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post #1366 of 1394
Isn't it the same as DA8 with better PSU and boutique parts?
Like the A8 is two A18 for 3x the price...
post #1367 of 1394
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post

Isn't it the same as DA8 with better PSU and boutique parts?
Like the A8 is two A18 for 3x the price...

 

In a nutshell, yes.... I'm sure there are some very specific, minute things which add up to some real complexity. So it's probably more difficult than just throwing two units together and calling it a day. But yeah, not really a value product at all. Never meant to be. 

post #1368 of 1394

There will be, probably, an upgraded DA8 "2015 version"...

P.S. Looking only at the spec the DA8 has better measures than the D8 (which does not mean anything because we listen to music and not to the measures...)

post #1369 of 1394
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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post
 

There will be, probably, an upgraded DA8 "2015 version"...

 

 

Where did you hear this from? What changes are being made?

post #1370 of 1394

It's all I can say NOW: "probably" :wink_face:

post #1371 of 1394
Thread Starter 

I have no inside knowledge of such a plan, but it doesn't seem unreasonable. The original DA8 was released in mid 2013, so a 2015 release would be approximately 2 years later. That seems like a good time frame for a refresh... assuming there's some new design ideas or improvements Yulong wants to add. 

post #1372 of 1394

Correct :wink_face:

post #1373 of 1394

I really wanted to try this one, maybe got a bit too desperate and it fired back; a scammer had his way with my $$$ and now I will have to look for an alternative in the sub $500 range. Anything comparable to it in the "soft" mode, perhaps sans the DSD capability?

post #1374 of 1394

Dang, what happened?

post #1375 of 1394

Nothing too unusual I guess... Found a classified here from a certain poster that wasn't taken by anyone, contacted him via PM and sent him funds marked as a gift (uh oh). Gave him like 3-4 month to ship it out and he kept inventing different excuses. Told me he would refund it at the beginning then changes his tune at the end acts like he did nothing wrong. Oh well, live and learn!

 

I was torn between a used DA8 and a brand new DM source at the time. Keep thinking I should have gone with the latter :(

post #1376 of 1394

Ouch! I think you have to report it after 45 days or it's lost..


Edited by purplegoat - 8/8/14 at 8:30pm
post #1377 of 1394

Just a heads up that I listed my Yulong DA8 in mint condition on the for sale forums in case anyone is interested. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/730017/yulong-da8-50-price-drop

post #1378 of 1394

What cable should i go for with HD800 and DA8 combo? Cheap one from china or perhaps something more premium? What connections should i go for? I just lost right channel because the wire broke from the tip.

 

Edit: Can i use wire with 3pin connectors from the back of DA8 if i find wire that has them in female? Does this have any advantage over the single-end, more power perhaps?


Edited by reemo - 8/14/14 at 9:14am
post #1379 of 1394

Youtube educated me about the difference in cables, so im gonna go with balanced 3-pin xlr and use male to female adapter. Reason for doing this, im gonna buy A28 later on so it would be nice that i won't have to buy new cable again. Should be a good match DA8+A28 eh?

post #1380 of 1394

What kind of adapter?

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