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post #1681 of 1938

Is it possible to use US Robotocs HA-2080 adapter? It is 20VAC declared but I'm afraid that it can be higher. 

post #1682 of 1938

if the ac adapter is the correct size to fit the O2 then I dont see why it wouldnt work.

Remember Nwavguy states that a 20vac pwr supply will stress  the voltage regulators and run hotter.....

 

But I dont think this really would matter in the real world....most of us dont have these things on 24/7.

 

Let us know..

 

A.

post #1683 of 1938
Sorry if this question has been asked elsewhere, but will an iPad Mini be able to drive the ODAC directly via CCK, or will a powered hub be necessary? I remember reading that a Galaxy Note 2 can power it via USB OTG, as it apparently needs very little power.
post #1684 of 1938
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Originally Posted by CJG888 View Post

Sorry if this question has been asked elsewhere, but will an iPad Mini be able to drive the ODAC directly via CCK, or will a powered hub be necessary? I remember reading that a Galaxy Note 2 can power it via USB OTG, as it apparently needs very little power.

 

Depends on the CCK. Apple's official CCK will not power ODAC, so a hub is necessary. There are a few generic CCK's on eBay that act as a hub, which tricks the iPad into powering an external DAC (iPad reads the maximum current tag via software; actual current draw is not measured).

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post #1685 of 1938

Do you guys think the ODAC will be a significant upgrade over a Fiio E07k (just the DAC section)?. My set up is Laptop -> Fiio e07k -> Fiio L7 (LOD) -> JDS Labs O2 amp -> Headphones.


I was also looking at this DAC: HiFimeDIY Sabre U2 Asynchronous USB DAC, but I haven't find much in the forums.

 

I like the way it sounds, but I can't help wondering if I am missing something.

post #1686 of 1938

how do you think this compares to the audioengine d1?

 

similar price as a DAC/amp, looks better, single unit- tested it against the fiio e17, cleaner output for sure, much more clarity- think the odac is a step up again?

post #1687 of 1938
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Originally Posted by orangecr View Post

Do you guys think the ODAC will be a significant upgrade over a Fiio E07k (just the DAC section)?. My set up is Laptop -> Fiio e07k -> Fiio L7 (LOD) -> JDS Labs O2 amp -> Headphones.


I was also looking at this DAC: HiFimeDIY Sabre U2 Asynchronous USB DAC, but I haven't find much in the forums.

 

I like the way it sounds, but I can't help wondering if I am missing something.

I don't think it will be a significant upgrade. I doubt that you will hear any real difference, but I use the ODAC for peace of mind. That hifimeDIY yada yada sounds like complete BS just by the name..

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Originally Posted by firefly89 View Post

how do you think this compares to the audioengine d1?

 

similar price as a DAC/amp, looks better, single unit- tested it against the fiio e17, cleaner output for sure, much more clarity- think the odac is a step up again?

I personally couldn't hear much of any difference between the e17 and odac+o2. Sooo, I dunno, take that how you will. 

post #1688 of 1938
Has anyone compared odac to bifrost
post #1689 of 1938
Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

Has anyone compared odac to bifrost

 

YES.

post #1690 of 1938
How do they compare
post #1691 of 1938
Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

How do they compare

 

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post #1692 of 1938

Just won a JDS Labs ODAC on ebay for $115. New, but open box. Seem like a decent deal?

post #1693 of 1938

Good deal for a great DAC.

 

I have several now in different systems, rooms etc...they work wonderfully.

 

I bought 2 and bought boxes and RCA connectors etc. The assembled dacs were I think $99 plus shipping , then the cases, connectors etc....

 

For $115 that not to bad at all..

 

Good luck with it!

 

Alex

post #1694 of 1938
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" as the UB seems like a more refined, articulate, & detailed version of the ODAC"

 

This is why I am finding it harder and harder to some back to this website.

post #1695 of 1938
Originally Posted by Battou62 View Post

" as the UB seems like a more refined, articulate, & detailed version of the ODAC"

 

This is why I am finding it harder and harder to some back to this website.

 

LOL.. apparently, Jude's got a gun to your head, forcing you to visit, eh?

 

..and yeah, the UB sounds/feels/massages/telepathicallytransmits/whatever than better than the ODAC.  I love the ODAC, btw.. I'm just not one of the robot minions who think it's the end all be all.  Sorry, no blind test done here.. I've been around these parts & heard enough gear to be aware of my biases.  I'm a believer in both subjective and objective analysis.. I think there's much to be gain from both.  If that bothers you:

 

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