Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Epiphany Acoustics E-DAC / JDSlabs ODAC / Head 'n' Hifi ODAC / ~ discussion
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Epiphany Acoustics E-DAC / JDSlabs ODAC / Head 'n' Hifi ODAC / ~ discussion - Page 2

post #16 of 68
Thread Starter 

 

Haha a Brit thing.

 

Let's face it, designed in the USA, made in the UK, USA or Switzerland., very extensive experimentation + documented specs.  Using one of the worlds best DAC chips.

 

...come on China, where you at?

 

 

Edit:  and since I already own a very similar DIY design of the ESS ES9023 (I'd venture the most similar design there is), I can vouch for how good it sounds connected to my stereo.

 

I wrote last year, DAC's do not "sound the same", I could hear the difference between this and my internal RealTek sound-card... next door.


Edited by kiteki - 4/30/12 at 10:21pm
post #17 of 68

Voldemort didn't design the stencilling on thee front of Oliver (or Justin's) amps - that is most definitely a British thing. 

 

just-audio-uha-120.jpg

 

e30358c0_IMG_0544.jpeg

post #18 of 68

All the O2 + ODAC combos still use the portable O2 and not the desktop ODA right?

post #19 of 68

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by LizardKing1 View Post

All the O2 + ODAC combos still use the portable O2 and not the desktop ODA right?

 

Correct, the ODA won't be out until late summer. The O2 is apparently being modified, however.

post #20 of 68

Did anyone got to test this DAC? I mean with the O2.

post #21 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

Did anyone got to test this DAC? I mean with the O2.

 

It is not available yet.

post #22 of 68
Thread Starter 

Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

 

Did anyone got to test this DAC? I mean with the O2.

 

I've been listening to it since 2011 <3

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/583448/ibasso-dx100-reference-dap-es9018-inside/675#post_8010351

post #23 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

I've been listening to it since 2011 <3

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/583448/ibasso-dx100-reference-dap-es9018-inside/675#post_8010351

So how did you find the synergy between them (with O2)?

post #24 of 68
Quote:

Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 

Edit:  and since I already own a very similar DIY design of the ESS ES9023 (I'd venture the most similar design there is), I can vouch for how good it sounds connected to my stereo.

 

Using the same or very similar parts does not guarantee similar performance, the quality of the implementation is important.

post #25 of 68

I'm more curious to see how it compares with other diy DACs. I have a gamma2 I'd like to compare with it.

 

I (finally) finished my O2 amp today, and I'm impressed. I've never owned a solid state amp before, but it does what I hoped perfectly. I hope the dac delivers in the same realm. I think it will.

post #26 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post
The O2 is apparently being modified, however.

 

What's this? O2 is being modified? Give us the juicy details please!! biggrin.gif

post #27 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by temporaryname View Post

 

What's this? O2 is being modified? Give us the juicy details please!! biggrin.gif

 

Apparently a part related to the power of the power adapter plug is no longer being made, so NwAvGuy is changing the O2 a bit. I tried contacting him about it, but haven't heard back yet.

Sorry, don't know how much he's changing, it may be that one part, or it may be more.

post #28 of 68
Thread Starter 

I think it was something to do with how the amp acted when the battery was low.

post #29 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobSaysHi View Post

Looks cool, I wish the schematic was made open source.

Seems that it will be released: http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/head-n-hifi-walter/211583-odac-general-technical-discussions.html#3

post #30 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post

 

Apparently a part related to the power of the power adapter plug is no longer being made, so NwAvGuy is changing the O2 a bit. I tried contacting him about it, but haven't heard back yet.

Sorry, don't know how much he's changing, it may be that one part, or it may be more.

 

Thanks Taowolf51. I'll look forward to more info on his next blog update. Doesn't sound like it'll be a sound quality improvement modification, pity.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Dedicated Source Components
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Epiphany Acoustics E-DAC / JDSlabs ODAC / Head 'n' Hifi ODAC / ~ discussion