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post #1366 of 1374
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post
 

 

 

I recently shot an email to Anedio about future plans, so I'll post here if I get any info. I do recall they were planning for an eventual D3 version, which they realized would have to support DSD. But I don't know where it stands. They were really focusing most on their speaker amp, to replace the somewhat short lived A1. If it comes to fruition it will be a beast, fully discrete with some unique design aspects. 

Thanks.  Please do keep us updated.  

post #1367 of 1374
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Nice -- excellent combo there. 

I'm setting the D2 to full volume and using -12 pregain on the amp. 12 o'clock is about as high as I can crank the V281's volume when I'm listening to my headphones. What does the click at 80-81 on the D2's volume pot signify?
post #1368 of 1374
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post


I'm setting the D2 to full volume and using -12 pregain on the amp. 12 o'clock is about as high as I can crank the V281's volume when I'm listening to my headphones. What does the click at 80-81 on the D2's volume pot signify?

 

 

I believe that's the crossover point between digital volume control and the relay attenuator. See this review of the original D1 where the designer mentions it in depth.

 

So when you are at 81, you still haven't even applied any digital attenuation at all. And when you go below that you don't throw out bits until the volume drops rather low, thanks to the 32-bit design of the ES9018. So feel free to run it down to 70 or 60 if it allows for more range of motion on the V281 knob. Although honestly it probably won't make much difference either way. 

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Originally Posted by project86 View Post


I believe that's the crossover point between digital volume control and the relay attenuator. See this review of the original D1 where the designer mentions it in depth.

So when you are at 81, you still haven't even applied any digital attenuation at all. And when you go below that you don't throw out bits until the volume drops rather low, thanks to the 32-bit design of the ES9018. So feel free to run it down to 70 or 60 if it allows for more range of motion on the V281 knob. Although honestly it probably won't make much difference either way. 

Thanks for that. Very helpful.

I love this DAC. It's miles ahead of anything I've owned previously. The review you linked there describes the sound accurately - even though he's reviewing the D1.
Edited by Tony1110 - 12/22/14 at 3:28am
post #1370 of 1374
Got my D2 on Jan 8 th. Couldn't be happier . I'm not much of a headphone guy. Going from PC with USB to D2 direct to amp and then to Selah Audio Prestigio's bypassing pre (emotiva XSP-1 ) using the dsp in sub instead. ( svs sb-13 ) .. Mainly using Tidal but also using cd transport .
This week I'm going to add my pre and see if there is a difference . Right now I couldn't be happier. Didn't hurt that I bought it during Xmas sale . Thanks guys. I had my finger on the trigger for the Audio-gd. NFB -28 . But I much rather buy from my home state.
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Originally Posted by Bubek View Post

Got my D2 on Jan 8 th. Couldn't be happier . I'm not much of a headphone guy. Going from PC with USB to D2 direct to amp and then to Selah Audio Prestigio's bypassing pre (emotiva XSP-1 ) using the dsp in sub instead. ( svs sb-13 ) .. Mainly using Tidal but also using cd transport .
This week I'm going to add my pre and see if there is a difference . Right now I couldn't be happier. Didn't hurt that I bought it during Xmas sale . Thanks guys. I had my finger on the trigger for the Audio-gd. NFB -28 . But I much rather buy from my home state.

 

 

Congrats! That sale price was one of the best deals going as far as I'm concerned. What a steal. 

post #1372 of 1374
Would the D2 benefit from some kind of USB power supply? I'm not sure whether the USB board takes its power from the computer or the DAC's own PSU.
post #1373 of 1374
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

Would the D2 benefit from some kind of USB power supply? I'm not sure whether the USB board takes its power from the computer or the DAC's own PSU.

 

 

It takes power from USB so I guess it would be worth a try. I usually feed mine with a music server so it's already clean power, but maybe a regular laptop or desktop computer would see benefits there. 

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Guys sincerely ... you should try Anedio D2 > Little dot MK VI+ > HD800, the detail of the decay that produce of piano wires is incredible amazing, also when im listen band like Epica, Rhapsody of Fire or Luca's Turilli Rhapsody feel like, dude where the hell am i ? i feel as im in a huge room ... i stunned with the soundstage, sincerely i must give the thank you and gratitude to Mr. John (Project 86) for recommending this DAC, i will buy the Stratus Stratus soon to try with the D2, but dat will be another tale. Also i think i'll make a review of this 3 gear together as soon as i can.

 

One think that is important, this is my experience and my opinion, when you plug direct to Dac, isn't bright at moderate volume like until 70 > 80, above of dat i feel it slighty bright with some headphones.


Edited by atistatic - 1/20/15 at 4:34pm
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