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post #151 of 283

It usually goes right thru to me in Chicago- maybe a day but there is never a guaranty of course- I would not risk this.

post #152 of 283
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Originally Posted by Rodzt View Post

Hello Everyone, 

 

I'm seriously considering getting a 5.32. beerchug.gif

 

Can someone tell me how long it usually takes Audio-GD to ship (assuming the equipment is in stock), and for you guys to receive in the US? blink.gif

 

Are there any custom's clearance issues? blink.gif

 

The reason I'm asking is because I'll be in the US soon and would like Audio-GD to ship the DAC to my hotel. ksc75smile.gif

 

Thanks! wink_face.gif


I just got the NFB-11.32,from the date it shipped from the HK facility to in my greedy hands in Boston,Ma was 7 days.......pretty damn good for a shipping charge of $31.50(US).......peterbigsmile_face.gif

post #153 of 283
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

Hmm don't you have to have a permanent address for something to be shipped internationally?

I shipped my dac19 to a headfi'er at a hotel he was staying at, internationally.  Well I guess that doesn't count.

post #154 of 283
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Originally Posted by flaming_june View Post

I shipped my dac19 to a headfi'er at a hotel he was staying at, internationally.  Well I guess that doesn't count.
Why wouldn't it count?
post #155 of 283
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Originally Posted by Rodzt View Post

Hello Everyone, 

 

I'm seriously considering getting a 5.32. beerchug.gif

 

Can someone tell me how long it usually takes Audio-GD to ship (assuming the equipment is in stock), and for you guys to receive in the US? blink.gif

 

Are there any custom's clearance issues? blink.gif

 

The reason I'm asking is because I'll be in the US soon and would like Audio-GD to ship the DAC to my hotel. ksc75smile.gif

 

Thanks! wink_face.gif

 

 

Cara, que rolo! Pede para mandar para o Brasil mesmo! Vais pagar uma graninha a mais, mas não haverá o risco que você está pensando em correr. 

 

Aliás, esse DAC vale tanto a pena que você nem vai ligar para o imposto pago.

 

Abraços Brasileiros!


Edited by Mike Portnoy - 9/18/12 at 7:20am
post #156 of 283
Hi,

Mais um brazuka por aqui.

My Audio-gd Reference 5.2 wil be sent today, at least I think so.

Rodzt,

I think in the same way, you should wait for it in Brazil. The shipping cost is with very salt, from Hong-Kong to Aracaju, by DHL, I paid 153.00 USD. Aracaju was considered Remote Area.
post #157 of 283
Hi,

Is there any review for this Ref 5.2?

i have hard times looking the review for this unit..
Please help

Thanks
post #158 of 283

Thanks, everyone! atsmile.gif

 

I'll wonder about the possibilities. I could also have it shipped to the company instead of the hotel. My main concern is not even about how long the shipment itself would take, but if there would be any customs issues between US/China. wink_face.gif

 

In Brazil we have different tax levels depending on the equipment's value. confused_face(1).gif

 

I did this before, my Compass was originally shipped to NYC, to a friend's place, but it was a cheaper gear than the 5.32. biggrin.gif

 

Fernando e Carlos

 

Obrigado! Já nos conhecemos de outros carnavais. :D

 

Abraços!

 

Rodrigo.RJ

post #159 of 283

Did anyone compared SE vs. balanced performance of Ref5.2?

post #160 of 283

The balanced circuitry is much better than the single ended outputs.  ACSS is another step up than the XLR/RCA.

post #161 of 283

In theory, that is correct normal_smile%20.gif But I am wondering how much better balanced is on this particular DAC? I am currently running it in SE configuration, connected via ACSS to C-2.1. Just wanted to know if anybody compared SE and balanced side-by-side, to see how important is upgrade to balanced amp.

post #162 of 283
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Originally Posted by threegr View Post

In theory, that is correct normal_smile%20.gif But I am wondering how much better balanced is on this particular DAC? I am currently running it in SE configuration, connected via ACSS to C-2.1. Just wanted to know if anybody compared SE and balanced side-by-side, to see how important is upgrade to balanced amp.
For Ref 5 that I have Kingwa said all 4 chips perform fully regardless of what output you use.
post #163 of 283

Yeah, I know, but balanced is a bit more that just all 4 chips being utilized (different kind of signal, etc.)... But don't get me wrong, I like VERY much what I'm hearing from this DAC normal_smile%20.gif Are you  using your Ref 5 in SE configuration?

post #164 of 283
Singled ended yes, with my Auditor
post #165 of 283
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

Singled ended yes, with my Auditor

 

Hum 

 

if i refer to the manual :

 

http://spl.info/fileadmin/user_upload/anleitungen/english/Auditor_2911_BA_E.pdf

 

"Input and output stages are electronically balanced" but you can plug unbalanced connection to Auditor , are you using RCA outpout from your REF 5 ? 

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