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I absolutely am 100% ecstatic with my rig now, and the Eximus is a big reason why. It's the most musical and transparent dac I've heard so far, and an exceptional mate for the HD 800 imo

May be I missed it in one of your previous posts but why you are looking for something else if it's already "ecstatic" as it is?

post #947 of 24292
Like I said-more curiousity than anything. I've learned firsthand that the HD 800 can scale higher and higher with 'better' equipment. Guess I'm curious about that last 3% lol, and I'm confident a NOS dac design at this level will provide the greatest variable-for better or worse.

-Daniel
post #948 of 24292
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

May be I missed it in one of your previous posts but why you are looking for something else if it's already "ecstatic" as it is?

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

Like I said-more curiousity than anything. I've learned firsthand that the HD 800 can scale higher and higher with 'better' equipment. Guess I'm curious about that last 3% lol, and I'm confident a NOS dac design at this level will provide the greatest variable-for better or worse.

-Daniel

Because he's an audiophille with too much disposable income tongue.gif. And a lucky bugger too. beerchug.gif

PS: I really like my Metrum Octave with my HD800.
post #949 of 24292
No this where all of my disposable income goes... :/ smily_headphones1.gif

-Daniel
post #950 of 24292

I think you should look into AudioNote Dacs evil_smiley.gif 

 

http://www.alldacinfo.com/?page_id=242

post #951 of 24292
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I didn't realize the wire with a gain Dynalo went out of style...also there are a few members here that claim the SPLs are the absolute best they've heard the HD800. Not thin. Not weak. Not sibilant. Hmm. maybe a lot of it comes down to source. Again I'm one to find out by trying one in my home for an extended period, which the Dynalo left me unimpressed with. I'll let you guys know what I think of the SPL if I purchase one soon. Carry on.

-Daniel

That is absolutely true! I have the phonitor and and the sound is almost tubby. THere is no sibilance at all. However, I think the GSX provides more in terms of resolution, separation, and slightly extension up top and down low, which is probably because of the dual mono design. What the GSX has going for it also is that it is upgradable. With the GSX i think you have top of the line SS amplification. After that comes in I may get a better tube amp but will also likely focus on my source -- maybe even go vinyl - to complete my hd800 rig -- maybe the NAD network player and vault.

 

BTW, there was a discussion in the HE6 thread about a thin wire in the HD800 that leads to the driver. The insinuation being made that it is a choke point and limits performance even when you recable the headphone. Does anyone know how good that cable is, and whether the short distance it spans actually needs a smaller AWG? 


Edited by Cante Ista - 3/15/13 at 2:17am
post #952 of 24292
tried mine with Antelope Zodiac+ .. they sound great too
post #953 of 24292
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Thinking of either an AN 3.1 or Hex currently. I wish one had a built in amp though-especially after hearing the nice built in one of the Eximus. That's why I want another ss amp-in case I sell the DP-1 so I don't have to fire up the Zana all the time.

-Daniel

If the dac is the best you why would you sell it. A better solution would be to get a 30 day trial on another dac then keep the one you like the best. Lot more economical too even if you had a restock fee it cheaper than selling your dac and them reburying one. I also think whatever dac your interested in the dealer will let you have a demo product to audition. Just some friendly advice toi save you some grief f the new dac disappoints you and you have to buy  the dac you sold and lost money on for more money again. More disposable income means you can save that  loss for something else you want in the future.

post #954 of 24292
Agreed on all points Frank. Guess I'm just impatient enough to try to fund it sooner rather than later. I'll let you guys know what I decide. Thanks again.

-Daniel
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 I was so set on the CSP2+ but there's a 8-12 week lead time at the moment. I'd much rather buy something in stock (impulsive much?). So now I'm back to the sub $1k range... I'm thinking the V200 maybe? I prefer something with a warmer signature. Any reviews on the Firestone Audio Bobby? Project86 had mentioned it w/ the Concero.

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 I was so set on the CSP2+ but there's a 8-12 week lead time at the moment. I'd much rather buy something in stock (impulsive much?). So now I'm back to the sub $1k range... I'm thinking the V200 maybe? I prefer something with a warmer signature. Any reviews on the Firestone Audio Bobby? Project86 had mentioned it w/ the Concero.

 

 

What was the quote from SWA?

post #957 of 24292
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post

 I was so set on the CSP2+ but there's a 8-12 week lead time at the moment. I'd much rather buy something in stock (impulsive much?). So now I'm back to the sub $1k range... I'm thinking the V200 maybe? I prefer something with a warmer signature. Any reviews on the Firestone Audio Bobby? Project86 had mentioned it w/ the Concero.


I don't think you can go wrong with the V200 in that price range and with a slightly warm signature.

post #958 of 24292

Just fyi there's a super 7 on the FS forum.

post #959 of 24292
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What was the quote from SWA?


 Never heard back on pricing, but he also gave me a June-ish delivery date.

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Good things come to those who wait. biggrin.gif
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