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post #11221 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post
 

Vinyl has always sounded better to my ears than digital. If you don't agree, you haven't heard good vinyl playback yet IMO. :L3000: 

To a certain degree vinyl is better, but I can't give it the same blanket statement as you. Please define 'good vinyl playback' so that we can be on the same page. I hope this isn't going into a 'you need $5k+ to hear good playback' because that is just false to enjoy it's qualities.

post #11222 of 19433
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

To a certain degree vinyl is better, but I can't give it the same blanket statement as you. Please define 'good vinyl playback' so that we can be on the same page. I hope this isn't going into a 'you need $5k+ to hear good playback' because that is just false to enjoy it's qualities.

 

Nothing I said was a blanket statement. It was me sharing my opinion. I don't think people have to agree with me, although many do - check any other speaker related forum and you'll quickly find out. Good vinyl playback, as in remastered recordings that have the benefit of modern technology. I won't argue that the price tag is high, but what isn't in this hobby. If you want the highest fidelity sound, you have to pay for it - not something I agree with at all, but it is what it is.

post #11223 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post
 

 

Nothing I said was a blanket statement. It was me sharing my opinion. I don't think people have to agree with me, although many do - check any other speaker related forum and you'll quickly find out. Good vinyl playback, as in remastered recordings that have the benefit of modern technology. I won't argue that the price tag is high, but what isn't in this hobby. If you want the highest fidelity sound, you have to pay for it - not something I agree with at all, but it is what it is.

I wasn't trying to be argumentative, apologies if it came off that way. I agree that the highest fidelity costs some coin for vinyl. I know alot of people think that vinyl is overall better, but the same is said for digital too. I digress though, this isn't the thread for it. Thanks for your feedback :)

post #11224 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Greed View Post
 

 

Digital will always have a place for me. It is purely convenience for me. If I had my way, I'd play nothing but vinyl - but the process of swapping records out every 5 or so songs is a chore especially after a long day. Both of my DACs bring music to life, to me closer to what good vinyl offers. 

 

Most of my Hi-Res music is very well mastered. I don't put much stock into the fact fact that it is formatted into 24/88-96-192 etc. I've heard very good, very comparable 16/44 music. I will say that, most hi-res has different, better mastered music than their redbook counterparts. 

 

Certainly, but not from a $200 DAC.

My point is that if redbook was actually hi-res - which makes things much more easy for DACs - you probably would not have to push the limit in the megabucks territory to get so close to vinyl (I'm talking about beating vinyl here).

post #11225 of 19433
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post

I wasn't trying to be argumentative, apologies if it came off that way. I agree that the highest fidelity costs some coin for vinyl. I know alot of people think that vinyl is overall better, but the same is said for digital too. I digress though, this isn't the thread for it. Thanks for your feedback smily_headphones1.gif

No apology necessary just two buds talking shop. The way I see it the end result is the same, doesn't matter if we are spinning records or hard drives. I should apologize, after rereading what I wrote I can see it can be interpreted as rash and argumentative for that I'm sorry.

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post #11226 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

Certainly, but not from a $200 DAC.
My point is that if redbook was actually hi-res - which makes things much more easy for DACs - you probably would not have to push the limit in the megabucks territory to get so close to vinyl (I'm talking about beating vinyl here).

Indeed, here we can most definitely agree. We can only wish!
post #11227 of 19433

Did that person with the same DAC as I use the therm..  "Brings the Music to Life"?  Ha ha ha  That's my motto with this DAC..   

 

E,  Did you get a chance to listen to a Lampi G4 L4 yet?  Pretty darmn good.  Very musical, maybe a little overly so.  I really like it.  But the AMR beats it in build quality by a few miles and in the treble region by a good margin as well.

post #11228 of 19433
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

 

Certainly, but not from a $200 DAC.

My point is that if redbook was actually hi-res - which makes things much more easy for DACs - you probably would not have to push the limit in the megabucks territory to get so close to vinyl (I'm talking about beating vinyl here).

 

Of course the important word is missing: I'm not talking about beating vinyl here

post #11229 of 19433
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

Did that person with the same DAC as I use the therm..  "Brings the Music to Life"?  Ha ha ha  That's my motto with this DAC..   

 

E,  Did you get a chance to listen to a Lampi G4 L4 yet?  Pretty darmn good.  Very musical, maybe a little overly so.  I really like it.  But the AMR beats it in build quality by a few miles and in the treble region by a good margin as well.

Stop, just stop!

I don't have money!

post #11230 of 19433

Clemmaster, Greed, and preproman - Have you guys heard the HEX in direct/indirect comparison to these DACs you all currently have by chance? I am looking at a NOS/R2R DAC and I am not sure where to go. There is always the M7, but it appears it doesn't compete without an exotic converter that I could most likely build myself a year from now... 

 

What other options are out there that fit my criterion and ballpark price range?

 

Thanks in advance!

post #11231 of 19433

Buzz..........on this thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/698831/fresh-outta-ces-the-hifiman-he-400i-and-he-560/255#post_10152644

 

that HE-560 better than HE-6 and I just got HE-6 

post #11232 of 19433

I've heard the HEX but only at the DC audio show.  Sound pretty good, thats all I can say.  Haven't had a chance to listen to it in a speaker rig over my buddies house or at home.

post #11233 of 19433
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Clemmaster, Greed, and preproman - Have you guys heard the HEX in direct/indirect comparison to these DACs you all currently have by chance? I am looking at a NOS/R2R DAC and I am not sure where to go. There is always the M7, but it appears it doesn't compete without an exotic converter that I could most likely build myself a year from now... 

 

What other options are out there that fit my criterion and ballpark price range?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

What's your price range?

post #11234 of 19433
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Clemmaster, Greed, and preproman - Have you guys heard the HEX in direct/indirect comparison to these DACs you all currently have by chance? I am looking at a NOS/R2R DAC and I am not sure where to go. There is always the M7, but it appears it doesn't compete without an exotic converter that I could most likely build myself a year from now... 

 

What other options are out there that fit my criterion and ballpark price range?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

I wish...

I'm leaning toward the M9 currently so I pretty much decided the M7 would be its designated partner.

 

The HEX is more of a dream for me ($3k is too much).

post #11235 of 19433
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

What's your price range?

$2-4k or $5k if there is a very convincing advantage over other options.

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