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post #16 of 39
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Any speculation on the price point for the combo?

post #17 of 39
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Any speculation on the price point for the combo?

Nope, more then a O2 portable +ODAC i would guess, by about $30~50

post #18 of 39

would be 150 for the streamer + 249 for the Asgard. Within a few months I would hope. 

post #19 of 39
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Originally Posted by Ds79 View Post

I had that combo in mind till i went and listened to it. 

take your stuff and go into store it pays to hear it all together, you might end up somewhere else. 

 

good luck i just went through it. 

Srry for the double post, but ii you didn't like the combo..What lacked?

post #20 of 39

ODAC + O2 is up for preorders at JDS, shipping soon I believe.  It's the basic pseudo-portable O2 (which despite having the ability to run on dual 9V batteries and having, unfortunately scaled down 1/8" jacks and mini volume pot isn't overwhelmingly portable, IMO.) 

 

There will, later, at an unknown time also be an ODA which will be the proper desktop model (no batteries, Neutrik 1/4" jacks, rear RCA jacks) which will come with or without the DAC as well.  He who must not be named has suggested up to a $30 price difference on parts + the panel mounting and chassis charges if buying pre-assembled.  It is currently up for debate whether it will sound any better as a result of a full wave power supply, and the inherent potential benefits of RCA & 1/4" jacks.  It should hopefully have a prettier look on a desktop, and better "user interface" in terms of the wires in the back, a smoother Neutrik jack, and a full size pot and better feeling power switch.

post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by IEMCrazy View Post

ODAC + O2 is up for preorders at JDS, shipping soon I believe.  It's the basic pseudo-portable O2 (which despite having the ability to run on dual 9V batteries and having, unfortunately scaled down 1/8" jacks and mini volume pot isn't overwhelmingly portable, IMO.) 

 

There will, later, at an unknown time also be an ODA which will be the proper desktop model (no batteries, Neutrik 1/4" jacks, rear RCA jacks) which will come with or without the DAC as well.  He who must not be named has suggested up to a $30 price difference on parts + the panel mounting and chassis charges if buying pre-assembled.  It is currently up for debate whether it will sound any better as a result of a full wave power supply, and the inherent potential benefits of RCA & 1/4" jacks.  It should hopefully have a prettier look on a desktop, and better "user interface" in terms of the wires in the back, a smoother Neutrik jack, and a full size pot and better feeling power switch.

voldemort

post #22 of 39

I would say just buy nuforce HDP.

post #23 of 39
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Originally Posted by Losingedge View Post

I would say just buy nuforce HDP.

10 ohm output impedance, so no it wont.
post #24 of 39

LYR is $440, it could be a nice choice.

post #25 of 39
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LYR is $440, it could be a nice choice.

Would not work for the D2k

post #26 of 39

gamma 1 dac (@160 professional made, less if you diy - or HRT music streamer II) and and a Sheer Audio HA-006+ (@280) - this gives you a great usb/coax dac, and one of the best solid state amp circuits designed at any price, the Gilmore DynaLo. 


Edited by liamstrain - 5/14/12 at 7:34am
post #27 of 39

There's been talk of the JDS Labs O2/ODAC combo.  Here's a link to where you can order it. I love my O2 and can't wait for the ODAC to come available. 

post #28 of 39

I think the O2+ODAC combo is available for pre-order.

post #29 of 39
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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

ODAC is released at $60 as a plug in for the ODA which isn't released

 

From what I have heard from the source of the ODAC, the retail price is likely going to be $99.. 

 

$60 is below what he was going to charge for the board wholesale..

post #30 of 39
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Srry for the double post, but ii you didn't like the combo..What lacked?

With the Bifrost and the Valhalla, I found that even though it was warm and full in the sound. when it came to the sound more so in the mids and highs, the sound blended and you lost the little bits of detail that I personally love. Having now listened to what I think is a crazy number of rigs, and still looking to grow my collection. I like the sound to come through as it was recorded bad or good. 

looking at adding a woo to the family and Burson(cause you always need one from your home town). 

 

well that's my take on it but as i always say its personal and what I like may not be what you like, so go and listen. 

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