You know what the ODAC sounds like to me? The old PS1 SCPH-1001! The one with RCA jacks.
All my harsh and fatiguing tracks that were awful on my 5 other CD players are now quite listenable, just like on the ODAC.
Maybe this idea people have about the 1001 being so good is really no lie. 1001 is perhaps warmer and not as detailed, but pretty close.
I was listening to that with my Q701 and modded HD-600 and loved every minute of it. Now I just need to find out if there's a way to use a remote with an adapter of some sorts.
It seems most people imagine the ODAC as some analytical detail monster, but not for a second has it ever sounded that way. OK, sure when it wasn't functioning correctly
Here's another huge mystery for me I can't figure out...
When I had my HRT MSII the difference between the E9 and Micro Amp was huge. It's as if the E9 wasn't really all that revealing of the true signature of the HRT MSII and the Micro was. On my Micro it's as if I was only hearing the DAC.
When I get the ODAC, both of the amps now sound much, much closer in sound. Guess it's all about synergy or something. Maybe the E9 really isn't as transparent or as revealing of what's connected to it? No idea..
I think I know what you mean but the PS1 SCPH-1001 is much more vinyl tube sounding, it's got this weird tube like holographic 3D quality that is very unique and addictive. It's also very midcentric and slightly grainy. The ODAC has much more smoother and fuller and has much more bass. I think they are similar in that they are both soft or recessed in the treble. Having said that, I don't know if it's the ODAC or the O2 because mine is a O2+ODAC combo.
So you maybe right for all I know.
Edited by sling5s - 9/12/12 at 12:59pm