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post #601 of 1596

Unrelated to recent posts, but does anyone notice lika a transformer hum from DA8?

 

Mine does that sometimes. Periodic (1-2 sec interval) 50Hz, not too loud, but noticeable hum. 

Weird enough this hum dissappears  once headphones are plugged in.

post #602 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Priidik View Post
 

Unrelated to recent posts, but does anyone notice lika a transformer hum from DA8?

 

Mine does that sometimes. Periodic (1-2 sec interval) 50Hz, not too loud, but noticeable hum. 

Weird enough this hum dissappears  once headphones are plugged in.

Funny..I recently took my DA8 over to a friends house and that hum was audible when I plugged it in his wall socket. Its dead silent at my place, but then again--Im using a power conditioner.

post #603 of 1596

Any comparison with the Ciúnas DAC? :o 

post #604 of 1596

Driver problems?

post #605 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post
 

Driver problems?


ASIO works just fine for me with foobar2000.

In fact Yulong instructs to use WASAPI in JRiver

SABRE DA8 Play dsd Setup


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 11/23/13 at 5:14pm
post #606 of 1596

yes,DA8 has a somewhat more fleshed out midrange, more expansive soundstage, and slightly improved bass depth. More top end air as well. For others just reading this, that probably doesn't sound like much - you have to consider that Concero is already an extremely good sounding DAC. Incremental improvements over something that good are hard to come by. thanks

3NnmYM

post #607 of 1596

An italian review

post #608 of 1596

I wonder what that italian reviewer had for comparison to conclude that DA8 lacks bottom impact? 

post #609 of 1596

I think its probably a system dependent kind of thing. For example I felt the Concero was bottom light with external speakers. I bet it sounds totally different driving headphones, because people seem to love it. 

post #610 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Priidik View Post
 

I wonder what that italian reviewer had for comparison to conclude that DA8 lacks bottom impact? 

I don't think the DAC lacks bottom impact, but I do think the internal amp lacks in bass with high impedance or low sensitivity headphones. Like what mcullinan said, it must be a system-dependant thing because this DAC definitely goes deep.

post #611 of 1596
After reading the Italian review above I was also wondering about that statement about the bass or lack of.I was debating purchasing this dac for my Fostex th900,would the internal amp be sufficient to drive these headphones to a suitable level for mainly EDM and hip-hop?To be honest if I could get away without buying an amp for a while and use the Yulong as an all-in-one I'll do that.The other dac I was looking at was the Matrix X-Sabre and adding maybe a v200,but the Yulong is my preference because it'll save me some funds for the Yuletide celebration.I would welcome any knowledge from those in the know.
post #612 of 1596
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Originally Posted by Cian View Post

After reading the Italian review above I was also wondering about that statement about the bass or lack of.I was debating purchasing this dac for my Fostex th900,would the internal amp be sufficient to drive these headphones to a suitable level for mainly EDM and hip-hop?To be honest if I could get away without buying an amp for a while and use the Yulong as an all-in-one I'll do that.The other dac I was looking at was the Matrix X-Sabre and adding maybe a v200,but the Yulong is my preference because it'll save me some funds for the Yuletide celebration.I would welcome any knowledge from those in the know.

When I had the TH900, I found the DA8's internal amp to do a great job. So you can go ahead with it and save a nice bundle to boot! :)

post #613 of 1596
Cheers brunk,think I might have to take the plunge on this box o' tricks and see (hear) I get on.To be honest I'm currently listening with a Sennheiser 3.5 adapter out of a Cowon x7 ,sacrilege I know,so chances are I should be fairly happy.
post #614 of 1596

To me this is one of the best purchases I have made this year. Just great, satisfying sound. Very happy. Plus the fact that I can listen to my HD598s when I want headphones vs external speakers. Eyeballing the new Mad Dog Alphas. Nice review on 6 moons...

post #615 of 1596

I just bought one of these and it's in the mail now from HK. I should get it next week. I'll be comparing it to my Burson HA-160D (via USB). I mainly listen to speakers now (Quad 12L actives) but I also have a Grado RS1i. It'll be curious to see how the headphone amp meshes with the Grados.

 

What I like about the Burson  sound with the RS1i is the weight and slightly dark sound that helps tame the treble. But I know from some experience with other DACs that I can get a bit better soundstaging and imaging from an upgrade. So I'm curious to see how the DA8 handles things for both the speakers and headphone out.

 

Looking forward to getting this bad boy in the house

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