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post #46 of 57
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I would also love to know how the vega compares to the invicta. I'd think there's probably not many people with both though. Maybe someone's at least heard them both?

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post #47 of 57
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+1
I would also love to know how the vega compares to the invicta. I'd think there's probably not many people with both though. Maybe someone's at least heard them both?


I am pretty sure project86 has both as he commented on them here

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 Originally Posted by project86
 
I never got to compare the Vega directly to the DA8. I definitely think the Vega is better though, based on extrapolating the differences between each unit and my reference Invicta. Vega comes a lot closer than DA8. 
post #48 of 57

So the Vega is worse than Invicta?

post #49 of 57

I went to hear the Auralic Vega and the Bricasti M1 at Ciamara in Manhattan last Sunday.  The Bricasti was the better DAC, as it should be given the $5000 price difference between the two.  The Auralic sounded very similar to the PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC.  Given that the Perfect Wave DAC can be purchased used for about $2K, that would be my bang-for-the-buck choice among the three DACs I heard.

post #50 of 57
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Originally Posted by minimus View Post
 

I went to hear the Auralic Vega and the Bricasti M1 at Ciamara in Manhattan last Sunday.  The Bricasti was the better DAC, as it should be given the $5000 price difference between the two.  The Auralic sounded very similar to the PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC.  Given that the Perfect Wave DAC can be purchased used for about $2K, that would be my bang-for-the-buck choice among the three DACs I heard.

In the end all DACs sound "very similar" to each other. :p

post #51 of 57
Can anyone point me in the direction of a Demo or Slightly used Vega for sale? Pretty sure this is the unit I desire to purchase and build a new system around. Simply trying to save a few bucks. Along with several others I suspect!
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Can anyone point me in the direction of a Demo or Slightly used Vega for sale? Pretty sure this is the unit I desire to purchase and build a new system around. Simply trying to save a few bucks. Along with several others I suspect!

There's one for sale in the sources for sale thread here...
post #53 of 57

Well i own auralic vega for a few weeks now. It replaced in my system dcs puccini. As transport serves esoteric P70. I can not compere these two players directly because puccini played in my speakers system and i have sold these for some time, but it did not hurt ;-). I can though say that vega has huge potential. It shows clearly differences between cables and transports is very detailed and smooth. I wait for a streamer from auralic that is to come in may. 

post #54 of 57

I asked an audiophile friend of mine for a DAC recommendation under $5K, and he said the Auralic Vega is his number one choice. I've been looking for a DAC with balanced outputs to maximize the potential of my rig; I'd really like to hear this DAC! :D

post #55 of 57
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I asked an audiophile friend of mine for a DAC recommendation under $5K, and he said the Auralic Vega is his number one choice. I've been looking for a DAC with balanced outputs to maximize the potential of my rig; I'd really like to hear this DAC! :D

 

So what's keeping you from doing that? :))

 

You won't be disappointed, even if you end up buying it without hearing it. Trust me, the reviews don't lie.

post #56 of 57
Something puzzles me. This Dac has a preamp function. Can it be turned off to be used with fixed volume outputs?
I mean, if I want to connect an integrated amp and a headphone amp to it which both have volume controls I really don't want another volume control in-between.
post #57 of 57
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Originally Posted by Cortazar View Post
 

Well i own auralic vega for a few weeks now. It replaced in my system dcs puccini. As transport serves esoteric P70. I can not compere these two players directly because puccini played in my speakers system and i have sold these for some time, but it did not hurt ;-). I can though say that vega has huge potential. It shows clearly differences between cables and transports is very detailed and smooth. I wait for a streamer from auralic that is to come in may. 

 

Since you're selling/sold your vega. What have you upgraded too?

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