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post #301 of 641

I'm going to buy an ex-demo Lynx Hilo here in Europe... I hope it will arrive next week.

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I'm going to buy an ex-demo Lynx Hilo here in Europe... I hope it will arrive next week.


Molto bene! I'm confident that you'll like it.

post #303 of 641
Good for you. More comments to the community is always helpful. smile.gif
post #304 of 641

First of all excuse me for my english.

 

I'm coming from a jkdac32 that is a wonderful dac for the cost: great musicality, no harsh sound at all.

 

Meanwhile I've listened to some superior dac such as Forsell m-dac2, Burl b2 bomber dac, Nad m51.

Their sounds push me to search for a better dac, but at the same time I've not choose none of them because of non integrated usb for Forsell and Burl.

I found that Nad m51 sounds better without a pre and I don't want to dismiss my Bryston bp 25, so I found Lynx Hilo (very good measurements indeed) and Audio-gd Master 7.

I think that Lynx has much more market in the pro audio sector and that gives me more bang for the buck than audio-gd.
 

post #305 of 641
You will get to compare the Hilo to the Jkeny unit. I've always thought Jkeny had a good approach in his simple design. Will look forward to comparisons. The Master 7, PWDII and Hilo are on similar footing. I ran the 51 for a while but didn't feel the music as passionately as the forementioned. I liked the bass on the 51 but felt it small in soundstage and not as much sparkle in the highs as the Hilo. The PWD and Master will be making an appearance once the Buffalo III shows up at prepro's place. I will run those two while prepro runs the Buffalo and Hilo. I anticipate the Buffalo being a monster.
post #306 of 641
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You will get to compare the Hilo to the Jkeny unit. I've always thought Jkeny had a good approach in his simple design. Will look forward to comparisons. The Master 7, PWDII and Hilo are on similar footing. I ran the 51 for a while but didn't feel the music as passionately as the forementioned. I liked the bass on the 51 but felt it small in soundstage and not as much sparkle in the highs as the Hilo. The PWD and Master will be making an appearance once the Buffalo III shows up at prepro's place. I will run those two while prepro runs the Buffalo and Hilo. I anticipate the Buffalo being a monster.


I'm very interested in your comparison.

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Grunter, do you mean you directly compared nad m51 and the others you mentioned to your jkdac32 and they sounded better?

Thanks
post #308 of 641
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Grunter, do you mean you directly compared nad m51 and the others you mentioned to your jkdac32 and they sounded better?

Thanks


Yes.

I've listened to all of them in my stereo set.

First for me is Forsell, it has a great sense of 3d and at the same time a very natural timbre.

Second Burl Bomber dac, it has the most natural and analogic sound of all digital source I've ever listened to, but has a narrow soundstage and less dinamic than Forsell.

Third Nad m51 used directly in my power amp (with my pre Bryston has too much bass): a great soundstage but a little on the hiperdetailed side for me.

Fourth my jkdac32, less instruments separations than Nad, less analogic sound than Burl, but a very musical dac, with a great sense of fluency, for 500€ the best price/quality ratio then others 3 dac but also behind them.

For my taste jkdac32 is a better dac than Schiit Bifrost and Audio gd nfb2. I put it at the same level of Eastern Electric Minimax even if with different sound signature, more on the musical/easy side.

I found sabre 9018 just a little "not natural".

post #309 of 641
Thanks grunter, that's very helpful! I have been considering jk's new ciunas, which seems to be a 'small' (but definite) improvement on the 32. I already have the minimax, and want something substantially better - hence Hilo or maybe the new b.m.c. Puredac. Anedio was in the running but they just stopped selling overseas.

I agree about bifrost. Great vfm but there's a lot that's better.

Will be very interested what you think of the Hilo. Thanks again (and looking forward to your new findings Happy Camper).
post #310 of 641
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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

Thanks grunter, that's very helpful! I have been considering jk's new ciunas, which seems to be a 'small' (but definite) improvement on the 32. I already have the minimax, and want something substantially better - hence Hilo or maybe the new b.m.c. Puredac. Anedio was in the running but they just stopped selling overseas.

I agree about bifrost. Great vfm but there's a lot that's better.

Will be very interested what you think of the Hilo. Thanks again (and looking forward to your new findings Happy Camper).


Minimax (with lme opamp) is very exciting dac (a lot of bass and sparkle highs), but for long listening I think jkdac32 is more relaxing and natural.

Jkdac32 (and probably new ciunas that is an upgrade of jkdac32) has a sound similar to nos dac but without soften highs and let you concentrate only on music.

At the same time I've found that dac such Forsell or Burl are in another league, so I decide to chose my new dac in the pro audio sector: more content, less smoke.

post #311 of 641

Has anyone heard anything on the SimAudio Moon 380D DAC?  MSRP is about 4K I think... 

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Has anyone heard anything on the SimAudio Moon 380D DAC?  MSRP is about 4K I think... 

Also curious. Sim gear is usually very nice.
post #313 of 641
grunter, yes, I'm looking for "more content, less smoke" too, especially as I use tube as well as SS amps.

From what you say the jk gear sounds very good.

I like MiniMax but found its bass washes out lower mids a little., e.g. harmonics of cello or piano. This shows up occasionally as lost detail. But higher up it has a clean, pure sound.
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Has anyone heard anything on the SimAudio Moon 380D DAC?  MSRP is about 4K I think... 
How interested are we to hear it.........? I can call Mark and see if they have one.
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How interested are we to hear it.........? I can call Mark and see if they have one.

 

Yeah, but DACs are more personal.  I would have to get a home trail or something.  Amps IMP are a different story..  However, saying all that.  I would love to take another trip to the audio store.  That's some fun stuff.

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