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post #2686 of 5220

Is there any online dealer for QB-9?

post #2687 of 5220
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Is there any online dealer for QB-9?

nope. brick & mortar only. 

post #2688 of 5220
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Originally Posted by listen4joy View Post

need serious advice to dac in range of 1000-1500$ to work best with HEADAMP GSX MK2 and hd800
all my songs are from computer

list

Matrix X-Sabre DAC

 Lavry DA11

Chord Qute DAC

Metrum Octave

Schiit Gungnir

NAD M51

Audio lab M-dac

Wyred 4 sound Dac 1

NuForce DAC-100

Musical Fidelity M1DAC

something better? 

You want something w/ balanced outs like the oppo 105 or nuforce dac-9. I believe the gs-x performs better being fed balanced. Someone corrdt me if I'm wrong going off of memory.
post #2689 of 5220

think he's already got an oppo 105d, in that case he should be set

post #2690 of 5220

I heard PSA PWD is a good pairing but I cannot confirm from experience just yet. FWIW PWD and M51 are very good DACs, I have not heard it but the PSA New Wave Dac should probably be on your list to audition. I had the Dliii and it those 2 are anything alike you should check the New Wave out of sure,

post #2691 of 5220
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You want something w/ balanced outs like the oppo 105 or nuforce dac-9. I believe the gs-x performs better being fed balanced. Someone corrdt me if I'm wrong going off of memory.

 

Balanced interconnects DAC--> AMP are a must have, IMO . . .

post #2692 of 5220

Metrum Octave II

Lavry DA11

NAD M51

Matrix X-Sabre DAC

post #2693 of 5220
I can't recommend the NAD M51 enough. It is a bargain especially in a used market.
post #2694 of 5220

Oppo BDP 105 does really well with the Mk2 balanced and also can be used as a separate dac. I love the player

post #2695 of 5220
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Oppo BDP 105 does really well with the Mk2 balanced and also can be used as a separate dac. I love the player

For an all in one solution, it is tough to beat the 105.  Having both the 105 & M51 side by side though, I strongly prefer the Nad M51 over the Oppo 105.  Basically, I just fine the Nad to be more transparent with better bass texture.  The Nad also has a more effortless & fluid presentation.


Edited by purk - 4/19/14 at 10:44pm
post #2696 of 5220

too many choices
i heard really good things about schiit gungnir that he overpower many more expensive dacs
and wyred 4 sounds also good.
really have a big dillema a lot of options need to think about the best option
nad m51 also get a lot of votes

 

oppo bdp 105 is really a good source but i dont think it can match to the others as a DAC

post #2697 of 5220

The key is that the HD800 is the headphone.  If it was an Audeze then I'd have another recommendation but with the HD800 it's the Gungnir.  The W4S DAC2 would be a poor match.

post #2698 of 5220

So you say the Gungnir is the best from the list although that is the cheapest? 

post #2699 of 5220

I'd vote for the Metrum Octave or the NAD M51 in that price range according to what I've heard for the HD800.

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Originally Posted by listen4joy View Post
 

So you say the Gungnir is the best from the list although that is the cheapest? 

 

For the HD800, yes.

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