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post #1246 of 1347

I've been using the Windows 7 USB driver since the day Windows 8 arrived with no problems. cool.gif

 

Installing Windows 8 later and will report after a few days of listening. 


Edited by Fegefeuer - 4/21/13 at 11:52am
post #1247 of 1347
Hey guys,

I have a mint Anedio D2 with the box and manual I am not using. Less than 10 hours listening time. What's a fair asking price for it?

Thanks in advance,
Cyrus
post #1248 of 1347
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Originally Posted by cfmistry View Post

Hey guys,

I have a mint Anedio D2 with the box and manual I am not using. Less than 10 hours listening time. What's a fair asking price for it?

Thanks in advance,
Cyrus

Does yours have the serial number "D2B1406"? lol tongue.gif

Just kidding. I think you should put the price close to the retail price since it's still out of stock.

post #1249 of 1347
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Originally Posted by cfmistry View Post

Hey guys,

I have a mint Anedio D2 with the box and manual I am not using. Less than 10 hours listening time. What's a fair asking price for it?

Thanks in advance,
Cyrus

why are you selling it?
post #1250 of 1347
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why are you selling it?

 

Honestly, because I have a new hobby I'd rather put the money towards!  And I never use it, so there's no point to me having it...

post #1251 of 1347

I sold mine for 1250$ like 6 months ago, I think your asking price should be around there?

post #1252 of 1347

$1200 is what I sold mine for.  Very good DAC.  Part of the fun is trying new things which requires occasionally selling.

 

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I sold mine for 1250$ like 6 months ago, I think your asking price should be around there?

post #1253 of 1347
Hi WNBC was there something about the D2's sound decided you to sell it even tho you thought it very good? TIA
post #1254 of 1347

The D2 sound has been excellently described by reviewers like Project86 so I can't add anything above and beyond that.  The sound was neutral and detailed.  I only used the headphone amp section of the D2.  My previous DAC was the W4S DAC-2 which is a little more aggressive and meatier when I paired it with a number of amps.  The D2 was more detailed but the DAC-2 produced a more engaging/lively sound for me.  With the right amp maybe the D2 would have been more my cup of tea.  Then I started reading about the JKenny Ciunas and have one on the way that I will pair with the Amphora.

 

I probably could have been happy with the D2 paired with the right amp.  I think in the end I wanted to return to separates and selling the D2 allowed for this without breaking the bank.  Purely a case of wanting to try new things on a budget.  That's the way it goes.  If we only knew when to stop and smell the roses........

 

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Hi WNBC was there something about the D2's sound decided you to sell it even tho you thought it very good? TIA
post #1255 of 1347
Yep ;-)

Thanks for these notes - they actually add quite a lot as the synergy question is the final one for me. As I use my tube amps more often these days, a lean, neutral, detailed sound is probably best. Of my dacs Jan Meier's stagedac sounds best, and it comes nearest to these qualities. My hope is the D2 does the same, only significantly more so. Sounds like it does.

I noticed you in the ciunas thread and look forward to your impressions of JK's new unit. The beta testers' impressions were mostly disappointing - like they'd been done in a hurry and with little thought eek.gif

Thanks!
post #1256 of 1347
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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

Yep ;-)

Thanks for these notes - they actually add quite a lot as the synergy question is the final one for me. As I use my tube amps more often these days, a lean, neutral, detailed sound is probably best. Of my dacs Jan Meier's stagedac sounds best, and it comes nearest to these qualities. My hope is the D2 does the same, only significantly more so. Sounds like it does.

I noticed you in the ciunas thread and look forward to your impressions of JK's new unit. The beta testers' impressions were mostly disappointing - like they'd been done in a hurry and with little thought eek.gif

Thanks!

The D2 imho was one of the best synergy I've had with the HD800s. Tbh the akg k702s sounded really good, but plasticy. D2 is extremely jaw-droppingly good. I've compared it to higher-end dacs such as the eximus dp1, and my friends 9,000$ dac.. forgot what it's called ah Emm Labs SE Dac2

post #1257 of 1347

I haven't read any bad threads on the released JK model.  Most say better than previous models, not evolutionary but welcomed.  Part of the fun of the journey is trying new things so at this point I hope to have a good feel for DACs and finally stick with one.  Anedio D2 was excellent.  Just trying to see how excellent in comparison to other DACs.

 

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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

Yep ;-)

Thanks for these notes - they actually add quite a lot as the synergy question is the final one for me. As I use my tube amps more often these days, a lean, neutral, detailed sound is probably best. Of my dacs Jan Meier's stagedac sounds best, and it comes nearest to these qualities. My hope is the D2 does the same, only significantly more so. Sounds like it does.

I noticed you in the ciunas thread and look forward to your impressions of JK's new unit. The beta testers' impressions were mostly disappointing - like they'd been done in a hurry and with little thought eek.gif

Thanks!
post #1258 of 1347

Has anyone compared the new driver (1.56) vs 1.22 ? Does it affect the sound in any way or just adds win8 compatibility?

post #1259 of 1347

Has anyone connected the D2 directly to a pair of (bi-amped) active speakers (like the Emotiva Airmotivs, Dynaudio 110A, T+A CM, etc.)?

James has a pretty interesting comment on bi-amplification on the Anedio website, and I thought that a pair of active speakers could take advantage of active bi-amping at a nice price. Going for an active crossover would mean to go for a PreAmp (not needed with the D2s volume control) and a pair of speakers without passive crossover or an external crossover (like the Brystons), and that's a lot of money.

Would be thankful for any ideas.

 

Cheers!


Edited by Zkadoush - 5/21/13 at 2:00pm
post #1260 of 1347
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Originally Posted by Zkadoush View Post

Has anyone connected the D2 directly to a pair of (bi-amped) active speakers (like the Emotiva Airmotivs, Dynaudio 110A, T+A CM, etc.)?

James has a pretty interesting comment on bi-amplification on the Anedio website, and I thought that a pair of active speakers could take advantage of active bi-amping at a nice price. Going for an active crossover would mean to go for a PreAmp (not needed with the D2s volume control) and a pair of speakers without passive crossover or an external crossover (like the Brystons), and that's a lot of money.

Would be thankful for any ideas.

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

I've used the D2 with the Emotiva Airmotiv5s as well as the Serene Audio Talismans. It works quite well. The Talismans are not really "active" by the true definition - it's just a regular speaker with a built in amp rather than an external amp. Then again, using a single full-range design means there isn't a passive crossover in the signal path, so it's half way there and sounds quite nice. The Airmotiv5s are really great as well. It sure helps to have a transparent source like the D2 providing an excellent signal for them to reproduce.

 

I'd love to have room for a set of big Genelec or Adam or K+H active monitors. 

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