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post #646 of 1825
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Originally Posted by FredrikT92 View Post

Oh its that simple smily_headphones1.gif

sure is.....at present I have a Metrum Octave mk2 connected using one of the RCA inputs....works just fine

post #647 of 1825
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Originally Posted by citraian View Post

Summary: Headfonia mentions one more time that Conductor has a crappy DAC :)

I don't really think so. Burson Conductor with a good usb interface is excellent as DAC in my opinion :D . At least they are consistent about this as in the first review about Conductor, if I remember well, they said the Conductor's DAC is not that good or not spectacular on which part I disagree. 


Edited by dan.gheorghe - 7/30/13 at 8:43am
post #648 of 1825
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Originally Posted by dan.gheorghe View Post

I don't really think so. Burson Conductor with a good usb interface is excellent as DAC in my opinion :D . At least they are consistent about this as in the first review about Conductor, if I remember well, they said the Conductor's DAC is not that good or not spectacular on which part I disagree. 


Mike (the reviewer) is somewhat inconsistent, he talks in length how both of them are good, just different flavor with Conductor DAC more in your face, with accentuated details and better PRaT, and then bam - V800 has technically better DAC confused.gif

But this is headfonia, I never really trusted reviews from this site much, just another point of reference, that's it.


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 7/30/13 at 9:03am
post #649 of 1825

Yeah, I don't trust that reviewer/site at all. Others (and maybe even him) have said the Conductor DAC/Amp combo is the best they've heard, even though the DAC by itself may not be as good as other stand alone DACs. 


Edited by phototristan - 7/30/13 at 9:32am
post #650 of 1825
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

Yeah, I don't trust that reviewer/site at all. Others (and maybe even him) have said the Conductor DAC/Amp combo is the best they've heard, even though the DAC by itself may not be as good as other stand alone DACs. 

 

That's called synergy. This happened with my SA-31 + Metrum Quad which I prefer to the NFB-27 standalone for the Hifiman cans.

 

That's a matter of tonality more than technicalities, and in the end, I favour the former.

post #651 of 1825
6moons said that Conductor has a terrific DAC so that's why it's always better to consult multiple sources smily_headphones1.gif
post #652 of 1825

Several reviewers at 6moons to be more accurate.

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post #654 of 1825

Looks to measure quite well. 

post #655 of 1825

And it sounds fantastic, which is even more important (As good as measurements are). I am reluctantly selling mine, but I have upgraded.

 

Regarding the DAC part, I actually think it's as strong as the Soloist is in the amplifier world.


Edited by negura - 8/1/13 at 12:14pm
post #656 of 1825
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Originally Posted by negura View Post

 

Regarding the DAC part, I actually think it's as strong as the Soloist is in the amplifier world.

 

I think if they ever fix the USB problem (or maybe an upgrade) it will be close to perfect. 

post #657 of 1825
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Originally Posted by formula1 View Post

 

I think if they ever fix the USB problem (or maybe an upgrade) it will be close to perfect. 


Wasn't there a new driver that supposed to address the problem?


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 8/3/13 at 9:28am
post #658 of 1825
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


Wasn't there a new driver that supposed to address the problem?

 

And it does, but an upgrade is not a bad idea wink.gif

 

That way, we don't have to use an external usb interface. 


Edited by formula1 - 8/3/13 at 12:14pm
post #659 of 1825
The updated drivers didn't fix anything for me.
post #660 of 1825

I dont have any driver/USB issues on my conductor.

Using the latest driver

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