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I have owned them all.  I am certainly no expert, and I am definitely a Yulong fan; but, I am at a loss as to where one could gain that perspective from.


Edited by mrcasey - 4/28/13 at 12:38am
post #77 of 498
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Originally Posted by khaine1711 View Post

Can we get a translation on this?

 

 

If I understand/guess it correctly, the Amanero is drawing power from the toroidal, and feed the Sabre in 2 way, the normal way which still has the reclocking of Sabre, and direct via I2S bypassing all reclocking?

 

If this is the case, I'm quite interested in the unit. My DAC is using a similar approach (also an Amanero OEM board, drawing power from toroidal, feeding a R2R dac via i2s). Also a DA8 + P18 bundle would be nice =p.

 

For those who can't wait for the official translation, here is a quick translation:

 

交流输入 - AC Input
瑞士 Schurter 插座 - Swiss Schurter IEC plug
德国 SIBA 保险丝 - German SIBA fuse
电源电压选择 - 110/220V voltage selector
光纤输入 - Optical in
同轴输入 - Coaxial in
平衡输出 - Balance out
RCA 模拟输出 - RCA analog out
加拿大Piltron低漏磁高性能变压器 - Canadian Pitron low magnetic leakage high performance transformer
数字信号输入缓冲切换 - Digital signal input buffer switch (don't know what this means exactly, probably a FIFO buffer)
所有的贴片电容均采用NPO,千份之一精度电阻,25PPM温漂 - All thin film capacitors are NPO, 0.1% precision resistors, 25PPM jitter
LT3021, LT1129 等稳压 - LT3021, LT1129 for voltage regulation
松下 ... 等电容组合供电 - Panasonic ... capacitors for power supply modules
高精度低相位噪声 - High precision low phase noise 100MHz oscillator
AD797*4 低通滤波器 - AD797*4 low pass filter
OPA1632*2 前极缓冲 - OPA1632*2 pre-amplifier buffer
前极电源开关 - pre-amplifier power switch
甲类耳机放大 - class A headphone amplifier
电源开关 ONPOW 不锈钢 - ONPOW stainless steel power on/off switch
耳机插孔 - Headphone out
LCD 显示单片控制器 - LCD display single chip MCU
输入选择 - Input selector
相位切换 - Phase selector
滤波器切换 - Filter selector
抖动开关 - Jitter Eliminator switch
扭动音量调整 - Rotary type volume adjust
按下纯解码模式 - Press for pure DAC mode


Edited by cwtim01 - 4/29/13 at 4:14pm
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thanks for the information
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Pictures of the black model are also up on the Yulong website: http://yulongaudio.com/en/product_detail.asp?pid=30

Looks very sleek, though I can't decide which one I like better..

 

 

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I'll have a DA8 in for review in the next few weeks. Can't wait to hear this thing - the culmination of Yulong's DAC expertise? Comparing well to Weiss in terms of measurements? Built in amp superior to A100? Yes please. 

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Great news, very eagerly awaiting your impressions
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Originally Posted by EraserXIV View Post
Great news, very eagerly awaiting your impressions

+1 (also in comparison to the Matrix X-Sabre)

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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post

+1 (also in comparison to the Matrix X-Sabre)

 

Of course! We'll see how the DA8 compares to the X-Sabre, the Nuforce DAC-100, the Violectric V800, and the Firestone Audio Tobby (review coming soon, it's another $1100 unit that's worth consideration). When I write the list, it sure seems like a lot of new models coming out in this range. That's good because a lot of them tend to be pretty impressive. 

post #86 of 498

Noooo! Not the Firestone Audio Tobby.... ooh.... it dosnt use the Sabre.. when is the review dropping Project?

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I am looking forward to your review project86, it seems market is getting flooded with $1100-1200 devices lately.

However, I am even more curious about that FA Tobby DAC, especially how it compares to X-Sabre. I was practically decided to go for X-Sabre, but if Tobby comes really close to it I might reconsider. Main turning point is that Tobby is shipped from within EU which in the end might make it half of the price of X-Sabre for me (much cheaper shipping costs + no import taxes/additional VAT). I still have some time to make my mind on this, first in order is nice rack + amp, which will drain my funds significantly :)

post #88 of 498

What's with all these Asian based manufacturers all of sudden making sub $1.5k DAC's?? (In a good way).

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Originally Posted by filuS View Post

I am looking forward to your review project86, it seems market is getting flooded with $1100-1200 devices lately.

However, I am even more curious about that FA Tobby DAC, especially how it compares to X-Sabre. I was practically decided to go for X-Sabre, but if Tobby comes really close to it I might reconsider. Main turning point is that Tobby is shipped from within EU which in the end might make it half of the price of X-Sabre for me (much cheaper shipping costs + no import taxes/additional VAT). I still have some time to make my mind on this, first in order is nice rack + amp, which will drain my funds significantly :)

 

Thanks. I'm not sure when Yulong will send over the DA8 - he is burning it in for me prior, so I can get started on listening right away.

 

I'm working on the Firestone Audio Tobby review at the moment. Hope to have it done in the next week or so. I have no idea how it will compare to the new DA8 but it does put up a good fight to the NuForce DAC-100 and the Matrix X-Sabre, which are priced at the same $1,100 as the Tobby. Sneak preview: The Firestone unit has a bit more focus towards speed, detail, leading edges, though I don't consider it bright in general. It can sound better than the DAC-100 or X-Sabre in some systems, but significantly worse in other configurations.

post #90 of 498

i have lot of dsd files waiting for dsd dac.

 

this is my wish list:

1. mytek 192

2. yulong da8

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