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DA8 review on Russian site

http://www.technonavigator.com/audiovideo/audio/7331-yulong-da8-hi-end-dac-s-funkciyami-predusilitelya-i-usilitelya-dlya-naushnikov.html

 

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http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http://www.technonavigator.com/audiovideo/audio/7331-yulong-da8-hi-end-dac-s-funkciyami-predusilitelya-i-usilitelya-dlya-naushnikov.html


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 10/13/13 at 12:36pm
post #422 of 1363

Sounds like that reviewer sums it up similarly to our findings, that the DA8 matches or surpasses the TOTL offerings from other high end manufacturers for alot less $$$.

post #423 of 1363
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Sounds like that reviewer sums it up similarly to our findings, that the DA8 matches or surpasses the TOTL offerings from other high end manufacturers for alot less $$$.

I liked pictures, other than that review is pretty mediocre, some specs watered with poetry.

But I really, really liked pictures, pulling trigger this evening. :biggrin:

post #424 of 1363
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I liked pictures, other than that review is pretty mediocre, some specs watered with poetry.

But I really, really liked pictures, pulling trigger this evening. :biggrin:

Sweet!

post #425 of 1363
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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?
The front headphone out may slightly have more weight or warmth. Using the rear xlr for the HD800 is a much more refined sound imo, bass is cleaner and accurate with a very open sound presentation. I felt the the front jack was boring in comparison to the rear, but this only applies to the HD800 alone. With some of my other headphones, the front did just fine.

On that note, Ive been spending some time on my brother's burson soloist with the da8 and do like it a lot. In fact, I like it so much that Im starting to think I like neutrality more than a warm signature.

I also have another project in the stir. Looks like Ill be pairing the DA8 with the bottlehead S.E.X fully upgraded with a few mods. Ill post more info soon biggrin.gif
Edited by DarKen23 - 10/13/13 at 4:19pm
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The front headphone out may slightly have more weight or warmth. Using the rear xlr for the HD800 is a much more refined sound imo, bass is cleaner and accurate with a very open sound presentation. I felt the the front jack was boring in comparison to the rear, but this only applies to the HD800 alone. With some of my other headphones, the front did just fine.

On that note, Ive been spending some time on my brother's burson soloist with the da8 and do like it a lot. In fact, I like it so much that Im starting to think I like neutrality more than a warm signature.

I also have another project in the stir. Looks like Ill be pairing the DA8 with the bottlehead S.E.X fully upgraded with a few mods. Ill post more info soon biggrin.gif

Why would you use a cheapy low quality amplifier on the HD800. And why not just go with the bottle head crack if you are going to use it.

post #427 of 1363
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Why would you use a cheapy low quality amplifier on the HD800. And why not just go with the bottle head crack if you are going to use it.

The DA8's amp is hardly "low quality", unless you're using that term in comparison to $1k+ dedicated amps. Did you even read that he's getting the S.E.X. in what he posted? :confused: 

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The DA8's amp is hardly "low quality", unless you're using that term in comparison to $1k+ dedicated amps. Did you even read that he's getting the S.E.X. in what he posted? :confused: 

I mean the bottle head. The bottle head looks like a low quality amp to my eyes. 

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The DA8's amp is hardly "low quality", unless you're using that term in comparison to $1k+ dedicated amps. Did you even read that he's getting the S.E.X. in what he posted? confused.gif  
I mean the bottle head. The bottle head looks like a low quality amp to my eyes. 
Looks can be deceiving.
post #430 of 1363
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I mean the bottle head. The bottle head looks like a low quality amp to my eyes. 

Well that's a pretty bold statement given the vast experience of others who have compared Bottlehead's amps favorably to some of the finest amps around. Don't judge a book by its cover :rolleyes: 

post #431 of 1363
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An Xlr adapter for RCA cables does not give you a balanced cable

None wrote this...

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Well that's a pretty bold statement given the vast experience of others who have compared Bottlehead's amps favorably to some of the finest amps around. Don't judge a book by its cover :rolleyes: 

Do tube type of amplification provide a strong bass compared to a S-S type?

post #433 of 1363

I would say that it depends on the type of tube being used in the circuit. Tube amps usually have a more glorious midrange and are more musical, while SS amps are more accurate in terms of the signal. SS amps can sound tubey and tube amps can sound very SS. SS for bigger tighter bass, but it all depends on the rest of the system too. ;)

I have both and you can usually balance a SS amp nicely with a tube preamp. Im not sure is they separate all that within the headphone world. Tubes can also add a nice touch of warmth, but again it depends on the amp because they can be pretty neutral too.

 

On another note if there are any Grateful Dead fans, the new remastered HD albums are off the hook good on my DA8.... 

post #434 of 1363
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On another note if there are any Grateful Dead fans, the new remastered HD albums are off the hook good on my DA8.... 

Oh baby! Just snagged the whole set with a sweet discount. Thanks a ton!

:beerchug:

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Listening to Depeche Mode in SACD. Amazing beyond words...
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