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post #31 of 39

how does this do with the HE-500? looking for a nice looking amp dac combo thats flexible enough for IEM use. with that... im not looking at the lyr/bifrost uber combo much anymore.

 

looking at the asgard 2/bifrost uber or the WA7. also checked the burson conductor but at 1,850 usd or so its too pricey.

post #32 of 39

Reviving this thread. Anyone got a chance to compare the Bifrost with the WA7 to see how the DAC portion compares?

 

dL

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Reviving this thread. Anyone got a chance to compare the Bifrost with the WA7 to see how the DAC portion compares?

 

dL

 

Do consider that there would be analog cables involved e.g. RCA and power cord when using an external DAC with WA7 which does effect the overall sound.  IMHO, less is more.

 

To get real high-end sound from a DAC you would need to buy either WDS-1 or the McIntosh D100 (my personal reference DAC).  The McIntosh is $2500 and I'm using Nordost cables on the entire system.  

 

I've compared WA7's internal DAC against DACs costing up to $1000.  I won't mention the brands and models here.  There are pros and cons to each DAC, but the overall result was WA7's internal DAC is musical and is no slouch against external DACs that cost as much as WA7.

 

Those who knows me here knows I have a LOT of gear in my personal collection so I have a little experience.  ;) 

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Do consider that there would be analog cables involved e.g. RCA and power cord when using an external DAC with WA7 which does effect the overall sound.  IMHO, less is more.

 

To get real high-end sound from a DAC you would need to buy either WDS-1 or the McIntosh D100 (my personal reference DAC).  The McIntosh is $2500 and I'm using Nordost cables on the entire system.  

 

I've compared WA7's internal DAC against DACs costing up to $1000.  I won't mention the brands and models here.  There are pros and cons to each DAC, but the overall result was WA7's internal DAC is musical and is no slouch against external DACs that cost as much as WA7.

 

Those who knows me here knows I have a LOT of gear in my personal collection so I have a little experience.  ;) 

 

I'm glad to hear that I've owned my wa7d for about 2 weeks now and think it's awesome sounding..

post #35 of 39

i'll have an opportunity to do a comparison against my Schiit Lyr 2 & Bifrost Uber once my WA7+WA7tp arrives if you are still curious.

 

edit: probably be a while though. massdrop hahah.

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i'll have an opportunity to do a comparison against my Schiit Lyr 2 & Bifrost Uber once my WA7+WA7tp arrives if you are still curious.

edit: probably be a while though. Molassesdrop hahah.
FTFY. wink.gif
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FTFY. wink.gif

hahah thxs. we r allowed to talk abt mdrop now tho smily_headphones1.gif
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Yeah but now Massdrop has become, "Slightly Cheaper than Amazon but shipping takes a month."
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Yeah but now Massdrop has become, "Slightly Cheaper than Amazon but shipping takes a month."

omgg... it legit takes forever sometimess!!!! i sometimes forget that i even ordered the item by the time it arrivals. rly only use it if the deal price is significantly better & im not in a rush.
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