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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

I have tried the built-in USB using the Vaunix hub (since it is, apparently, bus-powered) and the results are distinctly better than using S/PDIF with either of my converters.

WOW. Better than Audiophilleo1 /w Purepower? Is it Vaunix that makes such a huge difference? Can you test direct connection to Anedio's built in USB?


Edited by remilio - 5/29/13 at 11:49pm
post #1277 of 1347

I should have clarified that it sounded better, but not more detailed, if that makes any sense.  My usual experience has been that XMOS + Sabre = flat, boring sound, so this was a surprise.

 

I had another go comparing the Anedio + WA7 with M7 + Phoenix. The latter has a darker, more "grand" sound about it. The Anedio still gives a weird impression like there isn't any bass. Maybe it is the result of the very low noise floor, crosstalk and lack of distortion.

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There's a nice post by absolutk (back a few pages) in which he noted the D2's bass seems 'weaker' (than the D1's, which he also owns), but is in fact 'cleaner'. Of course that's an entirely different comparison point than the M7. May say something about what anedio was shooting for with their second dac?
post #1279 of 1347
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

I should have clarified that it sounded better, but not more detailed, if that makes any sense.  My usual experience has been that XMOS + Sabre = flat, boring sound, so this was a surprise.

 

I had another go comparing the Anedio + WA7 with M7 + Phoenix. The latter has a darker, more "grand" sound about it. The Anedio still gives a weird impression like there isn't any bass. Maybe it is the result of the very low noise floor, crosstalk and lack of distortion.

 

I'd say that's the case maybe half of the time. Or maybe 3/4? I think any of the Sabre chips and many of the new async USB chipsets can sound really clean on their own - together, they can be too much of a good thing. But that's where the analog stage and other factors come in to play. The Matrix X-Sabre, using the same ES9018 + XMOS, is definitely not overly flat/boring. 

 

I do wonder sometimes if it's just like your said: extreme lack of distortion and other "unwanteds" ends up being too much in some cases. But I hope you can come to terms with the D2 and start enjoying it more. 

 

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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

There's a nice post by absolutk (back a few pages) in which he noted the D2's bass seems 'weaker' (than the D1's, which he also owns), but is in fact 'cleaner'. Of course that's an entirely different comparison point than the M7. May say something about what anedio was shooting for with their second dac?

 

I can see that. 

post #1280 of 1347
The leaner bass was my impression on Chase's speaker rig and the D2. Putting the Hilo on added more bass weight. The PWDII and M7 were another step up from that. I would think a darker headphone would be a nice match for the D2.
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Does anyone know the remote control code for D2? I bought it used and didn't get its Sony remote. Now I have another universal remote, but it doesn't work with Sony SAT codes - 0785, 4587 and 0733 :(( 


Edited by remilio - 6/28/13 at 8:15am
post #1282 of 1347
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Does anyone know the remote control code for D2? I bought it used and didn't get its Sony remote. Now I have another universal remote, but it doesn't work with Sony SAT codes - 0785, 4587 and 0733 :(( 

 

Sorry, I don't, but I'm sure an email to Anedio would do the trick. 

post #1283 of 1347
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Sorry, I don't, but I'm sure an email to Anedio would do the trick. 

Such e-mail have been already written :) Waiting for the "official" answer now :)

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This thread died quick.

 

P86: IYO, which mates better as an AIO for the HD800, the D2 or Dac100? Thanks.

 

-Daniel

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This thread died quick.

 

P86: IYO, which mates better as an AIO for the HD800, the D2 or Dac100? Thanks.

 

-Daniel

 

Sure did. Not sure why, other than Anedio isn't really into marketing and their main product has been sold out for a large amount of time. Looks like they do have some in stock right now, including a refurb for $1320. That's a great deal.

 

D2 is a better DAC than DAC-100 overall, though I could see how the NuForce would have better synergy in some systems. With almost all headphones - IEMs, low impedance, planars - the D2 is the better amp as well. But with T1 and particularly HD800 I might choose the DAC-100. It's hard to explain... D2 is very textbook clean and clear, very technically accurate with the HD800. DAC-100 has more soul, more swing, and is just a more musical/exciting combo. 

post #1286 of 1347

Awesome. I have a Dac100 on the way-but tempted to also try that D2 that's on the FS forums. I'm just using this as a kind of dac stop gap (and ss HD800 amp) while I save for an Overdrive or *gulp* Analog Dac. I will also be feeding the dac to my Levi when it's here in a few months if not sooner. Appreciate the input!

 

-Daniel

post #1287 of 1347
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Awesome. I have a Dac100 on the way-but tempted to also try that D2 that's on the FS forums. I'm just using this as a kind of dac stop gap (and ss HD800 amp) while I save for an Overdrive or *gulp* Analog Dac. I will also be feeding the dac to my Levi when it's here in a few months if not sooner. Appreciate the input!

 

-Daniel

 

Cool, I think you'll enjoy it. I'm shocked at the synergy with HD800 - it shouldn't be that good but it is, and I'm not the only one to hear it that way. 

 

Overdrive or Analog? Too rich for my blood. 

post #1288 of 1347
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

 

Cool, I think you'll enjoy it. I'm shocked at the synergy with HD800 - it shouldn't be that good but it is, and I'm not the only one to hear it that way. 

 

Overdrive or Analog? Too rich for my blood.

Not if you sold everything else. ;) I'm a one rig kinda guy lol. How does the amp synergy compare with the m-Stage? That synergy (for $200 is shocking, if not the most technical).

 

-Daniel

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Not if you sold everything else. ;) I'm a one rig kinda guy lol. How does the amp synergy compare with the m-Stage? That synergy (for $200 is shocking, if not the most technical).

 

-Daniel

 

I'm just working on the review of the DAC-80, pairing it with various affordable amps to compare with the all-in-one DAC-100. Seems the DAC-80 plus M-Stage is better in a lot of cases (IEMs, LCD-2, Grados) but can't beat the DAC-100 for the HD800. 

 

And yes, I suppose I could sell everything and go all out on a crazy expensive DAC, BHSE, and an SR-009. But as a user of the Resonessence Labs Invicta, I have heard a $4K DAC beat many higher priced DACs. Even if something is better (maybe the Analog or the newer Invicta Mirus) I'm not sure I care to go there. At least not for the moment. 

 

Plus as a reviewer I feel like I should have an arsenal of stuff at my disposal. That's one reason why I keep an HE-400 around along side the HE-500, and use an LCD-2 rather than LCD-3. That's also why I keep various DACs and amps around from different prices. Gotta have stuff in common with my readers or else I'm out of touch. 

post #1290 of 1347
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

 

I'm just working on the review of the DAC-80, pairing it with various affordable amps to compare with the all-in-one DAC-100. Seems the DAC-80 plus M-Stage is better in a lot of cases (IEMs, LCD-2, Grados) but can't beat the DAC-100 for the HD800. 

 

And yes, I suppose I could sell everything and go all out on a crazy expensive DAC, BHSE, and an SR-009. But as a user of the Resonessence Labs Invicta, I have heard a $4K DAC beat many higher priced DACs. Even if something is better (maybe the Analog or the newer Invicta Mirus) I'm not sure I care to go there. At least not for the moment. 

 

Plus as a reviewer I feel like I should have an arsenal of stuff at my disposal. That's one reason why I keep an HE-400 around along side the HE-500, and use an LCD-2 rather than LCD-3. That's also why I keep various DACs and amps around from different prices. Gotta have stuff in common with my readers or else I'm out of touch. 

 

That's exactly what I expected. Plus-owning a ton of gear all at once has to be a blast. I've owned an m-Stage 3 different times now, and by gosh I suppose that just means I should keep one handy. What a great little amp-the amp that got me into this dreaded mess in the first place (thanks to your eternal m-Stage thread!).

 

Can't wait to hear your Mirus impressions. I almost bought an Invicta a number of times, but figured it would be worth the jump heading to the Overdrive or MSB. Time will tell.

 

-Daniel

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