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Time for some morning Crack and coffee. Best way to start the day.
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Up at the Crack of Dawn, hey lextek!
 

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Check out eBay international - One ending in the land of Oz in about 18 hours currently @ $120.00 US (76 GBP)  wink_face.gif
 

 

Sssshhhhh!! Don't tell people - I'm stalking that one right now!! tongue_smile.gif

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Time for some morning Crack and coffee. Best way to start the day.

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I'm using the Modi with my Crack and HD650. Have you ever heard the Modi? If so, how would you compare it to your Bifrost? I'm planning to upgrade the DAC to the Bifrost, but I'm not sure if the differences are worth the premium price or not biggrin.gif

Thanks,
Kratos.

Kratos,

I know people will disagree, but in my experience all DACs sound the same once you (a) get over the $100 price point, and (b) equalize for strength of output signal. I have a $1,000 DAC, I have several $300-500 DACs, and I have two $100 DACs. In a blind test, I don't think I could tell the difference between any of them, there are a lot of things you could spend money on rather than a DAC and get bigger improvements in sound. YMMV

Best regards,
Adam
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I think you need to have a yard sale, Adam.  Make sure you invite me!
 

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Kratos,

I know people will disagree, but in my experience all DACs sound the same once you (a) get over the $100 price point, and (b) equalize for strength of output signal. I have a $1,000 DAC, I have several $300-500 DACs, and I have two $100 DACs. In a blind test, I don't think I could tell the difference between any of them, there are a lot of things you could spend money on rather than a DAC and get bigger improvements in sound. YMMV

Best regards,
Adam

 

I have found the same to be true here as well.

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Kratos,

I know people will disagree, but in my experience all DACs sound the same once you (a) get over the $100 price point, and (b) equalize for strength of output signal. I have a $1,000 DAC, I have several $300-500 DACs, and I have two $100 DACs. In a blind test, I don't think I could tell the difference between any of them, there are a lot of things you could spend money on rather than a DAC and get bigger improvements in sound. YMMV

Best regards,
Adam


Hi Adam,

 

Really? Actually this is the first time I've heard someone saying that there is NO difference in sound quality when you change DACs, my experience is different, I'm not as fortunate as you, I can hear the differences between DACs, I guess you can save bunch of dollars thanks to that biggrin.gif

 

Which equipment should I spend money on to get big improvements in your opinion? wink.gif

 

Thanks for your reply,

 

Best regards,

Kratos.

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Hi Kratos

 

Did you decide on getting a GEC 6AS7G brown base?  One just finished for well under $200.00 - Was this you?

 

Cheers
 


Hi WOlfdOg,

 

No, after receiving some recommendations from Adam here and in Bottlehead forum, which I guess you read also, I decided not to go for the premium tubes, and I'm gonna save pennies for the coming BH DAC smily_headphones1.gif

 

Best,

Kratos.

 

P/S: I'm really jealous with your huge tube inventory by the way frown.gif


Edited by Aeolus Kratos - 8/17/13 at 7:53am
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Hi Adam,

 

Really? Actually this is the first time I've heard someone saying that there is NO difference in sound quality when you change DACs, my experience is different, I'm not as fortunate as you, I can hear the differences between DACs, I guess you can save bunch of dollars thanks to that biggrin.gif

 

Which equipment should I spend money on to get big improvements in your opinion? wink.gif

 

Thanks for your reply,

 

Best regards,

Kratos.

Buy the best headphone you can afford, first and foremost.

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Originally Posted by amcananey View Post

I know people will disagree, but in my experience all DACs sound the same once you (a) get over the $100 price point, and (b) equalize for strength of output signal. I have a $1,000 DAC, I have several $300-500 DACs, and I have two $100 DACs. In a blind test, I don't think I could tell the difference between any of them, there are a lot of things you could spend money on rather than a DAC and get bigger improvements in sound. YMMV

I'll disagree as I do hear differences between DACs.  For example, I can definitely easily hear a difference between the HRT MS II and HRT MSII+.... but I could barely hear a difference between the ODAC and the HRT MSII.  The difference is easier to hear with certain setups than others.

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Hi WOlfdOg,

No, after receiving some recommendations from Adam here and in Bottlehead forum, which I guess you read also, I decided not to go for the premium tubes, and I'm gonna save pennies for the coming BH DAC smily_headphones1.gif

Best,
Kratos.

P/S: I'm really jealous with your huge tube inventory by the way frown.gif

I can definitely appreciate where Adam is coming from.

That said, everyone has a differing system and ears. I am looking at refining something I love to bits and don't want to alter dramatically. Tube rolling is a fun way to do this.

There is room for the subjective in this hobby. And for differences of opinion.

Cheers
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Check out eBay international - One ending in the land of Oz in about 18 hours currently @ $120.00 US (76 GBP)  wink_face.gif
 

 

It's finished and on it's way to my Crack! blink.gif

 

My first significant tube purchase (i.e. >$50). I hope it will be a nice upgrade over my existing GE 6AS7GA which sounds brilliant with Genalex Gold ECC82 and driving my T1s.

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Congrats!
 

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Buy the best headphone you can afford, first and foremost.

Hi Brunk,

 

How would you think about using the TH-900 with the Crack? I've heard the TH-900 once and I totally loved it. But I'm not sure if they are good when paired with the Crack or not :)

 

Cheers.

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It's finished and on it's way to my Crack! blink.gif

 

My first significant tube purchase (i.e. >$50). I hope it will be a nice upgrade over my existing GE 6AS7GA which sounds brilliant with Genalex Gold ECC82 and driving my T1s.

 

Nice! And don't forget to leave some impressions on how the sound is when you get the GEC biggrin.gif

 

Happy listening.

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