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post #61 of 127

Yikes! Even used, that's twice the cost of my entire headphone rig! I'm sure it sounds fabulous though. Love the way it looks.

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post #62 of 127

That may be true, but I know that 009 earwig has been planted. Won't be long now. wink.gif

 

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Yikes! Even used, that's twice the cost of my entire headphone rig! I'm sure it sounds fabulous though. Love the way it looks.

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1. Dell Vostro 1400 laptop -> USB to NuWave -> Decware CSP+ / Bryston BHA-1 -> HD800.

2. Rotel CD player -> coaxial to NuWave -> ditto

3. Mac Airbook -> USB to Cypher Labs AlgoRhythm Solo -> coaxial to NuWave -> ditto

 

We also demoed with an assortment of Stax amps and cans. 

 

#1 and #2 exhibited the issue. #3 was much improved but we lacked the time to research in further detail.

 

Even with #3, Maxvla and jerikl did not prefer the way bass and saxophone were rendered, but Yuceka bought it. 

 

As for me, since I do not own a CLAS, I'd have to pass on the NuWave since I need a direct USB connection.


Shame you're not local; I could turn you loose in my home office with Concero - BHA-1 - HD 800.  I predict you would like what you hear.

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Nick's definition of going a long way for a meet is from one side of his condo building to the other tongue.gif
post #65 of 127

Ahahaha...Oh god he's right.

 

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Nick's definition of going a long way for a meet is from one side of his condo building to the other tongue.gif
post #66 of 127
If you got it, work it! But I'll be driving down for the Austin meet so shush. smily_headphones1.gif
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Shame you're not local; I could turn you loose in my home office with Concero - BHA-1 - HD 800.  I predict you would like what you hear.

I'm sure he would, I loved it a the meet. And I'm far from a huge HD800 supporter, but it sounded great!
post #68 of 127

OK, I caved. Concero demo is on. Should have it before the weekend & Yuceka and Jerikl will also be here to give it a whirl. Maybe Maxvla too if fate favors it.

 

(FYI, out of respect for the OP and PS Audio, subsequent discussion of the Concero will be moved to http://www.head-fi.org/t/634760/resonessence-labs-concero-discussion-review-thead)


Edited by Nick Dangerous - 12/10/12 at 7:30pm
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OK, I caved. Concero demo is on. Should have it before the weekend & Yuceka and Jerikl will also be here to give it a whirl. Maybe Maxvla too if fate favors it.

(FYI, out of respect for the OP and PS Audio, subsequent discussion of the Concero will be moved to http://www.head-fi.org/t/634760/resonessence-labs-concero-discussion-review-thead)

Cool. Looking forward to reading your impressions.smily_headphones1.gif
post #70 of 127

Yep, should be fun. The Concero is shaping up to be one of the best DACs I've heard that don't cost an arm and a leg. 

post #71 of 127

anybody been able to compare this to the DLIII?

post #72 of 127

I had my Nuwave for a little more than a week and my impression are similar to the previous reviewers.  Like Nick said the USB input was probably the least ideal connection of the 3 inputs, I found coax was the best out of the 3 available inputs.

 

I don't have a lot of DAC to compare with, so using my limited DAC experience comparing to my HRT Music Steamer II+.  Some of the improvements I found after the upgrade would be clarity is a level up from the HRT MS II+, bass has more impact, soundstage also a notch up, detail is clearly superior than my HRT MS II+ .  For some odd reason PS Audio doesn't have the Nuwave driver for Windows 7, I am using the Perfectwave driver as of now perhaps a new firmware update would give this DAC some changes.  

post #73 of 127

I'm waiting for the Benchmark DAC1 USB to arrive so I can compare and wrap up my review.

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anybody been able to compare this to the DLIII?

 

doesn't seem like it, i've been waiting for comparisons as well.

 

however, from the impressions, it seems that we're better off waiting  till the time is right to get a PWD wink.gif

 

im still perfectly happy with my DLIII and it still performs quite well even against newer DACs

post #75 of 127

Hi All!

this is my first post on Head-Fi, but I've appreciated lurking for some time now.  I'm a speaker guy, but it seems that the group in this forum is more up on computer audio than in other forums.  

 

I've been listening to my Bifrost for a while now and recently got a Nuwave DAC.  I'm currently struggling with whether or not to keep the Nuwave.  I posted my impressions of both DACs in the Audiokarma modern hifi forum.  I haven't gotten much in the way of responses there, so I'm broadening my horizons.

 

Review: Schiit Bifrost vs PS Audio Nuwave DAC

 

Has anyone here been listening to a Nuwave?  I'm anxiously awaiting HiFiGuy528's review.  

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