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post #496 of 502

Sub $3500 range? That's a rather broad price limitation.... tons of good stuff there. Auralic Vega, NAD M51, Anedio D2, Yulong DA8, BMC PureDAC, Matrix X-Sabre, Questyle CAS192D..... and tons more I'm sure.

 

MacMini to DA8 to HDVA600 to HD800? That's tough because I've never heard the HDVA600 before. People who I trust have mixed opinions about it.... some like it, some don't. MacMini can be a nice transport if you run Audirvana or some other good software (assuming you like dealing with OS-X - some people don't). DA8 and HD800 is already a great pairing though, even from the front panel headphone out. 

post #497 of 502
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Sub $3500 range? That's a rather broad price limitation.... tons of good stuff there. Auralic Vega, NAD M51, Anedio D2, Yulong DA8, BMC PureDAC, Matrix X-Sabre, Questyle CAS192D..... and tons more I'm sure.

 

MacMini to DA8 to HDVA600 to HD800? That's tough because I've never heard the HDVA600 before. People who I trust have mixed opinions about it.... some like it, some don't. MacMini can be a nice transport if you run Audirvana or some other good software (assuming you like dealing with OS-X - some people don't). DA8 and HD800 is already a great pairing though, even from the front panel headphone out. 


So I just ordered the DA8 (YuLong SABRE DA8 DSD 32Bit 384KHZ DAC Decoder&Amplifier silver 2013 version). Fingers crossed! Thanks for the feedback.

post #498 of 502

Just a heads up that I listed my mint Yulong DA8 on the for sale forums in case anyone is interested. Thanks. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/730017/yulong-da8-50-price-drop

post #499 of 502

John, any chance you can compare the DA8 to Oppo's HA-1?

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John, any chance you can compare the DA8 to Oppo's HA-1?

 

 

Sorry I have no experience with the Oppo unit. 

post #501 of 502

are there measurements of da8 like in stereophile somewhere ?

 

measurements by the manufacturer shouldn't count at all in my opinion

 

find some independent tester with nice equipment and test procedures like new measurements of stereophile and than we can talk whether it's better than weiss 202 (I laughed so hard ... you made my day man)

 

if it measures so good than I can buy it in a heartbeat even paying the price twice

 

I wonder why yulong doesn't want to send just 1 unit for test to the stereophile or someone independent :D ...


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are there measurements of da8 like in stereophile somewhere ?

 

measurements by the manufacturer shouldn't count at all in my opinion

 

find some independent tester with nice equipment and test procedures like new measurements of stereophile and than we can talk whether it's better than weiss 202 (I laughed so hard ... you made my day man)

 

if it measures so good than I can buy it in a heartbeat even paying the price twice

 

I wonder why yulong doesn't want to send just 1 unit for test to the stereophile or someone independent :D ...

 

It's not that simple. Think about how many review sites/magazines actually do competent measurements these days. The list is rather small.

 

Getting a review in Stereophile isn't just a matter of sending over a unit..... they only have so much space for reviews, and can pretty much choose any product on the market to cover. Do you think a small company like Yulong, more popular in China than here, is really on their radar? Or makes good sense for them to cover, from a marketing perspective?

 

I don't see why automatic distrust is the default stance. We know for a fact that Yulong has the right gear (Prism dScope III for example) so is it that massive of a leap to assume they know how to use it? Can you imagine a company posting faked measurements on a regular basis and just hoping that nobody ever calls their bluff? 

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