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Hmm think this one is out of my price range unfortunately :/ The dedicated thread for it seems promising though...

I hear you man, I wouldn't of considered it ether at the RRP here in Australia, but at a fraction of the price and with research I've done I pulled the trigger

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I am thinking since gs-x is supposed to be highly transparent and neutral, the choice of dac should really depend on your headphones. I am currently considering changing from M7 to eximus dp-1. Reason being me having problem accommodating m7 in my new place (it is really massive) and I thought dp-1 may suit my new hd800 more.
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All the above DACs are great i'm sure.  The "Amazing" thing about the GS-X mk2 is it will allow you to pin point the differences in each DAC - if you want to nit pick.

 

After a few months of playing around.  I've come to this:

 

LCD-3, TH-900 = PWD mkII + GS-X mk2

H800, T1 = Master 7 + GS-X mk2

 

Why?  In short:

 

The PWD mkII IMO excels in that funky bass line.  Great Bass weight and bass slam.  Great for Jazz.

 

The Master 7 excels in the soundstage area.  Very open with great imaging.  Instrument placement is also great.  The Master 7 does not emphasize anything.  

 

Both have great detail retrieval and low level resolution.  The PWD mkII packs more of a punch but the Master 7 is more refined.

 

The JK Ciunas DAC will be here this week.  More to comparebiggrin.gif

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LCD-3 = PWD mkII + GS-X mk2

 

 

No argument there =)

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

The PWD mkII IMO excels in that funky bass line.  Great Bass weight and bass slam.  Great for Jazz.

 

The Master 7 excels in the soundstage area.  Very open with great imaging.  Instrument placement is also great.  The Master 7 does not emphasize anything.  

 

Both have great detail retrieval and low level resolution.  The PWD mkII packs more of a punch but the Master 7 is more refined.

 

The JK Ciunas DAC will be here this week.  More to comparebiggrin.gif

 

Agree with most. However the Audiophilleo + PWD2 combo excels in soundstage and imaging as well. It's a step up imho.

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Agree with most. However the Audiophilleo + PWD2 combo excels in soundstage and imaging as well. It's a step up imho.

 

Never said the sound stage on the PWD2 was bad or anything.  This is just compared to the Master 7.  

 

So if we put the Audiophilleo on both.  I'm sure I would still get the same results.  

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

Never said the sound stage on the PWD2 was bad or anything.  This is just compared to the Master 7.  

 

So if we put the Audiophilleo on both.  I'm sure I would still get the same results.  

 

I thought the Audio GD is already supposed to have a kickass USB interface. Or is it not this model?

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Originally Posted by negura View Post

 

I thought the Audio GD is already supposed to have a kickass USB interface. Or is it not this model?

 

I'm sure it does.  I don't like using "in DAC" USB converters.  That's just me..

 

I was just making a fair comparison.  


Edited by preproman - 8/5/13 at 10:12am
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Are you comparing both over SPDIF with the same external interface? Then fair enough.

I don't have the Master 7, however the PWD2 scales with Audiophilleo in exactly those areas in particular. Very good synergy.

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Are you comparing both over SPDIF with the same external interface?

 

 

Of course - apples to apples.  No other way to compare..  

 

No doubt that's a good combo.  In those areas I just think the Master 7 is better.  

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

All the above DACs are great i'm sure.  The "Amazing" thing about the GS-X mk2 is it will allow you to pin point the differences in each DAC - if you want to nit pick.

 

After a few months of playing around.  I've come to this:

 

LCD-3, TH-900 = PWD mkII + GS-X mk2

H800, T1 = Master 7 + GS-X mk2

 

Why?  In short:

 

The PWD mkII IMO excels in that funky bass line.  Great Bass weight and bass slam.  Great for Jazz.

 

The Master 7 excels in the soundstage area.  Very open with great imaging.  Instrument placement is also great.  The Master 7 does not emphasize anything.  

 

Both have great detail retrieval and low level resolution.  The PWD mkII packs more of a punch but the Master 7 is more refined.

 

The JK Ciunas DAC will be here this week.  More to comparebiggrin.gif

Meh...sell all that and get an Overdrive SE. Like-4 birds with 1 stone...

 

-Daniel

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Meh...sell all that and get an Overdrive SE. Like-4 birds with 1 stone...

 

-Daniel

 

Tell us more! 

 

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Tell us more! 

 

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Well...it's on my radar. I need to email Steve first, as I'm curious about the 60 day wait time suggested on his site. You'd think he'd have a few ready to go at that price...

 

-Daniel

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GS-X with Cantata, Femto, Yggdrasil, or M7 (If I can make it silver.)

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Meh...sell all that and get an Overdrive SE. Like-4 birds with 1 stone...

 

-Daniel

 

For just about 8K??  No thanks.  I'd rather have multiples..  

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