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Any comments about the USB implementation?

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I was hoping for a HDMI connection.  I'd read or been told there is not a jitter issue there.  Of course I have zero knowledge of these things.

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Hah, got my dac2 recently from hpz, listened it today... ill just say im speechless... what a breathtaking sound for me it is. coming from icon udac, benchmark dac1 and now w4s dac2. i tought from dac1 to w4s dac2 its a little step up but its like 1000 steps up. very impressed!!! my ears have not heard any better sq.


Edited by aivar1988 - 12/28/12 at 2:36pm
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I'd enjoy comparing it with other DACs like the NAD

It's always nice to hear others are enjoying their DAC-2s tongue.gif

 

I'm just starting to experiment with a Mac Mini usb to Stello U3 aes/ebu to DAC-2 ... will post on that soon

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It will be interesting to hear your perspective of the native W4S USB vs the Stello..

 

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Hi Aivar,

 

Glad you are enjoying the DAC2 :)

 

I too, went from a benchmark DAC1 to the W4S DAC2 and the improvements were quite noticeable.

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It will be interesting to hear your perspective of the native W4S USB vs the Stello..

 

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x2 :)

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I love my W4S DAC2.  Awesome performer.

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Using my W4S shoe box, I compared USB input to Coaxial input and the latter made quick work of the observation. Took only seconds. Though, since it wasn't costing me anything, I listened much longer. biggrin.gif Still using Coax...

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Lots of folks have said they greatly prefer the DAC-2 coax and aes/ebu to its internal async usb. Also, the Stello U3 is a highly regarded converter.

The scientist in me had to try it out for myself. It should make for some fun comparisons.

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Lots of folks have said they greatly prefer the DAC-2 coax and aes/ebu to its internal async usb. Also, the Stello U3 is a highly regarded converter.

The scientist in me had to try it out for myself. It should make for some fun comparisons.

waiting for your conclusions already.

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I'd been using a Burson 160D for its DAC channel-- and getting frustrated as it would sound as if it became clogged during complex musical passages.  Since receiving the W4S-DAC2, what used to sound confused (bordering on jumbled) now sounds clean.  Not enough hours with it to give a real review, but out my initial impressions are quite positive.  Macbook Pro > W4S DAC-2 > Woo Audio WA5LE > Sennheiser HD800.  

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I've only had the DAC-2 for a couple of days, now.  But, the difference in SQ was immediately appreciable when I had it replace a Channel Islands (CI) VDA2/VAC1 combo. 

 

Mostly, I've noticed better transparency.  Vocals and instruments are more clearly perceived and accurately placed in the soundstage.  So, the presentation of sound feels more visceral.

 

I was running the CI gear via optical from my Macbook Pro but am now running via USB.

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Nice!

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guys wich IIR Bandwidth settings are you using? whats the default ?

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