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post #271 of 326

I've read it. So the guy said that Burson is a chunk better than the Bifrost? But not THAAAT much, got it right?

post #272 of 326
I read it, but I don't put any stock in their reviews. I have one already and I like it quite a bit but I know there is better out there.
post #273 of 326

I have the Lyr and I believe it's a keeper. I run the Audioengine D1 from  my IMac USB port as a DAC and the RCA analog out from the Audioengine D1 connects to the Lyr. My headphones are the K702/HD598.

 

Would I see a huge improvement by switching to the Bifrost ? My finger are ready to click the " buy now" button from Schiit  website but there is always a but...I need to know what do I gain by cough up another $500.00 ( well close to that with USB interface add-on).

post #274 of 326

I haven't heard the D1, but I found Bifrost a definite step up from my previous DACs (MSII, MSII+, HDP) IMO, etc. Not sure about the D1, but most audio gear tends to perform within it's price range. Not knowing how passionate you are about the K702's or the HD598's - I'd consider spending the money on some ortho's like the HE-500's. $699 new, but you can likely get a good used pair for a bit north of $500. In my experience, switching to orthos from dynamics brought a bigger improvement that a DAC upgrade. Just a thought.
 

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Originally Posted by ACDOAN View Post

I have the Lyr and I believe it's a keeper. I run the Audioengine D1 from  my IMac USB port as a DAC and the RCA analog out from the Audioengine D1 connects to the Lyr. My headphones are the K702/HD598.

 

Would I see a huge improvement by switching to the Bifrost ? My finger are ready to click the " buy now" button from Schiit  website but there is always a but...I need to know what do I gain by cough up another $500.00 ( well close to that with USB interface add-on).



 

post #275 of 326

I have a 2011 IMAC and emailed Jason to suggest an optical cable to connect the IMAC to my in-transit, non-USB Bifrost. Here is the link. I hope this helps others save a boatload of money and optimize their signal quality!

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10229&cs_id=1022902&p_id=1557&seq=1&format=2

 

I hooked up my newly arrived Asgard to my IMAC with an inexpensive 3.5mm to RCA interconnect. Finally my Beyer DT-880s have come alive. I can't wait to add the Bifrost to the signal path. 

 

best regards,

Keith

post #276 of 326

With all respect to Jason, I owned that cable and upgraded to a SilFlex glass for a noticeable sonic improvement. I'm not trying to drag this thread into the great 'cable' debate, but I will say that it's worth it to see if you hear a difference. Either way, sell the cable you don't want to keep. 

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Originally Posted by Fort_Worth_Keith View Post

I have a 2011 IMAC and emailed Jason to suggest an optical cable to connect the IMAC to my in-transit, non-USB Bifrost. Here is the link. I hope this helps others save a boatload of money and optimize their signal quality!

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10229&cs_id=1022902&p_id=1557&seq=1&format=2

 

I hooked up my newly arrived Asgard to my IMAC with an inexpensive 3.5mm to RCA interconnect. Finally my Beyer DT-880s have come alive. I can't wait to add the Bifrost to the signal path. 

 

best regards,

Keith



 

post #277 of 326
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Originally Posted by Misterrogers View Post

With all respect to Jason, I owned that cable and upgraded to a SilFlex glass for a noticeable sonic improvement. I'm not trying to drag this thread into the great 'cable' debate, but I will say that it's worth it to see if you hear a difference. Either way, sell the cable you don't want to keep. 



 

 

+1 on the SiliFlex. I was skeptical but heard a difference.

 

post #278 of 326

Hmm. Tried to order one tonight but couldn't because it would lock up when trying to verify my address. Shot you guys an email. Looking forward to this DAC :D

 

 

edit:

Got the order sent :D


Edited by alfa147x - 3/4/12 at 1:39am
post #279 of 326


I'm purchasing one out of curiosity. I'll let the thread know what I think for what it's worth. smily_headphones1.gif

 

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+1 on the SiliFlex. I was skeptical but heard a difference.

 


 

 

post #280 of 326

Just got mine. Wow. Just wow. It's my first DAC but WOW. I love this thing. 

post #281 of 326

Hi all, this is my first post after long lurking. I was always afraid of this day :)

 

Jason isn't going to advise any other cable. I asked him  prior to ordering and he said they use monoprice cables. I would think it's just not to hear the bickering of whether cables make a difference or not. I also upgraded to a Silflex cable, based upon your view, Misterrogers, I agree it's a noticeably better cable. I think it's nice to buy 

a quality build of cable. Whether or not you agree with the difference they make. 

post #282 of 326
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Hi all, this is my first post after long lurking. I was always afraid of this day :)

 

Jason isn't going to advise any other cable. I asked him  prior to ordering and he said they use monoprice cables. I would think it's just not to hear the bickering of whether cables make a difference or not. I also upgraded to a Silflex cable, based upon your view, Misterrogers, I agree it's a noticeably better cable. I think it's nice to buy 

a quality build of cable. Whether or not you agree with the difference they make. 

Hey paradoxper!

 

Welcome to Head-Fi!  Sorry about your wallet!

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends
 

 

post #283 of 326

I went with a Silflex also!  Nice cable and not really expensive at all for what you get...

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends 

post #284 of 326

I have actually been talking to Steve about a custom Q-cable. All thanks to WarriorAnt and yourself.But... He was CRAZY about that cable. basshead.gif

post #285 of 326
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

I have actually been talking to Steve about a custom Q-cable. All thanks to WarriorAnt and yourself.But... He was CRAZY about that cable. basshead.gif

I'm pretty crazy about them as well.  I have a headphone cable, interconnects between my Bifrost and Lyr, and a mini plug-to-RCA interconnect (for connecting my Cowon J3 DAP to the Lyr), all from Q-Audio.

So yeah, I guess I'm a fanboy.biggrin.gif

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

 

News of note:  Q-Audio is releasing cables in silk as well as cotton!

 

 

 


Edited by HK_sends - 3/10/12 at 2:07pm
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