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post #211 of 610
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Nice! Once you get some time on it, please do me a favor and listen for more depth and layers to the sound stage. So far two others have corroborated this for me, so I'll be interested to see if you also concur. To me, that's one of the most amazing features of this excellent product. I've had tube gear that gave my speakers more depth to the sound, but I honestly didn't think it was possible for a headphone rig to do this. I see you have those very nice Sennheiser 650s...I've only heard the HD800s and I have a pair of Amperiors on the way, but I've heard that the 650s will definitely scale up...so I'm really interested to hear your feedback. I think Jan's favorite two brands of phones are BeyerD and Sennheiser, so I think you may end up falling in love with this Dac as much as the rest of us have. 

 

Also, fire up some Jack Johnson if you can...honestly, you'll think the guy is right there in your listening room playing a private concert. 

 



Yay, I finally received the Daccord.

It took just a little over 3 weeks after the order was placed.

 

Too bad I am at the office, and cannot listen to it right away.

I am beginning to feel a little sick and probably should go home early today.very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Focker, I will take your suggestions and keep them in mind.

Although I am not sure how much weight my opinions would carry for a couple of reasons;

1. This is my first decent DAC, I currently use a Udac. Heck, its my first headfi purchase over $500.

2. My amp-Matrix M-stage.  Up until now, I have been enjoying my headphone listening through my

current setup with the M-stage, and always considered my DAC as the bottleneck.

Now that I have a pretty good DAC, I'm thinking the M-stage would be the bottleneck.

 

Although I would love to join the company of many posters here who have the Daccord, Classic/Concerto and T1,

I've made a few  purchases recently, and am trying to impose some self control.

I have recently purchased Grado 225, bottlehead crack kit(on its way), and of course the Daccord).

I've been lurking through the forums for the last several weeks looking for possible upgrades for

headphones and amps.  Thanks to you folks, I'm leaning heavily towards the Classic & T1 among

other options (HE500, LCD2).  I'm gonna try to make it to my first meet here in LA this weekend

to try to listen to some of them.

post #212 of 610
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Yay, I finally received the Daccord.

It took just a little over 3 weeks after the order was placed.

 

Too bad I am at the office, and cannot listen to it right away.

I am beginning to feel a little sick and probably should go home early today.very_evil_smiley.gif

 

Focker, I will take your suggestions and keep them in mind.

Although I am not sure how much weight my opinions would carry for a couple of reasons;

1. This is my first decent DAC, I currently use a Udac. Heck, its my first headfi purchase over $500.

2. My amp-Matrix M-stage.  Up until now, I have been enjoying my headphone listening through my

current setup with the M-stage, and always considered my DAC as the bottleneck.

Now that I have a pretty good DAC, I'm thinking the M-stage would be the bottleneck.

 

Although I would love to join the company of many posters here who have the Daccord, Classic/Concerto and T1,

I've made a few  purchases recently, and am trying to impose some self control.

I have recently purchased Grado 225, bottlehead crack kit(on its way), and of course the Daccord).

I've been lurking through the forums for the last several weeks looking for possible upgrades for

headphones and amps.  Thanks to you folks, I'm leaning heavily towards the Classic & T1 among

other options (HE500, LCD2).  I'm gonna try to make it to my first meet here in LA this weekend

to try to listen to some of them.

You won't regret that purchase.  Great quality for the price.  

If you decide to go T1 I would look at an open box for one on Ebay.  Bought mine at a decent (great) price.  If you decide to go that route PM me.

post #213 of 610
Arrrgghh... I have checked my mailbox 4 or 5 times today in case a pickup slip was left there, and I've checked my doorstep literally dozens of times... Patience is not a virtue I possess in any meaningful quantity when it comes to audio goodies, it seems.

Howie, looking forward to your further impressions as you get more time with the Daccord!! Congrats man!!!
post #214 of 610
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Arrrgghh... I have checked my mailbox 4 or 5 times today in case a pickup slip was left there, and I've checked my doorstep literally dozens of times... Patience is not a virtue I possess in any meaningful quantity when it comes to audio goodies, it seems.

Howie, looking forward to your further impressions as you get more time with the Daccord!! Congrats man!!!

When did you order yours?

post #215 of 610
June 28th. Dr. Meier was kind enough to send me a tracking number, but he also warned me that they don't provide much usable information for international orders-- and boy, was he ever right. Their tracking system essentially washed its hands of my order on July 2nd, when the package left Germany. I was hoping to have it sometime this week, but given Howie's experience, I'm guessing it may be next week. Grrrr...

Well, I got a new pair of IEMs within the last week, so it's not like I don't have anything to play with. I just want it now!! tongue.gif

Instant gratification culture?? WHAT instant gratification culture??? wink.gif
post #216 of 610
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

June 28th. Dr. Meier was kind enough to send me a tracking number, but he also warned me that they don't provide much usable information for international orders-- and boy, was he ever right. Their tracking system essentially washed its hands of my order on July 2nd, when the package left Germany. I was hoping to have it sometime this week, but given Howie's experience, I'm guessing it may be next week. Grrrr...

Well, I got a new pair of IEMs within the last week, so it's not like I don't have anything to play with. I just want it now!! tongue.gif

Instant gratification culture?? WHAT instant gratification culture??? wink.gif

Man I feel Your pain.  It took about 8 business days to get mine, around 14 days total.  You had the 7/4th weekend thrown in to slow yours down.  I didn't get any warning till the PO showed up at the door when I wasn't there.  So had to wait till they were open two days later.  Hang in there, what kind of IEM?

post #217 of 610

I'm happy to see this beautiful equipment getting some attention. I'm still happy as a clam with my Daccord/Classic.

post #218 of 610
Thanks man. First world problems though, right? tongue.gif

I finally got a pair of Aurisonics ASG-2 in-ears. I had never heard of the company before going to a meet in Atlanta, and I thought the ASG-2 was one of the most impressive things I heard while I was there. I also listened to the JH13FP and thought it was really good, and probably just a smidge better (bit more balanced) than the ASG-2, but only barely, and at half the cost I thought the G-2 the better bargain by far. I've been listening to it nonstop for the last few days, and it's every bit as impressive as I had hoped (meet conditions make me wary of what something would sound like when it gets home). I plan on doing some critical listening with my other IEMs and then probably selling them off, as this pretty much does everything they do, but significantly better.

Ironically, the presence of the G-2 has actually increased my anticipation of the Daccord, because I've discovered that although I love my DAC (Yulong D100), it just does not pair well with the G-2 for some reason. Also, the output level on the D100 has always been really high, so I'm looking forward to something where I get a bit more play on the volume control for my various devices. (To put it into perspective: my Wyred4Sound STP-SE preamp has 80 steps on the volume control, and I currently listen to almost everything at 7, and sometimes as low as 5).

I'm hoping that within a few months I can free up a bit more dosh and snag a Classic too-- any idea how well it does with IEMs?
post #219 of 610
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Thanks man. First world problems though, right? tongue.gif

I finally got a pair of Aurisonics ASG-2 in-ears. I had never heard of the company before going to a meet in Atlanta, and I thought the ASG-2 was one of the most impressive things I heard while I was there. I also listened to the JH13FP and thought it was really good, and probably just a smidge better (bit more balanced) than the ASG-2, but only barely, and at half the cost I thought the G-2 the better bargain by far. I've been listening to it nonstop for the last few days, and it's every bit as impressive as I had hoped (meet conditions make me wary of what something would sound like when it gets home). I plan on doing some critical listening with my other IEMs and then probably selling them off, as this pretty much does everything they do, but significantly better.

Ironically, the presence of the G-2 has actually increased my anticipation of the Daccord, because I've discovered that although I love my DAC (Yulong D100), it just does not pair well with the G-2 for some reason. Also, the output level on the D100 has always been really high, so I'm looking forward to something where I get a bit more play on the volume control for my various devices. (To put it into perspective: my Wyred4Sound STP-SE preamp has 80 steps on the volume control, and I currently listen to almost everything at 7, and sometimes as low as 5).

I'm hoping that within a few months I can free up a bit more dosh and snag a Classic too-- any idea how well it does with IEMs?

I've been slowly working my way thru my over the ear headphones, but since you brought it up I'll try the UM3X next.biggrin.gif

post #220 of 610
Awesome!! Take care not to blow your eardrums out your eyeholes with that thing biggrin.gif
post #221 of 610
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Awesome!! Take care not to blow your eardrums out your eyeholes with that thing biggrin.gif

Dude those IEM's will be off my ears and every single volume control at 0 when I begin to try those out.

post #222 of 610
I don't doubt it. I still do that even with every amp I have, even portable ones. Can't be too careful wink.gif.

I was actually thinking somebody might jump in and tell me the Classic was too powerful for IEMs-- I would be very happy to learn that it isn't. I went to the Meier site to take a look at the power ratings, but it appears the site is down at the moment.

EDIT: Just looked up the site on web.archive.org, maximum output is 500mA. That would most certainly be much louder than one would ever need, but it's not like plugging it into a Lyr or something. At least I hope not.
Edited by Theogenes - 7/17/13 at 8:23pm
post #223 of 610
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I don't doubt it. I still do that even with every amp I have, even portable ones. Can't be too careful wink.gif.

I was actually thinking somebody might jump in and tell me the Classic was too powerful for IEMs-- I would be very happy to learn that it isn't. I went to the Meier site to take a look at the power ratings, but it appears the site is down at the moment.

I'll ramp it up extremely slowly with IEM's off the ears.  I've only bullet shot my ears twice to learn the hard way, never put IEM's on 1st, even with a light weight portable amp. Never put IEM's on before amp or DAC is engaged, never!

post #224 of 610
No joke. I've actually had more problems with sudden jumps in volume from cellphones, as they can act pretty erratically at times. I've had to jerk my earbuds or IEMs out a few times, and I may or may not have chucked a few phones as well wink.gif

Couldn't agree more, man.
post #225 of 610
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

June 28th. Dr. Meier was kind enough to send me a tracking number, but he also warned me that they don't provide much usable information for international orders-- and boy, was he ever right. Their tracking system essentially washed its hands of my order on July 2nd, when the package left Germany. I was hoping to have it sometime this week, but given Howie's experience, I'm guessing it may be next week. Grrrr...

Well, I got a new pair of IEMs within the last week, so it's not like I don't have anything to play with. I just want it now!! tongue.gif

Instant gratification culture?? WHAT instant gratification culture??? wink.gif

Theogenes, 

 

I obviously would've loved to have received the Daccord sooner.  But I think the fact that I ordered it on a Saturday(6/22) and the 4th of July holiday probably added to the shipping time a bit. According to the USPS tracking information, I think my package even took

a several day tour of the USPS sorting facility.  Tracking info indicated it arrived at the same facility twice, and was sorted at the facility twice.

Regarding the tracking system, there definitely was a gap of tracking information after the item left Germany, but I able to track it once it entered the US.

After receiving the tracking information from Jan, I noticed that the German DHL site provided a "UPU code/match code. The code is different than the tracking number that is provided by Jan. On a hunch, I entered that code on the USPS website and the tracking information was available.

As soon as the package arrived on US soil, I was able obtain tracking information.

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