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New Emotiva DAC shows great promise

post #1 of 63
Thread Starter 

This could be a real 'best buy'. 

 

 

http://emotiva.com/xda1.shtm

 

 

Shipping December 1, $299.

 

 

post #2 of 63

Yes it does! Hope it makes other manufacturers evaluate their prices. 

post #3 of 63

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I've reserved one.  I just don't see how $299 is possible given what's inside and the described discrete output stage.

 

"The DAC used in the XDA is the AD1955 which is the same DAC as used in the ERC-1, But the real magic is in the analog drive stage after the DAC. In the ERC it has a single stage drive where the XDA uses a Dual Differential input stage with cross linked current sources, Darlington VAS stage and Darlington output stages. The discrete output stage can easily produce in excess of 2 amps of current and swing in excess of 12v. So it will completely take all cables out of the equation."

 

 

post #4 of 63

That's one of the sleekest looking DAC I've seen, at any price.

post #5 of 63
Thread Starter 

I just put myself on the reserve list for December 1st. 

post #6 of 63

I'm in for one too. 

post #7 of 63

Looks incredible, I am in.

 

Edit: I wonder if it is similar or better than the DAC section of the ERC-1.

 

Here is some info about what I was wondering.

http://emonatics.com/XDA-1.shtml


Edited by JIGF - 10/12/10 at 3:21am
post #8 of 63

"The discrete output stage can easily produce in excess of 2 amps of current and swing in excess of 12v. So it will completely take all cables out of the equation"

 

On another point, this DAC's balanced output should be able to directly drive balanced headphones fabulously, and I imagine balanced Senn HD6xx will have a field day.

post #9 of 63

Looks High Value for sure...

post #10 of 63

Wow that looks sexy, I may get one to compare to my PWD...

post #11 of 63
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Originally Posted by jc9394 View Post

Wow that looks sexy, I may get one to compare to my PWD...



What if it sounds better than your PWD???

 

Be careful, I ended up selling my Lavry DA10 comparing it to a inexpensive Dac.

post #12 of 63

looks like a heartbreaker indeed!


Edited by leeperry - 10/12/10 at 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by Dynobot View Post





What if it sounds better than your PWD???

 

Be careful, I ended up selling my Lavry DA10 comparing it to a inexpensive Dac.


Than, I will keep both. 

post #14 of 63

Great price, and looks like it accepts 230v  =D

 

I dont need another DAC, I dont need another DAC, ...

post #15 of 63
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Than, I will keep both. 







Wrong! You ship the PWD to your storage unit... which happens to also be my address. PM me and I'll remind you where. wink.gif
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