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post #436 of 1409
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

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

Oh yeah very nice indeed! I'm currently downloading the latest 24-192 Grateful Dead Studio albums from HDTracks. Almost 22GB worth! I can't wait for a listen when it finishes in about 2.5 hours :D 

post #437 of 1409

Man, the dynamics brought by the DA8 at low volume is just awesome. Im getting a full listening experience with the pot at -40db *scratching head*

post #438 of 1409
got my DA8 today

first impressions, the amp does "ok" with the HD800, but pairing it with the Violectric V200 is a new ball game.
running the USB implementation through the usual tests.
post #439 of 1409
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Originally Posted by belisk View Post

got my DA8 today

first impressions, the amp does "ok" with the HD800, but pairing it with the Violectric V200 is a new ball game.
running the USB implementation through the usual tests.

I recommend spending more time with the amp in the DA8, I hope you are using the rear xlr directly to your HD800. I currently have the A18 as well and its safe to say I could live without the A18 and be content with the DA8 alone.

post #440 of 1409

My DA8 is finally mostly broken in. The headphone section really opened up over the last week.. Ive had the DA8 running constant since last week ;) Very happy with my purchase, now I have a great headphone amp (paired with HD598, and sounds great) and a dedicated dac that outperforms the Concero which was good, but definitely not in the same league. Id say its the perfect balance of musicalness and detail. 

post #441 of 1409

Is Grant Fidelity the only reputable place to purchase the DA8? What about for people who live outside of the U.S. like Korea or Japan?

post #442 of 1409

Hello,

does anyone compare it with M-Dac? Differences?

 

Thx

post #443 of 1409
Grant Fidelity should ship internationally. If you're in Korea or Japan could try contacting Yulong in China.
www.yulongaudio.com or www.audio-sz.com
post #444 of 1409
On Yulongs distributor page, TamAudio is listed as the Oceanic distributor whom i used to purchase my DA8 and have it sent to Australia, they also save you $$ on other fees you might not expect.
post #445 of 1409
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Is Grant Fidelity the only reputable place to purchase the DA8? What about for people who live outside of the U.S. like Korea or Japan?

You can buy from Yulong.

post #446 of 1409
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Originally Posted by belisk View Post

got my DA8 today

first impressions, the amp does "ok" with the HD800, but pairing it with the Violectric V200 is a new ball game.
running the USB implementation through the usual tests.

Agreed, the DA8 and V200 is a magical pairing! smily_headphones1.gif
post #447 of 1409
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Is Grant Fidelity the only reputable place to purchase the DA8? What about for people who live outside of the U.S. like Korea or Japan?

From my experience Hifispot168 is a great eBay seller.

Purchased D100 and DA8 when these units came out. 

DA8 was in my doorstep in 52h!!

From Hongkong to Estonia (EU)... mind-boggling really. Mail inside my little country doesn't travel as fast. All 990€ or 1300$

post #448 of 1409

Sorry to ask, but how does this work as an AIO for LCD-3 before I get a different amp?

How well does it compare to the Audio-gd NFB-28? Which one is better? I am really liking this DAC from what I'm reading so far, and the SNR can totally hold a match to the LCD-3, not that I listen that loud.

 

I understand you people are talking about the rear XLR serving well the HD800, but the LCD-3 comes with a 4 pin XLR... what goes?

 

The price + DSD/DXD + awesome screen is very very very attractive offer, and getting it through that seller mentioned above on ebay seems like a good idea.

post #449 of 1409
Edit: No, this cable is not correct for this use. We need also two of this: http://www.neutrik.com/en/lighting/accessories/circular-adapters/na3ff-b

Edited by Esprit - 10/15/13 at 4:27pm
post #450 of 1409

So cable Wizardry, I get it.

 

But what about Yulong DA8 vs Audio-gd NFB-28 ?

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