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post #61 of 1960
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Originally Posted by wdahm519 View Post

That is probably a safe assumption, yes.  However, its only $100, so might as well try and if you can't tell a discernable difference sell it to someone else who wants it.

I get the impression from this thread that the ODAC is better than the HRT MSII and maybe on par with the HRT MSII+ and i've also read that the HRT MSII is an improvement over the Fiio E17 so i guess my ideal upgrade would be the ODAC. Too bad i didn't get to test it out =/ the guy who runs Audio Poutine lives in my area and he had a DIY meet that i couldn't goto =(

post #62 of 1960
The noise floor is awesome on it. My E10 had a fair bit of USB noise. None with the ODAC.
post #63 of 1960
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Originally Posted by fenderf4i View Post

The noise floor is awesome on it. My E10 had a fair bit of USB noise. None with the ODAC.

can you give me some comparison between fiio e10 and odac?

post #64 of 1960

Does anyone know what is the lead time for an assembled standalone ODAC from JDS Labs? While the boards are in production, has JDS started shipping it with the case?

post #65 of 1960

yes, i received mine with the standalone case a few days ago

post #66 of 1960
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Originally Posted by jacknight View Post

can you give me some comparison between fiio e10 and odac?

The only thing I can say for sure without blind testing etc is that the USB noise I heard on the E10 is not there with the ODAC. Otherwise, I can just say it sounds fantastic.
post #67 of 1960

Couldn't quite tell from the pictures on the JDS labs site, but is the standalone ODAC built with 1/4" or 1/8" output?

post #68 of 1960
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Originally Posted by daigo View Post

Couldn't quite tell from the pictures on the JDS labs site, but is the standalone ODAC built with 1/4" or 1/8" output?

 

It's 1/8".

post #69 of 1960
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Originally Posted by scoopbb View Post

yes, i received mine with the standalone case a few days ago

You mind posting a pic of it? Im curious as to what it looks like, since the only picture available is a 3d rendering.

post #70 of 1960
I've got about 40 hours on mine. Some brief, preliminary impressions: detailed, black background, neutral, tight bass.
I've owned the HRT MSii and the MSii+ (2nd rounded version). The Odac is definitely better than the MSii and as good or better than the MSii+.

A/Bing the two I couldn't tell them easily apart, probably could not in a blind test. Given this I sold my MSii+.

The odac has my vote for the best bang for your buck in a usb dac.
post #71 of 1960
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Originally Posted by scoopbb View Post

yes, i received mine with the standalone case a few days ago

Maybe you ordered early?

I ordered on the 3rd, haven't received any shipping info yet. I think they'll ship in ordering sequence.

post #72 of 1960

sure. not too much lighting in my room but heres the best i could capture

 

odac.jpg

odac2.jpg

 

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Originally Posted by stubzor View Post

You mind posting a pic of it? Im curious as to what it looks like, since the only picture available is a 3d rendering.

post #73 of 1960
Thanks, that pictures perfect. I just wanted to get a general size estimate.
post #74 of 1960
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Originally Posted by scoopbb View Post

sure. not too much lighting in my room but heres the best i could capture

 

odac.jpg

odac2.jpg

 

 

What?!?, why does the ODAC case ended up longer than the O2?

It should have been like half that size since the ODAC board is much smaller than the O2 board.

 

Below is an image of the ODAC standalone prototype posted over at DIYaudio forum:

ODAC_Custom_49mm.jpg

 

The case you've got looks way too long.

post #75 of 1960

JDSLabs is using the case for their c421 amp because it just happens to be the right size (other than length).  I believe they may be eventually offering a smaller version at some point, but I am sure this helped them to keep the cost lower for the early batches of them, either that or they couldn't get a custom one created/ordered in time or in enough quantity to cover the preorders.  They say they are going to talk about this in a future blog post, so really the second sentence is just my logical conjecture.  

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