Originally Posted by preproman
Let me count the ways...
First you seem to think I haven't heard the MKII which I have, as is plainly seen in my post.
Second, you are parroting the 'if it costs more it must be better' argument I disagree with completely.
Third, the Perfectwave has been around for a long time and is made by a high profile DAC maker. The X-Sabre has been out for 3 months in very low quantity and is from a traditionally value brand, not something most journalists are looking at to find exceptional performance. I offered to send my DAC to a publication since the reviewer was interested in the DAC, because there were only a handful of them in the US at the time, but he had to refuse stating products can't be from individuals, only companies, due to their policies. Project86 is working on a review of the DAC for Innerfidelity or wherever it will be showcased on the Stereophile brand sites.
Fourth I mention I think I've found my endgame setup (within a budget, short of HE-90/BHSE) and you backhand complement me with congratulations saddled with bugeyed smiley faces that comes across as patronizing.
And the worst part is when you tell me I haven't found the right DAC in the first sentence.
I am confident I know what I like better than you know what I like. If you don't agree, find a better way to state it. I didn't agree that the PWDII was that great of a DAC but all I said was to investigate and make sure that is what he wanted before blindly buying. If he gets the DAC and loves it, that is great.
Oh and the whole meet impressions thing I also don't agree with. There is some truth to it, but you have to get down to extremely minor details between two pieces of gear before that will matter. For those situations there are mini-meets.Edited by Maxvla - 6/18/13 at 5:07pm