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post #11236 of 19433
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$2-4k or $5k if there is a very convincing advantage over other options.

 

Wanna try the SA-2 in NOS mode?

post #11237 of 19433
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Wanna try the SA-2 in NOS mode?

No thanks, that DAC doesn't really float my boat. I appreciate the offer though :)

post #11238 of 19433

Forgot how much the Phasor 1 DAC cost.  DP777 --> Lampi G4L4 --> Master 7 / HEX.

 

I'm thinking about a Lampi or a HEX now myself..

post #11239 of 19433
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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.

 

Ha, yea well its what I hear. Truly an incredible DAC, the Analog is similar. Try it out if you have a chance.

 

I haven't had the chance to hear the new G4, but I did hear one of the older ones that was a level 4 and it was nice. Too warm for my tastes. It had a round sound, with rolled highs and bass. Definitely lush and organic. Probably would pair well with something on the brighter side - probably a good DAC with the SR-009/BHSE :D

post #11240 of 19433
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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 haven't had the privilege, but have heard the Octave MK II. If the HEX is anything like that, it is a very nice sounding DAC. Musical and organic with good detail. I've heard the Metrum DACs see substantial improvement with a TOTL USB converter. Paired with something like an OR5, some feel it competes in the $5K+ price range (talking about the Octave MK II). If the HEX is that much better, it could be a very nice DAC indeed. Very curious to hear it.

post #11241 of 19433

Hmm, I'm thinking I will hold off on my big DAC purchase for a little longer. I think Schiit may have something up their sleeve. Plus, having warranty service in USA with atleast 5 years is a very comfortable notion.

post #11242 of 19433
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$2-4k or $5k if there is a very convincing advantage over other options.

 

With you budget there are a lot of options. Are we talking strictly USB? How about features (DSD, Filters, Phase, etc.), are they important to you?

post #11243 of 19433
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Hmm, I'm thinking I will hold off on my big DAC purchase for a little longer. I think Schiit may have something up their sleeve. Plus, having warranty service in USA with atleast 5 years is a very comfortable notion.

 

That might be a good idea. The Ygg seems like something that could be considered a "giant slayer". If it is punches above its weight like the Gungnir, that maybe a good way to go. I'm thinking about picking one up when it becomes available to compare it to what I have. 

post #11244 of 19433
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With you budget there are a lot of options. Are we talking strictly USB? How about features (DSD, Filters, Phase, etc.), are they important to you?

The more features the better lol. At a minimum I would like XLR out, so I can run long cables in the future. I am very open to various offerings.

post #11245 of 19433
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I haven't had the privilege, but have heard the Octave MK II. If the HEX is anything like that, it is a very nice sounding DAC. Musical and organic with good detail. I've heard the Metrum DACs see substantial improvement with a TOTL USB converter. Paired with something like an OR5, some feel it competes in the $5K+ price range (talking about the Octave MK II). If the HEX is that much better, it could be a very nice DAC indeed. Very curious to hear it.

 

Did you hear the DA8? I'm curious about how it compares to the Octave.

 

Antonyfirst has his own ranking that I find interesting.

post #11246 of 19433
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Did you hear the DA8? I'm curious about how it compares to the Octave.

 

Antonyfirst has his own ranking that I find interesting.

Interesting, it looks like him and I have some similarities in our subjective findings. I'm still not pleased with the current state of headphones either like he is lol.

post #11247 of 19433
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Did you hear the DA8? I'm curious about how it compares to the Octave.

 

Antonyfirst has his own ranking that I find interesting.

 

I haven't heard the DA8. I did own the Sabre D18 that I thought was overly lush. I'd be interested to hear that as well. I think the Octave is a nice DAC, but plays in that price range that I call "the in-betweeners". If you lower your budget you will get similar performance from the favorites and if you raise your budget you will get better overall performance. Still, a nice dac worthy of consideration. 

post #11248 of 19433
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I haven't heard the DA8. I did own the Sabre D18 that I thought was overly lush. I'd be interested to hear that as well. I think the Octave is a nice DAC, but plays in that price range that I call "the in-betweeners". If you lower your budget you will get similar performance from the favorites and if you raise your budget you will get better overall performance. Still, a nice dac worthy of consideration. 

Yeah, the D18 is a lush DAC, but I found in direct comparison to the DA8 that the D18 lacks overall extension in the extreme sub and treble range. The DA8 is seriously good for all it offers at its price. You really can't go 'wrong' with it, unless you are going well above its price point. Even then, DACs costing much more may not have all the features of the DA8.

post #11249 of 19433
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Yeah, the D18 is a lush DAC, but I found in direct comparison to the DA8 that the D18 lacks overall extension in the extreme sub and treble range. The DA8 is seriously good for all it offers at its price. You really can't go 'wrong' with it, unless you are going well above its price point. Even then, DACs costing much more may not have all the features of the DA8.

 

Hows the amp section? I need something that is somewhat of an all in one for my secondary computer setup. 

 

Sorry for the OT. Brunk if you would send me a PM that would be appreciated!

post #11250 of 19433
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Hows the amp section? I need something that is somewhat of an all in one for my secondary computer setup. 

 

Sorry for the OT. Brunk if you would send me a PM that would be appreciated!

PM Sent.

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