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post #32 of 88
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That's not soon enough.
I decided on a step up in price range and simplicity. Bought the Calyx 24/192. Would love comparissons there eventually.


You bought the Calyx? That's one of my dream DAC's that I've wanted for so long. You better have impressions with the LF and LCD-2, MT, or I will personally hunt you down.

post #33 of 88
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post


That's not soon enough.
I decided on a step up in price range and simplicity. Bought the Calyx 24/192. Would love comparissons there eventually.


You bought the Calyx? That's one of my dream DAC's that I've wanted for so long. You better have impressions with the LF and LCD-2, MT, or I will personally hunt you down.


It really caught my eye recently because I like simple no frills components. It doesn't get any better than the Calyx when it comes to a no frills DAC.

Should be here later this week. Got it with the outboard PSU too. I'll post impressions asap.
post #34 of 88
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I'll have one coming soon enough.



Hey Austin, what other DACs would you be comparing this to?

post #35 of 88
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You bought the Calyx? That's one of my dream DAC's that I've wanted for so long. You better have impressions with the LF and LCD-2, MT, or I will personally hunt you down.


To save MorbidToaster a bit of skin, should he forget, I have the same set up (Calyx>LF>LCD2.2) and it is *really* nice. It has replaced my trusty W4S DAC2.

 

Though I did get a NAD M51 at the same time, and I like it even more. But I don't have the outboard power supply for the Calyx, looking around for one now, perhaps it will improve with it.

 

Either way, they are both rock stars in their price range IMO.

 


Edited by obzilla - 4/9/12 at 5:27am
post #36 of 88
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post



You bought the Calyx? That's one of my dream DAC's that I've wanted for so long. You better have impressions with the LF and LCD-2, MT, or I will personally hunt you down.


To save MorbidToaster a bit of skin, should he forget, I have the same set up (Calyx>LF>LCD2.2) and it is *really* nice. It has replaced my trusty W4S DAC2.

 

Though I did get a NAD M51 at the same time, and I like it even more. But I don't have the outboard power supply for the Calyx, looking around for one now, perhaps it will improve with it.

 

Either way, they are both rock stars in their price range IMO.

 


The M51 is pretty cool but since I'm buying the Calyx used it puts them 500 bucks apart. While I was going to spend more I think I'll be very happy with the Calyx as I hear it tosses a ton of headroom around. Plus...it means I can get my Nottingham TT sooner.

Glad to hear it bests the W4S as I had my eye on that puppy for a long time.
post #37 of 88
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The M51 is pretty cool but since I'm buying the Calyx used it puts them 500 bucks apart. While I was going to spend more I think I'll be very happy with the Calyx as I hear it tosses a ton of headroom around. Plus...it means I can get my Nottingham TT sooner.
Glad to hear it bests the W4S as I had my eye on that puppy for a long time.


Hey, no doubt. I traded my W4S for the Calyx (a local who needed a source with toslink was willing to trade straight up), which I had originally purchased used for less than $1200, so in the end, I got the Calyx for a really good price. More or less a  free upgrade. That's how I could justify the cost of the M51 cool.gif

 

Now, ahem about that Woo... 

post #38 of 88
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Any updates on the WOO Audio WDS-1?  smile.gif

post #39 of 88
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Anyone!!!biggrin.gif
post #40 of 88

I still have mine, and I still like it.

post #41 of 88

Hi Pyramid6,

 

How does the WDS-1 sound now that you have some hours on it?  You mentioned it leaned towards the bright side of things early on.   Has that changed at all during break in?  What do you make of the CNET mini review that mentioned it being thin and bright? 

post #42 of 88

The problem is I don't have a lot of DACs to compare.  Only the Bifrost.  I do like the WDS-1 more.  I haven't felt the need to go back to the Bifrost.  I'm waiting for another amp to really get an impression.

 

The "thin and bright" in the review was about the USB.  I wouldn't put too much stock in what the reviewer says.

post #43 of 88

I was hoping to use the USB.  Would you recommend one of the other inputs? 

post #44 of 88

I think optical/usb/etc sound the same.  I think that anyone that thinks/says otherwise is mistaken.

post #45 of 88

Interested in yours or anyone else's findings. Looks like a nice box but what are the sonic qualities after 150 hours break-in. I know the sound of W4S-DAC2 (bland), Bifrost (grainy), and VDAC2 (weak). I now have in house a Wadia 121 which sounds far better than the ones I mentioned but I do not like the blue LEDs and case work.

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