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Is 5.3 Vrms not enough for you?


Nope.  Not after I turn the LFE channel up 15dB in my 5.1 to binaural DSP with my modded T50RPs.

 

I know that because 5.3VRMS just happens to be almost exactly what my O2 puts out right now.  It gets a bit louder than I need right now but my T50RPs are probably going to get even less efficient after I get around to trying more aggressive damping schemes so I could use a little more power.  When I build the ODA I'm going to make sure it gets the full 7VRMS.  I hope I can keep it within the O2's capabilities when combined with my movie EQ


Yeah, 5.3 Vrms may not be enough for you, but it's actually enough to push the DT880 (600 ohms version) to 110 dB peaks. SO I guess that should be enough for most people.

 

 

post #62 of 1357
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Website is updated now. 


Project86, do you have any plans on getting a D2? Perhaps a review unit? Would love to read another one of your reviews for it, like the one you did for D1.

 

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Project86, do you have any plans on getting a D2? Perhaps a review unit? Would love to read another one of your reviews for it, like the one you did for D1.

 



Me too. I'd really like to know how the new D2 stacks up against players in the $3-4k territory. The D2 seems like an excellent value. 

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I've been anticipating the D2 announcement and it looks pretty awesome - it has exactly the features I'm looking for: async USB input at 24/96 minimum plus balanced output, using a DAC (chip) that's supposed to be pretty good, in a compact form factor. I'll probably end up buying one eventually. I've been considering other DACs too (including the recently-announced NAD M51, among others) but the D2 looks the most interesting as it's also the cheapest I've seen that combines hi-res async USB input with balanced output (without being suspiciously cheap, like the Cambridge Audio units).

post #65 of 1357
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I've been anticipating the D2 announcement and it looks pretty awesome - it has exactly the features I'm looking for: async USB input at 24/96 minimum plus balanced output, using a DAC (chip) that's supposed to be pretty good, in a compact form factor. I'll probably end up buying one eventually. I've been considering other DACs too (including the recently-announced NAD M51, among others) but the D2 looks the most interesting as it's also the cheapest I've seen that combines hi-res async USB input with balanced output (without being suspiciously cheap, like the Cambridge Audio units).


If you don't need the headphone output, you should also take a look at the Calyx DAC. Very similar specs and very highly regarded among those that have heard it. Same price as the D2.

 

post #66 of 1357

^ Thanks but I already knew about the Calyx DAC. Not nearly as interested in that one because it uses an AC adapter; in general I prefer equipment with proper internal toroidal power transformers. I also prefer supporting American companies whenever possible.

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^ Thanks but I already knew about the Calyx DAC. Not nearly as interested in that one because it uses an AC adapter; in general I prefer equipment with proper internal toroidal power transformers. I also prefer supporting American companies whenever possible.


That's true, although Calyx recently released a linear supply that can be used in place of the adapter, I believe the price is $350.

 

post #68 of 1357

Dump the headphone amp, I only need a DAC :(

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Glad to see they've added balnced outputs.

 

According to their e-shop, the D2 seems to be wired either for 110V or 240V operations. Does it therefore mean that I won't be able to use it from one continent to another if I travel ? Or will is the 240V version still compatible with 11V regions (like Violectric equipments) ?

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Project86, do you have any plans on getting a D2? Perhaps a review unit? Would love to read another one of your reviews for it, like the one you did for D1.

 

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Me too. I'd really like to know how the new D2 stacks up against players in the $3-4k territory. The D2 seems like an excellent value. 



I will be getting the D2, to compare directly to my D1. I'll certainly post my impressions. It won't be near as long as my D1 review - I'm backed up on a bunch of other projects, and frankly I don't think I'll need to cover the same ground over again since it should be similar in character to the original. Plus I have a new baby due in April so time will be limited for me. But I will post my impressions and compare to some of the higher priced DACs I've owned/heard, as soon as possible.


 

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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

I've been anticipating the D2 announcement and it looks pretty awesome - it has exactly the features I'm looking for: async USB input at 24/96 minimum plus balanced output, using a DAC (chip) that's supposed to be pretty good, in a compact form factor. I'll probably end up buying one eventually. I've been considering other DACs too (including the recently-announced NAD M51, among others) but the D2 looks the most interesting as it's also the cheapest I've seen that combines hi-res async USB input with balanced output (without being suspiciously cheap, like the Cambridge Audio units).



I loved the idea of the NAD M2, and if I did more serious listening through speakers I'd probably get one of those. So when I saw that the M51 was just the DAC section of the M2, I thought it was a great idea. HDMI inputs for playing 2-channel Blu-ray audio releases? Yes please! I may have to try it some day. I don't like the fact that it has no front panel controls though.

 

So much great gear to try, so little time and money....


 

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Glad to see they've added balnced outputs.

 

According to their e-shop, the D2 seems to be wired either for 110V or 240V operations. Does it therefore mean that I won't be able to use it from one continent to another if I travel ? Or will is the 240V version still compatible with 11V regions (like Violectric equipments) ?



I get the impression that there is some hardware differences, so it wouldn't work the way you want. 

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I looked at the U2 specsheet and got a bit surprised at what they include with the converter:

 

 

BNC (M) to RCA (M) adapter
BNC (M) to BNC (M) adapter

 

Does that mean it supports direct connection like Audiophilleo? That would be quite nice. At this price point, it might become quite a popular choice if it is as good as other converters.

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I get the impression that there is some hardware differences, so it wouldn't work the way you want. 


Thanks. I'll probably email them to have more details.

 

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Another thing is, does D2 include U2 so that the USB input on it is as good as D1 with U2? I am considering either buying D2 on its own or another DAC and a converter like U2.

 

Reading specs of D2 it seems to have the same USB implementation as U2. 2 master clocks, XMOS processor etc.


Edited by Szadzik - 1/16/12 at 1:48am
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Another thing is, does D2 include U2 so that the USB input on it is as good as D1 with U2? I am considering either buying D2 on its own or another DAC and a converter like U2.

 

Reading specs of D2 it seems to have the same USB implementation as U2. 2 master clocks, XMOS processor etc.



 

I think that's the idea - upgrade the new dac internally, while using the converter to bring the original model up to the same level. 

post #75 of 1357

W-e-e-ll, I've decided to move in another direction for now. That said I'll be keeping close tabs on the D2, especially with project86 and ASR in the mix, as I usually seem to come to similar conclusions. Looking at the list of changes, I'm predicting a noticeable improvement to the D1.  ymmv

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