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post #1066 of 1876

We are not supposed to post links to the person that has "birthed" the ODAC on this website....but you can find it and there is a response to why no S/PDIF in the current arrangement and design.

 

But is not a total impossibility in a future ODA product.

 

Alex
 

post #1067 of 1876
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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

We are not supposed to post links to the person that has "birthed" the ODAC on this website....but you can find it and there is a response to why no S/PDIF in the current arrangement and design.

 

But is not a total impossibility in a future ODA product.

 

Alex
 

 

S/PDIF is highly unlikely for the ODA. I also wouldn't expect to see it on future ODACs, considering the hardware licensing agreements and its design exclusion as Alex has pointed out ^^

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post #1068 of 1876

Hi John...

 

Are you getting any feedback on possible ODA timeframe?

 

I have no desire for S/PIDF and its worts.

 

But there are many that want it, or think they need it etc....

 

All the best

 

Alex

post #1069 of 1876
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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

Hi John...

 

Are you getting any feedback on possible ODA timeframe?

 

I have no desire for S/PIDF and its worts.

 

But there are many that want it, or think they need it etc....

 

All the best

 

Alex

 

We've heard nothing...

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post #1070 of 1876

Have you been able to contact him at all? It seems like he completely dropped off the map since last month.

post #1071 of 1876

I have seen this line on the website of JDSLabs .

 

RCA Output - RCA output jacks at rear, 3.5mm output and USB jack at front. Black endplates. 95mm case length. Note: The ODAC supports only 1 output; do not use 3.5mm and RCA jacks simultaneously.

 

So that means if I order a ODAC RCA output version then it also still has 3.5mm output, right? Thanks for reply.

 

Okey, I understand you charge more money for ODAC RCA output. Thanks, anyway.


Edited by LoveKnight - 10/6/12 at 7:19am
post #1072 of 1876

Anyone compared this against the audioquest dragon fly? Which one is a better DAC?


Edited by audionewbi - 10/7/12 at 12:57am
post #1073 of 1876
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

Anyone compared this against the audioquest dragon fly? Which one is a better amp?

 

The ODAC isn't an amplifier.

post #1074 of 1876
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Originally Posted by HamilcarBarca View Post

 

The ODAC isn't an amplifier.

should have said DAC, my bad.

post #1075 of 1876
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

should have said DAC, my bad.

 

I shoulda noticed that the dragonfly is a DAC.

post #1076 of 1876
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Originally Posted by HamilcarBarca View Post

 

I shoulda noticed that the dragonfly is a DAC.

End up buying the ODAC, I might buy the dragonfly later on. 


BTW dragonfly is also an amp as well. If you set it at full volume I believer it acts as DAC alone (how no idea whether setting the volume at maximum ensures that double amping doesnt take place or what but that is what I have read).

post #1077 of 1876

If you search there are many opinions about the dragonfly and i think Jude did an article a few weeks back??? Thought I saw this in the main banner on the main site page?

 

You will not be disappointed with the ODAC.

 

I have 2 of them...sitting here listening with LCD2's with O2 and ODAC on an old desktop pc......absolutely transparent and amazing setup.

 

Alex

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post #1078 of 1876

I've compared both the ODAC and the Dragonfly to my CEntrance DACport LX.  

 

Considering only the sound quality, ignoring size and convenience factors...

 

if you already have an amp, the Dragonfly offers nothing over the ODAC, in my opinion - especially not for more than twice the price.  The ODAC and the Dragonfly sound very similar to me, overall, with the ODAC actually offering a bit more detail and transparency. 

 

If you don't have an amp, keep in mind that the Dragonfly's amp cannot drive fullsize headphones with authority, even though it works well with IEMs.  Sure, it can be loud, but it can't deliver the dynamics and bass control of a portable headphone amp like those offered by Meier Audio.

 

Mike

post #1079 of 1876

Thanks, I've ordered the ODAC, kind of curious how it performs against my desktop DAC.

post #1080 of 1876

Okay ODAC arrive, I am speechless! 

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