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Well, it HAS already been moved to Sound Science...  rolleyes.gif

 

"Sound Science": Where Head-Fi threads go to die.

post #437 of 582
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"Sound Science": Where Head-Fi threads go to die.

Not True...

 

It could be better said: "Sound Science": Where aspiring audiophiles go to be educated.

 

I am here doing just that.

 

Just my opinion, Jim

post #438 of 582
Haven't checked in a while. Any news on the Objective Desktop? (preferably with ODAC on board)
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Haven't checked in a while. Any news on the Objective Desktop? (preferably with ODAC on board)

"No ODA updates... I've been working on the Timex vs Rolex article and the next (and likely final) ODAC article when time permits. The ODA is mostly "roughed out" and it's just a matter of finding the time to sweat all the details."

 

Posted July 23rd

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Darn.
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Might be some interest. Output waveform comparisons between two amps and original wave. (Not an O2, but I actually have O2 waveforms too. I actually have a lot of data that I'm sitting on.) Not gonna say which is which. It is related to this thread, but I want to give away too much.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/620770/waveform-fun#post_8575650

post #442 of 582
O2/ODAC combo came in, gonna run some listening tests.

As an aside, it does have a definite DIY look and feel to it, but it isn't horrible.
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

O2/ODAC combo came in, gonna run some listening tests.
As an aside, it does have a definite DIY look and feel to it, but it isn't horrible.

 

Which company did you get yours from?  JDS?

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Which company did you get yours from?  JDS?

It was made by JDS.
Edited by Magick Man - 7/31/12 at 11:48am
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I was made by JDS.

 

You were made by JDS?  wink.gif

 

I thought their build quality was pretty damn good.

post #446 of 582
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You were made by JDS?  wink.gif

I thought their build quality was pretty damn good.

Gah! No, I was made by a little Cuban woman >40 years ago. Anyhow, the O2 is fine. I'm being nitpicky. An example is Matrix. Their stuff has a stout, industrial feel to it, but there's a degree of polish too. Well, the O2 has a solid feel to it, but without as much polish. Oh, and I knew they lacked a 6.5mm jack, but all the same I wish it had one.





Again, I'm an unashamed form and function guy, I like kit that excels in both areas. Just picking nits.
Edited by Magick Man - 7/31/12 at 12:03pm
post #447 of 582
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Again, I'm an unashamed form and function guy, I like kit that excels in both areas. Just picking nits.

 

No, absolutely, I agree with you.  I believe in the holistic experience.  Glad to pay a little extra for aesthetics and build.

 

The O2 actually doesn't look nearly as good as the ODAC, with reference to aesthetic and build.  The C421 also looks far nicer than the O2.

post #448 of 582
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No, absolutely, I agree with you.  I believe in the holistic experience.  Glad to pay a little extra for aesthetics and build.

The O2 actually doesn't look nearly as good as the ODAC, with reference to aesthetic and build.  The C421 also looks far nicer than the O2.

Well, I'm starting to form an opinion here, but the gnashing of teeth could prove deafening.
post #449 of 582
Okay... I believe the O2+ODAC combo is a good product for the price.

Yeah, that does sound like a cop out, doesn't it? confused_face.gif Alright, I'll try again.

With headphones that this unit will normally be paired with; HD650, Q701, HE300, FA-003, etc. (solid mid-fi cans), I think it does quite well. To me it stumbles where most SS mid-fi amps stumble, it's a little on the bright side of neutral and highs are a bit etched. Also, mids do seem slightly congested and bass could be tighter. Also, mine has a slightly scratchy volume pot (not a huge deal, probably just needs a shot of DeoxIT). I don't think it drives my T1s very well, same goes for the TH900. Those foibles I mentioned before seem to get magnified. The HE-6? Fugetaboutit.

"Oh, he hates it", no I don't. It isn't some Class A monster, and my Onkyo P-3000R ($1700 MSRP) does knock its lights out, but it's $300 and has batteries for cripes' sake. Personally, I feel the DAC is quite good, though I wish it had some type of S/PDIF connection, and as a package it punches above its weight class. IMO, it isn't David knocking out Goliath, it's a Golf GTI out handling the mid range pony cars. It's a good value.
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I'm running and loving the lcd-2 with o2 amp. I can't criticize the amp at all. I'm getting liquid tube like sound, excellent fizzy guitar crunch. clear punchy. No noise or distortion. It excels. Ok I can critisize one thing on this JDS labs version I have to turn the volume knob right up when loud, but it doesn't affect the sound so who cares. Thumbs up for the o2 I have no plans on upgrading.

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