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post #571 of 1866

Will also be interesting to get an impressions on the new HiFIMan HE-560 paired with Taurus, should be a nice step up in details and speed compared to HE-500 and more neutral.

post #572 of 1866

I have started a new thread about the AURALiC ARIES.  See it here.

post #573 of 1866
What is the best cost anyone has paid for this DAC and Amp? And where?
post #574 of 1866
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I believe the review at innerfidelity is made by John (project86).

 

I stand corrected, but I'm assuming Tyll has heard the Taurus if he is prepared to put it on his Wall of Fame  ;)

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-headphone-amplifiers

 

It's an old standby on many forums that the absolute worst way to build a system is to dash out and buy a bunch of 'Recommended Components' from TAS or Stereophile, slap them together, sit back and expect magic BUT the InnerFidelity opinion of the Taurus isn't a lone voice in the wilderness. From memory, I think the Violectric V200 may have been the darling of those looking for an amp to suit both the ortho cans and the HD800, but I'm sure someone will correct me on that too  ;)

 

OT alert:

John, FWIW, if you get a chance to hear the HD800 with the ADL X1 I'd be interested in your thoughts. I know your focus is on desktop gear, but this was one totally out of left field for me - not sure what they're smoking at ADL, but they've put some time into this particular box of tricks.

post #575 of 1866

Yeah, I reviewed the Taurus and recommended it for the Wall of Fame. Tyll also has one and concurred, so up it went. Brilliant amp for most every headphone out there (with very few exceptions). We are building the Wall slowly, and hope to eventually have something for each category in various price points - something like a cheapish option, a midrange option, and a crazy-expensive option. But we gotta be selective and not let it turn into a typical "Best of" list. 

post #576 of 1866
Hope you can review Audio-gd amps/dac John.
post #577 of 1866
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Hope you can review Audio-gd amps/dac John.

 

 

I did a write up on the Reference 7 back when that was the top model. I really enjoyed it. Haven't had the time to try anything newer of theirs, but I'll certainly do so at some point in the future. My only issue is how fast things change - if I borrow a current top of the line model, and need a few months to get familiar with it, then maybe another month to write things up.... by then it might be superseded by a newer version. 

post #578 of 1866
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I did a write up on the Reference 7 back when that was the top model. I really enjoyed it. Haven't had the time to try anything newer of theirs, but I'll certainly do so at some point in the future. My only issue is how fast things change - if I borrow a current top of the line model, and need a few months to get familiar with it, then maybe another month to write things up.... by then it might be superseded by a newer version. 
And this is why I'll never buy an audio-gd product. It's just too fast-moving and confusing.
post #579 of 1866

Agree with this point, however even there is a new version released, I'm sure the current unit will not stop working. :) I am still interested to read a review of Audio-gd from you John. Master 9, NFB-28 vs Yulong DA8, etc. I hope that day will come soon. :)

post #580 of 1866
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Agree with this point, however even there is a new version released, I'm sure the current unit will not stop working. :)

The general point of these reviews is to help inform and influence buying decisions. Not super helpful to have recommendations on items that are no longer being sold.

post #581 of 1866
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The general point of these reviews is to help inform and influence buying decisions. Not super helpful to have recommendations on items that are no longer being sold.

 

That's a good point - not that most reviewers necessarily do what they do to drive sales, but I'd like the reader to be able to buy something if it sounds like it might be a good fit. Kind of frustrating to finish the review with something like "Well, everything I just said may or may not apply to the newer model, you'll have to try it for yourself". 

post #582 of 1866
Very good point. Sorry for derailing the thread. Now back to Auralic. smily_headphones1.gif
post #583 of 1866

Does anyone know if Auralic are having problems keeping up with demand for MkII ? My dealer has the preamp, and the Vega, but that's it : I put down a deposit on my Taurus but I'm not holding my breath. 

post #584 of 1866

I ordered a Vega and a Taurus Mkii about a month ago. They will arrive next week. Both items were not in stock at the dealer.

post #585 of 1866
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post
 

Does anyone know if Auralic are having problems keeping up with demand for MkII ? My dealer has the preamp, and the Vega, but that's it : I put down a deposit on my Taurus but I'm not holding my breath. 

No, those products are available within a couple of weeks at this point.  I do know that they're getting ready to be stocking them in the USA so it will get better.  

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