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rasmushorn: I love my StageDAC. Maybe you can find one of those in the sales forums?
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No worries man, kinda figured that anyway. Hope you find one-- they sound way better than they have any right to for the money wink.gif

But thanks for the offer. If I get desperate enough - who knows I might end up buying a Daccord from the US :-)

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rasmushorn: I love my StageDAC. Maybe you can find one of those in the sales forums?

Yeah. I have been thinking the same. I used to have the StageDac together with my old Concerto. But given the better sound in the Classic I hope that the Daccord will be an upgrade just as the Classic was a nice upgrade from the Concerto. Also the USB implementation is better. So first priority will be a Daccord. But I am in no hurry at all finding one. I am guessing I will not buy anything before after the summer. 

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Actually, if you can get a decent USB-to-SPDIF converter, the StageDAC might be brilliant, as it has all the crossfeed awesomeness that was left off for the Daccord. Probably hard to go wrong either way, really.
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Yeah. I have been thinking the same. I used to have the StageDac together with my old Concerto. But given the better sound in the Classic I hope that the Daccord will be an upgrade just as the Classic was a nice upgrade from the Concerto. Also the USB implementation is better. So first priority will be a Daccord. But I am in no hurry at all finding one. I am guessing I will not buy anything before after the summer. 

In case you're still looking, there seems to be a daccord on sale in the forum

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/727541/fs-meier-corda-daccord-eu#post_10729536

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RUMAY408 will be bringing his Daccord and Classic (woo!) to the Nashville meet in September, if anybody is in the area and wants to swing by for a listen. (And if mine is still around by then, I'm considering bringing it to sell). Just FYI!

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RUMAY408 will be bringing his Daccord and Classic (woo!) to the Nashville meet in September, if anybody is in the area and wants to swing by for a listen. (And if mine is still around by then, I'm considering bringing it to sell). Just FYI!

Everytime I see the silver daccord/classic I think to myself  how great it looks. Very sleek. 

 

I was gifted a pair of desktop speakers recently which have been hooked up to the daccord RCA out. In consideration of my neighbours I use headphones most of the time, but when I do use them I get to appreciate how smooth/refined the music sounds via the daccord in comparison to when connected to the PC motherboard. 

 

I love the heavy feel of the volume wheel too. 

 

Quick question:

Would I be correct in assuming that the Daccord would be a superior to a DAC in a cd player like the marantz cd6004 (CS4398) or cd6005 (CS4398)? And connecting it to the daccord bypasses the CD player's onboard entirely?

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I'm also quite happy with the extra pair of outputs (on my Stagedac), to connect to speakers. No more messing around with playback devices settings in Windows!

 

Yeah, connecting the digital output of your cd player to the input of the Daccord should bypass the dac in the cd player. As to whether or not the dac in the Daccord is audibly better than the one in the cd player, I'm not sure. It sure is great to have the crossfeed feature though.

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Thanks for the response - I'm thinking that I may as well use the daccord as I have it right? :smile_phones:

 

+1 on the crossfeed feature 

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I think the Daccord has a decent DAC and a good implementation, using two DAC chips in dual mono mode and a nice power supply section. I think you'll have to spend quite a bit on a CD player to match that implementation... which of course does not automatically imply that the Daccord sounds better, on that you have to decide yourself.

 

Besides that it offers the possibility to switch sources easily using different inputs on the Daccord, so using your computer and your CD player as a source might be easier when using the Daccord.

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Cheers plakat. Once I get the cd player I may try and compare, but tbh I'll probably just play the music. My single set up means I will find the process of switching connections etc back and forth inconvenient, and by the time I have changed sources, I will probably have forgotten what it sounded like before.:)

 

As you and RazorJack have alluded to, the crossfeed + tonal balance and convenience of the Daccord will give it the edge in choosing it. 

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Hi, I am wondering if its possible to output audio from Nexus 7 (2013) tablet trough OTG cable to Daccord? I've been using Wimp streaming service and it would be great to be able to switch from pc to tablet for this task.

I know that its not possible using stock android 4.4, but maybe some custom kernel? Second question - are the drivers necessary? 

Cheers!

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Hi, I am wondering if its possible to output audio from Nexus 7 (2013) tablet trough OTG cable to Daccord? I've been using Wimp streaming service and it would be great to be able to switch from pc to tablet for this task.

I know that its not possible using stock android 4.4, but maybe some custom kernel? Second question - are the drivers necessary? 

Cheers!

 

I haven't tried the Nexus 7 with the Daccord, but I don't think it would work-- the Daccord requires special drivers, which means it won't work even with UAPP, I believe. You might be able to find a driverless USB-to-SPDIF device that would allow you to connect them, though. 

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Thanks, that was my guess. Do you know any inexpensive, decent usb/spdif converters that require no drivers? m2tech maybe?  

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Unfortunately, I don't know of any off the top of my head, so I did a little googling around. Looks like there are quite a few converters available, and if memory serves, usually those that are below a certain bitrate (24/96, maybe?) don't require drivers for Windows, which I'm assuming means they're more likely to work with Android. Can't vouch for it personally, but I found this one, which looks like it would be small enough to be portable, and doesn't require a separate power supply. Definitely do your research beforehand, but it might be a starting point, at least. 

 

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!

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