for sure it is a filter remove frequency which cannot be reproduce by the DAC.


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The value is 1000p.
post #695 of 1153
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Yes, now I have to order a few but with nothing else needed right now it looks like I won't get to enjoy my D4 for a while.
post #696 of 1153
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Sigh... I have to decide between this and a Zune pass for the year. I guess I could buy this... and maybe sell it for 20 bucks less once I am done with it (or I decide its better than the pico and sell the pico). Maybe I can get them to send me one for review, as I have owned 5 or 6 of the more popular portable amps. Always worth a try right?
i am very interested to see how the d4 compares to the pico and pico slim?

cant wait to hear your impressions.

cheers
post #697 of 1153
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For anyone interested - D4 will be back in stock in about a week
Thanks for the heads up! This is good news for me (obviously not for my wallet) as I have been window shopping for a DAC/Amp and this seems to be the right fit for me...
post #698 of 1153
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Thanks for the heads up! This is good news for me (obviously not for my wallet) as I have been window shopping for a DAC/Amp and this seems to be the right fit for me...
Good news for you?..lol...

Just read your sig- $585.00 spent already in less than a month with 17 posts....

You are hooked...Get out quick...
post #699 of 1153
I understand your pain. It cost less than 1cent if you buy in enough bulk.
but you only need 1 or 2. The shipping cost does not make sense.

I am blessed with a shop which is than 1Km from my work place, and I usually walk over after work to make small purchases. They have most parts with lead, not much SMD. Great place to meet others with the same addictions. The meeting of addict grows the addictions. The fetish of the people there however are with tubes.

I am ordering some parts if you need I can order and mail them to you.


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Yes, now I have to order a few but with nothing else needed right now it looks like I won't get to enjoy my D4 for a while.
post #700 of 1153
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I have added the SMD 2.2k resistors to my D4 as per Madwolfs photos, and find that it noticeably improved the overall detail of the DAC output. I suspect that the lower input voltage is in a more linear portion of the operating envelope of the AD8616 opamp.
Ron, my D4 is out on loan sporting your TopKit (w/ the stock buffers bypassed). Once it is back in early March I will ship it your way to do this mod.
post #701 of 1153
How does the D4 compare to the FubarIII, uDAC, LD MKII, Zero DAC, emu0404, something from hotaudio or audiophiletechnica?
post #702 of 1153
I have the Fubar IV which I can compare later, but my D4 is a week or so away... waiting.
post #703 of 1153
I'm on the brink of ordering the Nuforce uDAC so I can get on with my day
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Ron, my D4 is out on loan sporting your TopKit (w/ the stock buffers bypassed). Once it is back in early March I will ship it your way to do this mod.
Well, I will have my D4 at the Ft Myers meet, so you can try it there and see if you can detect any difference. No doubt somebody else will bring an unmodified D4 to compare with.
post #705 of 1153
Has anyone ever used the D4 Mamba with a Senn HD595 to comment on synergy and improvement over unamped source?

I will be using the DAC as well to replace my old Realtek onboard card, so I'm expecting some decent improvement.

Regards!
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