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You guys are hardcore! Though I guess it's not a blind purchase judging from the established quality of the prior Yulong models. 

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You guys are hardcore! Though I guess it's not a blind purchase judging from the established quality of the prior Yulong models. 

lol! Coming from the King of Head-fi addiction! 

Thanks for the PM too btw.

post #543 of 999

I must admit that buying the A8 and D8 under the circumstances is a leap of faith.  eek.gif  My bet is calculated based on the fact that Yulong has a legacy of making good products.  From my understanding he is not doing a complete design change here.  It seems as though he is building on the foundation of the A18/D18 for these new models.  Tweaking and improving where he sees potential.  Additionally, if this these are to be his “statement” products, examples of his design skills, showcasing  what he  can create outside the normal constraints of pricing and marketing, I suspect he will want to put out good stuff.   To do otherwise under this premise would be especially detrimental to his reputation.

 

Yulongs entire line of products has, to this point, represented excellent “value’.  I will not be judging the A8/D8 according to this trend.  I expect that these new products will sound wonderful; but, at the same time, I realise that the factor of diminishing returns will definitely kick in on this statement line.  I am not expecting anything more than a refinement on the A18/D18 sound.  To what degree remains to be seen I guess.

 

I was itching to buy a balanced amp.   I had been researching all my options and was about to pull the trigger on something else when this opportunity came up.  I certainly admit that buying this combo blind is taking a chance but I believe it is a relatively safe bet that the A8 & D8 will perform at a high level.


Edited by mrcasey - 9/22/12 at 10:21am
post #544 of 999

x2

 

I have been so impressed with what he can do with the small, relatively simple design (in comparison the ref audio-gd) of the d18/a18 that I sold my flagship balanced audio_gd setup which I loved.

The thought of taking the d8/a8 all the way is enough for me to invest on the spot.

post #545 of 999

D8, will it use 2 es9018 like hifiman 901?

 

i will pay deposit next week too. 

 

our club member here may already occupy 20 pieces. 

 

latest news from yulong boss:  my hong kong delivery will be after apr 2013. 

post #546 of 999
Yulong might even sell enough of these on a "not for sale" basis that thet could eventually enter his product line. Waiting until April will be painful.
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Waiting until April will be painful.

 

 

I couldn't do it, you guys are troopers.

 

Waiting an extra week+ for the Gungnir is driving me nuts!

 

I'm sure the results will be great for all of you though.

 

I thought about it, the prospect of the D8 intrigued me but then I would want an A8 to go with it and I can't justify that. rolleyes.gif

 

Plus as I said I couldn't wait that long...


Edited by grokit - 9/23/12 at 3:27am
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Originally Posted by colour97 View Post

D8, will it use 2 es9018 like hifiman 901?

 

i will pay deposit next week too. 

 

our club member here may already occupy 20 pieces. 

 

latest news from yulong boss:  my hong kong delivery will be after apr 2013. 

Where did you hear about April delivery? Do u have a link? 

I must say April is a bit longer than expected which sux frown.gif

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Where did you hear about April delivery? Do u have a link? 

I must say April is a bit longer than expected which sux frown.gif

no link, i sent a pm to yulong directly  and asked because i am not living in usa, how to reserve d8.

 

he replied me back del will be after Apr/2013. 

post #550 of 999
The yulong u18 is for sale at grant fidelity. Has anyone picked it up? Thoughts?
post #551 of 999

By June then (hopefully)!

 

The U18 needs software drivers for both PC and Mac, something to take into consideration.

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By June then (hopefully)!

 

The U18 needs software drivers for both PC and Mac, something to take into consideration.

 

 

How does this compare to the V-Link 192?

post #553 of 999

The Vlink 192 is driver-free for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

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The yulong u18 is for sale at grant fidelity. Has anyone picked it up? Thoughts?

I am ordering two with the external power supplies at the end of this week.  Will post when I get a chance to try them out.


Edited by mrcasey - 9/24/12 at 8:31pm
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The Vlink 192 is driver-free for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

 

 

I see - that's a good thing.  However, it's uses power from the USB.  This unit has a separate power supply.  Ummm.

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