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Here :

 

http://www.headfonia.com/rein-audio-x-dac-pure-german-audio/

post #17 of 137

A very positive review. I would like it to be a bit more precise, but judging by this review I added it to my shortlist comprising DAC1000, Atoll DAC100, Metrum Octave, Yulong D18, Anedio D1 and now X-DAC.

 

For now problem with DAC1000 is that there is only one person who provided some information after buying it, but not too much. 

 

Anedio is not available and quite expensive.

 

Yulong will be removed due to not being neutral. 

 

That leaves me with DAC-1000, Octave, Atoll and X-DAC. My search continues ;)

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A very positive review. I would like it to be a bit more precise, but judging by this review I added it to my shortlist comprising DAC1000, Atoll DAC100, Metrum Octave, Yulong D18, Anedio D1 and now X-DAC.

 

For now problem with DAC1000 is that there is only one person who provided some information after buying it, but not too much. 

 

Anedio is not available and quite expensive.

 

Yulong will be removed due to not being neutral. 

 

That leaves me with DAC-1000, Octave, Atoll and X-DAC. My search continues ;)


you should consider the lite dac83 as well.. then what about the db audio labs tranquility? I've heard it a few weeks ago and was pretty impressed.

 

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you should consider the lite dac83 as well.. then what about the db audio labs tranquility? I've heard it a few weeks ago and was pretty impressed.



It is a very good DAC indeed. The problem is, it is quite big and I have shelves that are not that big and I am afraid it would not fir in. I really like its separate PSU. 

 

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do you need an usb input?

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do you need an usb input?



Nope. I will use SPDIF out from my PC for now and in a few months I will get a good USB>SPDIF transport.

 

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look forward to seeing more impressions on this one, looks like it might tick a lot of boxes for my DAC search

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look forward to seeing more impressions on this one, looks like it might tick a lot of boxes for my DAC search



Mine should be here soon....

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Mine is also on it's way! Can't wait to test it. Will write out a full review/impressions, and possibly compare it with a few other DAC's too.

 

I do love Mike's work at Headfonia, but found his X-DAC review to be a bit less comprehensive than his other reviews. Which is a shame, as I really wanted a more in-depth account of what sounds like a fantastic DAC. I'll try my best to elaborate on and detail my opinions of the X-DAC once it's in my hands and properly tested. Might even be able to try out some of Rein Audio's superlatively fancy looking cabling too, but not sure about that bit yet.


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Mine is also on it's way! Can't wait to test it. Will write out a full review/impressions, and possibly compare it with a few other DAC's too.

 

I do love Mike's work at Headfonia, but found his X-DAC review to be a bit less comprehensive than his other reviews. Which is a shame, as I really wanted a more in-depth account of what sounds like a fantastic DAC. I'll try my best to elaborate on and detail my opinions of the X-DAC once it's in my hands and properly tested. Might even be able to try out some of Rein Audio's superlatively fancy looking cabling too, but not sure about that bit yet.



That's cause it wasn't Mike who did the review ;D

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That's cause it wasn't Mike who did the review ;D



Whoops! Well, that makes sense then! We need to get Mike on it Lol. One of his super (this time DAC) comparisons, including the Bifrost and a few of the other new kids on the block!


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Whoops! Well, that makes sense then! We need to get Mike on it Lol. One of his super (this time DAC) comparisons, including the Bifrost and a few of the other new kids on the block!



I think the other reviewer over at Headfonia reviewed the X-DAC just as good as Mike did. Also, I have the Bifrost coming as well as a lot of the new DACs coming out. I'll have a few comparisons up soon. wink.gif

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I think the other reviewer over at Headfonia reviewed the X-DAC just as good as Mike did. Also, I have the Bifrost coming as well as a lot of the new DACs coming out. I'll have a few comparisons up soon. wink.gif



X-DAC vs. Lite Dac-83? That would be a boss-move IMHO wink.gif

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X-DAC vs. Lite Dac-83? That would be a boss-move IMHO wink.gif



Even though DAC-83 is a bit oldish, I do not think X-DAC is made to compete with offerings like that.

 

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Even though DAC-83 is a bit oldish, I do not think X-DAC is made to compete with offerings like that.

 


Yeah. Well, I can't do anything with the X-DAC right now. The box didn't come with a power cord at all.

 

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