Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC - Page 12

post #166 of 451

While it is possible that this is the last Emo sale ever, it is also true that throughout history merchants have been telling customers that this is absolutely the last sale they will ever have, that they'd better buy now, because they'll never see prices this low again.  In many cases, though not all, that was not an "entirely true" statement.  I'm not saying that Emo is misleading folks now, or that they will definitely have a sale in the future.  But I would note that they are successful merchants. :wink_face:

post #167 of 451

Does the DC-1 have a "DAC only" mode by chance? Like the DA8? That deactivates the HP/PRE functions?

 

I am considering DACs in a home stereo HiFi setup, so these functions don't add value to me.

post #168 of 451
No, but you could toss out your preamp unless you have more than one analog source.

This is your preamp!
post #169 of 451
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post

No, but you could toss out your preamp unless you have more than one analog source.

This is your preamp!

 

My amp most likely would be an integrated... NAIM SuperNait2 or something...

post #170 of 451
Hey!

Try to reimagine your system ....
post #171 of 451
Quote:
Originally Posted by schneller View Post
 

Does the DC-1 have a "DAC only" mode by chance? Like the DA8? That deactivates the HP/PRE functions?

 

I am considering DACs in a home stereo HiFi setup, so these functions don't add value to me.


The DC-1 can be set to fixed line out. 

post #172 of 451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary in MD View Post
 


Excellent!  I'll chalk it up to another issue I had with JRiver, or rather that JRiver had with me.  I'm probably going to buy JRiver because I did use it during the testing and it does have some unique capabilities that made the testing much easier, so I figure I owe them $50.  But among those capabilities are bringing out Win7's blue screen of death (I didn't even think Win7 had such a thing until JRiver proved it did!).

Once in a blue moon that I would have a win7 64bit blue screen but not with two generations of J.River software that I have and yet to happen to me. I did have a issues with choppy video audio playback this week and was due to version mismatch with my M-audio drivers and sys that were in 9 different folders, That is typically normal with windows software and the uninstaller on many of my programs do not always remove everything 100% I alos have the Emotiva XDA-1 and the single ended output sound much cleaner than using the balanced outs on the same destination  device.

post #173 of 451

Note that I was attempting to run multiple DACs (as many as 5) linked at the time, and trying to move back and forth in songs.  The biggest problems would come when I tried to stop a song too close to the end and then go back to the start of that track.  CRASH!

 

I'm guessing that very few people will use the same processes and capabilities that they did, so few will experience the same issues.  But that didn't make them any less aggravating, and anybody trying to use multiple players linked should beware that JRiver has quite a few quirks and issues when in that mode.

post #174 of 451

Trying to drive 5 DAC's  at the same time is always a bit dicey to try on. I have to read up on how you connect yours. I think that sending all five stop and restart commands caused a spike in latency which in turn crash your computer trying to stream in real time with all the processes running on the computer.

post #175 of 451

From Gary's thread:

 

Originally Posted by kLevkoff View Post
 

 

I just wanted to comment on a few things.....

 

1) Emo is quite happy with the results of Gary's review/comparison.

 

2) While the other inputs on the DC-1 have galvanic isolation, the USB input does not - which is why you might hear a tiny bit of noise there - with certain few computers and under some grounding conditions. (Even though you probably won't hear it with anything except very sensitive IEMs.) Any decent USB ground isolator should eliminate it entirely.

 

3) Since everybody seems to be happy about the sale price, Emo has decided to make it the "regular price" for the DC-1;

at least until further notice  ($499)  :beerchug: 

post #176 of 451

I thought that the DC-1 regular price was a bit high. At least the new price for the time being more in line with the value approach that Emotiva usually takes.

post #177 of 451
Quote:
Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

Trying to drive 5 DAC's  at the same time is always a bit dicey to try on. I have to read up on how you connect yours. I think that sending all five stop and restart commands caused a spike in latency which in turn crash your computer trying to stream in real time with all the processes running on the computer.


Yeah, it also crashed when running 2 linked DACs, and if it does that, what's the point of having links in the first place?  I love the concept that JRiver is trying to implement, but the implementation is not quite flawless yet.  Here's hoping that they work out the bugs soon.

post #178 of 451

I never had crashes when running linked zones, but there were latency spikes. This was only when running two different usb devices though, not with a usb + internal, so I suspect it's more with the usb/bandwitdth/voodoo than the program itself. On my older desktop when I try to plug in multiple usb dacs the computer flat out tells me it has exceeded the usb bandwidth and will not function properly..

post #179 of 451
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegunner100 View Post


The DC-1 can be set to fixed line out. 

 

This is correct. you can either use the DC-1 as a preamp, or as a source component. I have used it in both manners, and it works great either way.
post #180 of 451
Quote:
Originally Posted by painted klown View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by thegunner100 View Post


The DC-1 can be set to fixed line out. 

 

This is correct. you can either use the DC-1 as a preamp, or as a source component. I have used it in both manners, and it works great either way.

 



Can it be used as a Dac & Pre-amp at the same time?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Dedicated Source Components
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC