Originally Posted by whereas
Look forward to hearing your impressions. By the way, how do you like your Yulong gear in general? How does the U100 and D100 MKII compare to the D18 / A18?
I find the A18/D18 combo more “musical’ than the A100/D100 MK II. The A18 has more jam for driving my LCD 2’s as well. Don’t get me wrong, A100/D100 are wonderful units. I used them primarily as my portable set up that I would take out in the field with me (I work away from home on 18 to 20 day stretches). The A100/D100 combo comes across a little “drier” and not as warm. The A100/D100 are more neutral sounding but less forgiving of poor recordings than the A18/D18.
I have pre ordered the Yulong A8/D8 limited production amp and DAC so my A18/D18 have become my “field” set up along with my Heir 8.A’s. I have since given the A100/D100 to my Sister. I am interested in the P18 to help with the “generator” power we use out in the field.
I use a Consonance DLinear 15 Reference Power Conditioner in my 2 channel set up at home. I noticed only improvement in this case, and no reduction in sonic qualities. Although the P18 is not in the same league as the DLinear 15 I don’t expect its addition to hurt anything with my D18/A18 setup. Obviously I could be wrong. Although it could be a while, I will post my findings.
Edited by mrcasey - 1/5/13 at 6:50am