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post #31 of 529

Hey Jan, really interesting product you have here. Have you compared the sound to any other DAC's from other brands? I know you say it's biased into Class A resulting in a rounder sound, but, as far as existing products can you say that it compares to anything you've heard or was there a particular sound that you were striving for with this machine?

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post #32 of 529

I would be interested to hear how it compares to the Stagedac.

post #33 of 529
Thread Starter 
Afaik Jan's policy is to not comment on other brands, similar to the guys behind schiit. Comparing dacs is what we're here to do ;-)

Given how well - imo - the stagedac performs against bifrost and (stock) eastern electric's first dac, I hope for quite a lot from daccord. Unfortunately, my daughter's impending wedding expenses means I'll have to be a spectator for the next few months!
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Afaik Jan's policy is to not comment on other brands, similar to the guys behind schiit. Comparing dacs is what we're here to do ;-)
Given how well - imo - the stagedac performs against bifrost and (stock) eastern electric's first dac, I hope for quite a lot from daccord. Unfortunately, my daughter's impending wedding expenses means I'll have to be a spectator for the next few months!

Understood, I just always wonder what the designers concept or goals were. I know Jan is a very polite and a standup guy so he wouldn't want to appear as putting down another company. 

 

This seems like a high value price/performance DAC and I think I'm going to give it a shot.

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…my daughter's impending wedding expenses means I'll have to be a spectator for the next few months!

Congratulations!!

post #36 of 529
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Thanks Avi. He's a good man she is marrying.

I look forward to Daccord impressions soon...
Edited by AiDee - 1/5/13 at 6:06pm
post #37 of 529

This is my longer-term goal from Meier Audio. (I am a bit stretched now) The Daccord becomes especially attractive if I also get some good powered speakers to use with the Alps pot and variable output.

 

You know that Jan is going to squeeze every bit of performance from the dual Wolfson 8741s. Add in the crossfeed, this is a compelling headphone/preamp DAC combo.


Edited by cooperpwc - 1/6/13 at 3:07am
post #38 of 529

Ordered. Black.

 

To replace my existing StageDAC in living room system.

 

Can't wait. Love Jan's work in the StageDAC - the variable output is great for me.

No preamp now. Makes a huge difference in my speaker system where there are no impedance probs.

 

R
 

post #39 of 529

While I have only had musical joy from the products I have purchased from Dr. Meier, I am a bit stretched now, and as I listed more at work than at home for the time being, may want to invest in a pair of HE-500s before I go for another DAC.

 

Off-topic, the Corda Jazz should have no problem running the HE-500s, right? It's the HE-6 that requires the portable fusion bottle?

post #40 of 529
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This seems like a high value price/performance DAC and I think I'm going to give it a shot.

 

I am a very happy StageDac owner so if I were in the market for a DAC now I would definitely get the Daccord.

post #41 of 529

Hi Jan,

 

Glad to see the new DAC model! I own a StageDAC and I was wondering if the new one has asynchronous USB implementation versus the adaptive (?) one in the old model? Could you clarify?

 

Thanks,

Mihnea

post #42 of 529

What hase the better sound with the Daccord. The Coxial or optical input? I think that must be the same. 

post #43 of 529

So I see 4 switches on the front of the DAC, but no indication of what they all do.  One seems to be for power, and one for the cross-feed level.  What are the other two?
 

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So I see 4 switches on the front of the DAC, but no indication of what they all do.  One seems to be for power, and one for the cross-feed level.  What are the other two?
 

 

I think one is an input selector and the other switches on two levels of bass lift.

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I think one is an input selector and the other switches on two levels of bass lift.

 

So by Bass Lift, that means it decreases the amount of bass, due to the crossfeed having a side-effect of increasing it?  If so that is interesting, in comparing to the Headroom amp/dacs with crossfeed; which I think are just the opposite, in that they have a switch that decreases the treble due the their crossfeed's side-effect of increasing the higher frequencies?

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