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post #196 of 489

Sounds like you like the DAC.  Cool!  Mine went back for warranty replacement, but the distributor is backordered on the black cases, so it'll be probably another 2 weeks or more for mine to come in.  Not the end of the world, since I still have a DACmini and my Assemblage...and not a whole lot of time to listen to anything.  tongue_smile.gif

post #197 of 489

Got my Rega DAC last tuesday finally and absolutely love it. I left it on this week 24hrs. a day and it sounds different every day. But i can't believe the sound i'm getting now out of my Sqeezebox Touch. I think my cd-player had his best days behind him. I also bought the Pangea C-5 adapter so i can use my Furutech cables. My speakers are of Xanadu (a dutch builder) and have a transparent character so it works real fine with the analog sound of the Rega. I made the decission to go for the Rega because of you're experiences, so i want to thank you all !


Edited by ArjanB - 6/21/11 at 11:14am
post #198 of 489

Hey could any mac user let me know the performance of this DAC via toslink input vs USB input?

 

Edit: Nevermind. I have purchased EE MM. =)


Edited by uelover - 6/28/11 at 8:29pm
post #199 of 489

Warranty replacement arrived a few days ago.  Burning in again.  At least there's no popping sounds like the last unit, and the folks at the store were able to recreate the problem, so I'm not going crazy.  Well, at least if you were to judge from that one thing.

post #200 of 489

Hello all.

 

Been looking for a DAC to progress from my Dacmagic and the Rega has really caught my interest.

 

I've been looking at the Audio_gd NFB 2 or 3.  Aftercare sale is a big stumbling block for me.  Shipping back to China if anything is wrong is a big no no for me.

 

I'm wondering is anyone thinks that Rega will come out with a version with Async USB at some point in the future??

 

Also, does anyone use the Rega with a V-link or Hiface USB/SPDIF converter?

 

Cheers.

post #201 of 489

I doubt it; Rega, contrary to Audio-GD, does only update its products if they feel they really have to.

I do not use a SPDIF/USB converter, instead I use the Squeezebox Touch; works great and you get a screen. Can be connected to a PC through Ethernet, or wireless.

 

FWIW: I used to own the Audio-GD REF5 DSP and while this was a good DAC, I find the Rega DAC is far better, more musical, more engaging, better bass, better soundstage. Of course tastes and system differ.

post #202 of 489
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Also, does anyone use the Rega with a V-link or Hiface USB/SPDIF converter?

 


I wonder if the Halide bridge would be a better device for this application, actually. Ashamed to say, but I wasn't that all impressed with the Hiface when I heard it.

 

(Or at a similar price bracket to the Hiface and V-link, you might want to consider the Kingrex UC192 too.)

 


Edited by 9VARZ - 7/18/11 at 4:35pm
post #203 of 489

Try MHDT USBridge.

 

If you can stretch your budget a little, get Jkenny MKIII, Stello U3 or Audiophilleo =)

 

 

Hiface, V-link and Kingrex converters just ain't as good.

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I doubt it; Rega, contrary to Audio-GD, does only update its products if they feel they really have to.

I do not use a SPDIF/USB converter, instead I use the Squeezebox Touch; works great and you get a screen. Can be connected to a PC through Ethernet, or wireless.

 

FWIW: I used to own the Audio-GD REF5 DSP and while this was a good DAC, I find the Rega DAC is far better, more musical, more engaging, better bass, better soundstage. Of course tastes and system differ.


I'm using a Mac Mini with optical out.  Its pretty good but I'd like to take it too the next level if I got the Rega and use a usb converter.
 

 



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I wonder if the Halide bridge would be a better device for this application, actually. Ashamed to say, but I wasn't that all impressed with the Hiface when I heard it.

 

(Or at a similar price bracket to the Hiface and V-link, you might want to consider the Kingrex UC192 too.)

 



 Yes I've heard that too about the HiFace.  I would never buy a hifiace, I've heard they mess with the sound in a bad way. 



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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

Try MHDT USBridge.

 

If you can stretch your budget a little, get Jkenny MKIII, Stello U3 or Audiophilleo =)

 

 

Hiface, V-link and Kingrex converters just ain't as good.


Yes that is what I've always thought.  The V-link and HiFace are nice on your wallet but not nice in the performance stakes.  I will definitelty check out those converters.

 

The MHDT USBridge looks interesting.  Any reviews or forum chatter yet?

 

Now to something even more important - Silver or Black color??  Whats best?? :)
 

 


Edited by WarrenR - 7/19/11 at 4:07am
post #205 of 489
Original text removed because I was wrong.
Edited by dura - 7/19/11 at 1:18pm
post #206 of 489

Good spot that man!!

 

A Rega with Async USB looks very interesting indeed.

 

I might send Rega an email and see what they say.

post #207 of 489

That post refers to Eastern Electric DAC, not Rega.

post #208 of 489

I'm likely going to be joining the club, fellas. I auditioned one for 3 hours yesterday with my personal setup and loved it.

post #209 of 489
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

That post refers to Eastern Electric DAC, not Rega.


You are completely right, My apologies for the misunderstanding.
I'll edit my post above, to avoid more confusion.
post #210 of 489
Cool no problem.

Async or not I'm still pick one of these soon.
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