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I have to get you a listen to the upgraded W4S DAC2 DSDse, Peter....The shout is gone....:D

Still on my list...looks like they tweaked the analog section to account for the "shout". But you'll agree it was definitely there on the original DAC-2...and the Peachtree amp/dacs that used it (plus a few more that I've heard). 

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I have to get you a listen to the upgraded W4S DAC2 DSDse, Peter....The shout is gone....:D

Still on my list...looks like they tweaked the analog section to account for the "shout". But you'll agree it was definitely there on the original DAC-2...and the Peachtree amp/dacs that used it (plus a few more that I've heard). 

It had an edge...I have been very pleased with the new version. The Femto clock addition was a nice plus as well!

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It had an edge...I have been very pleased with the new version. The Femto clock addition was a nice plus as well!

Definitely on my "to listen to" list. Glad to hear the DAC-2DSDse is a good improvement over the original!

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

It had an edge...I have been very pleased with the new version. The Femto clock addition was a nice plus as well!

Definitely on my "to listen to" list. Glad to hear the DAC-2DSDse is a good improvement over the original!

Meanwhile I'll keep the mason jar handy for spare change toward the dCS stack...:D

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Meanwhile I'll keep the mason jar handy for spare change toward the dCS stack...:D

Spare change...might take a while. ;)

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Meanwhile I'll keep the mason jar handy for spare change toward the dCS stack...:D

Spare change...might take a while. ;)

It's OK....I opened a savings account at current interest rates.....How does that "Rule of 72" work again.....

post #11737 of 24297
Reg the DS. I Do not understand why people play PCM up sampled to DSD.
I am sure they feel it sounds better. For me I play all as is.
But the DS. Is a fine DAC and I have it about 6 weeks now
Al
post #11738 of 24297
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Reg the DS. I Do not understand why people play PCM up sampled to DSD.
I am sure they feel it sounds better. For me I play all as is.
But the DS. Is a fine DAC and I have it about 6 weeks now
Al

Oh my. How many dacs do you have Al ? Seems like you have everything!!!

Let me know if you are looking to sell at a "friendly" price .. smily_headphones1.gif
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I know I am complicated

Al
post #11740 of 24297
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Originally Posted by potkettleblack View Post
 

Gentleman,

 

I know that i'm gonna get heads shaken at me for this; but I'm planning on buying the hd800 at some point, and was wondering, if you were to pick a portable amp/dac-amp to drive it, which one would it be?

 

This is for use with my laptop.

 

I did a trial of the hd700 today and was disappointed (in the grand scheme of things - for how much they cost), but saw great potential. 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Something from Leckerton might be in your budget. I'm not sure what the exchange rate is, but I liked the ALO Audio PanAm with the Passport battery power supply with them. Other than the Hugo, my favourite at the moment is the Centrance M8 using the balanced output.

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Something from Leckerton might be in your budget. I'm not sure what the exchange rate is, but I liked the ALO Audio PanAm with the Passport battery power supply with them. Other than the Hugo, my favourite at the moment is the Centrance M8 using the balanced output.

Another odd ball choice would be hifiman's 901 with balanced card. Like it better than the M8 but given the price /w the amp card you may just pay up a bit more and go for Hugo. Well you do save on having a source and interconnects with the 901 I suppose...
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I think that'd be way out of his budget though. 

 

Oh, I forgot: The Geek Out would be excellent too.

post #11743 of 24297
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That's definitely the character of the BHA-1. Many have reported as such and that mirrors my experiences with it. The BDA-2 is neutral and if you don't like it, then blame your headphones or amp. ;) With the GS-X Mk2 (about the very best amp at DAC comparisons I've come across) the BDA-2 is one balanced/neutral DAC. The W4S DAC-2 Sabre based DAC was a touch too much up top (with an upper mids shout)...the PWD2 was a tad too "warm" to be considered "flat". It (BDA-2) had better bass response than the NAD M-51 and the treble was about equally smooth on both DACs.

 

The BHA-1 is a fantastic amp, but it does add a bit to the top when compared to other amps. But it's a great recommendation for Audeze headphones like the LCD-2/3s IMO.

 

Does this mean you don't like the BHA-1 when paired with HD800?

post #11744 of 24297
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post

Does this mean you don't like the BHA-1 when paired with HD800?

I like it enough, but it wouldn't be my first choice for the HD800s. I love it with the LCD-2/3, but for the HD800s, I prefer the Soloist and V200 instead (in the same-ish price range).
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I like it enough, but it wouldn't be my first choice for the HD800s. I love it with the LCD-2/3, but for the HD800s, I prefer the Soloist and V200 instead (in the same-ish price range).

 

What about the HDVA 600? Would you rate it above, or bellow the BHA-1 for HD800?

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