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Originally Posted by eron View Post

CEntrance should probably have a nice flow chart for M8 selection. Jude's video was nice and thoughtful, but took so long to get there. Much better if he concentrated more on the other stuff like development and SQ.

+1 absolutely agree with that

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I have not emailed Stacie about my pre-ordered M8 (first group) because I figured she's inundated with "Where's mine" emails. I wonder if I missed a post somewhere about the status of the 24/96 bug fix? Seems that's the hold-up on my M8 with iDevice compatibility.

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Originally Posted by bluemonkeyflyer View Post

I have not emailed Stacie about my pre-ordered M8 (first group) because I figured she's inundated with "Where's mine" emails. I wonder if I missed a post somewhere about the status of the 24/96 bug fix? Seems that's the hold-up on my M8 with iDevice compatibility.

Same here, and I'm also wondering about the 24/96 fix, or rather the ability to upgrade M8s to 24/96 without mailing it to the factory, which is supposed to be the real problem. Michael had a blog entry two weeks ago that said they're very close to fixing it (http://centrance.com/products/new/blog/2013/08/12/update-on-2496/), but nothing since.

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I believe people who emailed Stacie and said "we want our M8 and will ship it back for the 24/96 update/correction" are the one's who received first batch units.  If you didn't, you might be in a holding pattern... 

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I just received an email from Stacie. She said they are working through shipping the second pre-order group now, first paid, first shipping. It will take them a little while to get through it.

They will be posting a shipping schedule on the blog in the next few days, so you know where you are in the queue.

She also said they have capability for in-home 24/96 upgrade so that shouldn't affect the shipping schedule. I think this means units will be able to update at home, not that the update is ready.
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My HiFi-M8 has landed!!

 

VERY early impressions:

 

Techy jargon and ALL aside - this thing F____IN ROCKS.

 

I'm listening to Alix Perez Chroma Chords album through my Mad Dogs (balanced out from the HiFi-M8,

running as USB DAC/headphone amplifier - and wow the dynamic slam is infectious!!!!

 

It's open, airy, with a clarity in the midrange that I've come to expect from CEntrance!!

 

now onto the Impressions thread!

 

DAMN,

this is awesome.  This means SO much to me, as CEntrance was the last company I worked for before

I went out on my own, and they're such a great team of good-hearted, dedicated people.

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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

My HiFi-M8 has landed!!

 

VERY early impressions:

 

Techy jargon and ALL aside - this thing F____IN ROCKS.

 

I'm listening to Alix Perez Chroma Chords album through my Mad Dogs (balanced out from the HiFi-M8,

running as USB DAC/headphone amplifier - and wow the dynamic slam is infectious!!!!

 

It's open, airy, with a clarity in the midrange that I've come to expect from CEntrance!!

 

now onto the Impressions thread!

 

DAMN,

this is awesome.  This means SO much to me, as CEntrance was the last company I worked for before

I went out on my own, and they're such a great team of good-hearted, dedicated people.

Thanks for the quick impressions, Mike.  Can you do a comparison to the HRT MicroStreamer that you are also fond of?  I have the MicroStreamer, but my M8 won't be to me for another month or so.

post #3128 of 4632
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Thanks for the quick impressions, Mike.  Can you do a comparison to the HRT MicroStreamer that you are also fond of?  I have the MicroStreamer, but my M8 won't be to me for another month or so.

Sure! I'm happy to.

 

I can tell you already:

The HiFi-M8 KILLS it dynamically.  This isn't a negative reflection on HRT: I still love the microStreamer.

It's just five steps forward (and no steps BACK).

 

I think the HiFi-M8 is a new class of product when it comes to portable DAC/Amps, especially multipurpose

DAC/Amp combos.  It's sheer power, the gestalt of the music, is blowing me away.  I'm playing the same track

we used at the Headmasters Meet to check out the Audeze closed-back prototype:

 

Carabou's remix of Radiohead's "Little By Little" and the bottom end is just rippling, and there's nothing sluggish

about it.  Things move, they disappear, and everything has room to breath sonically.

 

It's like the HRT microStreamer on nitrous!  But it's even more dynamic than that.  I'll do a side-by-side NO PROBLEM.

 

But having just used the microStreamer at my buddies house (he was working so I busted out my MacBook and cans

and listened while I waited) I can tell you this:

 

The HiFi-M8 has now become THE component I will bring with me everywhere.  It's just progression, and I am so proud

of Michael and his team.  They put everything into this, and I hope it gets all the proper recognition it deserves.

 

BRAVO

Tip of the cap

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CEntrance has redefined whats possible in a portable DAC/headphone amplifier.

I'm BLOWN AWAY

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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

CEntrance has redefined whats possible in a portable DAC/headphone amplifier.

I'm BLOWN AWAY

Man! Turn it down a little, will ya. You make me wanna sell my kidney biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

CEntrance has redefined whats possible in a portable DAC/headphone amplifier.
I'm BLOWN AWAY
Have you had the chance to try it out with your LCD-3?
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I am a fan of how the DACport sound so I think they make great sounding gear. But I'm on the fence on how the HiFi M8 look. I guess I have to see it in person and play with it to feel the love.
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post #3133 of 4632
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

My HiFi-M8 has landed!!

VERY early impressions:

Techy jargon and ALL aside - this thing F____IN ROCKS.

I'm listening to Alix Perez Chroma Chords album through my Mad Dogs (balanced out from the HiFi-M8,
running as USB DAC/headphone amplifier - and wow the dynamic slam is infectious!!!!

It's open, airy, with a clarity in the midrange that I've come to expect from CEntrance!!

now onto the Impressions thread!

DAMN,
this is awesome.  This means SO much to me, as CEntrance was the last company I worked for before
I went out on my own, and they're such a great team of good-hearted, dedicated people.

Sounds like an awesome product. Glad to hear that the mad dogs sound good through the HiFi M8. Definitely going to make the purchase now. Love my mad dogs and am looking forward to my new toy to drive them with. I will be using it mainly via usb for lossless tracks. I was just wondering if the idevice version will work with a rockboxed ipod or will it only work with the ios? Do you or anyone on this thread know the answer to this?

Thanks in advance for any replies/answers:)
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Originally Posted by oll180 View Post


Sounds like an awesome product. Glad to hear that the mad dogs sound good through the HiFi M8. Definitely going to make the purchase now. Love my mad dogs and am looking forward to my new toy to drive them with. I will be using it mainly via usb for lossless tracks. I was just wondering if the idevice version will work with a rockboxed ipod or will it only work with the ios? Do you or anyone on this thread know the answer to this?

Thanks in advance for any replies/answers:)

I'll ping your question to Michael Goodman and report back!

 

Yeah I've been glued to this thing all day w/ my Mad Dogs - even in my doctors office (as I just posted in the impressions thread):

 

CEntrance has raised the bar, and as far as I'm concerned: This is a new class of product in the portable DAC/Hphone Amp category!

I've been listening to my main rig (E.A.R, etc..) for 3 weeks solid, as we've been working on our new house and trying to unpack...

 

Listening to the HiFi-M8 all day is pumping me up. It's exciting to listen to.

I'm crate-digging as the results of its SWEET harmonics.

 

You won't regret it!!!!

post #3135 of 4632
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Originally Posted by mikemercer View Post

I'll ping your question to Michael Goodman and report back!

 

Yeah I've been glued to this thing all day w/ my Mad Dogs - even in my doctors office (as I just posted in the impressions thread):

 

CEntrance has raised the bar, and as far as I'm concerned: This is a new class of product in the portable DAC/Hphone Amp category!

I've been listening to my main rig (E.A.R, etc..) for 3 weeks solid, as we've been working on our new house and trying to unpack...

 

Listening to the HiFi-M8 all day is pumping me up. It's exciting to listen to.

I'm crate-digging as the results of its SWEET harmonics.

 

You won't regret it!!!!

Nice Im going to place my order today. Dont think the Australian supplier has them in yet though. It was a toss up between thie HiFi M8 or the Ray Samuels Intruder. You don't happen to have used the mad dogs with both?

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