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Oh Boy, It's here!! :D

more later...

post #212 of 1394
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Oh Boy, It's here!! biggrin.gif
more later...
Enjoy!
Where's mine....
post #213 of 1394
I'm considering Yulong's P18 as well to go with my DA8. Can anyone give me a reason not to or have a reason in which they do not believe its worth going for?

The main concern I have is that it's currently summer, and Californian's are spoiled with the weather here. It's been between 90-100 degrees the past 2 weeks and I noticed every now and then my room light will shut off. This usually happens when everyone in my complex cranks the air condition to near freezing temperatures.
I'm worried that the DA8 will not be provided with good and/or consistent power that may affect its performance.
post #214 of 1394
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

I'm considering Yulong's P18 as well to go with my DA8. Can anyone give me a reason not to or have a reason in which they do not believe its worth going for?

The main concern I have is that it's currently summer, and Californian's are spoiled with the weather here. It's been between 90-100 degrees the past 2 weeks and I noticed every now and then my room light will shut off. This usually happens when everyone in my complex cranks the air condition to near freezing temperatures.
I'm worried that the DA8 will not be provided with good and/or consistent power that may affect its performance.

In your case, you would need an automatic voltage stabilizer to keep a constant 110v/120v, which will protect and extend the life of your gear. A power conditioner is good if you have noise in your line.


Edited by brunk - 9/5/13 at 10:03am
post #215 of 1394
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In your case, you would need an automatic voltage stabilizer to keep a constant 110v/120v, which will protect and extend the life of your gear. A power conditioner is good if you have noise in your line.

 

This.

 

Or you could get a combo unit like the APC H15 which was $500 but seems to be on perpetual clearance recently. It's like a junior version of the S15 that I use, and should kick in to prevent voltage sags. 

post #216 of 1394
Thank you both.
post #217 of 1394

Hello everybody,

after 350 listening hours, I can confirm my feelings about this DAC (Phase +, Filter mode slow, jitter eliminator bypass, Pure DAC Amplifier OFF/ON depending...) with Macbook Pro late 2011, 16Go RAM, Audirvana + 1.5.7, USB output as a digital source. It's better when oversampling by computer before "attacking" DAC to the maximum allowed conversion rate (352.8Khz or 384Khz) when not DSD. It works better as a "Pure DAC" with a very good symmetric preamp over headphone integrated amp/preamp. But the headphone integrated amp is not bad at all, afterall (after the 350 hours of burning). I tried it with a "super aggressive headphone", the Gold Grado SR-325i and unlike what a reviewer said, who obviously didn't experiment the association, it works perfectly together and the result is not aggressive at all. 

A very efficient DAC as long as oversampling is realized by computer instead of Yulong DA8 himself. Think about it, have a try on your own system before drawing overhasty conclusions...

Best regards.:L3000:

post #218 of 1394
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Originally Posted by teiki arii View Post
 

Hello everybody,

after 350 listening hours, I can confirm my feelings about this DAC (Phase +, Filter mode slow, jitter eliminator bypass, Pure DAC Amplifier OFF/ON depending...) with Macbook Pro late 2011, 16Go RAM, Audirvana + 1.5.7, USB output as a digital source. It's better when oversampling by computer before "attacking" DAC to the maximum allowed conversion rate (352.8Khz or 384Khz) when not DSD. It works better as a "Pure DAC" with a very good symmetric preamp over headphone integrated amp/preamp. But the headphone integrated amp is not bad at all, afterall (after the 350 hours of burning). I tried it with a "super aggressive headphone", the Gold Grado SR-325i and unlike what a reviewer said, who obviously didn't experiment the association, it works perfectly together and the result is not aggressive at all. 

A very efficient DAC as long as oversampling is realized by computer instead of Yulong DA8 himself. Think about it, have a try on your own system before drawing overhasty conclusions...

Best regards.:L3000:

Well that's interesting. I'll have to check that out and see if that works for my system. Atleast it doesn't cost a penny to try :)

post #219 of 1394

Can't agree more. 384 that is the number !

Just give it a try :D

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Can't agree more. 384 that is the number !

Just give it a try :D

 

Probably, this is a joke that I didn't understand! :tongue_smile:

384Khz oversampling for 48Khz/96Khz/192Khz/384Khz HD Tracks, 

352.8Khz oversampling for 44.1Khz/88.2Khz/176.4Khz/352.8Khz HD Tracks...:wink_face:

post #221 of 1394

my bad I use 352 for 44.1Khz files as adviced.

But even at 384Khz , 44.1Khz plays quite well just using a bit more CPU %tage (from 12 to 18%)


Edited by Gordian - 9/9/13 at 8:31pm
post #222 of 1394
So I've received the DA8, had it setup, and have been listening for about 30mins. For my initial impression the build quality is excellent, sleek, with a minimalistic design which I personally love. The amp is very impressive, I was expecting something to a much smaller degree, it provides a very clean and smooth sound with a nice punch. I think the most impressive aspect of the DA8 is its soundstage, it's just sooo large(in a good way). It sounds as if the music is being bounced off the walls presenting a live like performance, far and bold sound. Yulong does not kid around and I'm all ears.
post #223 of 1394
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

So I've received the DA8, had it setup, and have been listening for about 30mins. For my initial impression the build quality is excellent, sleek, with a minimalistic design which I personally love. The amp is very impressive, I was expecting something to a much smaller degree, it provides a very clean and smooth sound with a nice punch. I think the most impressive aspect of the DA8 is its soundstage, it's just sooo large(in a good way). It sounds as if the music is being bounced off the walls presenting a live like performance, far and bold sound. Yulong does not kid around and I'm all ears.

 

Nice Ken! What a great looking unit, too.

 

-Daniel

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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

So I've received the DA8, had it setup, and have been listening for about 30mins. For my initial impression the build quality is excellent, sleek, with a minimalistic design which I personally love. The amp is very impressive, I was expecting something to a much smaller degree, it provides a very clean and smooth sound with a nice punch. I think the most impressive aspect of the DA8 is its soundstage, it's just sooo large(in a good way). It sounds as if the music is being bounced off the walls presenting a live like performance, far and bold sound. Yulong does not kid around and I'm all ears.


Nice Ken! What a great looking unit, too.

-Daniel
Thanks Dan, when do you get your Eximus DP-1?
post #225 of 1394

Thursday. First, second, and third time are all a charm. :)

 

-Daniel

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