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post #76 of 1357
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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. 



 

Thanks. 

 

I think I will still go a different route and buy the another DAC (Octave) and that will give m e the freedom of adding any USB>SPDIF I want.

post #77 of 1357
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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



Just out of curiosity, which direction are you moving to?

post #78 of 1357

^ I have a Neko D100 MKII.

post #79 of 1357
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^ I have a Neko D100 MKII.


Are you a loaner program victim?
 

 

post #80 of 1357

In those terms, I like to think of myself as a beneficiary. ;)

post #81 of 1357
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^ I have a Neko D100 MKII.



Aha, it looks somewhat similar to me as the Linnenberg udc1 I tried recently.

How would you roughly compare it's sound against the D1?

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I have a somewhat bizarre question. Why is it that DAC manufacturers who choose to implement very well thought-out headphone sections (and the Anedio D2 obviously qualifies in that they lowered the output impedance and beefed up the power) don't allow for inputs for analogue sources or a digital bypass so that the headphone amp section can be used for analogue inputs and the like? It seems shortsighted to me, in that the typical user still needs a dedicated head amp if they have a tuner, a turntable, tape, or even a digital source without a digital out. Am I missing something?

post #84 of 1357
I think that they design them primary as a DAC and the headphone amp is just a feature. Moreover, most sources have a digital out ( optical/RCA), hence they expect you to use their DAC instead of the onboard DAC. If not, they expect that you will be getting a headphone amp instead. Cheers, KK
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I think that they design them primary as a DAC and the headphone amp is just a feature. Moreover, most sources have a digital out ( optical/RCA), hence they expect you to use their DAC instead of the onboard DAC. If not, they expect that you will be getting a headphone amp instead. Cheers, KK


That's how I see it as well. 

 

I do think it would be convenient in certain situations.... but they can't try to be all things to all people - a line has to be drawn somewhere, and that's just where they chose to stop. 

post #86 of 1357

I think the decision not to implement analog inputs has to do with how their volume control works, as I understand, it's a digital volume control integrated in the DAC chip plus some voltage dividers. So adding a preamp function or analog inputs would necessitate a total rework of the volume control, hence, no such function.

 

BTW, I wouldn't mind seeing the back panel of the D2.

post #87 of 1357

Any guess on how well the D2 will drive LCD-3, since we are on the headphone amp talk? gs1000.gif

 

Cheers,

KK

post #88 of 1357
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Originally Posted by khaos974 View Post

I think the decision not to implement analog inputs has to do with how their volume control works, as I understand, it's a digital volume control integrated in the DAC chip plus some voltage dividers. So adding a preamp function or analog inputs would necessitate a total rework of the volume control, hence, no such function.

 

BTW, I wouldn't mind seeing the back panel of the D2.


Of course! I hand't even thought of that. Good catch - it makes total sense.

 

The closest we've had to a back panel view is the pic of the XLR and RCA outs on this page. Not much to go by. 

 



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Any guess on how well the D2 will drive LCD-3, since we are on the headphone amp talk? gs1000.gif

 

Cheers,

KK


No idea, sorry.

 

post #89 of 1357
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Any guess on how well the D2 will drive LCD-3, since we are on the headphone amp talk? gs1000.gif


Going by the specs it should at least give you plenty of volume and stay clean doing it.

post #90 of 1357

Hi guys,

 

Just wondering if there are any stock cables included with the DAC? ie power cord and USB cable. If not a cheap and short USB type A to B will do right? confused.gif 1st time into computer audio. L3000.gif

 

K.K.

 
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