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post #1471 of 1866
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It turns out running Amarra and Audirvana together can be tricky and lead to frustration.  I tried to listen to Rachmaninov 2 (DSD64) last night but it took me an hour to get it working because switching from one player to another made the Audio MIDI settings get all jacked up.  By the time I got Audirvana + my DAC working, I was tired and fell asleep during the second movement :(   There was some tense moments before the sonic joy, though.  I thought I was going to be one of those guys who couldn't get Audirvana working and that I was going to have to drop more coin on a third player, just for DSD playback.  Why can't Amarra support DSD's?

 

They have said it is in the works...Changing players always causes problems. They all want control of the system.

post #1472 of 1866
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They have said it is in the works...

Can't wait.  I prefer the way Amarra sounds, though I do sort of like Audrivana's interface.

I've been skipping digital a lot lately anyway.  With the ZP3 broken in and tubes upgraded, vinyl sounds better in most cases.

post #1473 of 1866
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They have said it is in the works...

Can't wait.  I prefer the way Amarra sounds, though I do sort of like Audrivana's interface.

I've been skipping digital a lot lately anyway.  With the ZP3 broken in and tubes upgraded, vinyl sounds better in most cases.

 

Sweet setup with the entire Decware suite!

post #1474 of 1866

Well, the sound of the taboo got me spell-bound.  So I have decided to :

 

  1. Keep my TEAC DSD DAC
  2. Have the taboo shipped back to me.
  3. Get the CSP3 to use as pre-amp.  Steve guaranteed that this would work perfectly and at the same time further enhances the taboo's SQ.

 

Until the CSP3 arrives, I will just live without DSD for a while.  

 

Well,  I am home...again.:p

 

PS:  Steve did test the DSD playback from the TEAC DAC on all of his amps.  They all have the same problem=> something in the DAC causing this during DSD playback.


Edited by koiloco - 9/26/13 at 8:30pm
post #1475 of 1866
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

Well, the sound of the taboo got me spell-bound.  So I have decided to :
  1. Keep my TEAC DSD DAC
  2. Have the taboo shipped back to me.
  3. Get the CSP3 to use as pre-amp.  Steve guaranteed that this would work perfectly and at the same time further enhances the taboo's SQ.

Until the CSP3 arrives, I will just live with DSD for a while.  

Well,  I am home...again.tongue.gif

PS:  Steve did test the DSD playback from the TEAC DAC on all of his amps.  They all have the same problem=> something in the DAC causing this during DSD playback.

You chose well, my friend beerchug.gif
post #1476 of 1866

koiloco, I know you will be happy with this choice! Congratulations!

 

:beerchug:

post #1477 of 1866
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koiloco, I know you will be happy with this choice! Congratulations!

 

:beerchug:

 

To be honest, the only reason I decided to have the taboo shipped back is because.....It fits perfectly on top of my Emotiva Mini-X.  :p  :D  At least, that's what I told my wife.  :deadhorse:

post #1478 of 1866

I've never heard a DSD file.  Am I missing out?  I see that Schiit now puts out a DSD and switch boxy thing.  And of course will it work straight into the Taboo considering koiloco had issues.

post #1479 of 1866
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I've never heard a DSD file.  Am I missing out?  I see that Schiit now puts out a DSD and switch boxy thing.  And of course will it work straight into the Taboo considering koiloco had issues.

 

There's only 1 way to find out.  :)  at least, it's only $150?  you can always return it also.  Regarding DSDs, it's quite quite impressive.   You should try it out.

post #1480 of 1866

Definitely thinking about the Loki esp. now that JRiver supports Mac and it can DSD.  But then that money could go towards tubes :D.

 

Getting excited about the Alpha Dogs shipping next week and trying the balanced headphone out of the Taboo.    

 

 

 

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There's only 1 way to find out.  :)  at least, it's only $150?  you can always return it also.  Regarding DSDs, it's quite quite impressive.   You should try it out.

post #1481 of 1866
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You will love the AD. I tried it quite a bit n liked it a lot.
post #1482 of 1866
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You can't be subscribed to the AD thread very long and not be excited about it. 

 

He showed a picture of the headphone stand and when I came back there was like 3 pages of comments :tongue_smile:.

 

I'm not even getting the AD anytime soon and I can't wait for it to come out! 

post #1483 of 1866
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You can't be subscribed to the AD thread very long and not be excited about it. 

 

He showed a picture of the headphone stand and when I came back there was like 3 pages of comments :tongue_smile:.

 

I'm not even getting the AD anytime soon and I can't wait for it to come out! 

Dan does know how to get people hyped up and yes, that thread is beyond hyping with quite a few fanboys making it even more extreme.

post #1484 of 1866

I never pre-order anything but I did this time.  I figured it would be the last closed headphone I'll need for a long time.  If they don't live up to the hype I can sell them easily.  However, I'm pretty sure I'll be hanging onto them.  I like my own modded T50RP with the Taboo so I imagine the ADs take it to the next level.  If not then back to the LCD-2s and HE-500s I've owned in the past.  Fun trying new headphones.  I like the Grado 225i but the sensitivity is too high and the background is no longer black.  

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

Dan does know how to get people hyped up and yes, that thread is beyond hyping with quite a few fanboys making it even more extreme.

post #1485 of 1866
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WNBC, AD is nice.  Plain and simple.  You don't have to worry.  :p

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