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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by CanadianNoob View Post

Thanks! I really appreciate it the quick answer!

 

I have a couple of other questions if you don't mind:

  1. Does the length of the USB cable make a big difference?  I have a set up where I would like to run a cable that is about 4m in length.
  2. I listen to mostly lossless CD rips.  The application I am looking for is to run from my laptop with will be on my desk over to my amplifier that sits in a cabinet a few meters away.  Am I likely to notice much of a sound quality difference between the E10 and an ODAC?
  3. Are there any budget friendly (sub $200) but relatively good quality (I know - quality is very subjective) DACs that take an optical input?  Depending on the answer to question 1, if I go optical I could stream digital signal using airplay to my airport express and then go optical to a DAC then into my amp.

1. No. Only till it gets to be like.. 100 feet.

2. Yes. 

3. Not sure.. 

post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 

I have not used ODAC myself but from my experience investing in amp rather than a DAC is more

recommended. Audioengine D1 is a good DAC/amp with optical in you can try out but not sure if it

has a line-out or not. As far as the length of the cable is concerned it won't make much of a difference,

having said that I would also like to mention long wires may create pressure at both jack ends and may

cause a loose connection.  

post #18 of 19

Sorry for bringing up an old thread.

 

How was the combination of E10 + Asgard + Hd650?

Or Modi + Asgard + Hd650?

post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by itayze View Post

How was the combinationof Modi + Asgard + Hd650?

Fantastic. Imo, the modi/asgard combo is at the peak of price/performance. Great value for your money. Yes you can squeeze more out of the 650s, but it will cost you.


Edited by steelle - 8/31/13 at 9:43am
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