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Do we really want speakers discussion in this thread?

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Do we really want speakers discussion in this thread?

Well given the DA8 can power speakers, I dont think it hurts.

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Well given the DA8 can power speakers, I dont think it hurts.

Not sure it's technically correct.

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Well given the DA8 can power speakers, I dont think it hurts.
Not sure it's technically correct.
What do you mean
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I have a question for the thread. I just ordered a Yulong DA8 and am very excited to get it. In the near term, I will only have my HD 650 with Moon Audio Silver Dragon cable to use with it and will not have a dedicated amp so I will likely be limited to in the integrated amp in the DA8 for awhile.

From a lot of the impressions I have read, it sounds like the Hifiman HE 400 has special synergy with the DA8 amp. Is the HE400 so much better with it than my HD 650, which i have read is powered decent but not ideal, that it might be worth buying one? Unfortunately funds are tight for awhile so a few hundred might be all i can spend in addition to the DA8 for awhile. Or I could just save that and wait awhile longer to out toward a dedicated amp like Woo Wa6se or Yulong A28 when I can afford it better.

I have always really liked the sound signature of the HD 650, especially with benefits of silver cabling, and have found it to scale incredibly well.

Any recommendations would be very welcome. Also, my signature is very outdated as I had to downsize awhile ago and haven't updated it yet.
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Also, many thanks to DarKen23 and Andrew_Wot for replying to my PMs with very helpful and insightful comments and steering me to the DA8, which I think will be a great move.

Also, many thanks yet again Project86 for your continuing amazing reviews. They have more credibility and reliability than I have found anywhere else by a good margin, and are very well written. I know I for one i definitely follow your reviews at Inner Fidelity and other writings as a result. Cheers.
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Well given the DA8 can power speakers, I dont think it hurts.
Not sure it's technically correct.
What do you mean

Active speakers are self-powered, so technically DA8 doesn't "power" them, it can function as pre-amp, not power amp. Anyway, way out of topic and doubt interest anyone subscribed to this thread.

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I have a question for the thread. I just ordered a Yulong DA8 and am very excited to get it. In the near term, I will only have my HD 650 with Moon Audio Silver Dragon cable to use with it and will not have a dedicated amp so I will likely be limited to in the integrated amp in the DA8 for awhile.

From a lot of the impressions I have read, it sounds like the Hifiman HE 400 has special synergy with the DA8 amp. Is the HE400 so much better with it than my HD 650, which i have read is powered decent but not ideal, that it might be worth buying one? Unfortunately funds are tight for awhile so a few hundred might be all i can spend in addition to the DA8 for awhile. Or I could just save that and wait awhile longer to out toward a dedicated amp like Woo Wa6se or Yulong A28 when I can afford it better.

I have always really liked the sound signature of the HD 650, especially with benefits of silver cabling, and have found it to scale incredibly well.

Any recommendations would be very welcome. Also, my signature is very outdated as I had to downsize awhile ago and haven't updated it yet.
Try the da8 alone first, I think you'll be quite happy with the built in amp using the HD650. You might want to consider getting a dedicated amp for the da8 when you opt for a different pair of headphones.

Congrats on the purchase, if you had the D18, you'll love the DA8.
Edited by DarKen23 - 2/10/14 at 10:41pm
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Do we really want speakers discussion in this thread?

No. I've deleted my posts.


Edited by Esprit - 2/11/14 at 3:55am
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Thread Starter 

I don't see why not. Speakers, especially active models, are used by a lot of people here. DA8 makes a good front end for that sort of situation. Not sure why it's bothersome to have that info here. 

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I lent my Yulong to a friend, he tells me that if the DA8 reproduces DSD there are no problems but using PCM he listen, from headphone, only noises and hiss.

He has a Mac with Mavericks: now I don't know if my unit is broken or there is a software problem. 

 

Has anyone else had this problem? :confused_face_2:

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I don't see why not. Speakers, especially active models, are used by a lot of people here. DA8 makes a good front end for that sort of situation. Not sure why it's bothersome to have that info here. 

 

I am actually looking at a pair of Dynaudio BM15A's.   The speaker chat here inspired me.  I have a nice 2 channel (external amp powered) set up right now but I have always been interested to try out some powered monitors.  I will run them through the DA8 for now and then down the road with the D8 when it is finished.


Edited by mrcasey - 2/11/14 at 10:52am
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When I bought the Mytek 192 my only idea was to have a very simple set-up: Mac->DAC->Active monitors (only XLR cables).

Looking for a different DAC, with the same or similar functionalities, this 3ad helped me to choose the Yulong DA8.

Thanks to all :wink_face:

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So, you seem to prefer Yulong DA8 to Mytek, don't you? with hindsight, what do you like in DA8 over Mytek (in XLR)?:popcorn:

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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post
 

I lent my Yulong to a friend, he tells me that if the DA8 reproduces DSD there are no problems but using PCM he listen, from headphone, only noises and hiss.

He has a Mac with Mavericks: now I don't know if my unit is broken or there is a software problem. 

 

Has anyone else had this problem? :confused_face_2:

 

Not that I've heard of. Sounds like maybe a problem with his Mac - they aren't foolproof, despite having way less (usually driver related) USB DAC issues. 

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