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http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/auralic5/1.html

Looks like a very yummy contender, albeit expensive. Its gotten a few great reviews already. Ill have to start saving my sheckles! :)

 

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I quite liked the Taurus and ARK MX+, would love to get a chance to listen to this one as well smily_headphones1.gif
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Last week I took my Zana Deux, Laptop and HD800 to Audio Doctor in Jersey City and auditioned the vega. I was so impressed with its sound in my setup I ordered one.

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Nice smily_headphones1.gif

Did you compare it against anything else?

What did you use before the Vega?
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Compared it to my Anedio D2 and it was clearly in a whole other league. I was really happy with the D2 in my setup, the only thing I felt  missing was a little bass impact and body. With the Vega I got the impact I knew to be on specific tracks, more musical details and an incredible soundstage. I could more clearly hear the different layers of sounds and instruments. Although this was the highest resolving DAC I had listened to, it was smooth/ liquid and non fatiguing at the same time.  

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I may be joining you guys soon.  Does anyone have any experience using this with a USB -> SPDIF?

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Interesting DAC, I almost ordered one the other day. :eek:

 

Market reaction is quite interesting too, first a burst of extremely positive reviews like everywhere and now almost total absence of discussions, here or on CA. :confused:

Main competitors - ExaSound e20 and Metrum Hex are more popular topics on the boards than this one. Of course there is also new Audio GD Master 7.

Decisions, decisions?

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Interesting DAC, I almost ordered one the other day. :eek:

 

Market reaction is quite interesting too, first a burst of extremely positive reviews like everywhere and now almost total absence of discussions, here or on CA. :confused:

Main competitors - ExaSound e20 and Metrum Hex are more popular topics on the boards than this one. Of course there is also new Audio GD Master 7.

Decisions, decisions?

 

 

I almost ordered one as well, and then I noticed the same thing that you pointed out - very little discussion about it.

 

Not sure which DAC I'm going to go for at this point.  I need something in a reasonably small package (Master 7 is way too big).

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I almost ordered one as well, and then I noticed the same thing that you pointed out - very little discussion about it.

 

Not sure which DAC I'm going to go for at this point.  I need something in a reasonably small package (Master 7 is way too big).

Internals looks quite scary too, so many things that can break. :eek:

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Internals looks quite scary too, so many things that can break. :eek:

yeah but they are all electronics parts...these aren't mechanical in nature, so the odds of them "breaking" are pretty slim. Most of it is also the power supply.

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I went ahead and ordered one. :beerchug:  When it arrives I will compare it to my Lynx Hilo, which overall I have been very happy with. The Lynx need to be sent in for repair of the internal headphone amp, so it will be a good time to compare.


Edited by santacore - 9/18/13 at 5:38pm
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Looking forward to your review!

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Looking forward to your review!

 

Me too!!

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Fresh from UPS. Starting the burn.......:tongue_smile:

 

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Fresh from UPS. Starting the burn.......:tongue_smile:

 

Dang, man, I almost choked drooling. Can't wait for impressions.

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