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post #2236 of 2241
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Originally Posted by listen4joy View Post
 

i wish... this is the magic setup i plan in the future... 

 

Ah, I see.  It will be an interesting DAC to hear for sure.  What I am not entirely sure of, however, will it be the right DAC for you/me/whoever.  What I mean the few that heard it all love it and sing it's praise but many of them were involved in the tuning of they DAC...  In a sense, it was sort of made for the few that have V.0.99 of it - of course they love it.  My listening preferences may be different than theirs so I may not love it.  

 

In the "big stereo" world there isn't a definitive "best" amp or DAC, there are just a bunch of really good ones that appeal to different people.  In the headphone world, what is better the HD800's, LCD3 or 009's?  All good options appealing to different musical preferences.  I just find it hard to believe that the Yggy will be "the best DAC, period".

 

I'm sure it will be a top shelf unit, don't get me wrong, it is just that without hearing it, how would would one know if they like it?

post #2237 of 2241

just a guess who knows. if yggy can do what 5k-10k dacs can do it can be good option. i dont have so much money to spend. it looks like its the best option in 1-3k price ranges. but who knows...

post #2238 of 2241
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Originally Posted by listen4joy View Post
 

just a guess who knows. if yggy can do what 5k-10k dacs can do it can be good option. i dont have so much money to spend. it looks like its the best option in 1-3k price ranges. but who knows...

 

Agreed.  It's a tough one, and it will take a while for them to really hit the market which means listening before you buy will be tricky for a long time.

post #2239 of 2241
I recently had a pair of Oppo PM-1 from the current loaner program on head fi. It sounds fantastic on the Stratus. Very midcentric sound akin to the HE500 maybe with smoother treble, a touch softer bass and narrower soundstage, going by memory. I really don't feel the need to switch out the 2A3 tube with the PM-1, since it sounds great with any tube. But it does seem to shine greatest with the EML Mesh Plate and AVVT. I have to admit I enjoy the PM-1 as much as the LCD3F which can be picky with certain recordings. The PM-1 handled almost every genre of music I threw at it. Impressive for something that looks and feels like a lifestyle headphone.
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Originally Posted by bigfatpaulie View Post
 

 

Ah, I see.  It will be an interesting DAC to hear for sure.  What I am not entirely sure of, however, will it be the right DAC for you/me/whoever.  What I mean the few that heard it all love it and sing it's praise but many of them were involved in the tuning of they DAC...  In a sense, it was sort of made for the few that have V.0.99 of it - of course they love it.  My listening preferences may be different than theirs so I may not love it.  

 

In the "big stereo" world there isn't a definitive "best" amp or DAC, there are just a bunch of really good ones that appeal to different people.  In the headphone world, what is better the HD800's, LCD3 or 009's?  All good options appealing to different musical preferences.  I just find it hard to believe that the Yggy will be "the best DAC, period".

 

I'm sure it will be a top shelf unit, don't get me wrong, it is just that without hearing it, how would would one know if they like it?

 

 

Very wise and realistic Statement.

 

What's is really interesting in the Yggy is the price point. Schitt promises a Statement dac at a somewhat affordable price for me. That's tempting and it will help me to solve my DAC quest. I just purchased one of the DAC I dreamt of (totalDAC) and I will try to have an Yggy at home during enough time to compare the two dacs extensively and keep the One I prefer as my End game . I highly doubt differences will be huge because I never noticed any HUGE difference between any dac thus fas. Significant yes. Huge.. definitely no. 

 

BTW , the Stratus is still on my Radar for my End game amp. :tongue_smile:

post #2241 of 2241

anyone here heard the teton amp? If so is it close to the stratus for hd800?

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