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post #1171 of 1177

Lately I've been thinking about picking up a Svetlana 2 for my w3000anv:atsmile:, but I wasn't sure what dac would mix well with the svetlana.  Anybody have any ideas?  

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So far I only had 2 DACs along side my Svetlana2 + W3000 combo - Matrix X-Sabre and Yulong DA8. If I had a chance to pick X-Sabre again, I wouldn't hesitate to ditch my DA8 any time of the day. But since both needed to be imported and I didn't want to go through all the troubles again, I am fine with DA8 for now. In couple of months I will be buying Auralic Vega anyway. In short - X-Sabre reveals more details, has slightly more air and space. It's not like DA8 is bad, not at all - I just prefer X-Sabre all the way with Svetlana2 and W3000 :)

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recently i've tested the Beresford Caïman MkII with my w3000. I was impressed by the dynamic of this cheap combo dac/amp. Sound was very very pleasant and close to my stack violectric. But mids and treble were veiled in comparison with my violectric amp. What a pitty ! For the price, this Beresford do a very great job.

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Originally Posted by filuS View Post
 

So far I only had 2 DACs along side my Svetlana2 + W3000 combo - Matrix X-Sabre and Yulong DA8. If I had a chance to pick X-Sabre again, I wouldn't hesitate to ditch my DA8 any time of the day. But since both needed to be imported and I didn't want to go through all the troubles again, I am fine with DA8 for now. In couple of months I will be buying Auralic Vega anyway. In short - X-Sabre reveals more details, has slightly more air and space. It's not like DA8 is bad, not at all - I just prefer X-Sabre all the way with Svetlana2 and W3000 :)

Thanks for your impressions!

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Originally Posted by scott5526 View Post
 

Lately I've been thinking about picking up a Svetlana 2 for my w3000anv:atsmile:, but I wasn't sure what dac would mix well with the svetlana.  Anybody have any ideas?  


While I had them, the DAC that played better was the Aune T1 with good tubes.  I also tried Fiio X3, Geek Pulse, Peachtree Nova.

post #1176 of 1177
Posted a review wall of text about these headphones. Haven't been wow'd that much since the SR-009.

http://www.head-fi.org/products/audio-technica-ath-w3000anv/reviews/12583
post #1177 of 1177
nice review. we hear this can similarly.
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