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post #886 of 1413
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

Or after the Emotiva, you will just be very happy and save yourself a lot of $.  Personally, I am not looking for any more amp for my HE500.

I might try the quickie and another preamp in front of the Emotiva to refine it just a touch more though.


Very true, objectively, I will refrain from the urge to upgrade as long as the emotiva keeps me happy and engaged. I already really like the DA8 integrated amp so the emotiva providing anywhere from a little to big improvement would be great already. 

 

Maybe I shouldn't even try out those expensive amps for a year ^_^

post #887 of 1413

Do you all have any issues with the volume knob on the DA8? When making 1 - 0.5 dB changes, the volume knob does not step so well, and goes 1 or 2 dB instead of 1 dB. The increments are not consistent when fine-tuning, basically. This can be alleviated if I turn the knob extremely slowly to get the result I want. Anyone else have this problem?

post #888 of 1413
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Originally Posted by SolidVictory View Post
 

Do you all have any issues with the volume knob on the DA8? When making 1 - 0.5 dB changes, the volume knob does not step so well, and goes 1 or 2 dB instead of 1 dB. The increments are not consistent when fine-tuning, basically. This can be alleviated if I turn the knob extremely slowly to get the result I want. Anyone else have this problem?

Yes, that happens to me sometimes too. It's very sensitive, but it does track consistently if you do it slowly/carefully.

post #889 of 1413
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Originally Posted by SolidVictory View Post

Do you all have any issues with the volume knob on the DA8? When making 1 - 0.5 dB changes, the volume knob does not step so well, and goes 1 or 2 dB instead of 1 dB. The increments are not consistent when fine-tuning, basically. This can be alleviated if I turn the knob extremely slowly to get the result I want. Anyone else have this problem?

Yeah that happens to me too. But I usually don't touch the knob. I just adjust on my media player but I know the issue you're alluding to.
post #890 of 1413
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Yes, that happens to me sometimes too. It's very sensitive, but it does track consistently if you do it slowly/carefully.

 

Yes, it does work when I do it slowly. Just a bit disappointing considering the price of the unit.

 

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Originally Posted by Angelbelow View Post


Yeah that happens to me too. But I usually don't touch the knob. I just adjust on my media player but I know the issue you're alluding to.

 

I actually adjust the volume on the DA8 quite a bit, as I use WASAPI in exclusive mode and cannot adjust the volume from my PC (bit-perfect data stream).


Edited by SolidVictory - 1/5/14 at 6:02pm
post #891 of 1413
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Originally Posted by SolidVictory View Post

Do you all have any issues with the volume knob on the DA8? When making 1 - 0.5 dB changes, the volume knob does not step so well, and goes 1 or 2 dB instead of 1 dB. The increments are not consistent when fine-tuning, basically. This can be alleviated if I turn the knob extremely slowly to get the result I want. Anyone else have this problem?

Yeah that happens to me too. But I usually don't touch the knob. I just adjust on my media player but I know the issue you're alluding to.
Yea, you should be using wasapi in event mode.
post #892 of 1413
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post


Yea, you should be using wasapi in event mode.

 

I actually don't see wasapi event mode as an option.. I have something called (YULONG Audio USB Driver 1.0.57) [WASAPI] but not the event mode.

 

I have my settings set the same as images you showed me from a few pages back. Set at foo_dsd_asio [ASIO] and I have the latest driver for jriver.

post #893 of 1413
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Originally Posted by DarKen23 View Post

Yea, you should be using wasapi in event mode.

I actually don't see wasapi event mode as an option.. I have something called (YULONG Audio USB Driver 1.0.57) [WASAPI] but not the event mode.

I have my settings set the same as images you showed me from a few pages back. Set at foo_dsd_asio [ASIO] and I have the latest driver for jriver.
Ah that's right. Recently a member who goes by 'esprit' posted a link for the latest asio driver that works great, try that one. I'm currently using that latest Yulong driver that works properly with Jriver.
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post #895 of 1413
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Originally Posted by SolidVictory View Post
 

Do you all have any issues with the volume knob on the DA8? When making 1 - 0.5 dB changes, the volume knob does not step so well, and goes 1 or 2 dB instead of 1 dB. The increments are not consistent when fine-tuning, basically. This can be alleviated if I turn the knob extremely slowly to get the result I want. Anyone else have this problem?

There are 80 steps in the volume control. 
According Yulong: from -60dB to -20dB every step has an increase of 1dB, from -20dB to 0dB the value is 0,5dB

post #896 of 1413
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Originally Posted by Esprit View Post
 

There are 80 steps in the volume control. 
According Yulong: from -60dB to -20dB every step has an increase of 1dB, from -20dB to 0dB the value is 0,5dB

Well, that certainly explains it then. Thanks.

post #897 of 1413

New owner reporting!  Really enjoying the DA8 so far.  This review and Gary's DAC comparison made me pull the trigger.  Was leaning a bit towards the Anedio D2 because of the remote but I got the DA8 at a decent price.  The headphone out sounds a little bright with the HD 800's but I was expecting that.  Sounds great with the Schiit Vali but I'm probably going pick up a WA2 later on.


Edited by KetchupNinja - 1/7/14 at 11:45pm
post #898 of 1413
New owner, with Woo Audio wa2 + HD650.
Smooth and very pleasant sound.
post #899 of 1413

I have the HD650 with DA8 and the CMA800R Current Mode Headphone Amplifier. Sweet! And Spicy :)

post #900 of 1413
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New owner, with Woo Audio wa2 + HD650.
Smooth and very pleasant sound.
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I have the HD650 with DA8 and the CMA800R Current Mode Headphone Amplifier. Sweet! And Spicy :)

 

 

Pics please!

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