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post #6331 of 7555
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Originally Posted by jsgraha View Post


I think you may put this on your list of dac. I read somewhere that there's a home trial of this as well.

https://sites.google.com/site/jkciunas/ciunas-dac

 

Thanks for your input. :)
post #6332 of 7555
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Originally Posted by Francoy View Post

 

 

There’s a thread for that™ ;¬)

www.head-fi.org/t/508721/does-anyone-own-the-wyred4sound-dac-2

(you are probably aware of it, but since your profile doesn’t indicate you’ve participated in it, I thought I’d give you a heads-up)

 

 

My 2 cents, maybe this : resonessencelabs.com/concero/

 

Thanks for the links too. Frankly, I get pretty much confuse as i read more and search for more. As in, there are various different brand and higher end ones with more features, but one still does the same job. Interestingly, they sound different from many others opinion. Wow.. What is the best advice for getting dac? Apart from budget. I'm pretty much using my laptop as my source, and i want my dac able to use for my active desktop speakers. But I'm enjoying my read at Wyred4sound DAC 2. Another league from what I see.
post #6333 of 7555
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Originally Posted by leafs View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Francoy View Post

 

 

There’s a thread for that™ ;¬)

www.head-fi.org/t/508721/does-anyone-own-the-wyred4sound-dac-2

(you are probably aware of it, but since your profile doesn’t indicate you’ve participated in it, I thought I’d give you a heads-up)

 

 

My 2 cents, maybe this : resonessencelabs.com/concero/

 

Thanks for the links too. Frankly, I get pretty much confuse as i read more and search for more. As in, there are various different brand and higher end ones with more features, but one still does the same job. Interestingly, they sound different from many others opinion. Wow.. What is the best advice for getting dac? Apart from budget. I'm pretty much using my laptop as my source, and i want my dac able to use for my active desktop speakers. But I'm enjoying my read at Wyred4sound DAC 2. Another league from what I see.

Since W4S has come out with the DAC-2 upgrade you might want to keep an eye out for a used DAC-2. They may be had for close to $1K.

post #6334 of 7555
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Since W4S has come out with the DAC-2 upgrade you might want to keep an eye out for a used DAC-2. They may be had for close to $1K.

 

That could be an option, but probably not likely at the present stage due to my constraint in budget. For future upgrade, very likely. I hope to read some feedback when pair with Soloist. Thanks for the heads-up.
post #6335 of 7555

Ordered Soloist. bigsmile_face.gif

 

Have narrow down to a few dac: 

 

- DacMagic 100

- ODAC

- DAC*iT

- ZDAC

- W4S uDAC

- Concero (Tentatively only, due to price)

 

Which dac will probably pair good, beside Concero? It will be great to hear some feedback. Don't really want to go too far with DAC price, because I assume now that I will upgrade at a later stage. Having say so, I hope to get the best out of this purchase.

 

Cheers

post #6336 of 7555

I had the Dac Magic Plus and I currently have the W4S DAC-2. Between the two the DMPlus was brighter. Nice mids and highs's. The W4S has better overall balance and really makes the low end firm and precise. With my rig, the W4S provides superior synergy, however, the DM's brighter character may pair better with the LCD-2's.

post #6337 of 7555

Thanks for your input. My future upgrade will likely be W4S DAC-2, currently out of reach. That's why I also look at W4S uDAC, which receive pretty good comment.

 

Does it also mean that W4S DAC-2 does not provide the best synergy for LCD-2? In your opinion.

 

 

post #6338 of 7555

Leafs, I have not heard the DAC-2 with the LCD-2's. Other have enjoyed that combo. From what I have heard with the LCD-2's the DM would pair nicely as well given its warmer signature. Nothing bad either way, just different. YMMV.

post #6339 of 7555

The DAC-2 is a great with the LCD-2.

post #6340 of 7555
I just paired my LCD 2.2's with my new Continental V3 and pico Dac I was lent to by Justin @ headamp.com. That combo is fantastic!! Now I wouldn't pair it with just any can tho because of how light the bass from the pico is. The bass has basically been turned down so you'll need a can like the LCD's or HD650's that have a darker signature to get the most out of the pairing. The V3 is a powerful amp with a very dark signature but it still maintains great clarity and amazingly smooth vocals with a good pretty good amount of bass impact. Not sure if this will be my endgame portable amp (still holding out for Traid Audio L3) but for the time being I'm very pleased and can easily see the V3 giving years or pleasure to anything you plug into it.


Thanks,


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post #6341 of 7555

It's not been discussed too much here, but I'm finding great enjoyment out of the Audio-GD SA-1.32 DAC/SA-31 Amp combo. I've got them tied together with a DH Labs Revelation silver interconnect. I've had about a month with the amp and a couple weeks with the DAC/amp combo so I am getting a good feel for it. 

 

Although the both the DAC and amp are from the "musical" or "warm" line from Audio-GD, it is in no way too dark or warm for the LCD-2 r2. Just a wonderful sound. There are some adjustments on the DAC and amp to fine tune the signature and warmth, etc. I find the -130 "attenuation" setting on the DAC to be a large amount of treble energy, almost too bright. -90 and 8x oversample works really well. The middle setting on the amp "warm 1" matches the LCD  well. These are the settings that are working the best for me now, this may change after more time is spent and playing with the settings, etc. 

 

The "warmth" of the setup is not dull of muddy in any way, It seems to affect harmonics and "space" in the recording, makes things really sound natural and alive. Maybe some of this is the use of PCM1704UK DAC's in there. Maybe some is the "musical" implementation of the analog circuits. I don't know. Regardless, I think it helps the LCD-2 by adding some "air" and at the same time body to the presentation. Acoustic guitars are more "jangly", vocals and reverberations sound realistic, etc. Is it more or less "correct" than something with a more dry presentation? I don't know...But it's enjoyable for me to listen to. 

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Well, as it turns out, I couldn't hold onto my money for any longer than 5 minutes and now have a pair of LCD-2 rev2.2 Rosewood on my way. 

post #6343 of 7555
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Originally Posted by stang View Post

Well, as it turns out, I couldn't hold onto my money for any longer than 5 minutes and now have a pair of LCD-2 rev2.2 Rosewood on my way. 

 

Yeah boyee!  biggrin.gif

post #6344 of 7555
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Originally Posted by stang View Post

Well, as it turns out, I couldn't hold onto my money for any longer than 5 minutes and now have a pair of LCD-2 rev2.2 Rosewood on my way. 


 I thought I was bad.   biggrin.gif   Just got mine yesterday.  Only a few hours on them so far.   Glad I have a lot food and drink in the fridge because I'm not leaving the house all weekend.    They are just sooooo good.    And that bass, jeeze  tongue_smile.gif

post #6345 of 7555
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Originally Posted by stang View Post

Well, as it turns out, I couldn't hold onto my money for any longer than 5 minutes and now have a pair of LCD-2 rev2.2 Rosewood on my way. 

Wait until you hear the LCD - 3 !very_evil_smiley.gif

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