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post #16 of 71
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

 

I'm still listening for my review, but so far so good. It's got an unbelievable amount of drive for the small size and weight of the box, and it seems really transparent which indicates the "DAC" aspect is well done. 

 

I'll second that.  My speakers are easy to drive, so I can't comment on that aspect, but it sounds terrific.

 

Anybody else listened to this yet?

post #17 of 71
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I'll second that.  My speakers are easy to drive, so I can't comment on that aspect, but it sounds terrific.

Anybody else listened to this yet?

I'm using somewhat difficult to drive speakers... Or maybe difficult is the wrong word, but they certainly aren't super efficient. So far I've tried Sjofn (the clue), Octet Matrix DE7, and Salk Wow1, all of which are in the mid 80 dB region. In my medium sized room they all go plenty loud.
post #18 of 71

im pretty happy with mine driving my ls50s, but i have little experience with other amps/dacs so cant do any comparisons

post #19 of 71
The new KEF LS50? Nice. I came very close to picking those up, and still might if I get a chance.
post #20 of 71

When is the review coming? I'm looking forward to reading it! 


Maybe I can ask you a question anyway, will you say they are good enough to drive B&W DM683 with authority?

post #21 of 71
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When is the review coming? I'm looking forward to reading it! 


Maybe I can ask you a question anyway, will you say they are good enough to drive B&W DM683 with authority?

 

Sorry, it could be a while as I've got a few reviews in line ahead of it. 

 

For those speakers: I would think it should be fine but I'm not positive. They are somewhat more difficult than the average speaker, having a 6 ohm nominal impedance and dipping down to 3.2 ohms at times. HERE are the measurements. NuForce seems to rate their DDA100 as giving 75wpc at 4 ohms, so I assume it is capable of doing what it says. 

 

You could always email them to double check - I've always found them helpful and responsive. 

post #22 of 71

"I'm not an audiophile".  Nice try, barbes.  I totally emphasize. :-)

 

Teasing apart, thanks for reviewing them.  They look pretty interesting.  I might get one. :-)

 

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Walfredo

post #23 of 71

So, 6moons has a less than flattering review.  http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/nuforce17/1.html

 

Anyone else had more experience with it?

post #24 of 71
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So, 6moons has a less than flattering review.  http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/nuforce17/1.html

 

 

Thanks for this.  I read the review and don't recognize what he's talking about at all.  One of the things I really like about the unit is that it sounds about as little "digital" as any digital gear I've heard.  It's almost as if we're talking about two different pieces of equipment (and maybe we are, if you read the review; I think I have one of the earlier production units).  Very strange.  

 

We need more impressions.

post #25 of 71

I also disagree with the 6moons review. When I turn up the volume, all I get is a louder version of what I heard prior. There is no difference in sound signature that I notice. But I'll have more to say when I get my (eventual) review finished an posted. 

post #26 of 71

I, too, found the six-moons review odd.

 

I've reviewed the DDA-100 for TAS.

 

The review should be in the next issue.

 

If only it had twice the power...

post #27 of 71
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Originally Posted by Steven Stone1 View Post

I, too, found the six-moons review odd.

 

I've reviewed the DDA-100 for TAS.

 

The review should be in the next issue.

 

If only it had twice the power...

 

Totally agree Steven. My review will be up at InnerFidelity one of these days, but it sounds like we both liked the unit more than Srajan. Oh well. 

post #28 of 71

Trying to read those 6moons reviews always leaves my head spinning. I couldn't tell which product he was talking about half the time between all the flowery prose. I seem to share some of his sentiments on the DAC-100 though (of which I'm writing my own review as well). 

post #29 of 71

I like his flowery writing... He gives a lot of similes/metaphors to describe sound, and where it lies within the audio spectrum. Much more descriptive than just saing its warm, cool...

 

But maybe its synergy at work. Perhaps Srajans components ask for certain kinds of DACs, idk. Look forward to everyones reviews.

 

I owned the Ref 9 v1, v2 & v3. Somewhere between the v2 & v3 they lost their magic and I sold them. But the v2s were addicting and great amps for the money.

M

 

FYI I think Darko emulates Srajans style a bit.


Edited by mcullinan - 11/27/12 at 6:28am
post #30 of 71
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Originally Posted by mcullinan View Post

I like his flowery writing... He gives a lot of similes/metaphors to describe sound, and where it lies within the audio spectrum. Much more descriptive than just saing its warm, cool...

 

But maybe its synergy at work. Perhaps Srajans components ask for certain kinds of DACs, idk. Look forward to everyones reviews.

 

I owned the Ref 9 v1, v2 & v3. Somewhere between the v2 & v3 they lost their magic and I sold them. But the v2s were addicting and great amps for the money.

M

 

FYI I think Darko emulates Srajans style a bit.

 

Agreed. I find both entertaining (Darko more so), even if I don't always understand what they are trying to describe, or agree with their conclusions. 

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