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post #871 of 990

 

 

 

 

 

its smaller that what i though :P will let it burn for 10 to 15 hours then will try it. 

post #872 of 990

Congrats Shini - you'll love it!!

post #873 of 990

the X-Sabre is the best indeed!! i officially got my Final DAC people!! Project86 was so right when he said this is the best mix between fun and musical, didn't miss the Treble nor the Musical upper mids :3 not to mention how smooth the presentation is!! 

 

1100$ really? this worth more!! ouch!! 

post #874 of 990
I agree completely smily_headphones1.gif
post #875 of 990
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Originally Posted by Shini44 View Post
 

the X-Sabre is the best indeed!! i officially got my Final DAC people!! Project86 was so right when he said this is the best mix between fun and musical, didn't miss the Treble nor the Musical upper mids :3 not to mention how smooth the presentation is!! 

 

1100$ really? this worth more!! ouch!! 

Do you find the RCA output of the Matrix too hot for your Pico Power?

post #876 of 990

nice! this is on my short list of DACs...still waiting to see what iFi has up their sleeve with the mini iDSD that is supposed to come out later this year...

post #877 of 990
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Do you find the RCA output of the Matrix too hot for your Pico Power?

not really, its totally fine and as usual. 

post #878 of 990
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nice! this is on my short list of DACs...still waiting to see what iFi has up their sleeve with the mini iDSD that is supposed to come out later this year...


idsd mini is scheduled in late october release if iam not wrong.

post #879 of 990
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post
 

Do you find the RCA output of the Matrix too hot for your Pico Power?

 

The RCA output is only 10% hotter than the commonly used 2V standard. So I imagine it should work comfortably in most situations. It's those XLR outputs you have to worry about. 

post #880 of 990
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idsd mini is scheduled in late october release if iam not wrong.
That's still a ways off...hopefully by then I'll have my geek pulse x. Maybe that'll satisfy my need for a mid-fi DAC. If not, I think the sabre might be it.
post #881 of 990

I'm looking forward to reading some X-Sabre vs Geek comparisons...

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I'm looking forward to reading some X-Sabre vs Geek comparisons...

i think we all are...the hope from the LHLabs guys is that the DAC part at least compares against $3000-5000 DACs...that's very ambitious. let's see if they succeed...

post #883 of 990
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Meh, personally I have my doubts about the whole operation. People throw it out there that they make one of the best DACs in the world, and now they are condescending to make budget gear. Well, yes, they make one of the more *expensive* DACs out there, but not necessarily one that has earned its way into the upper echelons of digital just yet. It's not like we are dealing with a dCS or Esoteric or Meitner here... They have yet to prove themselves in the world class arena in my book, much less the budget market. Add in the questionable marketing aspects and it's enough to make me steer clear until the dust settles.

Maybe not a popular opinion to express, but there it is.
post #884 of 990
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Meh, personally I have my doubts about the whole operation. People throw it out there that they make one of the best DACs in the world, and now they are condescending to make budget gear. Well, yes, they make one of the more *expensive* DACs out there, but not necessarily one that has earned its way into the upper echelons of digital just yet. It's not like we are dealing with a dCS or Esoteric or Meitner here... They have yet to prove themselves in the world class arena in my book, much less the budget market. Add in the questionable marketing aspects and it's enough to make me steer clear until the dust settles.

Maybe not a popular opinion to express, but there it is.

 

I'm so glad to hear someone else express this as I've felt the same.

 

I know there's more to a product than marketing, but I can't help feel like I'm watching an infomercial for cheap steak knives whenever I see their marketing videos and it really put me off...

post #885 of 990

I read here some pages back that there are connectivity problems with USB 3 and x-sabre.   Is this indeed the case as I can't find anything on Matrix web site.  Using Macbook with usb 3 .   Haven't had any problems with  Audioengine 3 , Pan Am , or wa7  connections.  

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