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post #286 of 330

I agree warp08. Right now, listening to Baroness 'Wailing wintry wind' with PC>DB1>Balanced>PB1>Balanced HD600, I feel I could just stop looking at new gear for the rest of my life. It's actually the first time I feel this way.

I know it won't last ;)

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I agree warp08. Right now, listening to Baroness 'Wailing wintry wind' with PC>DB1>Balanced>PB1>Balanced HD600, I feel I could just stop looking at new gear for the rest of my life. It's actually the first time I feel this way.

I know it won't last ;)

Maybe it will last! You can go on to a bigger and better hobby!beerchug.gif If you want...

 

Warp,

Thanks for replying. It is interesting that you prefer the HD600. Keep us posted. Sorry to hear that you have been feeling bad. I got sick last week and for a few days it was bad. Eating lots of fruits and veggies and staying away from too many grains, dairy products, and sugars has worked for me. 


Edited by GeorgeGoodman - 1/11/11 at 9:42am
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Warp,

Thanks for replying. It is interesting that you prefer the HD600. Keep us posted. Sorry to hear that you have been feeling bad. I got sick last week and for a few days it was bad. Eating lots of fruits and veggies and staying away from too many grains, dairy products, and sugars has worked for me. 


Thanks...wish it was that simple.  Good advice, nonetheless.

post #289 of 330

A heafier forwarded an e-mail from Ibasso to me saying that the DB2 is in development and should be released in 2-3 months.  I am curious and hoping HiFlight and Jamato (yes, the usual suspects ;-) ) can dig up the new spec. for us. biggrin.gif

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The DB2 will have dual wm8740 dac sections. It will have balanced and unbalanced (3.5mm) outputs.
 

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A heafier forwarded an e-mail from Ibasso to me saying that the DB2 is in development and should be released in 2-3 months.  I am curious and hoping HiFlight and Jamato (yes, the usual suspects ;-) ) can dig up the new spec. for us. biggrin.gif

post #291 of 330

Thanks, Vault for the update.  So the difference between DB1 and DB2 is one Wm8740 vs dual WM8740, besides the additional outputs.  So what is the benefit of having dual dacs with the same quality dac chip as oppose to the single dac application?  I have asked this question before, but if anyone can chime in I would appreciate it.


Edited by Jalo - 1/25/11 at 4:00pm
post #292 of 330

yeah i'd love to know that too! i might get a pb2 but i bet it sounds fine with the db1, i'm wondering if the db2 is really necessary unless you have extra cash.

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I were hoping for WM8741, but then they can always add the TAS1020B for the USB ;)

 

 

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The DB2 will have dual wm8740 dac sections. It will have balanced and unbalanced (3.5mm) outputs.

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Paulybatz, did you get a chance to ask them how long it'll be till the dac is available? I'm very interested in getting the T/B set up and am anxiously awaiting impressions/reviews.




It is exactly what I need, It's comprehensive, Many thanks to your description!
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I were hoping for WM8741, but then they can always add the TAS1020B for the USB ;)

 

 

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The DB2 will have dual wm8740 dac sections. It will have balanced and unbalanced (3.5mm) outputs.


I was thinking about the same thing.  Since it is still under development, may be we should send them some suggestions, then we may have a chance to make them change their mind ;-)
 

post #296 of 330
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The boomslang is awesome...see my earlier post too...all you need is to have a Hirose to mini IC made in order to have it feed a SE amp...I have it feed my P4 which is a great combo too!

No need to wait to have a great DAC at a fantastic price.

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Thanks, Vault for the update.  So the difference between DB1 and DB2 is one Wm8740 vs dual WM8740, besides the additional outputs.  So what is the benefit of having dual dacs with the same quality dac chip as oppose to the single dac application?  I have asked this question before, but if anyone can chime in I would appreciate it.



better galvanic isolation between channels, lower crosstalk, about 6db more dynamic range

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The boomslang is awesome...see my earlier post too...all you need is to have a Hirose to mini IC made in order to have it feed a SE amp...I have it feed my P4 which is a great combo too!

No need to wait to have a great DAC at a fantastic price.


I agree.  I have my Boomslang feeding my SR71b abd balanced out to my JH13/HD800/LCD2/ED8 all sounded very clean and very good.
 

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Originally Posted by Jalo View Post

Thanks, Vault for the update.  So the difference between DB1 and DB2 is one Wm8740 vs dual WM8740, besides the additional outputs.  So what is the benefit of having dual dacs with the same quality dac chip as oppose to the single dac application?  I have asked this question before, but if anyone can chime in I would appreciate it.



better galvanic isolation between channels, lower crosstalk, about 6db more dynamic range


Thanks.  Nice to know it has more dynamic range.
 

post #299 of 330

I'm planning to get the Toucan and the iBasso balanced cable for the following setup:

 

MacBook Pro 13" -> uDAC2 -> Toucan -> balanced cable -> HD 650

 

Any comments / suggestions?  I'm new to this stuff!

post #300 of 330

does the macbook have optical out? you might want to look into selling the udac and getting the boomslang. :)

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