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post #526 of 3453

I went to a local Head-Fi meet and tried the K 702 and Q 701 with an O2/ODAC, Schiit Bifrost/Lyr, and NuForce Icon iDo. The O2/ODAC combo was by far the best-sounding setup. I am SO glad I got the O2/ODAC over the Bifrost/Lyr setup.

post #527 of 3453
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I went to a local Head-Fi meet and tried the K 702 and Q 701 with an O2/ODAC, Schiit Bifrost/Lyr, and NuForce Icon iDo. The O2/ODAC combo was by far the best-sounding setup. I am SO glad I got the O2/ODAC over the Bifrost/Lyr setup.

Reallyeek.gif Then the O2/ODAC is better than the Magni/Modi you think?

post #528 of 3453
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Originally Posted by Dragunov-21 View Post

I haven't tried any other decent amps, but I love my hd 650s, you won't be disappointed pairing them with the O2

 

i second this, absolutely love my O2 and HD650's

post #529 of 3453

well that's good news for my hd650s... my o2/odac is coming tomorrow :)

post #530 of 3453
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

I went to a local Head-Fi meet and tried the K 702 and Q 701 with an O2/ODAC, Schiit Bifrost/Lyr, and NuForce Icon iDo. The O2/ODAC combo was by far the best-sounding setup. I am SO glad I got the O2/ODAC over the Bifrost/Lyr setup.

Reallyeek.gif Then the O2/ODAC is better than the Magni/Modi you think?

I have no idea but I'm curious to know the difference between the O2/ODAC and Magni/Modi as well. I'm looking forward to people's comparisons in the Magni thread. popcorn.gif

post #531 of 3453

I "had" a Schiit Asgard and a Schiit Lyr.....they have been sold, after I got my first O2 amp.

 

The O2 amp and ODAC are well designed and implemented.

 

Yes there are some mechanical things with connectors, size or whether on the front panel or back..but sonically the pairing are transparent and dont get in the way of the music....

 

So even if the new stuff Schiit comes out with or any vendor or DIY it doesnt take away how well the O2 amp and ODAC perform.

 

Its easy to get caught up in the bandwagon for new stuff!! Me included....I would wait for nor 'objective' reviews and testing to see how well this new stuff really performs apart from all the emotion!

 

That said the Schiit stuff does look well built and hope it performs as well!

 

All the best

Alex

post #532 of 3453

Hi, hope I'm in the right place for this. 

 

I'm a new owner of the O2 and ODAC, both separate units not the combo build. Maybe this is a stupid question but, since the O2 works fine off the 9V DC battery, why is an AC power adapter specifically required for it to function? I'm not complaining just a bit curious. I know next to nothing about electronics. :)

post #533 of 3453
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Reallyeek.gif Then the O2/ODAC is better than the Magni/Modi you think?

I am fairly certain the Modi/Magni will not measure near as well as the O2/Odac does. People are already reporting floor noise when the volume is turned up. This is an indication of distortion. The Modi/Magni doesn't have to measure as well as the O2/Odac. As long as it can maintain reasonable transparency and be cheaper than the O2 combo, it will be a hit. Some Schiit products have already been proven to measure poorly, but it doesn't matter because some people like the sound of distortion. 

post #534 of 3453

yashau,

 

You can learn a lot about the o2 and the odac at the designers site, which we are prohibited to show the link here...you should easily find it

by a quick search on the web. Just look for nwavguy.

 

The AC adapter is used to charge the batteries and if connected it will power the amp and run off the ac adapter supplied power via the O2's ac to dc power circuitry.

 

If the unit has the batteries removed it can run off the ac adapter.

 

When its plugged in with batteries its running off the ac adapter and charging your batteries.

 

If you unplug the ac adapter it runs of the pure DC power from the batteries...

 

Alex

post #535 of 3453
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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

I "had" a Schiit Asgard and a Schiit Lyr.....they have been sold, after I got my first O2 amp.

 

The O2 amp and ODAC are well designed and implemented.

 

Yes there are some mechanical things with connectors, size or whether on the front panel or back..but sonically the pairing are transparent and dont get in the way of the music....

 

So even if the new stuff Schiit comes out with or any vendor or DIY it doesnt take away how well the O2 amp and ODAC perform.

 

Its easy to get caught up in the bandwagon for new stuff!! Me included....I would wait for nor 'objective' reviews and testing to see how well this new stuff really performs apart from all the emotion!

 

That said the Schiit stuff does look well built and hope it performs as well!

 

All the best

Alex

That's my only complaint with the O2/ODAC, the placement of ports. The Magni and Modi have much better placement but I'm more concerned about the audio quality than the usability.

post #536 of 3453

The I/O ports can be fairly easily moved to the back or front if your a handy person or a good DIY'er...

 

I have an standalone ODAC with RCA connectors and the  mini-USB and mini-jacks....not hard to do..

 

The O2 amp can have the larger phone jack etc but it does require some plumbing..and lost of folks don't want to deal

with that.

 

I sure do wish nwavguy would re-surface and come out with the desktop version many of us are still hoping will surface someday....

 

Who knows...

 

But like you the audio quality is paramount ...

 

Alex


Edited by adydula - 12/17/12 at 5:31pm
post #537 of 3453
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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

 

I sure do wish nwavguy would re-surface and come out with the desktop version many of us are still hoping will surface someday....

 

Alex

 

I know man. Looking back at some of the blogs made me realize I have been waiting on the ODA for over a year now. I wish he would at least give us an update on the project, or simply stop by to say "hey". 

post #538 of 3453

I have read some on the diy forum and another site but no one really knows where he has disappeared to ...but there is nothing really that the desktop version would bring to the table sonically...

 

I posted a list of the possible upgrades somewhere in the topics on this site.

 

Alex

post #539 of 3453
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Originally Posted by Battou62 View Post

 

I know man. Looking back at some of the blogs made me realize I have been waiting on the ODA for over a year now. I wish he would at least give us an update on the project, or simply stop by to say "hey". 

 

i thought he was banned from this site? I don't remember why.

 

But I got my ODAC+O2 combo from JDS and oh MAN do I love this thing!


Using it with my JH|13's and my 600ohm DT-880 (1x / 6.5x setup) ... this is the best ~300 I've ever spent.  keeping this until it dies.

post #540 of 3453

Yes he was banned...but please lets not go down that path.

 

Lets stick with the actual product etc...design....performance etc.

 

I did notice that Schiit has a new $99 amp and a new $99 dac which at the price point has caused a lot of attention and can be read about on several other

threads and at the Schiit site.

 

I mention this because there are and will continue to be many comparions to these new products to the O2/ODAC products.

 

From what little real experience some have indicated that these low level entry devices are not as good as the more expensive Schiit ASGARD or LYR of which I owned both for a year or so.

 

They may good, solid stuff, its just when I heard the O2 and compared well....to me there was no need to have all these amps and I sold the Schiit stuff.

 

The O2 and ODAC to me is about as good as it gets at this end of the spectrum cost wise, but its a very, very good example of a great well thought out design...that many of

us really enjoy....

 

Alex

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