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post #1261 of 4524

Good idea. Better to wait for my report than buy something you might not like L3000.gif

post #1262 of 4524
Tony, you have the conductor and the LCD-3s too?
post #1263 of 4524

Close enough yeah.

post #1264 of 4524
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Is it a noticeable improvement or is it like different wires and cables?

it is a very noticeable and substantial improvement

post #1265 of 4524

This is hyperbole... If it's actually that much noticeable, as much as switching transducers, I'm truly in envy of your ears... Seriously.

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it is a very noticeable and substantial improvement

 

 

Don't expect anything. As I always say, we all hear differently, some have more sensitive ears than others so some may hear improvements, some won't. Depending on the USB implementation, results may vary. The only way to know whether it makes a noticeable difference or not is to hear it for yourself. If you can't, then you must assess the risk, and be able to justify the price tag of one. My Audiophilleo1 is $1000 and I hear a subtle improvement, but it's something I would not pay $1000 for; I can definitely live without it. However, some CAN justify the price and some CAN'T live without it, so YMMV.

 

I would honestly just go for a M2Tech Hiface Two with special drivers instead... So much cheaper and easier to use.

 

 

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Great comments GG.

 

Why thank you :)


Edited by Girls Generation - 9/1/13 at 8:50pm
post #1266 of 4524
For me the difference was clear as night and day with the Hydra.
post #1267 of 4524
Won't a lot of its effectiveness depend on the USB implementation of the DAC you're plugging it into? If you're using in conjunction with a high end DAC where that kind of anti-jitter technology is already incorporated, then you're not going to reap the benefits as much as you would with a reasonably good DAC with poor to average USB implementation.

Conductor has a great DAC inside but the USB is a pain and it doesn't always sound that good. I'm hoping AP2 will give it the kick up the arse it requires.
post #1268 of 4524
Yeap, it greatly depends on the DAC too.
post #1269 of 4524
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Won't a lot of its effectiveness depend on the USB implementation of the DAC you're plugging it into? If you're using in conjunction with a high end DAC where that kind of anti-jitter technology is already incorporated, then you're not going to reap the benefits as much as you would with a reasonably good DAC with poor to average USB implementation.

Conductor has a great DAC inside but the USB is a pain and it doesn't always sound that good. I'm hoping AP2 will give it the kick up the arse it requires.

Tony,

 

have you looked at the BMC-Halide connector (USB to SPDIF) ? I have one that connects my Macbook Air to the Gungnir and seems to work just fine. And I think its cheaper than the AP2. My two cents of course.

post #1270 of 4524

I don't hear good things about the Halide. I'd rather go with Hiface.

post #1271 of 4524

On Conductor, Hiface is only good if you want to get rid of USB problems but won't improve your sound.

post #1272 of 4524

Probably. I wasn't going for sound improvements with $100 anyways :P

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On Conductor, Hiface is only good if you want to get rid of USB problems but won't improve your sound.

post #1273 of 4524
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I don't hear good things about the Halide. I'd rather go with Hiface.
Oh I have not heard that. Thanks for the heads up
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For what it's worth I haven't heard of problems with Windows 7 and normal players. JRiver or WMP.  Tend be Windows 8, JPlay and to a lesser extent foobar2000 problems, 

post #1275 of 4524
The Halide products are supposed to be good but I think they struggle to meet demand. I considered buying their USB DAC and pairing it with a Bakoon or RWA Cassabria. I like the look of those Bakoon amps.
Edited by Tony1110 - 9/2/13 at 4:26am
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