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$1850 for head fiers
Edited by Happy Camper - 6/8/13 at 4:40pm
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$1850 for head fiers

Hey, could you PM me where/how I could get this for 1850??

 

Thanks!

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Placed my order for a Hilo, thanks to Happy Camper. Anyone interested should contact Scott at www.adkproaudio.com he's a really nice guy and is offering our Head-Fi community a nice deal.

Now the hard part... waiting. smile.gif
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Measurements are up at Golden Ears: http://en.goldenears.net/index.php?mid=GR_DAC_Amp&document_srl=17387

 

Looks like another confirmation of the technical prowess of the Hilo... .08 OI? Nice.

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Interesting DAC. Some thoughts...and questions for owners.

1. The remote volume control appears to still be in the works after a long time. 

2. XLR outputs have no volume control.

3. Are the Monitor Outs are balanced? Or unbalanced/balanced output for either type of cable. Lynx says the Mon Outputs have analog volume control for connection direct to AMP. I'm downloading the manual now.

Anyone using this for DoP DSD with J. River? Any issues?

How is the Lynx ASIO driver? What DACS have you compared directly to?

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Interesting DAC. Some thoughts...and questions for owners.

1. The remote volume control appears to still be in the works after a long time. 

 

As far as I know it's still in development, but I don't know when Lynx started development, and hence how long time they have used so far.

 

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2. XLR outputs have no volume control.

 

XLR have digital volume control, but not analog volume control. Monitor and headphone out have both.

 

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3. Are the Monitor Outs are balanced? Or unbalanced/balanced output for either type of cable. Lynx says the Mon Outputs have analog volume control for connection direct to AMP. I'm downloading the manual now.

 

Monitor out via TRS are balanced. I don't understand "Or unbalanced/balanced output for either type of cable.".

 

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Anyone using this for DoP DSD with J. River? Any issues?

 

I haven't tried, but someone else has tried DSD and written about it in this thread.

 

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How is the Lynx ASIO driver?

 

I haven't experienced any problems using it with foobar2000 on Windows 7.

 

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What DACS have you compared directly to?

 

I haven't done any comparisons of the DAC module against other DACs, but I have used my Lynx Hilo as DAC + headphone amplifier next to my Grace Design m903 used as DAC + headphone amplifier. I believe I've written a bit about my observations earlier in this thread.

 

Others have compared it as a DAC against other DACs and written about it in this thread.

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Thanks!

 

re: the TRS outputs - TRS can often be offered to accept both balanced TRS or unbalanced TRS connectors. Was just curious. I forget, but maybe that's just the nature of TRS - that you can use either type of cable (bal. TRS vs. unbal) with ANY TRS output.

 

I'll check the whole thread. I saw a YouTube demo by Lunx from Jan. '13 with volume control on Android.

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Thanks!

 

re: the TRS outputs - TRS can often be offered to accept both balanced TRS or unbalanced TRS connectors. Was just curious. I forget, but maybe that's just the nature of TRS - that you can use either type of cable (bal. TRS vs. unbal) with ANY TRS output.

 

Wikipedia: Phone connector (audio):

  • TS: Tip, sleeve: 2 connectors and conductors: Used for unbalanced mono signals, ie. some electrical instruments
  • TRS: Tip, ring, sleeve: 3 connectors and conductors: Used for unbalanced stereo signals (ie. headphones),  balanced mono signals instead of XLR, and unbalanced mono signals.
  • TRRS: Tip, ring, ring,sleeve: 4 connectors and conductors: Used for mobile phones providing stereo sound and a microphone input
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Ciunas from Jkeny coming soon. Looking forward to this comparison for some time. Prepro buying, I'm slumming. I think this will be a serious challenge as other comparisons to PWDII and Master 7 were favorable.
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Look forward to your findings HC tongue_smile.gif
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Just spoke to Scott at adkproaudio and ordered a Lynx Hilo.  The $1850 offer for head-fi members still stands.  This does not include shipping though, so make sure you set aside some money for shipping.  Also, you can get an extra 2% discount if you pay with check.  Can't wait to hear it! 

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Another Hilo owner!

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Another Hilo owner!
Mr. Sneis, care to comment on the differences between your PWD II and the Hilo?
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And another; new owner that is. Received mine from Scott two days ago and have been very impressed so far. Have it with my vinyl rig (SME 20) running through an Atma-Sphere pre into the line in and running Soundblade as my audio app on a Mac Mini to record. Also have the AES/EBU out going to my Masterlink. Have a CD transport hooked up through coax but mostly playing audio with Audirvana+ for the main speaker rig. Phones seem up to the task and for the most part no need for a separate headphone amp.

I really appreciated the deal Scott Chichelli has given to Head-Fi and would encourage anyone interested in this AD/DA interface to give hime a call. He was very personable and the order was sent out immediately. 

As far as sonics go, I would have to concur with the impressions related by others so far and once I have had an adequate opportunity for it to break-in and for me to give it some extended listening I will write more here

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I'm interested in the comparison between the PWD II and the Hilo. I was listening to the DAC on the Simaudio Moon Integrated 340i in comparison yesterday and the Sim was fuller on the bottom end but the Hilo seemed more finely balanced in the mids and highs. I like the Hilo better as I'm 57 and appreciate the highs more.

Another help was changing a $10 Radio Shack USB cable to a Wireworld Starlight. There's more body to the music now. I also removed the soldered spade lugs and put in Wireworld silver banana plugs. They are a mechanical connection using two allen screws to press the wire against the silver barrel. The micro details seem to be more present and easier to discern during busy music. I was up past 3 am listening to music and am enjoying the new sound very much. I think the banana connection offers more surface contact vs spades and that may help.

I'm happy to see our community use Scott for their purchases. This DAC fits nicely in the price range compared to it's peers for stand alone DACs. But it offers more than a DAC and is a great piece for the vinyl owner. Scott at ADK Pro Audio was gracious about our pricing and his extended time frame offering it. Thanks again Scott! wink.gif
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