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post #1381 of 1391
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Originally Posted by dailydoseofdaly View Post


I agree with what your hearing, I've had mine over a year now and grow more and more impressed with it. The only reason I would considering changing it is out curiosity of the statement dac but even then I don't see how they can extract much more detail.

Exactly how I feel. I've had the Gungnir for about 8 months and honestly I don't know how it could be improved upon enough to justify replacing it. From my ES5 CIEMs to my newly acquired LCD-3, I don't know how much the Gungnir could be improved upon.

 

I'm curious how the reviews on the statement DAC will compare.

post #1382 of 1391

The Gungnir is a fine DAC but you guys need to stretch out your DAC legs a bit more!  Detail retrieval is OK but can be much better in other DACs.


Edited by Mr.Sneis - 4/14/14 at 11:21am
post #1383 of 1391
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post
 

The Gungnir is a fine DAC but you guys need to stretch out your DAC legs a bit more!  Detail retrieval is OK but can be much better in other DACs.


I agree... Be curious if anyone else here has the iDSD as well as the Gungnir, and what their impressions of each of them are...
 

post #1384 of 1391

i agree people need to look at other DACs, so does anyone have one with gen2 they want to sell me ? ;) 

post #1385 of 1391

Honest question: Why should I buy the Gungnir over the Emotiva DC-1? B Stock DC-1 are at $400 shipped from Emotiva. I have a USB to SPDIF convertor so I don't need the USB version of the Gungnir, but that's still a few hundred more than the Emotiva. I'd be pairing it with a La Figaro 339 and HE-500...


Edited by TooPoor - 4/18/14 at 10:39pm
post #1386 of 1391
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Honest question: Why should I buy the Gungnir over the Emotiva DC-1? B Stock DC-1 are at $400 shipped from Emotiva. I have a USB to SPDIF convertor so I don't need the USB version of the Gungnir, but that's still a few hundred more than the Emotiva. I'd be pairing it with a La Figaro 339 and HE-500...

That's a good question, I hope someone who understands some of the technicalities between these two DAC's can jump in.

post #1387 of 1391
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post
 

Honest question: Why should I buy the Gungnir over the Emotiva DC-1? B Stock DC-1 are at $400 shipped from Emotiva. I have a USB to SPDIF convertor so I don't need the USB version of the Gungnir, but that's still a few hundred more than the Emotiva. I'd be pairing it with a La Figaro 339 and HE-500...


I've compared the Gungnir with the DC-1 and they're both excellent DACs. If Emotiva has B-stock DC-1's for $400--that's a great deal. The Gungnir has a nicer chassis, and both the DAC and USB boards are upgradeable. The DC-1 can be used as a preamp and also has an amp (albeit crappy) built in.

post #1388 of 1391

One more question! How is the Gen2 USB implementation on the Gungnir compared to my MF VLink 192? Or should I just go with the non-USB version and coax to the Gungnir via the VLink? Is it a $100 different?

post #1389 of 1391

That is actually the key. Haven't heard the DC-1, but I've heard the prior XDA line and I'd take Bifrost over 'em. Never been a fan of converters and the Gen 2 USB has stepped up the performance.

So to me, Gun seems like the clear choice.

post #1390 of 1391
Then you may want to listen to the DC1.
post #1391 of 1391
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Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post

Then you may want to listen to the DC1.

I personally have no interest in the Emotiva DAcs. Plus, comparatively I simply like the AKM sound. 

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