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post #31 of 54

not too sure about this but is this the company kingwa mentioned somewhere before, that is similar to his designs. 

post #32 of 54

nice review here

 

http://www.digitalaudioreview.net.au/index.php/audio-reviews/digital-source-reviews/item/190-lite-dac-83-4-x-burr-brown-pcm1704uk

post #33 of 54



 5/5 rating, nice review.

post #34 of 54

I e-mailed John Darko (Digital Audio Review) about the Lite 83. I wanted to know if intruments are full-bodied.

He answered that there is "plenty of meat on the bone, it is not a thin-sounding Dac". Very good.

post #35 of 54
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 5/5 rating, nice review.


Do you think the DAC-83 is dark-sounding? I've heard reports that the Reference 7 can tend to be slightly soft in the treble area which I tend to dislike. 

post #36 of 54

I wouldn't at all call the Ref 7 soft in the treble in the slightest.  A "black" background (lack of noise/glare in the treble such you get from, say, a Benchmark) can give a mistaken impression of this though.

post #37 of 54
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Do you think the DAC-83 is dark-sounding? I've heard reports that the Reference 7 can tend to be slightly soft in the treble area which I tend to dislike. 

 

I should said the DAC 83 is a very quiet Dac, very netural. Ref 7 have slight colour which suit my taste. I wouldn't said which one better as you always see people who own which will always said the one they own better than others. But i have to be fair to say. Dac 83 have better value/price because my friend purchased it 1200US only in China. And i had ordered one as well.
 

post #38 of 54

Hey great info...those ebay vendors are wanting an extra $400!!!!

post #39 of 54

Pacific valve is an official retailer and thiers are a little more too but they are saying thiers is modified?:

 

http://www.pacificvalve.us/LTDAC83.html

post #40 of 54

Warning to all on this venue;  "CATTYLINK"  is bad news...I almost got fooled by their fantastic low prices.  They are a rip-off outfit, & I believe they have been banned by Ebay?

post #41 of 54

my friend bought from them found no problem at all, outstanding packing and quality. Not sure where the problem you have?

 

post #42 of 54

I am in the process of choosing between the Lite 83 and the AudioGD Ref 7, but unfortunately I have no way to compare them.

 

---> Is there a more precise opinion on which one is the best, assuming that we all know that they are 2 excellent DACs ??

 

---> I am looking for a photography of the interior of the Power Supply, but I have not found a single one: does some of you know where to find one ?

 

Thank you !


Edited by Nounours18200 - 3/18/12 at 3:42am
post #43 of 54

this morning i got one. 

 

this is really only few reviews i can find  , buy this dac like throwing  a dice. 

 

first impression: ( single end headphone ad700)

very neutral, a little warm, can hear more details which hide behind, 

 

pairing with audio-gd master 6, it is a very good combination and giving you  tight , speedy, 3d dimensional image and transparent. 

 

also listened LARVY-d11 , ....i am better keep quiet.

 

i dont get any audio-gd dac to compare.

 

thank you.                                                    

 

 

post #44 of 54

Please, expand a bit more when you spent some times with it.wink.gif

For some weird reason I always been attracted to this DAC. Love the underrated  appearance and the clean circuit design. I couldn't be happier with the M-DAC at the moment but I would love to have the opportunity to listen to the 83.

post #45 of 54

there are only few impressions posted but after 2 days listening, my impression is :

 

bass - just just enough meat with weight, when using es10 , give a little warm. 

mid  - vocal is very sweet.

high - a little weakness when using ad700, but when using es10, the high can go more further. more enjoyable. 

dimension - detail, space, all there, 

soundstage - layer and separation, 5/5 star,  i am not sure if master 6 achieves this or 83 make it go one step forward.

 

 

if i have chance to listen to reference 7.1 , i won't miss this chance and to see how much better it can offer.

 

quoted user:  tim3320070  at master  5 impression  " It doesn't add bass or warmth,

it doesn't have a sound signature." what headphone you plug in, you can listen what this headphone signature it can 

offer. 

 

bad recording - no compromise. 

 

though only few impresions posted, i am glad to have a chance to keep this neutral dac. 

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