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post #46 of 54

 

what i did last few days:

 

step 1: change from rca to balance cable ( Silver Sonic Air Matrix)

            impressions : more noticable refinement. more details, wider soundstage,

           downside is harsh high. edged bass, brighter. 

          comment: uncomfortable listening at mid and high.

 

step 2:  got the above impression, then go to step 2 to make change

          add a platinum fuse to diy power cord which gives power to headamp, dac  and transport.  add a ground cable attached to transport.

   impression: overall picture is full of meat,  feel like analog listen. 

  but downside is still harsh high and a little brighter. improve a lot but still 

 not so comfortable. 

 

step 3 \; got the above impression, then go to step 3

         change dac 83 to Furutech platinum fuse - above harsh high, brighter sound signature are gone.

 and looks like  give you back darkness and analog impression.

 

and this mod were helped by my 2 friends .

and 3 of us all agreed bass is much better than mod-before. more meat ,

and this bass should only be found out at hi-end equipment that my 

system now can give out. 

post #47 of 54

this morning i talked to lite.  get this information:

 

83 can upsample to 24/96 when you feed 44.1

83 cannot take 24/192

 

the most interesting is he suggested me to replace the capacitor

(use GAD ) at the rac and balance output.  total 4 pcs.  to get

better performance. 

post #48 of 54

or replace with a Ref-7.1 rolleyes.gif

post #49 of 54

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post #50 of 54

You can get the Lite dac 83 afrom this ebay store for £835 delivered.

Message him at this link below

 

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/along1986090/?_trksid=p4340.l2559

 

Tell him ebay member j.a.m.e.s.m sent you ;)

post #51 of 54

I am also considering this dac to replace my cyrus dacx+ which I use with the cyrus external power supply.

All the reviews look like the sound is what I am after, but will it be better than my cyrus/power supply combo which I guess is getting a little dated design wise now.

What do you all think????

post #52 of 54

R: Lite Dac-83 versus Audio GD Ref 7,8,9

Lite dac 83
The good:
Excellent in low frequency.
The bad:
Little upfront music presentation.
Not emotional sound to my ears and with my gear.
This is purely subjective impression.
I sold it.
I don't think audio gd is so . excellent sound.
You see other....




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Edited by gattari - 9/11/12 at 3:06pm
post #53 of 54

Thar was one of My concerns, I like low end but I also like My Music pacey and up front.

The Cyrus Dac gives Me all that, lots of pace, plenty of attack.

I think I need to address other parts of My system before I think of changing the Cyrus.

I never had a problem until I bought these new Beyerdynamic T1 headphonesthey show up every thing & I find My self with a little harshness at times and Maybe a little lack of Midrange depth & presence.

Not to severe but enough to spoil me just sitting back & listening to the Music at times.

I'm going to build an off board power supply for my xonar essence st sound card & Next month invest in a Monarchy audio Dip Combo word clock/up sampler.

Also I'm going to revamp My interconnects too.

See where we go from there.

post #54 of 54
Quote:

the most interesting is he suggested me to replace the capacitor

(use GAD ) at the rac and balance output.  total 4 pcs.  to get

better performance.

 

What capacitors brand/model would you use as replacement  ?? does he suggest a particular model of cap  ?The 4 original "GAD" capacitors do not remind me anything: it looks like an unknown brand...

 

Thank you for your reply,

 

(I have recently used the Aura-Teflon caps at the RCA output level on an AudioNote DAC 4.1 with a lot of success: they sound superb).


Edited by Nounours - 10/9/12 at 12:37pm
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