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Originally Posted by bmiamihk View Post

I never been to Audiophile University but 25 years of buying stereo equipment has led me to say this DX100 is damn good. If its bright I can make it less bright, if too bassy I can make it less bassy. I love the bass I am getting out of this player with the MG6Pros. Bass pounding hard and clean that its making my shells vibrate in my ears. Highs are high and I can hear every word the singer or singers are snging and I am hearing this while walking throught the crowded Hong Kong streets. **** recordings 192 and demos that are rare are much clearer and better sounding out of the Dx100 and of course Flacs are superb.


Nice mate !! being a tad of a basshead , id be interested in your best bass response eq settings

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Got it today.  Took me a bit to figure out the audio player but everything else was pretty easy to figure out.  Downloaded no lock immediately and definitely a good app for this player.  Wifi is sketchy, it connects and disconnects all the time.  Loaded it with some wav files and using the Merlins right away.  Really sounds good right out of the box.  Big soundstage, I notice this more compared to the HP-P1.  Using medium gain and seems sufficient.  High gain might be a bit much with the Merlins.  Bass is deep.  Will let it burn and play around some more over the weekend with the Miracle and HE-500.  Should have the LCD-2 back next week from being fixed.  This is gonna be fun for the next couple of weeks testing.  Thanks to Scooter's video at the beginning I figured out how to work the player.  Merlin's are seriously sounding awesome at the moment with some electronic music.  basshead.gif


Danny B , im reaaly liking your avatar , from wot i can see of it , im half goat blind and lost me specs . Wot is that pic ?

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i also would like to know how hdtracks gets these old vinyl records to digital 24/192 ? It cant be ,or can it be

ripping straight from the vinyl with hi end equipment ?

 

Cheers

 

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They would be going, hopefully from the master tapes. The problem that may be encountered is that the master tapes don't have anywhere near the detail and information that 24/192 can present, so you are paying for something that isn't there, even though the tapes are worked to 24/192. I would bet some aren't any better than 16/44 and some worse. 

 

At least in the article below Bruce of Puget Sound does ripping for HDTracks from SACD. I doubt if they're the sole supplier though :-

http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showthread.php?3139-What-music-do-you-use-to-evaluate-DACs&p=48325&viewfull=1#post48325

http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showthread.php?3341-Ripping-SACDs-the-right-way&highlight=hdtracks

 

There's lots of other threads in whatsbestforum from Bruce on how they do it.

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I got to try Spkrs01's DX100 with my Ety ER4S through the DX100's internal amp and with his Mystery Amp 2.

 

 

DX100 Internal Amp: I only tried it with one Muddy Waters track, "Long Distance Call" (24bit/192khz). I found the soundstage to be massive and the SQ was excellent overall. There were, however, parts where the brightness of the guitar got a little excessive (particularly when played hard). The ER4S's trebly sound signature probably didn't help either.

 

Bmiamihk, before you tear me a new one for not trying to use the EQ, let me say that I am not a "purist" and I have nothing against EQing in principle. For what it is worth, I do use the EQ on my Android phone (Poweramp) and on MusicBee. But as you already know from the W4/SE535Ltd cable swapping thread about EQing versus using custom cables, Spkrs01 is not a big fan of EQing and I had no intention of testing his generosity by insisting on messing with the EQ settings on his DX100. The topic seems to be a volatile one around here, and I don't think there is anything to be gained by being adversarial about it. 

 

 

DX100 line-out -> Mystery Amp 2: We tried a whole bunch of songs through this combo. I was indeed absolutely floored by how fantastic Muddy Waters sounded and found myself grinning and tapping my foot in public like an idiot. The bottom end and the treble extension were just perfect. Jazz sounded lush and the vocals were so real!

 

Instrumental separation was also top notch. The harpsichord in baroque music is generally quite hard to pick out from the mix, yet I could hear it jangling away clearly in the background of one of Bach's violin concertos (can't recall which one).

 

Even records made in the Loudness War school of music production sounded acceptable through this set up. I heard sufficient layering in the music to allow me to overlook the sensation of being bombarded with a solid blob of sound.

 

 

General observations about DX100: I thought the interface was a tad clunky, even by Gingerbread standards. There were also a few skips in the audio initially when listening to the 24bit 192khz files. Other than that, everything else worked fine from what I could see - tagging, album art, etc. The build quality seemed superb too.

 

Thanks again for lunch and the opportunity to play with your gear beerchug.gif.

 


Where did u folks buy ythis Muddy at 24/192 i want to buy me a copy . What lp is it again ?

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Where did u folks buy ythis Muddy at 24/192 i want to buy me a copy . What lp is it again ?

There you go

 

http://www.classicrecords.com/item.cfm?item=HDAD%202008

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Strewth, I hope you are, cobber !

 

http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/root

 

Juvenile Aussie witticism aside, I think jamato8's suggestion re hooking the DX100 up to a good speaker rig is a good one - has anyone done that and what were your impressions ? 


Yes ive been thinking of posting that question soon . Not that i have my DX100 yet , but for when i do , how would that setup look

and wot would i need to make it happen ? Am i still able to use the dac in the process of going into another amp/stereo etc ?

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At least in the article below Bruce of Puget Sound does ripping for HDTracks from SACD. I doubt if they're the sole supplier though :-

Slightly off topic but Im trying to work out how to rip SACDs off one my PS3's. If anybody has done it or is doing please PM me 

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Hi lee730, i think the studio V do put up a good fight for iems but when I use LCD-2 with DX100, it is obviously the much better player.    For hi-res files, the DX100 really shine and all the music i downloaded from HDtracks do sound really good and studio v does not really differentiate hires files as well.    For the price difference I think studio v does seems very good value for money, and not forgetting the battery life of Studio V is one of its very big strength.   


Sweet avatar

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And the mystery amp is.....

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And the mystery amp is.....

 

I have many of themwink_face.gif

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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

 

I have many of themwink_face.gif

I was waiting for............

 

 

 

L3

 

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I was waiting for............

 

 

 

L3

 

etysmile.gif

 

 

haha

 

The L3 isn't really a portable solution, at best just transportable. To be honest, it really doesn't lend itself that well running on batteries either.....it is much better off a dedicated power supply! 

 

I am actually really looking forward to using the DX100 as a transport only...........playing high rez files! I really think this is where the DX100 excels at, besides as a DAP that isbigsmile_face.gif

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

At least in the article below Bruce of Puget Sound does ripping for HDTracks from SACD. I doubt if they're the sole supplier though :-


http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showthread.php?3139-What-music-do-you-use-to-evaluate-DACs&p=48325&viewfull=1#post48325

http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showthread.php?3341-Ripping-SACDs-the-right-way&highlight=hdtracks

 

There's lots of other threads in whatsbestforum from Bruce on how they do it.

Yes, they do this but what is the point if the musical information isn't there? I have spoken to an engineer that stated many of the analog tapes do not have the resolution to justify these hi resolution copies and that you are paying for nothing, because there is no musical information there to record and transfer, in the hi res. 

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Yes, they do this but what is the point if the musical information isn't there? I have spoken to an engineer that stated many of the analog tapes do not have the resolution to justify these hi resolution copies and that you are paying for nothing, because there is no musical information there to record and transfer, in the hi res. 

Well, that does depend doesn't it? I won't say not all the available tracks in HDTracks come from analogue tapes that don't have resolution. In fact, I'm actually not certain what that means in the first place. I know resolution in digital terms but resolution in analogue terms, that's new to me.

 

Anyhow, if most of the tracks HDTracks sells are from SACD converts, it'll depend on the recording masters of the SACD in the first place. e.g. beliefs are that Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" was supposedly from Redbook upsampled to SACD so no benefit there. But OTOH, something like Dave Brubeck's TimeOut may be a different story since the original is from analogue tapes when mastered to SACD.

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Danny B , im reaaly liking your avatar , from wot i can see of it , im half goat blind and lost me specs . Wot is that pic ?

 

     Thanks but I couldn't tell you anything about it except that I liked it.  Found it on FB through some artsy people.  On a side note, I just ordered the MK3 so I can try it balanced with HE-500 and LCD-2 with DX100 and HP-P1.  Should be fun.  

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