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post #646 of 1841

Thanks! It was a write-up I absolutely HAD to do as I was given so much equipment to work with. Unfortunately, I was time limited so I was on an extremely tight schedule, but I feel that I made good use of the time with the X-Sabre and everything else that I borrowed.

 

Again, huge thanks to Girls Generation for providing me with his LCD-3, HD800 and X-Sabre, Ribeye for providing me with the Mjolnir which Girls Generation handed me through him (a bit complicated), Peter @ DHC cables for all the excellent cables, Chris @ HPL cables for all the excellent cables, Mark @ Resonessence Labs for providing me the Concero, and project86 for all his contributions to the site and hobby/lifestyle/community. Cheers all!

post #647 of 1841

^ Amazing write up! Definitely helps me out for one. beerchug.gif

post #648 of 1841

Wow, killer write-up planx!! Your description makes me think a Concero might be closer to my ideal sound... Very interesting read!! Thanks a bunch man!!

post #649 of 1841

Thanks all, it's the least I could do with the given circumstances! I'll try to provide a review of the Concero with the Marantz via Coaxial as my cable is currently shipping.

 

Cheers all

post #650 of 1841

Still enjoying the the Concero quite a bit.  Just for giggles, I tested it plugged in to my Galaxy Note II to see if it works.  Unfortunately, the music plays way too fast, which has been reported to happen with other USB DACs.  Probably not a normal usage scenario for most people, but it would have been nice.  

post #651 of 1841

I have a DHC Coax cable on the way as we speak and this will further allow me to enjoy the Concero to another level! Time to grab some well mastered CDs and be stuck in audio nirvana!

post #652 of 1841

Finally updated my Concero to have 384 up sampling. One thing you can say is that Mark of Resonnessence cares about his customers, even after the purchase. Hes a good role model for other manufacturers! ;) Now I just have to save up for my Invicta! Or Mirius.

post #653 of 1841
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Originally Posted by mcullinan View Post

 One thing you can say is that Mark of Resonnessence cares about his customers, even after the purchase. Hes a good role model for other manufacturers! ;) Now I just have to save up for my Invicta! Or Mirius.

 

I've got to agree with you there. I've been chatting back and forth via email with Mark about the Concero HD and Mark noted, "I'll send you a email when it's ready to ship".   Can't get any better at customer service than that.  

post #654 of 1841
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Agreed. Mark and company are excellent to deal with.

 

I once asked about firmware updates for Invicta, and what happens if something goes wrong. Bricking does happen once in a while, seemingly at random in my experience. Mark explained how they have the ability to make up a file - different depending on if you use PC or Mac - and email it to the user. User connects via USB, runs the file, and flashes Invicta back to working again. That's awesome because I think anyone else would require the unit shipped back to home base for reprogramming. 

post #655 of 1841
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

Agreed. Mark and company are excellent to deal with.

 

I once asked about firmware updates for Invicta, and what happens if something goes wrong. Bricking does happen once in a while, seemingly at random in my experience. Mark explained how they have the ability to make up a file - different depending on if you use PC or Mac - and email it to the user. User connects via USB, runs the file, and flashes Invicta back to working again. That's awesome because I think anyone else would require the unit shipped back to home base for reprogramming. 

project86 are you supposed to get a new HD to trial ?  I'm really looking at the new Concero HD, Matrix x-Sabre or the Teac UD-501 DSD dac

post #656 of 1841
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project86 are you supposed to get a new HD to trial ?  I'm really looking at the new Concero HD, Matrix x-Sabre or the Teac UD-501 DSD dac

 

I probably will at some point. We talked about it briefly but didn't make specific plans yet. 

post #657 of 1841
So I used a Mac beta update for the Concero. There is some improvement in sound, subtle I'd say. It really depends on the recording. I guess 384 up sampling will smooth out the signal with standard red book. I'm not really sure of the advantages. I don't have any 384 material. It would be prohibitively large anyway!
post #658 of 1841
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Originally Posted by mcullinan View Post

So I used a Mac beta update for the Concero. There is some improvement in sound, subtle I'd say. It really depends on the recording. I guess 384 up sampling will smooth out the signal with standard red book. I'm not really sure of the advantages. I don't have any 384 material. It would be prohibitively large anyway!


Where is the Mac update downloadable from?

 

 

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post #659 of 1841

Email Mark and he will send it to you. He said he was going to post it on the main site. You also need the mono framework to get it to go... probably why its still a beta.

M

post #660 of 1841
Any1 compare to Gamma2 or DAC-it? I have a Gamma2 but I am thinking its bottlenecking my system. I have a Soloist and He5Le and it just doesn't sound very transparent, and gets congested on complex recordings.
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