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Damn, nice DAC! How does it sound? The DP1 is on my short list to hear. I haven't had the pleasure, but from what I have read it sounds marvelous with the HD800/LCD-3.

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Damn, nice DAC! How does it sound? The DP1 is on my short list to hear. I haven't had the pleasure, but from what I have read it sounds marvelous with the HD800/LCD-3.

Pretty good, slightly more detailed than my Lampizator, but tonal/timbre and soundstage falls behind. The built-in linestage is quite good also - as you can see I use that to drive my power amp.

 

It's the first delta-sigma Dac that I like. The only complaint is that the USB input has no galvanic isolation - quite a bummer for the price, took me a while to sort that out.

post #13278 of 19035
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LS50 as computer monitors! beerchug.gif

Do you plug the rear port when you use them like that?

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LS50 as computer monitors! beerchug.gif

Do you plug the rear port when you use them like that?

I don't use the plugs. I do need more room for them, but as I am lacking the room, I am rather pleased with their sound. Once I have my own flat I'll prolly end up putting them on stands spaced away from each other.

 

That being said, I am very pleased with the sound they produce as near field monitors, way better sound than the b&w 685 which I had previously.


Edited by LifeAspect - 5/9/13 at 12:24pm
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The LS50s are currently my only speaker "want" and I would probably use them in a similar fashion. How are they in a desktop/nearfield setup? What do they do right and what do they do wrong? 

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Slightly off-topic, but it cracks me up to see users with the rank Junior Head-Fi'er or Head-Fi'er owning multi-thousand dollar rigs. I guess they just lurked a lot or didn't post much. tongue.gif I'm almost a 500+ Head-Fi'er and my rig is only ~$550 frown.gif

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Slightly off-topic, but it cracks me up to see users with the rank Junior Head-Fi'er or Head-Fi'er owning multi-thousand dollar rigs. I guess they just lurked a lot or didn't post much. tongue.gif I'm almost a 500+ Head-Fi'er and my rig is only ~$550 frown.gif

Post count doesn't necessarily equate to wallet size.  Although, I sure wish it did...


Edited by Thaddy - 5/9/13 at 1:37pm
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Some of these setups are truly humbling. Lots of respect for a lot of these.

 

 

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Me too, Thaddy...

 

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Post count doesn't necessarily equate to wallet size.  Although, I sure wish it did...

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Post count doesn't necessarily equate to wallet size.  Although, I sure wish it did...

Same here. I could use some good amp money.

post #13286 of 19035
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Pretty good, slightly more detailed than my Lampizator, but tonal/timbre and soundstage falls behind. The built-in linestage is quite good also - as you can see I use that to drive my power amp.

 

It's the first delta-sigma Dac that I like. The only complaint is that the USB input has no galvanic isolation - quite a bummer for the price, took me a while to sort that out.

 

 

I've been looking at the Lampi, I just can't wrap my head around a tube dac.  I guess for the lack of detail or reason.  Why would you want to add distortion at the DAC level.  That's the question I have.  I was thinking might as well go for a NOS DAC instead..

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I've been looking at the Lampi, I just can't wrap my head around a tube dac.  I guess for the lack of detail or reason.  Why would you want to add distortion at the DAC level.  That's the question I have.  I was thinking might as well go for a NOS DAC instead..

Tube when done right, isn't "adding distortion". That's what crazed objectivist and sellers want you to believe. Case in point is the BHSE, 4x tubes and extremely low distortion. Overgeneralizing like that is like saying all NOS roll off treble, and all delta-sigma dacs sound like crap. On the same topic, the lampi is more linear than most thing that I've heard (including NOS stuff, various delta sigma Dacs - including many Sabre stuff which people usually claim "most detailed", and R2R). The thing that the Lampi really stands out for is the tone and soundstage. 

 

I've been through most dacs in the market, if the Lampi is distortion and "roll a tube get a random sound" I wouldn't have kept it. I think you heard HC's Hilo, the thing use an opamp output stage, yet you can't really say that it's worse than a discrete stage - implementation is key.


Edited by khaine1711 - 5/9/13 at 4:29pm
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Originally Posted by LifeAspect View Post

 

That being said, I am very pleased with the sound they produce as near field monitors, way better sound than the b&w 685 which I had previously.

I was -incredibly- unimpressed with the 685s when I auditioned monitors ~12 months ago. Out of the probably 10 or so I auditioned I thought they were clearly the worst...

 

<3 my Paradigm Mini Monitors.

post #13289 of 19035
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The LS50s are currently my only speaker "want" and I would probably use them in a similar fashion. How are they in a desktop/nearfield setup? What do they do right and what do they do wrong? 

can't really find any flaws with them, not even for nearfield setup. The bass might be a bit too heavy at times but you can simply reduce that with putting the pads inside them. They are an amazing speaker pair and worth every penny (and award).

 

Do buy a good amp for them like the roksan kandy k2 or something in a higher price bracket...they aren't the most effective speakers.


Edited by LifeAspect - 5/9/13 at 5:30pm
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Some of these setups are truly humbling. Lots of respect for a lot of these.

 

 

 

In the end, its as long as we enjoy our music right? wink.gif

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