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Also "NO, YOU DO NOT GET A FREE DONUT". So much for my donut-fi question

 

You did know National Donut Day was July 7, right?

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Speaking of Stax I might Just might get the base model stax.........tongue.gif Nevermind.


Edited by veyrongatti - 6/16/13 at 2:54pm
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Originally Posted by elnero View Post  Looks kind of like the Wyred4Sound DAC's.

 

Yeah, I'm sure the case was inspired by the W4S design, though I think it might actually be a little smaller.

 

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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post  woah I thought this was Silent One for a while, until elnero quoted this post and saw that this is not SO.

 

Because of my choice of avatar?

 

EDIT: Better?

 

LL


Edited by tomscy2000 - 6/16/13 at 5:33am
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inb4 I mistake you for someone from the Anime Thread. :P
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Valab-ES9018-Sabre-Asynchronous-32bit-192K-USB-DAC-with-XLR-Balanced-Output-/251286574665

ES9018, discrete balanced output, and 32/384 USB support, for $450... hmmm. The measurements don't look half horrible either.

I know this thing is from China (it's called the DAC-X10), but the eBay seller Valab is based in Taiwan, though I can't seem to locate their physical address at all. I wouldn't want to pay $50 EMS for nothing if I decide to get it.

They (and even the eBay post lol) say the ES9018 is a pain to implement well. But for what it's worth, that looks nice. I like the clean layout. I know I've seen that before in the source forums. Maybe someone got it...? Do a reverse google image search and limit it to head-fi maybe...?

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EDIT: Better?


Mmmhmmm
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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post  inb4 I mistake you for someone from the Anime Thread. :P
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post  Mmmhmmm

 

Changed it to something more distinctive...

 

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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post  They (and even the eBay post lol) say the ES9018 is a pain to implement well. But for what it's worth, that looks nice. I like the clean layout. I know I've seen that before in the source forums. Maybe someone got it...? Do a reverse google image search and limit it to head-fi maybe...?

 

I think you're thinking of the W4S stuff like the rest of us. It really does look like their DAC.

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Changed it to something more distinctive...

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I had to give love where it was due, even if fleeting.

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I think you're thinking of the W4S stuff like the rest of us. It really does look like their DAC.

No no, I distinctly remember because it looked like the W4S dac and that was part of the talk. Talk was all there was most likely but I can't shake the feeling that someone either had gotten one or strongly considered it.
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not SO

woah I thought this was Silent One for a while, until elnero quoted this post and saw that this is not SO.

ksc75smile.gif I really enjoy tomscy2000's display pix... 

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You did know National Donut Day was July 7, right?

 

I do tongue_smile.gif now! I'd like to reserve a Cinnamon Roll with Pecan bits & Maple Icing, please.

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"Happy Father's Day!"

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I do tongue_smile.gif
 now! I'd like to reserve a Cinnamon Roll with Pecan bits & Maple Icing, please.
no food! she is watching!
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:thumb: Relevance! I just learned there's a dedicated DAC Day for Donuts... just imagine! biggrin.gif

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Since I decided to stop buying headphones, I've put that budget towards something else.

 

I got tired of looking at the blank wall in my bedroom, so I'm starting to buy album posters. As I get more money, I'll expand that collection until there's no more space on the wall:

 

 

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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post  No no, I distinctly remember because it looked like the W4S dac and that was part of the talk. Talk was all there was most likely but I can't shake the feeling that someone either had gotten one or strongly considered it.

 

Hmm, dunno then. I'm also looking at the Emotiva XDA-2. Aside from the great price and good connectivity, I really like that it's got a stepped attenuator and defeatable ASRC. The impressions on the forums are not very revealing. Anyone else have any revelations?

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One   ksc75smile.gif I really enjoy tomscy2000's display pix... 

 

I have more goodies --- but maybe I should reveal them slowly? wink.gif

 


 

I've realized that I've gotten into the wrong type of hi-fi for my geographic region. Taiwan is like a secret mecca of super-awesome speakers. Usher Audio is here, and an innumerable number of other smaller but notable manufacturers. Just now, I noticed the Lawrence Audio Violin, and was totally enamored with its design. I looked up some info, and low and behold, it's a husband/wife operation here in Taipei (thought it was from HK at first blush). Whenever I walk through "hi-fi" alley, gorgeous Avantgarde speakers line the windows, but I don't pause to listen, but instead shove amorphous pieces of acrylic even deeper into my ears. There must be something wrong with me.

 

Mr. Violin should check this out?

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Since I decided to stop buying headphones, I've put that budget towards something else.

I got tired of looking at the blank wall in my bedroom, so I'm starting to buy album posters. As I get more money, I'll expand that collection until there's no more space on the wall:




Ha, seems like you've got a ways to go with all that blank space :P

Been playing thru The Last of Us so I haven't been around these parts all that much. Started off very slow, but man is it building to some kind of fever pitch
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