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post #5521 of 5980

Schiit Modi. And it has the RCA outs. Hard DAC to beat for the price.

post #5522 of 5980

FWIW - 1/8th to RCA cable won't affect the sound, unless it's put together poorly. 

 

The ODAC is an excellent option, imo. As is the AMB Gamma1 or Gamma 2. If you are building your own, they are well within budget. Having them built will probably push you over a bit, though. 


Edited by liamstrain - 7/12/14 at 8:28pm
post #5523 of 5980
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Originally Posted by EraserXIV View Post
 

What kind of connectivity do you need? I assume just USB since you were considering the E10K?

 

Take a look at the iFi iDSD Nano, that thing has no business sounding as good as it does for that price. They occasionally pop up on the For Sale forum for cheaper and on MusicDirect as 'open-box demos' for around $160.

 

Yes, I am using a USB source.

 

I really like your suggestion, the iFi iDSD Nano looks perfect for my needs. Its outputs and portable nature are exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks so much.

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Originally Posted by jgreen16 View Post
 

Schiit Modi. And it has the RCA outs. Hard DAC to beat for the price.

 

I originally had a Modi, but it was a bit too blocky for my liking. However I do agree; it has incredible value!

 

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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post
 

FWIW - 1/8th to RCA cable won't affect the sound, unless it's put together poorly. 

 

The ODAC is an excellent option, imo. As is the AMB Gamma1 or Gamma 2. If you are building your own, they are well within budget. Having them built will probably push you over a bit, though. 

 

Thank you for your answer. I thought the ODAC was very attractive, however, for the same price as the iFi iDSD Nano, its limited output and and controls doesn't make it as attractive.

 

 

 

I would like to thank everyone who has helped me and answer all my questions. I'm a relatively new member who posted in the wrong section, but was only met with friendly advice. What a great community!

post #5524 of 5980

@Aeolus Kratos.. you've got my custom built Crack, man!  All the way down to the BlueJeansCables RCA and BH power cord.. sweet.. glad it landed in good hands!  Hope you're enjoying it.. it's a badass rig.. I miss it.

post #5525 of 5980
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post
 

@Aeolus Kratos.. you've got my custom built Crack, man!  All the way down to the BlueJeansCables RCA and BH power cord.. sweet.. glad it landed in good hands!  Hope you're enjoying it.. it's a badass rig.. I miss it.


Hi FlySweep,

 

Haha, how do you know I've got your Crack? I'm really loving it! It was truly superior to my previous speedballed Crack ( which doesn't have all the capacitor and attenuator upgrades ), thank you very much! :)

 

BTW, I'm not sure what the driver tube you included is, the box says 'Tung-sol 12AU7 ECC82 Long Black Plate', but the brand name was all 'faded out' on the glass, and the plate is somehow not really 'black', it's kind of grey-black. Here are some pics of the tube I received:

 

 

 

 

To the left is a RCA Cleartop, the plate of the 'Tung-sol' is somehow 'darker' than the RCA. But I can't call it totally 'black', so I'm not sure. It sounds great, though.

post #5526 of 5980

FYI - when you see the tube type enclosed by an octagon, the tube was made by RCA.

post #5527 of 5980
Originally Posted by Aeolus Kratos View Post
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Hi FlySweep,

 

Haha, how do you know I've got your Crack? I'm really loving it! It was truly superior to my previous speedballed Crack ( which doesn't have all the capacitor and attenuator upgrades ), thank you very much! :)

 

BTW, I'm not sure what the driver tube you included is, the box says 'Tung-sol 12AU7 ECC82 Long Black Plate', but the brand name was all 'faded out' on the glass, and the plate is somehow not really 'black', it's kind of grey-black. Here are some pics of the tube I received:

 

 

 

 

To the left is a RCA Cleartop, the plate of the 'Tung-sol' is somehow 'darker' than the RCA. But I can't call it totally 'black', so I'm not sure. It sounds great, though.

 

 

How do I know?  Hmm.. I've just got a feeling.  :wink_face:.  The input tube I sent with the sale (can't remember who it was sold to off the top of my head, atm) was the Tung Sol "black/gray plate" 12AU7 you pictured.. even sent in that box (that's a big time tube, btw.. one of the best 12AU7s I've heard).. and the cables I included were those cables pictured.  That Crack sounded heavenly with the HD650.. man!

post #5528 of 5980
Well it looks like I will be keeping my Crack after all. Lots of lookers but no takers. Oh well, I probably would have had sellers remorse anyways.

At the moment I'm enjoying the soundtrack from the movie "Master and Commander" via Oppo BDP-83 > Asus DAC > Crack > HD800. So good biggrin.gif
post #5529 of 5980

Yeah, it was strange to see 5-6 Cracks appear all of a sudden on the FS/FT.  

post #5530 of 5980
It's summer, prime season for upgraditis
post #5531 of 5980
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post
 

 

How do I know?  Hmm.. I've just got a feeling.  :wink_face:.  The input tube I sent with the sale (can't remember who it was sold to off the top of my head, atm) was the Tung Sol "black/gray plate" 12AU7 you pictured.. even sent in that box (that's a big time tube, btw.. one of the best 12AU7s I've heard).. and the cables I included were those cables pictured.  That Crack sounded heavenly with the HD650.. man!


Very nice! I'm really enjoying your Tung-sol 12AU7. It seems like you were very surprised that I've got all the cables included in your sale. But guess what, I think it will be even more surprising for you if you see this ;):

 

 

post #5532 of 5980
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Well it looks like I will be keeping my Crack after all. Lots of lookers but no takers. Oh well, I probably would have had sellers remorse anyways.

 

 

I had seller's remorse, so I built another one. Then I sold it to buy something else. Then I had seller's remorse so I built another one. Then I sold it to buy something else... so far so good... but maybe that's because I'm out of money...

post #5533 of 5980
Haha, yeah, I should have known...
post #5534 of 5980

I opened my email today and guess what i've got,A shipping confirmation from BH for my CRACK and SB.......YAY i'am soo excited:biggrin::atsmile::beyersmile: 

post #5535 of 5980
Awesome! Exciting times...
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