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post #826 of 1903

I downloaded some 24/192 music last night.

 

It was cool seeing the dragonfly change to change into PURPLE.

But, this is my first time checking out hi-res music and I thought

I was gonna be blown-away....  am I missing something?  

 

The music sounded more detailed, but I guess I was hoping it

would be more awesomesauce than it was.

post #827 of 1903

Thanks for the link, sergiu!!

post #828 of 1903

I can confirm that the T3Hub with the CCK works 100% with the iPad 4/Dragonfly combination.  Listening to it now and no issues I can detect.  Of course, without the T3Hub the iPad balks and displays "too much power" warning.

 

 

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Edited by amham - 12/1/12 at 6:10am
post #829 of 1903

Still waiting for the Dragontail. Saw a picture of it recently on the AudioQuest Facebook page, but still no indication of its sale. I don't trust the 90 degree USB dongle on my computer too much, bit too loose. I would love a short connector that's flush against the computer and on the Dragonfly...

post #830 of 1903
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Still waiting for the Dragontail. Saw a picture of it recently on the AudioQuest Facebook page, but still no indication of its sale. I don't trust the 90 degree USB dongle on my computer too much, bit too loose. I would love a short connector that's flush against the computer and on the Dragonfly...

You can buy it off a few UK sites it retails around 15 pounds/20 dollars it is a carbon fiber connector

post #831 of 1903
Quote:
Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post

You can buy it off a few UK sites it retails around 15 pounds/20 dollars it is a carbon fiber connector

 

Interested. Do you have a link? I'm searching right now but not getting anything.

 

EDIT: Nevermind, found it. Link below if others are interested.

 

http://www.custom-cable.co.uk/audioquest-dragontail-usb-extension-cable.html

 

EDIT 2: Looks like the Dragon Tail isn't flush on the DragonFly either... Does anyone know any short cable that would be?

 

http://www.audioquest.com/resource_tools/highres/dt-in-use-1.jpg

 

Essentially looking for a short version of this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/3FT-USB-2-0-Extension-Male-to-Female-Connector-Cable-Cord-/310426639695?pt=US_USB_Cables_Hubs_Adapters&hash=item4846de9d4f

 

OCD I know...


Edited by HeroicPenguin - 12/7/12 at 10:10pm
post #832 of 1903
Dragontail would look so much better whit braided cable.
post #833 of 1903
Quote:
Originally Posted by USAudio View Post

It would probably cost more to repair it than a new one, given the manual labor required. 

Sergiu, buy yourself one of these which would likely lessen the possibility of damage:
http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-Extension-Cable-A-Male-A-Female/dp/B002KNI796

AudioQuest has their own version called the DragonTail coming out soon as well.

x2 on the mediabridge. That's what I use for exactly the same reason - seems like a hard bump is somewhat inevitable sooner or later and that connector is clearly an inherent weak spot.
post #834 of 1903

I'm guessing that in about 2-3 years, there will be a new dac

about the same size as the DragonFly, but..... it will sound

like a $7000 Weiss Dac.  

 

I hope!!

post #835 of 1903
Quote:
Originally Posted by LAmitchell View Post

I'm guessing that in about 2-3 years, there will be a new dac

about the same size as the DragonFly, but..... it will sound

like a $7000 Weiss Dac.  

 

I hope!!


How can digital products have a signature sound? I dont see how the bits can be tuned differently...

post #836 of 1903

That's why it is called Digital to Analogue...the "tuning" is in the analogue conversion.  The output opamps vary drastically in tonal nuance as well as all of the circuity post digital.  Some say the "bits" and subsequent jitter play a large part.  DAC's differ in sound as much as any other electronic component.

post #837 of 1903

i dont know why a dac in the $200 range is considered "affordable."

 

affordable is definitely sub-$100.
 

post #838 of 1903

Cantata anyone....:)

post #839 of 1903

My project for achievement of the maximum result of quality of sounding froma AQ DragonFly:

 

TeraDak U9VA Linear Low noise Power Supply + Power Supply A&B Cardas pure copper DC cable 1.5ft + Teralink ADuM 4160 USB Isolator board + AudioQuest DragonFly + AudioQuest FLX-MINI/RCA Adaptor (Male 3.5mm to 2x Female RCA) + AudioQuest Panther 72DBS + Single Ended in triode Valve Amplifier E88CC TESLA NOS gold pin+2x 6P43P-E + 5C4S (1960year) + power cord T+A Power Four 2.0m (all)

 

OS: XP-SP3+Fidelizer 2.1 + Real Time Priority for player + driver ASIO4ALL (224 samle), players: Foobar2000 ver.0.9.4.4f for 44.1kHz & Hi-Res+SACD image: Foobar 2000 ver.1.1.14a

 

 

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http://www.ab-system.hk/index.php?route=product/product&path=73&product_id=64

http://www.ab-system.hk/index.php?route=product/product&path=73&product_id=173

http://www.ab-system.hk/index.php?route=product/product&path=73&product_id=63


Edited by Alexsander - 12/12/12 at 8:11am
post #840 of 1903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexsander View Post

My project for achievement of the maximum result of quality of sounding froma AQ DragonFly:

 

TeraDak U9VA Linear Low noise Power Supply + Power Supply A&B Cardas pure copper DC cable 1.5ft + Teralink ADuM 4160 USB Isolator board + AudioQuest DragonFly + AudioQuest FLX-MINI/RCA Adaptor (Male 3.5mm to 2x Female RCA) + AudioQuest Panther 72DBS + Single Ended in triode Valve Amplifier E88CC TESLA NOS gold pin+2x 6P43P-E + 5C4S (1960year) + power cord T+A Power Four 2.0m (all)

 

OS: XP-SP3+Fidelizer 2.1 + Real Time Priority for player + driver ASIO4ALL (224 samle), players: Foobar2000 ver.0.9.4.4f for 44.1kHz & Hi-Res+SACD image: Foobar 2000 ver.1.1.14a

 

 

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http://www.ab-system.hk/index.php?route=product/product&path=73&product_id=64

http://www.ab-system.hk/index.php?route=product/product&path=73&product_id=173

http://www.ab-system.hk/index.php?route=product/product&path=73&product_id=63

Nice DIY, how does it sound? 

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