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post #16 of 128
From the pictures I have seen, I am not a fan of the handwriting or text that was used. This in no way had any effect on my decision. The exterior casing could be writing in hieroglyphics for all I care. My only concern is the SQ, Build Quality & Reliability.

I have this strange feeling that the handwriting/txt will grow on me. Probably once I hear the sound this thing puts out. Can't help but be excited.
post #17 of 128
**POTENTIAL BUYERS PLEASE READ**

I had my concerns about buying direct from Audio-gd, especially since you will not recieve an invoice prior to purchase. Well I have no reservations from purchasing from them now after experiencing their great customer service. Taking into account the time zone difference, they have promptly returned all my emails/inquiries.

I will update again with my comments on their shipping.
post #18 of 128
The text grew on me pretty quick once I listened to my audio-gd fun... so Im guessing with the dac19 it wont even be an issue
post #19 of 128
It seems the little brother of REF1 performs up to its standard and worth the money.

Once you addicted to the Audio-gd stuff, I think you will upgrade to it's flagship in not too long from now.
post #20 of 128
hmm I wonder how this AudioGD would compare to my Grace M902 DAC..
post #21 of 128
You seem like really happy with your audio GD DAC...your review is saying that I have not ever read such a detailed review of any belonging.
NIce job man.... and let me tell, i am onto one soon
post #22 of 128
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the kind words, it's my first review so i tried to be as detailed as possible.

I thought i was pretty objective, was i not? Heh
post #23 of 128
As objective as subjective reviews can be . Nice write-up, but like the majority of dac19 owners, we don't have a better dac to use as a yardstick to try to find out where the dac19 falls short. If someone compares ref 1 with dac19 though I will not enter the thread to read .
post #24 of 128
It's good though to compare with REF1 to see how far it is to it's big brother.

I have REF1 and would like to get a DAC19DSP as well for my office.
post #25 of 128
I really want to hear a review heads up against some real compeition in its price range such as the StageDAC or Music Hall 25.2
post #26 of 128
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Originally Posted by sk3383 View Post
I really want to hear a review heads up against some real compeition in its price range such as the StageDAC or Music Hall 25.2
X2!
post #27 of 128
Nice review noinimod

Peete.
post #28 of 128
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Originally Posted by noinimod View Post
Heh, i asked Kingwa about tweaks i plan on doing and he said the one that will give the most improvement would be the usb->spdif converter, assuming the implementation is good.
  • Any issues with the USB driver?
  • Which OS did you use?

Just curious on the USB port even though I won't be using it.
I have mine on order. Really looking forward to receiving it.

Cheers.
post #29 of 128
Thread Starter 
Oh, the usb works totally fine. It's just that, as with any other usb-based dac, there will be jitter issues to deal with, so yea. I do have a m2tech hiface on trial now, will keep you guys updated on how well it does
post #30 of 128
Look forward to hearing about the m2tech hiface paired with the DAC-19.

I am not sure if I want to use any connection that goes through USB. I would rather obtain a bit perfect signal through the coaxial output of my soundcard.
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