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post #316 of 524
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Originally Posted by Audioexcels View Post


Audiphellio or even a free trial Empirical Audio Off-Ramp 5.

 

 

Where can you find a free trial of this?

post #317 of 524
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Originally Posted by 2222440 View Post

a subwoofer can not make the sound sounds punchy. i m not a great fan of punchy sound, what i want is just normal energy of music force. i go to live concerts, different concert halls quite.often.

My current setup is a result of a long period test, includes, listening room enviroment adjustment,
changing different computers, different computer power cables, usb cables,even power cable plugs,
different interconnect cables, speaker cables,.different software players, power conditioners, different loudspeakers, etc...

the current setup.is what i think.the most neutral , honest sound system, within my ability and the price range i can afford.

it could have a lot more possibilities of compoments combinations, but i doubt changing others would let the system with Ciunas in it sounds energetic enough, based on my experience.
i really hope Ciunas would remain as my choice
,anyway i will try more usb cables, i am still waiting for the usb adaptor, which could keep more music details. and i hope another 50-100hrs would make a lot difference.

 

Have you ever tried a really fine subwoofer?  I have heard loads of various woofers-subs-etc. and only a handful come to mind as qualifying as real/true subwoofers.  I'm talking JBL (as used in the Everest), JL Audio's very best, AE (aka Lambda) Acoustics, etc. I'd add Tad to that list, but I'd probably cough if I learned about the price of the woofers in the Tad Ref Ones:)))

 

How about some TAD CR-1's?  I don't find B&W, let alone any other speaker aside from TAD to give a truly faithful/neutral/refined experience.  Of course with TAD, you will have to put some serious tubes into the mix IMHO because they certainly will not give all those subjective adjectives of "flavor" that we are used to with flavored/colored speakers.  IMHO, for Classical and Acoustical music, I don't think anything is remotely close to TAD Reference series.  Shame they run class D garbage or some other rubbish SS front ends with them.

 

I am missing those very lowest bottom octaves without having to go to a true subwoofer with exceptional dynamics/speed/etc. but I have not bothered trying to integrate one just yet as it can be a truly difficult process especially with such a brilliant/dynamic speaker like the Tad...or in your case, in spite B&W is not my thing, it certainly would require some dedication to integrate a true sub effortlessly for the full range sound.

 

Thanks for the input about that lower cost Audinist .  

 

Is this what you are talking about here= http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audinst-HUD-mini-Hi-Fi-USB-Audio-DAC-/180927550552


Edited by Audioexcels - 7/11/13 at 3:36am
post #318 of 524
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Um no :P  It's an Amanero device into a Wolfson.

 

Look ma no XMOS ;)

 

I was just going to correct myself and thank you not only for doing so, but with a photo:):):)  

 

Just did some research...very cheap and looks like a great way to diy into my existing pre-dac.  Thanks;)


Edited by Audioexcels - 7/11/13 at 3:34am
post #319 of 524
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

Where can you find a free trial of this?

Unfortunately, you have to pay for one and if you do not like it, you are out only the shipping costs.  You would have to speak with Empirical, make certain that you and the designer obviously know the terms, and you would have to pay for it. It clearly states on the website, "30 day money back guarantee minus shipping and any fees"...I'm guessing fees means if you physically damaged it or something.  It's a hefty sum at first, but if you return it, it's only shipping out of pocket along with a concept of how a very expensive converter compares with anything else you have around.  Same deal with any of Jkeny's stuff, Philip's stuff, etc...you can even get what is considered to be a best complete M2Tech stack from a dealer that offers a 30 day trial.  I love this about a lot of audio equipment nowadays...just pay initial costs, and either end up keeping the unit or send it back and only be out the cost of shipping:).

 

Cheers!

post #320 of 524
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Um no :P  It's an Amanero device into a Wolfson.

 

Look ma no XMOS ;)

The Ciunas uses Amanero into a TI PCM5102 chip

post #321 of 524
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Originally Posted by Audioexcels View Post

Sorry to hear of the issue as the SBT is a great off-grid device and with the USB converters able to make use of it, it really becomes a great value.  Too bad I cannot buy them for $160 new when Logitech still sold them and had that extra 25% off coupon or whatever it was...had I known what would have evolved from it all, I'd have bought 100 or 1000 of them and banked major cash.  I'm scared to look on Ebay at current pricing, but last time about 4 months ago?, it was absurd and one could get the SUPERIOR Transporter for the same price!

The Ciunas works perfectly with the SBT. The "issue" is most likely being caused by improper charging of the batteries or a defective unit.

 

BTW - The Touch is a great product as are Harmony remotes which are also being dropped by Logitech. You could always pick up 100 or 1000 of those...wink_face.gif


Edited by Turn&cough - 7/11/13 at 5:30am
post #322 of 524
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Originally Posted by Turn&cough View Post

The Ciunas works perfectly with the SBT. The "issue" is most likely being caused by improper charging of the batteries or a defective unit.

 

BTW - The Touch is a great product as are Harmony remotes which are also being dropped by Logitech. You could always pick up 100 or 1000 of those...wink_face.gif

:))  Harmony remotes are great indeed:)  I wonder what happened with the Touch and logitech.  Sounds a lot like the deal with the transporter.  Happy to hear the Ciunas is working properly with the touch:)!

post #323 of 524
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Originally Posted by Turn&cough View Post

The Ciunas uses Amanero into a TI PCM5102 chip

 

DAC yes, Converter no.

post #324 of 524
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Originally Posted by Audioexcels View Post

:))  Harmony remotes are great indeed:)  I wonder what happened with the Touch and logitech.  Sounds a lot like the deal with the transporter.  Happy to hear the Ciunas is working properly with the touch:)!


They see it as a niche market compared to the billions of keyboards and mice they sell. In other words they're only in this business for the money. The Harmony technology will most likely be sold off to another company.

post #325 of 524
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

DAC yes, Converter no.

 

Sorry forgot about the converter.

post #326 of 524
If the ciunas really is comparable to the ref-7.1 or PWD mkII, then you might well add the Eximus DP1 to the list.
Just got that beast today and had a quick listen: it's in the same league as my NFB-27, but not better.
Time will tell if it's just a deceiving first impression or not.
Regardless, the Ciunas would be a bargain as a USB DAC-only for the asked price!

Note: the DP1 is second-hand, so no burn-in effect going on here.
post #327 of 524
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

If the ciunas really is comparable to the ref-7.1 or PWD mkII, then you might well add the Eximus DP1 to the list.
Just got that beast today and had a quick listen: it's in the same league as my NFB-27, but not better.
Time will tell if it's just a deceiving first impression or not.
Regardless, the Ciunas would be a bargain as a USB DAC-only for the asked price!

Note: the DP1 is second-hand, so no burn-in effect going on here.

 

 

Not sure if that sounds like a good thing or not.  Both DP1 and the NFB-27 cost what new?

post #328 of 524
I think you can get the DP1 for $2.9k new these days (normal price is around 3.3 I think).
The NFB-27 comes at half the price.

The DP1 is a nice piece or gear with a (relative) small footprint when the NFB-27 is big, heavy and doesn't look so nice (you got the M7, same case with 2 headphone plugs on the front panel).
The big power supply pays off and gives a more organic tone (I'm as fan of audio-gd midrange) and a bigger/more authoritative sound. The slam is excellent.
Also, the headphone amp should be (much) more potent with orthos.
post #329 of 524

Count me in for the Ciùnas DAC.

 

Want to know if it has the same easy flowing sense as the Metrum DACs and if it, indeed, is a giant killer like the Metrum used to be.

If not, I will stick with the NFB-27 and get an Octave mkII (first love) and be done for a good while.

 

The DP1 probably won't stay, it is already too lit up for the HE-5LE, I don't expect it will pair well with the HE-6 / EF-6.

Still needs to try with the SA-31 on its warmest setting, though. And wait for the HE-6 to reach my home to be certain.

post #330 of 524

Clem,

 

What you mean by to lit up?

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