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post #91 of 1938
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post

Does the ODAC work with the iPad via the CCK?

Joe at Audio Poutine got the Apple Camera Connection Kit (CCK) to work with his iPad...with caveats. He's got a video of what he did on his Facebook page. (You don't need a facebook account or be logged in to watch the video.) The actual demo of the CCK starts at 1:54.

 

EDIT: spell out CCK and include video timestamp


Edited by micmacmo - 6/10/12 at 10:03am
post #92 of 1938

If I order the ODAC version with RCA, will it have balanced output so I can connect it balanced to my AMP?

There is an option of RCA on the http://www.headnhifi.com site, and I don't know if it is balanced or not .

It is really important for me, so I'm asking for an answer.

post #93 of 1938

No. It's just your regular RCA left/right separate channel output. 


Edited by alphaphoenix - 6/11/12 at 10:10am
post #94 of 1938

So it feels like I will be able to connect this ODAC with RCA Output with my La Figaro 336c, which has left and right input. Am I right?

I just posted it in a wrong way. Im not sure whether I will need balanced or unbalanced but I need 2 chinces plugged into my AMP La Figaro 336c, which has left and right channel, and so I need the same in the output of DAC and then I will connect those with RCA cable. I think It's the way to go.


Edited by NoMatterWhat - 6/11/12 at 11:15am
post #95 of 1938

Yes.  That is the correct chain sequence between the two devices.

post #96 of 1938

Just ordered minepopcorn.gif

post #97 of 1938

After having the ODAC O2 combo for a few more days, I am still loving it, it definitely beats out my Fiio E7 by far and I think I will happy with the combo for quite a long time. I ended up mounting my ODAC in the larger B3-080 case with my O2 that I built so that I can still use my batteries. Not having to lug the AC adapter back and forth to work is a plus and I wanted to be able to use both in the same box without losing battery power! It works great and I'm very happy with it!

Here are a few pictures on my setup.

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post #98 of 1938

I received my ODAC today.  Let's just say that I'm glad I sold the Pico DAC.  Too bad I sold it before receiving the ODAC to perform a proper A/B comparison,but right off the bat, it's more detailed and clearer - all at 1/2 the price of the Pico.  There were some tracks that didn't sound "right" when using the Pico, not so with the ODAC.  The sound is much more fluid from the start and end of the chain.

 

The ODAC is a true bargain. 

 

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post #99 of 1938

Surprisingly, almost all the impressions seem pretty positive so far.  I figured they're be more backlash.

 

I really enjoy mine but I've never felt comfortable trying to describe differences between most DACs or amps.

post #100 of 1938

I think where the backlash lies is when a comparison is posted between the ODAC and say a $500+ commercial selling DAC, and the decision favors the ODAC.  It's no secret that a DIY product usually out performs the commercial counterparts within a certain price category.  If there was a review where the ODAC subjectively out performed or was on par with a $1-2K DAC, I don't think it would ever be disclosed.  When I owned the O2, I thought it met one of its objective by sounding transparent, but I felt it lacked the dynamics that my TTVJ FET-A amp has no problem providing.  There's a fine line where portable/transportable performance just cannot keep up with a desktop; of course, there are exceptions like the Lisa.

 

Thing is, it's easy for the ODAC to sell for $300 if a custom, commercial grade chassis is made for it like the one used in my previously owned Pico DAC.

post #101 of 1938

Got mine from JDS today...and ....I like it!...okay I love it.  I sounds excellent more revealing than I have heard from my other DAC.  Very happy customer.  

post #102 of 1938

Got mine in today.  Been comparing it to the bifrost using the HE-500 and lyr. 

 

 

The bifrost seemed to have slightly more detail, slightly better separation and extension.....slightly.

 

 

I no longer have my NFB-12, but when I compared the NFB 12 DAC section (using the lyr as amp) to the bifrost, there was an obvious improvement upon first A-B comparison.  This was not the case with the ODAC which speaks to how good it sounds.

 

Keep in mind that these weren't blind comparisons, but in my mind I did think the bifrost sounded a little bit better, but I thought the ODAC came suprisingly close. 

 

 

 

Update:

 

I have done more A/B comparisons between the ODAC and bifrost and I honestly can't definitively say that the bifrost is any better than the ODAC.  They are pretty much on par with each other.  I keep thinking that I'm hearing a minute improvement in bass extension and a slight "airyness" with the bifrost, but I'm not sure. 


Edited by mac336 - 6/16/12 at 8:28pm
post #103 of 1938

Anyone have the ODAC as well as the Fiio E17....would be great to see some comparisons =)

post #104 of 1938
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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

Anyone have the ODAC as well as the Fiio E17....would be great to see some comparisons =)

 

I have an E17 currently and an O2/ODAC combo on order, John from JDS indicates it should ship this week.

post #105 of 1938
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Originally Posted by bobeau View Post

 

I have an E17 currently and an O2/ODAC combo on order, John from JDS indicates it should ship this week.

Awesome...it'd be great if you could post some impressions and which one you think is better.

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