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What!? No mention of Weiss Engineering (Switzerland) .

 

That was the first maker that crossed my mind.

EU remember?
 

 

post #32 of 124

Here's a thought; how about if we also add whether the DACs are NOS/OS, and which manufacturers chips they use to the list? If the latter is known, as I know the information is sometimes concealed.

 

This is already turning into an excellent thread and believe that information might make it even better.

post #33 of 124

AQVOX (Germany)

post #34 of 124

BTW when did Norway join EU?

post #35 of 124

Casea (Czech Republic)

- Casea Cepheus synchro mk2 -  2x AD1955, with clock synchronization!

 

Audia Flight (Italy)

- Audia Flight FL Three - it is great integrated amp but Audia have news it is now available with USB DAC so beautiful all in one from high-end company.

 

 

 


Edited by knopi - 7/28/11 at 1:08pm
post #36 of 124
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Originally Posted by Stitch View Post

Agree to some points. The fact that the metrum has a nicer sounding timber more than it has detail and clarity bothers me somewhat. I'm a bit of a purist, I like the chain to be neutral and clear up to the headphone jack and add flavour in terms of cans.

 

 

I found the quote in the works of Aleister Crowely, an (in)famous occultist. Backtracking it lead to Hassan I Sabbah. So its more of a "coincidence", up to a point, that i also like martial arts :)

Ah, William S Burroughs rings a bell somewhere but only the name. Is it comparable to Edgar Allen Poe or even perhaps H.P. Lovecraft?


Yeah, that's a solid philosophy.  I'm just not sure that "timbre, gestalt and flow" can be added with particular headphones.  I tend to think that it's important to get those parts right at the source, but I haven't really tested this theory yet.

 

One final digression on WSB, ever heard of the Naked Lunch?  One of the most infamous books of the 20th Century.

 

Back on topic, I like where this thread is heading guys.  Such a wide variety of quality products at wildly varying price points.  

post #37 of 124
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

 

That was the first maker that crossed my mind.

EU remember?


Denied.  

 

I like the look of the Metrum Octave.

 

 

post #38 of 124
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List updated

With "EU Made" i ment "european made". Perhaps a change of title would be in order.

 

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Yeah, that's a solid philosophy.  I'm just not sure that "timbre, gestalt and flow" can be added with particular headphones.  I tend to think that it's important to get those parts right at the source, but I haven't really tested this theory yet.

 

One final digression on WSB, ever heard of the Naked Lunch?  One of the most infamous books of the 20th Century.

 

Back on topic, I like where this thread is heading guys.  Such a wide variety of quality products at wildly varying price points.  


yeah its going the right way. Lots of gear from this side of the pond.

 



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Originally Posted by Paul Meakin View Post

Here's a thought; how about if we also add whether the DACs are NOS/OS, and which manufacturers chips they use to the list? If the latter is known, as I know the information is sometimes concealed.

 

This is already turning into an excellent thread and believe that information might make it even better.



That means every model has to be listed. Its a good idea, crossed my mind but im too frikking tired to do it today :)

If people have it on top of their please add it. I will make an effort somewhere tomorrow or something.


Edited by Stitch - 7/17/11 at 11:14am
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Originally Posted by Stitch View Post

List updated

With "EU Made" i ment "european made". Perhaps a change of title would be in order.



Weiss is on the listbiggrin.gif

 

DAC 202 Firewire D/A Converter

Medea D/A Converter

post #40 of 124

  Danish Audio Designs.  I've never tried them so this is not any kind of recomendation but, I find them interesting.

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  Danish Audio Designs.  I've never tried them so this is not any kind of recomendation but, I find them interesting.

Added. From denmark i presume rolleyes.gif

 

Changed title too


Edited by Stitch - 7/18/11 at 8:32am
post #42 of 124

Bladelius USB DAC [Sweden]

 

http://www.bladelius.com/index.php/products/usb-dac

 

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Bladelius USB DAC [Sweden]

 

http://www.bladelius.com/index.php/products/usb-dac

 

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Added

Also added a few company links and models with some details, as an experiment.

 


Edited by Stitch - 7/19/11 at 11:52am
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Nope - it's not cheap but Hegel's philosophy is pretty much the same as Anedio, offer high-end sound at a good price without the ********. With the Hegel you're paying for what's on the inside and not a gold plated CNC machined enclosure.... I fully believe the Hegel and Anedio to be on the same level as some $10.000 DACs. They do everything that is real high-end hi-fi in terms of resolution, clarity, 3d-soundstage etc.

Just curious that is a pretty big statement about $10k dacs.  Have you actually listened to the Hegel and Anedio?  And some $5k to $10k dacs?  I have heard some $5k dacs that I was not able to justify their cost compared to some under $2k ones.
 

EDIT:

 

Never mind  :)   I found your comments in the Anedio thread and it seems you have heard both.  I may be looking for a sub $1k dac myself soon, yet have not really warmed up to the ESS sound as heard in the Wyred for Sound or Eastern Electric variants.


Edited by bixby - 7/27/11 at 2:02pm
post #45 of 124

Abrahamsen Audio (Norway) have two DACs:

 

- V6.0 (USB, TOS-link and coax) & RCA/XLR outputs

- A-DAC (USB) ... and yes this one also got RCA / XLR outputs

 

Abrahamsen Audio was founded by Per Abrahamsenm who started Electrocompaniet.

 

The A-DAC is a steal (USD110). smily_headphones1.gif

 

Home page: www.abrahamsenaudio.no

 

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Edited by Loevhagen - 7/27/11 at 2:06pm
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