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post #1381 of 2472

May be this will help; mine came with a leather pouch and under Mac OS it says:

 

Product ID: 0x0081

Vendor ID: 0x21b4

Version: 1.0c

Serial Number: (C) 2011 Wavelength Audio, ltd.

 

So, it appears to be an old*er* version, but it came with a leather pouch.

 

Its underside (the side without the logo) is also totally black.

The one in the Audiostream review has CE and other markings in white.


Edited by x838nwy - 11/30/13 at 9:31pm
post #1382 of 2472

Mine is a 1.0c and I bought it 4 days after they became available. It has worked flawlessly since I got it. 

post #1383 of 2472
Quote:
Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post

May be this will help; mine came with a leather pouch and under Mac OS it says:

Product ID: 0x0081
Vendor ID: 0x21b4
Version: 1.0c

Serial Number: (C) 2011 Wavelength Audio, ltd.



 



So, it appears to be an old*er* version, but it came with a leather pouch.



 



Its underside (the side without the logo) is also totally black.



The one in the Audiostream review has CE and other markings in white.


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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Mine is a 1.0c and I bought it 4 days after they became available. It has worked flawlessly since I got it. 
I contacted Audioquest last year when there were two different pouchs were floating around. I was told at that time it was just another vendor for the pouch.
post #1384 of 2472
Quote:
Originally Posted by lextek View Post
I contacted Audioquest last year when there were two different pouchs were floating around. I was told at that time it was just another vendor for the pouch.

That makes sense. There is a lot of speculation about DF versions but AQ has not chimed in with any differences here or anywhere else.

post #1385 of 2472
Quote:
Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post
 

May be this will help; mine came with a leather pouch and under Mac OS it says:

 

Product ID: 0x0081

Vendor ID: 0x21b4

Version: 1.0c

Serial Number: (C) 2011 Wavelength Audio, ltd.

 

So, it appears to be an old*er* version, but it came with a leather pouch.

 

Its underside (the side without the logo) is also totally black.

The one in the Audiostream review has CE and other markings in white.

Since no one has seen 1.1c in this "version" field.  My guess is that this is not the actual version of the DF.  

post #1386 of 2472

I hope I don't regret not spending the extra $50 for the newest version. I'll await to read people's thoughts on the new version before opening my newly bought "older" DF.

post #1387 of 2472
Quote:
Originally Posted by kurt_fire View Post
 

I hope I don't regret not spending the extra $50 for the newest version. I'll await to read people's thoughts on the new version before opening my newly bought "older" DF.

Don't sweat it...The original does a fine job. Unless you are using DSD or 24/192 you will not be disappointed.

post #1388 of 2472

The Dragonfly is great value either way and very portable and easy to use. Its actually great not having to worry about drivers or anything. I have had 2 DFs in the past which I used as stopgap DACs and I have been sorry every time I had to sell one. The Dragonfly with the Garage 1217 Project Sunrise ii was an especially fun combination to listen to. I have to admit that I thought that the 2nd DF I purchased sounded better than the first one. It sounded cleaner and had a more pronounced bass, but both lost their way a touch when the music got complicated. I often had issues with the first DF with USB audio dropouts which I never experienced with the 2nd unit.


Edited by daerron - 12/2/13 at 3:33am
post #1389 of 2472
Quote:
Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

Don't sweat it...The original does a fine job. Unless you are using DSD or 24/192 you will not be disappointed.

And if that's the case, you'd still be disappointed with the new one, as the neither of them do DSD or 24/192.  I'd be on the fence, personally.  $150 is still a good deal, for an upgrade to something that up until last week was $200.  

post #1390 of 2472
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post
 

And if that's the case, you'd still be disappointed with the new one, as the neither of them do DSD or 24/192.  I'd be on the fence, personally.  $150 is still a good deal, for an upgrade to something that up until last week was $200.

I am getting the dragon fly because it's a bargain and so are the akg550's!

post #1391 of 2472

I just got them and running them. easily the best 100 dollars I've spent. No competition... EASILY best 100 dollars spent.

 

if you're on the fence... just do yourself a favor and get it!

post #1392 of 2472
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post
 

I just got them and running them. easily the best 100 dollars I've spent. No competition... EASILY best 100 dollars spent.

 

if you're on the fence... just do yourself a favor and get it!

I agree, I am getting mine for Christmas with the akg550 that have also been reduced..we all like a bargain!

post #1393 of 2472

I might be able to get one for cheap as well. Contemplating picking up the original V1.0. I'm intrigued by it's portability and size factor, and my E10 is crapping out.

 

How is this as a DAC? Going to be pairing this with Emotiva Mini-x-a-100 ----> LCD-3. 

 

Also, anyone try D2000 directly out of these?

post #1394 of 2472
Does anyone know when the 1.2 version is coming out and when it will be available? Also, what improvements will there be?
Edited by joe50000 - 12/2/13 at 1:45pm
post #1395 of 2472

Among the improvements, the circuitry between the DAC chip and the analog output stage has been refined to create a more direct signal path, leading to even greater transparency and immediacy. Also, the DAC’s power supply has been fortified, which gives the sound more “grip,” and even greater dynamic contrast.

 

^copied from website.

 

theyre available now.

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