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post #121 of 862
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Perfect, thanks a lot.

My Vega won't be lonely for too long. :D


something like this? :bigsmile_face:

post #122 of 862
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Agreed, this DAC is rocking and satisfies on every level.


+1

it is very detailed yet very musical, a combination not so easy to achieve. someone (I think was Darko) said it is "dry warm", whatever that could mean :biggrin:

 

I have auditioned the Vega against the Metrum Hex and the MSB Analog before buying it. all of the three sounded gorgeous, really top level, and the choice IMHO must be done on personal taste. and my personal prefernce for speed, dynamic, liveliness, made me buy the Vega, even if I must admit that the MSB was somewhat incrementally better in every aspect, but the price for that really really really minimal improvement was for me too high (to be clear, not the absolute price, I think the Analog is correctly priced against its performance, but the difference in price with the Vega when compared with the sonic improvement.... double the price for 1% more? no, thanks)

post #123 of 862
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+1
it is very detailed yet very musical, a combination not so easy to achieve. someone (I think was Darko) said it is "dry warm", whatever that could mean biggrin.gif

I have auditioned the Vega against the Metrum Hex and the MSB Analog before buying it. all of the three sounded gorgeous, really top level, and the choice IMHO must be done on personal taste. and my personal prefernce for speed, dynamic, liveliness, made me buy the Vega, even if I must admit that the MSB was somewhat incrementally better in every aspect, but the price for that really really really minimal improvement was for me too high (to be clear, not the absolute price, I think the Analog is correctly priced against its performance, but the difference in price with the Vega when compared with the sonic improvement.... double the price for 1% more? no, thanks)
You saved me cash friend. I was comparing the Vega with the Analog and was leaning towards the latter. I share your same preferences - dynamism, speed etc and your views have helped me change my mind.
This is a 2014 purchase though. Can't wait. 😢
post #124 of 862
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+1

it is very detailed yet very musical, a combination not so easy to achieve. someone (I think was Darko) said it is "dry warm", whatever that could mean :biggrin:

 

I have auditioned the Vega against the Metrum Hex and the MSB Analog before buying it. all of the three sounded gorgeous, really top level, and the choice IMHO must be done on personal taste. and my personal prefernce for speed, dynamic, liveliness, made me buy the Vega, even if I must admit that the MSB was somewhat incrementally better in every aspect, but the price for that really really really minimal improvement was for me too high (to be clear, not the absolute price, I think the Analog is correctly priced against its performance, but the difference in price with the Vega when compared with the sonic improvement.... double the price for 1% more? no, thanks)

 

I think 6moons said that about the Taurus

post #125 of 862
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+1

it is very detailed yet very musical, a combination not so easy to achieve. someone (I think was Darko) said it is "dry warm", whatever that could mean :biggrin:

 

I have auditioned the Vega against the Metrum Hex and the MSB Analog before buying it. all of the three sounded gorgeous, really top level, and the choice IMHO must be done on personal taste. and my personal prefernce for speed, dynamic, liveliness, made me buy the Vega, even if I must admit that the MSB was somewhat incrementally better in every aspect, but the price for that really really really minimal improvement was for me too high (to be clear, not the absolute price, I think the Analog is correctly priced against its performance, but the difference in price with the Vega when compared with the sonic improvement.... double the price for 1% more? no, thanks)

 

I think 6moons said that about the Taurus


Yep, that was 6 moons "medieval poetry" about Taurus :D

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 Warmth how the Taurus does it is dry. Sadly hifi lingo has established a negative connotation. To our kind dry reads 'not liquid'. Surely that's terribly undesirable? Let's take your brutally sweltering summer day. It feels like stepping into an overheated greenhouse. Immediately your breathing gets laboured. That's a lot harder to enjoy than the same temperatures at standard humidity or even high desert aridness. Combine dry plus warm in that context. The upshot for audio is plain. It's simply a more damped taut sound rather than being decidely elastic and buoyant. But the gestalt isn't ramrod rigid. It's precise and focused rather than loose and slightly soft of focus. Don't think overly incisive, angular or subjectively speedy. This feel is more relaxed and the attacks are slightly soft. Because this mix of attributes removes subliminal objections, it's an invitation to playing it loud. Usually doing that with the HD800 is a sure bet for quick fatigue. The Taurus recipe of grip, bass moxy, dry warmth, relaxation and slightly blunt-tipped transients eliminates those thorns.
 

I am still recovering from digesting this piece. :blink:

post #126 of 862
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

You saved me cash friend. I was comparing the Vega with the Analog and was leaning towards the latter. I share your same preferences - dynamism, speed etc and your views have helped me change my mind.
This is a 2014 purchase though. Can't wait. 😢

+2. Going to go for the Vega after my GS-X Mk2 arrives.
post #127 of 862

im enjoying my vega and waiting information about taurus mk2 amp now..lol

post #128 of 862
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im enjoying my vega and waiting information about taurus mk2 amp now..lol


Waiting for information, tracking number, I guess? :p 


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 10/13/13 at 3:12pm
post #129 of 862

So the Taurus MK II still has some warmth and fullness as the MK I had ? My interest is especially with the HE-500, don´t want to buy another neutral head-amp. 

post #130 of 862
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So the Taurus MK II still has some warmth and fullness as the MK I had ? My interest is especially with the HE-500, don´t want to buy another neutral head-amp. 

 

Frankly, from what I gather they look so similar you probably wont hear the difference. But that's just my guess. 

post #131 of 862
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So the Taurus MK II still has some warmth and fullness as the MK I had ? My interest is especially with the HE-500, don´t want to buy another neutral head-amp. 

 

Frankly, from what I gather they look so similar you probably wont hear the difference. But that's just my guess. 

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f20-buy-and-sell-audio-and-computer-components-no-dealers/feeler-auralic-ark-mx-taurus-head-amp-pre-17264/#post250467

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 Response from Auralic on difference from MKI and MKII:

"The original TAURUS was designed only workable under 220-240V power supply. The new one is coming with a internal jumper so customers can switch it when they want to travel to a country with different power supply. Beside this, the MKII is optimized for Audeze LCD2 and LCD3"

I've also read comments that MKII is less warm, not sure if that's part  of Audeze "optimization"

post #132 of 862
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http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f20-buy-and-sell-audio-and-computer-components-no-dealers/feeler-auralic-ark-mx-taurus-head-amp-pre-17264/#post250467
I've also read comments that MKII is less warm, not sure if that's part  of Audeze "optimization"
If this is true, then color me uninterested. I was hoping it would be slightly south of neutral and would complement my Audez'e cans. Although the 2.2 is dark enough !
post #133 of 862
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f20-buy-and-sell-audio-and-computer-components-no-dealers/feeler-auralic-ark-mx-taurus-head-amp-pre-17264/#post250467
I've also read comments that MKII is less warm, not sure if that's part  of Audeze "optimization"
If this is true, then color me uninterested. I was hoping it would be slightly south of neutral and would complement my Audez'e cans. Although the 2.2 is dark enough !

Audeze needs more warmth?

post #134 of 862
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Audeze needs more warmth?

 

Audeze can need some extra mid warmth. It is dark, not rnecessarily warm. I really like the Audeze with WA22 and Leben CS300

post #135 of 862
Quote:  http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f20-buy-and-sell-audio-and-computer-components-no-dealers/feeler-auralic-ark-mx-taurus-head-amp-pre-17264/#post250467
Response from Auralic on difference from MKI and MKII:

"The original TAURUS was designed only workable under 220-240V power supply. The new one is coming with a internal jumper so customers can switch it when they want to travel to a country with different power supply. Beside this, the MKII is optimized for Audeze LCD2 and LCD3"

 

I have not read anything except general statements about what the Audeze-optimization implies. My guess is it is really minor changes. Except they sorted iout the 110V issues, which is good news for those whouse it. 

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