Originally Posted by eucariote
Really looking forward to your reviews.
Originally Posted by GreyArea
I got the impression in the previous thread that you were going to sell all your excess equipment after the big comparison. Isn't that why you bought the new Audio-GD gear? I would have thought the DAC19 would trump any other DAC in the line-up.
Anyways, you could use the money gained through selling your current gear to buy new gear to try out thus negating the boredom. The money lost through your gear depreciating in value is just the price you pay for being able to try lots of interesting gear.
Very true GreyArea...Awesome points....My plan is/was to get rid of 5 DACs. I might still take that road. The thing is, I currently use all these DACs. They are not boxed up in the closet. As I stated in my opening post, I have four in my entertainment center, currently connected to my Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, DVD player and HDTV (the 203.2 is not part of this comparison). I even have a tube buffer connected to one of them. I have two desktop PCs on my desk, each PC has its own amp and DAC connected. On my headphone stand/station my WA2 has four inputs and all have DACs connected to it. The WA2 also has a pre-out, so all these can be heard through my powered speakers etc. etc...
Example- I bet on HD DVD over Blu-Ray and well I lost, but I have accumulated a bunch of movies. So instead of ditching the player, I also use it for redbook CD playback as well with a DAC.
If you look at my other thread, I am very pleased with the Audio-GD products, no doubt. By the time this is all said and done, Kingwa will probably have 12 more DACs...lol
What I have found out is that DACs are very flexible to use in various ways whereas a headphone amp (I have accumulated as well) is well, for headphones only. My previous post was in reference to maybe selling an amp or headphones to fund whatever I choose to purchase, hence clearing out some gear.
The best thing that is coming out of this thread for me is that I am very busy with these comparisons to want to spend any money....lol....