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post #2611 of 2615
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Originally Posted by WilCox View Post
 

 

Should be just fine.  What is your source?

At the moment (sadly) its a Focusrite Saffire Audio Interface, will get an RME Fireface in a few days, but meanwhile looking for a better DAC on the long run.

post #2612 of 2615
Hi everyone

I also asked this question on a hdva600 thread but with your experience of the hdvd800......


I'm currently enjoying my hd800s with the typical pairing of my soloist and arcam irdac. I'm contemplating the hdva600.

I listened to the hdvd800 using the ch800s cables and my initial impressions where very favourable.
I keep reading that the dac in the hdvd800 is nothing exceptional. Good but not exceptional.

Does anyone have any experience with the irdac and the hdva600/hvdv800 amp?

In theory the hdva600 looks like a fair match with the irdac having a little bit of warmth and good punch and fair soundstage.

Due to financial issues should I just grab the hdva600 and use it with my irdac......and later upgrade dacs?
Or am I quite better off with the hdvd800?

I also read conflicting views re the importance in SQ in using/ not using balanced inputs into these amps - your views?


Your experienced views would be much appreciated

Peter
post #2613 of 2615
The dac inside the hdvd800 is ok but not at the level of the amp headphone pairing. Far better dacs yield far better sound overall. Even when I use my servers as a source fort the dac it's still thin
Better to save the money for a better dac later.
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

The dac inside the hdvd800 is ok but not at the level of the amp headphone pairing. Far better dacs yield far better sound overall. Even when I use my servers as a source fort the dac it's still thin
Better to save the money for a better dac later

Any good advice for DACs that may match well and can be recommended?

post #2615 of 2615
The ifi dsd micro is a very well spent investment. It's only 500 and its one the dacs that does dsd very well it's PCM is good as well. It's also portable amp dac as well.
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