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post #61 of 93

The DA-200 would be a good option for people that cannot afford the D-05.

post #62 of 93

Hi all

Here is the translated from luxman.jp

 

http://translate.google.fr/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.luxman.co.jp%2Fproduct%2Faa_da200.html

post #63 of 93

I think I'm going to pick this thing up ....

 

 

 

 

To see how much it weighs! :P

 

Ok, lame joke, but seriously we get raped on most import dacs when it comes to pricing. This looks like the perfect device to replace my Onkyo SE-200 Ltd sound card and Little Dot 1+ unit, I can feed the balanced outs to my CEC amp, sweet!

 

Will be a nice upgrade and can sell off my components for some descent custom IEM's ... tempting

 

Damn you head-fi!

 

I'm planning to get one within a couple months and will try and post my impressions, whatever its worth.

 

-Donny

post #64 of 93

 

 

I wonder where Lux will be made now that IAG own it (along with a heap of other Name companies that they have taken over).

 

I wonder if the price will drop when it is made in China.

post #65 of 93


Can't say but this one is clearly made in Japan as per back diagram on the link posted earlier. Still leaning towards getting this but looks like I may need a step-down transformer when I take it back with me to Canada one day.

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Originally Posted by ford2 View Post

 

 

I wonder where Lux will be made now that IAG own it (along with a heap of other Name companies that they have taken over).

 

I wonder if the price will drop when it is made in China.

post #66 of 93

Audio Cubes II has it listed for $2200 including a 1000W voltage transformer and the Luxman D-05 is  $3,799.99.

 

So IF the DA-200 sounds close to the D-05 you can save some money.  The D-05 should sound better but without having both will never know.

 

If you can get it in Japan then you can save more.

 

http://www.audiocubes2.com/brand/Luxman/product/Luxman_DA-200_USB_DA_Converter.html

 

Back in 2004 I bought a Luxman L-505f (model before L-505u) thru Audio Cubes II and never had any problems with the unit or transaction with ACII.  There was no US Luxman dealer then and I would not have been able to afford them with another $1000 or more added on.

post #67 of 93

Wondering if the in-store's price is any better... Would be great if someone can help me pick up one and ship the thing.

post #68 of 93

The problem is they tend to be 100V only, possibly to stop people doing exactly that.

post #69 of 93

Not really a big deal to me though. I have a isolation transformer that can output any voltage. This and the Perfectwave are on my short list but the headamp is a plus.

I checked Rakuten and the price was ~$1,900 in-store, not sure how much it is now.

post #70 of 93

I'm intrigued by that 1000W voltage transformer. My recently acquired Luxman P-1u came with a 60W voltage transformer (the P-1u draws 19W at most). I plan on getting a 300W transformer for it, but simply because of better build quality, not because I feel it needs it.

 

I wonder if any of the more tech-savvy people among you know if there is any point to having a 1000W transformer for a piece of electronics that also seems to never draw more than 19W. Is it simply complete overkill, or is there a reason I'm not aware of?

post #71 of 93

From my own experience, having extra wattage is always a plus. I'm using 2 transformers, 1kW and 2.5kW. All the DACs are fed by the 1kW and amps by the 3.5kW. A little overkill but itt's a relief in mind that my setup never lacks power.

post #72 of 93
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Originally Posted by Lil' Knight View Post

From my own experience, having extra wattage is always a plus. I'm using 2 transformers, 1kW and 2.5kW. All the DACs are fed by the 1kW and amps by the 3.5kW. A little overkill but itt's a relief in mind that my setup never lacks power.



Thanks! I can certainly share the sentiment that overkill brings peace of mind. biggrin.gif In that case I might just get a 1000W version as wel.

post #73 of 93

Hi, I'm just as interestd in the DA 200 as you guys. Just wanna know if anyone has received the unit yet and could they write a review on it? Thanks!.

post #74 of 93

The US Luxman dealer On A Higher Note has this on the website

 

http://www.onahighernote.com/luxman/?c=jaqulsszm&id=54

 

 

post #75 of 93

I just picked this up 2 days ago, I will post my impressions after a couple hundred hours of burn-in. Out of the box it sounds quite different from the Demo unit I had auditioned.

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