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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


ocswing the USB isn't that bad. But in comparison to my DACport LX it does leave a lot to be desired. That is setting a high standard as is since the DACport goes for over $300.00 and is just a DAC. What I am saying though is the  Optical and Coaxial implementation is better on the UHA6MKII and you will get better sound from the DAC using those 2 options over the USB input. The product is still very much worth its price IMO.

 

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If there was a better all in one to my ears, I'd be using it w/ my UERM/ES5.  I'm using the UHA6.

 

Thanks guys! I just wanted to make sure I was covering all possibilities. This will be a decent step up in quality for me and I don't want to skimp if possible. My plan is to use the optical when I'm at home, the usb with my laptop on the road (it doesn't have optical), and I'll run a LOD out of my iPod Touch on the go. I'll be placing an order for one in the next couple weeks!


Edited by ocswing - 8/20/12 at 9:55pm
post #287 of 2203

So by any chance is there a 24/192 capable version coming soon?

post #288 of 2203
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If there was a better all in one to my ears, I'd be using it w/ my UERM/ES5.  I'm using the UHA6.

 

Agreed.

 

ocswing - don't let our talk of USB being slightly inferior to SPDIF hold you back - it's not a huge difference, and it's still really good. 

post #289 of 2203
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ocswing - don't let our talk of USB being slightly inferior to SPDIF hold you back - it's not a huge difference, and it's still really good. 

 

I agree. SPDIF is better, but it's not miles and away. It's the difference between great sound and exceptional sound.

post #290 of 2203
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Agreed.

 

ocswing - don't let our talk of USB being slightly inferior to SPDIF hold you back - it's not a huge difference, and it's still really good. 

 

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I agree. SPDIF is better, but it's not miles and away. It's the difference between great sound and exceptional sound.

 

Thanks for the input guys! I was hoping this was the case, as it seems like a great value for functionality and quality.

post #291 of 2203

Just got the new 49mm ODAC case & the UHA-6S MKII in the mail today.. and I'm happy as a clam.

 

GR07 MKII + ODAC + UHA-6S MKII = TOO SEXY FOR HEAD-FI.

 

** close your eyes, children **

 

 

 

Here's how the new ODAC case stacks up to the UHA-6S MKII.  The new ODAC case is about the same width(90%) and height (90%).. and about 75% of the length of the UHA.

 

 

Again.. a very sleek, sexy looking stack.


Edited by FlySweep - 8/22/12 at 4:06pm
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I didn't realize the ODAC was so tiny. DAC comparisons are in order.
post #293 of 2203
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

Just got the new 49mm ODAC case & the UHA-6S MKII in the mail today.. and I'm happy as a clam.

 

GR07 MKII + ODAC + UHA-6S MKII = TOO SEXY FOR HEAD-FI.

 

** close your eyes, children **

 

 

 

Here's how the new ODAC case stacks up to the UHA-6S MKII.  The new ODAC case is about the same width(90%) and height (90%).. and about 75% of the length of the UHA.

 

 

Again.. a very sleek, sexy looking stack.

 

That is cover of SI:SSE sexy!!biggrin.gif

post #294 of 2203

What are the exact measurements of that new case?  I wonder if it's perfectly stackable with the o2.

post #295 of 2203

Is that supposed to be a portable rig? What feeds the odac?

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Is that supposed to be a portable rig? What feeds the odac?

 

Whatever USB source provides its own power.  The Leckerton has it's own so you can use any USB, SPDIF (optical or coax) or line-in.

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I may be starting from scratch since my ipod has whacked out on me. This gives me the perfect opportunity to get a DAC/AMP since almost all my listening is near my laptop (and I think I'll just use a clip for portable...). I'm not attached to Itunes beyond the convenience of an ipod and will reburn my music in FLAC, I think; I've been kind of itching too anyways since I have almost all my cds and very little digital purchases.

 

What are you guys liking? I'd be listening almost exclusively from iems. Do I get the UHA-6S MKII? Or should I get a ODAC/O2 or a C421? Are there other options I should be considering as I seek to rebuild from the ground up? Appreciate any ideas. (I figure this question is appropriate here since you are the ones who have the UHA-6S MKII.)

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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

I may be starting from scratch since my ipod has whacked out on me. This gives me the perfect opportunity to get a DAC/AMP since almost all my listening is near my laptop (and I think I'll just use a clip for portable...). I'm not attached to Itunes beyond the convenience of an ipod and will reburn my music in FLAC, I think; I've been kind of itching too anyways since I have almost all my cds and very little digital purchases.

 

What are you guys liking? I'd be listening almost exclusively from iems. Do I get the UHA-6S MKII? Or should I get a ODAC/O2 or a C421? Are there other options I should be considering as I seek to rebuild from the ground up? Appreciate any ideas. (I figure this question is appropriate here since you are the ones who have the UHA-6S MKII.)


I'd say go with the UHA6 MKII. The amp section is Superb and the best part of this package IMO. The DAC is also great and has even more potential through the Coaxil and Optical outs. I actually just sold my  O2 Amp to fund the Tralucent T1 Amp (which I also find superior to the O2). I generally don't use the internal DAC for what it's worth. Though why would I when I have a DACport for that purpose.

 

Edit: Currently using Op Amp 627AP. Really enjoying the sound with my DX100. You have to be careful though. This OP Amp makes the sound extremely smooth and easy on the ears. You can easily find yourself listening at dangerous volume levels ;).


Edited by lee730 - 8/23/12 at 4:50am
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imackler, when doing my research on the Leckerton, I found people preferring the leckerton to the C421. I haven't heard it, but from researching the two, it seemed pretty consistent that most preferred the UHA. And I agree, the amp alone is worth the price and is better than my Xin amp. It also has a DAC with the best chip Cirrus Logic has to offer, AND the owner works their, so he obviously knows how to implement it.


Edited by robm321 - 8/23/12 at 12:54pm
post #300 of 2203
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


I'd say go with the UHA6 MKII. The amp section is Superb and the best part of this package IMO. The DAC is also great and has even more potential through the Coaxil and Optical outs. I actually just sold my  O2 Amp to fund the Tralucent T1 Amp (which I also find superior to the O2). I generally don't use the internal DAC for what it's worth. Though why would I when I have a DACport for that purpose.

 

Edit: Currently using Op Amp 627AP. Really enjoying the sound with my DX100. You have to be careful though. This OP Amp makes the sound extremely smooth and easy on the ears. You can easily find yourself listening at dangerous volume levels ;).

 

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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post

imackler, when doing my research on the Leckerton, I found people preferring the leckerton to the C421. I haven't heard it, but from researching the two, it seemed pretty consistent that most preferred the UHA. And I agree, the amp alone is worth the price and is better than my Xin amp. It also has a DAC with the best chip Cirrus Logic has to offer, AND the owner works their, so he obviously knows how to implement it.

 

Thanks for the patient responses, guys. I have a follow-up question. From what you've said, the amp section seems to be great while the DAC is at least good to really good. But here is the main question: Is my best bang for the buck to find an excellent DAC and good amp OR an excellent amp and really good DAC, especially since I'm looking at the Westone 4, which is not that hard to drive? I'm not wanting to get off topic, but this is at least pertinent for those who are wondering if the UHA-6S MII as a jack of all trades, one stop solution. My main concern is whether the DAC is good enough to be where I listen to 90% of my music! 

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