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post #406 of 1394
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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post

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Use RCA with a RCA cable and XLR with XLR cable...
You could be wrong about this one. It states not to use ADAPTERS
post #407 of 1394
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

You could be wrong about this one. It states not to use ADAPTERS

 

Well in that respect I don't know what the difference would be between a converter cable and an adapter, they both serve the same purpose one just uses wire but I don't think that would make any difference in regards to this (apparently its a grounding issue of some sort?).

 

This is a bummer if true because I've got a G109 with only RCA inputs and I'm building a Crack soon which also has RCA inputs. Almost every good DAC has one RCA output and one XLR output. It would be great if I could get one with multiple RCA outs but that seems to be really difficult and splitters and switchboxes don't seem like a very good solution. I guess I'm just supposed to buy a separate high end DAC for each of my amps or bother with connecting/disconnecting cables all the time... bleh.

post #408 of 1394
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Originally Posted by Viper2005 View Post


This will be my setup as well, however i'm hoping the DA8's builtin amp serves my needs, if not i'll keep the V200 around, shipping is taking forever!!!.
I'll be pairing them with the HD800 and AD.
Edited by belisk - 10/12/13 at 4:48am
post #409 of 1394
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post
 

 

Well in that respect I don't know what the difference would be between a converter cable and an adapter, they both serve the same purpose one just uses wire but I don't think that would make any difference in regards to this (apparently its a grounding issue of some sort?).

 

This is a bummer if true because I've got a G109 with only RCA inputs and I'm building a Crack soon which also has RCA inputs. Almost every good DAC has one RCA output and one XLR output. It would be great if I could get one with multiple RCA outs but that seems to be really difficult and splitters and switchboxes don't seem like a very good solution. I guess I'm just supposed to buy a separate high end DAC for each of my amps or bother with connecting/disconnecting cables all the time... bleh.

Splitters and switchboxes are made for this purpose, that's why you don't see multiple RCA outs on a DAC, it just doesn't make sense. I kind of inadvertently went to 2x DAC route myself since I pre-ordered the HM-901 dock, but I am currently using a preamplifier and all i do is just unplug one end of the the RCA cables and hook it to one of my various amps. It's really not that bad, and avoids the potential sound degradation of a crappy splitter. 

 

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Originally Posted by belisk View Post


This will be my setup as well, however i'm hoping the DA8's builtin amp serves my needs, if not i'll keep the V200 around, shipping is taking forever!!!.
I'll be pairing them with the HD800 and AD.

The HD-800 out of the DA8 internal amp is pretty good. I have made an adapter for a friend of mine, DarKen23, that connects his HD-800 to the back of the DA8's XLR outputs and states it is better, so you'll definitely want to investigate that. The only reason I haven't tried the rear of the DA8 yet is because i haven't made an adapter for mine lol.

post #410 of 1394
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post


You could be wrong about this one. It states not to use ADAPTERS

It's the same as an adapter (you have only few inches of cable but you have 3 pins in XLR and single ended in RCA)


Edited by Esprit - 10/12/13 at 6:11pm
post #411 of 1394
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post
 splitters and switchboxes don't seem like a very good solution.

You can try this :D

post #412 of 1394
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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post

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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

You could be wrong about this one. It states not to use ADAPTERS
It's the same as an adapter (you have only few inches of cable but you have 3 pins in XLR and single ended in RCA)
An Xlr adapter for RCA cables does not give you a balanced cable
post #413 of 1394

So my DA8 got shipped and should be coming in next week.  I can't wait to see (or rather hear) what all the fuss is about!

post #414 of 1394
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Originally Posted by Maven86 View Post

So my DA8 got shipped and should be coming in next week.  I can't wait to see (or rather hear) what all the fuss is about!
Congrats! You got it at a steal. Still surprised you got it at that price.
post #415 of 1394

I have started looking at LKS Audio double SABRE DAC, I believe it was mentioned here before.

 

Some discussion on CA

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/chinese-brand-l-k-s-audio-mh-da002-ess9018-*-2-a-17691/

 

On spec and hardware alone it's a step up from DA8, but performance and reliability is somewhat unknown, even on Chinese web site it's priced below Yulong, which might be an indication of what to expects.

 

Any experience with this one?

post #416 of 1394
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post


Congrats! You got it at a steal. Still surprised you got it at that price.


Haha, I was given an offer I couldn't refuse.  Unfortunately, the beating on my wallet has only begun :confused_face(1):.

post #417 of 1394
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

I have started looking at LKS Audio double SABRE DAC, I believe it was mentioned here before.

 

Some discussion on CA

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/chinese-brand-l-k-s-audio-mh-da002-ess9018-*-2-a-17691/

 

On spec and hardware alone it's a step up from DA8, but performance and reliability is somewhat unknown, even on Chinese web site it's priced below Yulong, which might be an indication of what to expects.

 

Any experience with this one?

The only thing about the "specs" is that Yulong has all the gear to prove what is listed. I don't know if LKS has the level of equipment Yulong does, or if they are just listing the specs generically.

post #418 of 1394
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post


Ive used the HD800 via direct connection of the rear xlr and got great results. Actually surpassed my expectation, and I had high expectations for it after reading the review.


DarKen,

do you think the rear XLR->HD800 sounds better than the front headphone out? That makes the internal amp useless with HD800...

How is the bass, does it have enough "weight" compared to the front HP-out?

post #419 of 1394
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Originally Posted by jaffar View Post
 


DarKen,

do you think the rear XLR->HD800 sounds better than the front headphone out? That makes the internal amp useless with HD800...

How is the bass, does it have enough "weight" compared to the front HP-out?

From what he has personally told me, it does indeed sound better than the front, but I'll let him go into detail from here.

post #420 of 1394
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

I have started looking at LKS Audio double SABRE DAC, I believe it was mentioned here before.

 

Some discussion on CA

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/chinese-brand-l-k-s-audio-mh-da002-ess9018-*-2-a-17691/

 

On spec and hardware alone it's a step up from DA8, but performance and reliability is somewhat unknown, even on Chinese web site it's priced below Yulong, which might be an indication of what to expects.

 

Any experience with this one?


Discussion on Hong Kong board

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