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post #76 of 93
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Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post
I like both, I think the RE7 is a pure girl, but the RE8 is a masked girl but still beautiful.
Hmmm... do I like pure girls or the ones with make up? Choices, choices...

I do concur that classical sound astonishingly real through RE-1 (considered "pure" like RE-7).
post #77 of 93
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Originally Posted by FauDrei View Post
Hmmm... do I like pure girls or the ones with make up? Choices, choices...

I do concur that classical sound astonishingly real through RE-1 (considered "pure" like RE-7).
Pure of course. Ones that need make-up to look pretty are not pretty. Have you ever seen Pamela Anderson without make up? (she's not even pretty with makeup, imo)
post #78 of 93
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Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post
Pure of course. Ones that need make-up to look pretty are not pretty. Have you ever seen Pamela Anderson without make up? (she's not even pretty with makeup, imo)
Pamela Anderson has a face ?

Peete.
post #79 of 93
i never even thought she was attractive...ever lol
post #80 of 93
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post
i never even thought she was attractive...ever lol
Speaking of attractive, I am thinking of one day making a custom chassis for my Ref7 to match my Beta22. There are a few reasons why I'd actually consider spending the money to do this:

1) To add remote control support for changing inputs
2) To add a second and possibly third ACSS output, so I could use it for a speaker amp.
3) To add another XLR output with passive I/V conversion, sans 0db buffer.
4) To add an I2S input, if possible
5) To add a word clock output, if possible.
6) To replace all the power wire with better quality wire (since Kingwa only replaced the signal wire and didn't want to do the power wire as he felt the larger wire could snap the PCB in shipping)
7) To make it look nicer and match the custom Beta22 chassis.

However, by the time I would actually get around to doing this (and save up the money for it), he will probably have a new top-of-the-line DAC.
post #81 of 93
I have reserved and have paid Ref 9 already one month ago and I wait till now. To be honest, I have got tired already to wait... I still hope that this piece sometime will arrive to me.
post #82 of 93
Reference 5 is shipping monday. I do hope she is a "Pure" girl, LOL.
post #83 of 93

Finally, my REF9 has come.
The first pushing are only very positive! Very pleasant and nice sound.

post #84 of 93
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Originally Posted by GSRFliege View Post

Finally, my REF9 has come.
The first pushing are only very positive! Very pleasant and nice sound.


How does the REF9 compare to your parasound 1500? :D

post #85 of 93

hey, how soon do you guys receive reply from kingwa?

 

i sent him an email with regards to the order about 5 days ago and haven't got a reply yet.

post #86 of 93
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by superjohny View Post

hey, how soon do you guys receive reply from kingwa?

 

i sent him an email with regards to the order about 5 days ago and haven't got a reply yet.

Was it an email asking for a shipping quote? It might take a while if it's that. Otherwise, shoot them another email
 

post #87 of 93

I'm planning on getting my new DAC before my next headphone and recently the Audio-Gd's have grabbed my attention and after a few days I'm pretty confident I'll enjoy something from them.

 

My budget I'd like to stay below is $1200 and they have several DACs in that price range... Now I like a warm analogue sound to my music-- something where violin, saxophones and acoustic guitars just reach out and grab you, but I also enjoy clarity and detail. The "musical" DAC-3SE and RE9 pop out as they're along my budget, but the DAC9 and DAC19 also fall under and to be honest, I have no idea which way to turn!

 

 

 

post #88 of 93
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Originally Posted by GSRFliege View Post

Finally, my REF9 has come.
The first pushing are only very positive! Very pleasant and nice sound.


Hello all. Have been lurking these forums for a while now looking for some user feedback on the REF9 DAC..... there is not much banter going on for this model. Likely due to the success of the 'neutral' DAC models maybe.

 

GSRFliege, have you put many hours on your REF9? Has it become at all more captivating as time and music pass by? I am hoping you, or others, can offer some insight on the nature of this DAC and what it has done for your digital collection. I am planning on using this in 2 channel stereo set up via BNC... no plans for USB at the moment.

post #89 of 93

I too would like hear any feedback with the Ref 9. 

post #90 of 93

Interesting. There was not one order on the REF9 for the entire september. How many Ref9 owners is there around here?

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