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post #661 of 1413

Awesome review btw, going to pull the trigger now!

 

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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post
 

 

Well, after listening the Manley Stingray and using the HE-500 on speaker taps, I feel like the DA8 pushes about 85-90% of what it's capable of. It's very, very close. A speaker amp will give you that last bit of micro detail, speed, and extension.

 

 

So you primarily run your HE500s through the integrated amp of the DA8?

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Originally Posted by Angelbelow View Post
 

 

So you primarily run your HE500s through the integrated amp of the DA8?

 

That is correct, it's that good. ;)

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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post
 

 

That is correct, it's that good. ;)

 

Awesome. Will be using the both the integrated amp of the DA8 and the preamp function into the WA7. Can't wait!

post #664 of 1413
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post
 

 

That is correct, it's that good. ;)

Thanks for your review

 

How would you compare it with the HA-160DS, also the DAC?

 

Have your tried the Conductor? 

post #665 of 1413
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post
 

 

That is correct, it's that good. ;)

Thanks for your review

 

How would you compare it with the HA-160DS, also the DAC?

 

Have your tried the Conductor? 

I had Conductor for almost a month, as far as DAC concerned, it's pretty pitiful, amp section is pretty good, much better than integrated amp on DA8, Headamp GS-1 is still better though.

post #666 of 1413
Excellent review by Austin Morrow. I enjoyed the read, thank you fellow DA8 owner.
post #667 of 1413

Another review

post #668 of 1413
Thanks another good read.
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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post

Another review
post #669 of 1413

Just unpacked my DA8 yesterday. In my excitement I forgot to switch over from 230v to 115v. It kept going into a protection cycle before the light went off in my head. After I switched to 115V, it was fine and sounds great. Do I need to worry at all?

 

Anyway, I also just received my new LCD-2 Rosewood Vegans. This is my first true head-fi experience. I am upgrading from a pair of Sennheiser HD595 running off a Pro-Ject Head Box S amp. Needless to say, I was not fully prepared for what I heard when I fired up the DA8/LCD-2 combo. All the clichés about songs I have heard hundreds of times sounding like I was really hearing them for the first time. Tight, clean, yet warm sound. Unbelievable! I cannot wait to spend more time with my Black Friday/Christmas come early gift to self!

post #670 of 1413

I wouldn't be too concerned with it if you noticed it quickly. Cheers for your new toys! Something you may want to check out with your combo is TB Isone and Isone Surround. The plug-in has a free trial and is only $20 to purchase for life. I think you'll be shocked what it can do for the LCD-2 :)

 

http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-isone/

http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-isonesurround/

 

head-fi thread about it here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/473885/isone-pro-the-best-thing-you-could-ever-get-for-your-headphones-on-your-computer

 

:beerchug: 


Edited by brunk - 12/10/13 at 3:54pm
post #671 of 1413

Just pulled the trigger on this beauty in black!!! With the D230 power cord! Before my HE-500's arrived, too. I guess I'll try the DA8 out with my AKG K702's before my HE-500s arrive! Can't wait! :cool:

post #672 of 1413

Got my DA8 last night. 

 

Does anyone know how to setup DSD decoding in OS X with DA8?

post #673 of 1413
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Originally Posted by yz616 View Post
 

Got my DA8 last night. 

 

Does anyone know how to setup DSD decoding in OS X with DA8?

Here you go:

http://www.yulongaudio.com/en/shownews.asp?id=32

post #674 of 1413
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Here you go:

http://www.yulongaudio.com/en/shownews.asp?id=32

Thanks brunk.  

That page only has instructions for Windows though.

My main workstation is a Mac, and I can't seem to find any instructions on how to setup DSD playback in OS X.

post #675 of 1413
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Originally Posted by yz616 View Post
 

Thanks brunk.  

That page only has instructions for Windows though.

My main workstation is a Mac, and I can't seem to find any instructions on how to setup DSD playback in OS X.

Do you have a Mac player that can playback DSD? Something like Audirvana Plus, JRiver or Amarra?

 

EDIT: I would recommend Jriver http://www.jriver.com/download.html it comes with a free 30-day trial too :)


Edited by brunk - 12/10/13 at 10:04pm
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