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Nope! But this is not bad as long the resolution of your music is 16 to 24 bits and the DAC's is 32. Actually digital volume control can be better than analog because it removes the influence of the analog volume components, in other words, a shorter path from the DAC to the output.

I don't agree. I have a Mytek which has digital or analog volume. I don't care what "white papers" say. To my ears there is a very difference between "analog volume" and "digital volume" smile.gif

post #422 of 497
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I don't agree. I have a Mytek which has digital or analog volume. I don't care what "white papers" say. To my ears there is a very difference between "analog volume" and "digital volume" smile.gif


To my ears are very different too  between analog and digital volume contrlo. But I prefer the digital volume control. I give up using preamp a long time ago tongue_smile.gif

post #423 of 497

I prefer bypass mode and a real external preamp.

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post #425 of 497
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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post

Just found: http://www.soundbsessive.com/room/?p=828

That's a very interesting review, Esprit, especially the comparison with the Mytek which I am a former owner and that I sold because I thought it lacked some euphonic transport, the midrange was too lean, too thin for my taste. I can confirm also that the headphone amp of the Mytek is really ridiculous, the worst I ever heard!

I bought the Mytek also for its preamp capability and I used it for sometime but with no success. Following this experience I came to the conclusion that a dedicated preamp is necessary in the chain. Now I am starting to think that maybe the preamp section of the Mytek wasn't good enough!

It seems that this DA8 is of another league in this regard! It might be just the perfect DAC for me!😄
post #426 of 497

Thats a really nice review, pretty well thought out like project86 are. Sound like a hit! He used the word tubey which means this will be my next DAC! ;)

post #427 of 497

He stated it has "tubey traits". I wonder what that means.

post #428 of 497
It's more than a month any official review that is out?
post #429 of 497

This thread starts out with this DAC being compared to the Weiss DAC202, does it compare to the Weiss DAC202.

post #430 of 497
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Yes - I've been using it a lot. And for HD800, I actually prefer it to the headphone jack on front. Not as much for some other headphones, but HD800 is a good match.

 

My review should be up this week, just need to finish a few little details.


Project86,

Looking forward for your review! Sure it will be very useful for us.

Thanks a lot for sharing with us your priceless expertise.

post #431 of 497
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Originally Posted by Sonic77 View Post

This thread starts out with this DAC being compared to the Weiss DAC202, does it compare to the Weiss DAC202.

Yeah I doubt it... project mentioned that the Invicta is way above all the 1K - 1500 dacs. Though are the parts actually that much more expensive vs a 1K DAC. What are you paying for when you plop down 4K?

post #432 of 497
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Originally Posted by Sonic77 View Post

This thread starts out with this DAC being compared to the Weiss DAC202
, does it compare to the Weiss DAC202
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Yeah I doubt it... project mentioned that the Invicta is way above all the 1K - 1500 dacs. Though are the parts actually that much more expensive vs a 1K DAC. What are you paying for when you plop down 4K?

Actually, Yulong has a Weiss DAC202 in his shop that was used to facilitate the design of the DA8, so yes i would certainly say it is comparable.
post #433 of 497

Weiss DAC202 was built around the Firewire (TC Dice)

Yulong DA8 uses the USB (Amanero Combo)


Edited by Esprit - 7/13/13 at 7:55am
post #434 of 497
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Just found: http://www.soundbsessive.com/room/?p=828

Nice review that puts into words a lot of what I had been hearing. The DA8 transformed my Soloist + LCD-2 from a boring pairing into a more lively one... and a keeper.

I wonder why the review noticed a difference with the ifi USB power though since the DA8 does not draw power from USB.
post #435 of 497
If you do not interrupt the 5V. in the cable, there is tension (even if you do not need to feed it)
It costs much less cover the 5V. pin with the tape
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