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post #6556 of 24348
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Originally Posted by RUMAY408 View Post
 

Try the Meier Daccord out if you can, two high end Wolfson DAC chips.  Beat the two Sabre DAC chips out of my OPPO BDP-105 by a mile in my own head to head comparison.

Do you think upgrading from the Rdac to the Daccord would be noticeable? Both have wolfson chips .... :confused_face:

post #6557 of 24348
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

I just recieved the Sennheiser balanced cable, and plugged it into the balanced Schitt Mjolinor. Can't comment on sound differences yet, but this is a temporary fix until January when I plan to order the HDVD800 to complete the hopefully synergistic match with the HD800.

You don't like tube amps?  If you don't mind tube amps, there are great options besides the HDVD800, some will cost less too.

post #6558 of 24348
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

You don't like tube amps?  If you don't mind tube amps, there are great options besides the HDVD800, some will cost less too.

+1 - WA2. I prefer it. Said this before, i had a whole day with HDVD800 and 600 which i used with the (2000 dollar) Nadm51 DAC and i still preferred my WA2/HD800/Rdac. Just an opinion though. 

post #6559 of 24348
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+1 - WA2. I prefer it. Said this before, i had a whole day with HDVD800 and 600 which i used with the (2000 dollar) Nadm51 DAC and i still preferred my WA2/HD800/Rdac. Just an opinion though. 

In my case, WA22 with my tube combo = sonic heaven.

post #6560 of 24348
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Do you think upgrading from the Rdac to the Daccord would be noticeable? Both have wolfson chips .... :confused_face:

I have never heard an Rdac so impossible for me to comment on.  Both use the 8741 Wolfson Dac chip, the Meier uses two.   

post #6561 of 24348
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I enjoyed the Dac Magic Plus for quite awhile. I am a fan of the Wolfson DAC chips.

Try the Meier Daccord out if you can, two high end Wolfson DAC chips.  Beat the two Sabre DAC chips out of my OPPO BDP-105 by a mile in my own head to head comparison.

Strong endorsement! I am done DAC rolling for awhile. I am VERY happy with the W4S DAC2 DSDse!

post #6562 of 24348
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Strong endorsement! I am done DAC rolling for awhile. I am VERY happy with the W4S DAC2 DSDse!

and you should be... thats hot stuff

post #6563 of 24348
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Strong endorsement! I am done DAC rolling for awhile. I am VERY happy with the W4S DAC2 DSDse!

and you should be... thats hot stuff

After chasing the dragon for a few years it is weird to not be seeking new gear....The wallet is sure happy though! Gee, I guess I'll just listen to some music??!! :confused: Is that ok around here? :D

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After chasing the dragon for a few years it is weird to not be seeking new gear....The wallet is sure happy though! Gee, I guess I'll just listen to some music??!! :confused: Is that ok around here? :D

Absolutely unacceptable behavior!

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

After chasing the dragon for a few years it is weird to not be seeking new gear....The wallet is sure happy though! Gee, I guess I'll just listen to some music??!! :confused: Is that ok around here? :D

Absolutely unacceptable behavior!

I am radical....Beware! :evil:

post #6566 of 24348
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I am radical....Beware! :evil:

Stop with your taboo mentality or I will have no choice but use some Woodoo on you. :p

post #6567 of 24348
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I`ve auditioned the hdvd800+hd800 combo several times now.  You better get some adult diapers for the first listen, you`re gonna crap yourself it`s so good.

I was really interested in the Mjolinor a few months back.  How do you like it with hd800?  Did you get the 2x3xlr cable or the 4xlr?

I bought the 4pin xlr. I'm listening to Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters latest cd as I write this, and it sounds superb thru this setup. Bass is deep and impactful, the treble is very detailed but not bright, and the soundstage is everything you could want. As great as this is, I'm still going for the HDVD800 in January.
Earlier this evening I tried some jazz with Third Reel, and an SACD of Elvis Presley's 1960 classic, Elvis is Back! The sound is crystal clear. Vocals are right there, as if in the room.
This is a great combo, and a big improvement over the Lyr.
post #6568 of 24348
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post

+1 - WA2. I prefer it. Said this before, i had a whole day with HDVD800 and 600 which i used with the (2000 dollar) Nadm51 DAC and i still preferred my WA2/HD800/Rdac. Just an opinion though. 
I do enjoy tube amps, but the only 2 I've owned are the Schitt Valhalla and Lyr. I'm curious how the Sennheiser HDVD800 would sound totally balanced with the HD800.
I can buy this thru BestBuy (Magnolia) with a30day money back guarantee.
post #6569 of 24348
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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Do you think upgrading from the Rdac to the Daccord would be noticeable? Both have wolfson chips .... :confused_face:

how about the new IRDAC? Its getting rave reviews so far. I find the Rdac works well with the HD800's as it has a nice rounded presentation. Lots of depth. 

 

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post #6570 of 24348
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Originally Posted by Dopaminer View Post

I`ve auditioned the hdvd800+hd800 combo several times now.  You better get some adult diapers for the first listen, you`re gonna crap yourself it`s so good.

I was really interested in the Mjolinor a few months back.  How do you like it with hd800?  Did you get the 2x3xlr cable or the 4xlr?

I bought the 4pin xlr. I'm listening to Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters latest cd as I write this, and it sounds superb thru this setup. Bass is deep and impactful, the treble is very detailed but not bright, and the soundstage is everything you could want. As great as this is, I'm still going for the HDVD800 in January.
Earlier this evening I tried some jazz with Third Reel, and an SACD of Elvis Presley's 1960 classic, Elvis is Back! The sound is crystal clear. Vocals are right there, as if in the room.
This is a great combo, and a big improvement over the Lyr.

I still think the wiser choice would be going with the HDVA600 rather than the HDVD800. But if you liked the HDVD800's usb and dac then by all means go for it.

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