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post #3976 of 6600

Ordered the AD´s on Saturday and will use them with a Meridian Explorer (hoping it works for the first time). I´m also thinking about getting a Schiit AMP/DAC.

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Ordered my Alpha Dogs. This is is going be hard waiting, but I am sure it will be worth it! Now I just need to decide on the Asgard2 or Lyr with Bitfrost, anyone use these combos with the AD's yet?

 

I tried them both and the lyr was clearly better to me across the spectrum. More punchy bass and better dynamics overall. The Asgard 2 was clean and very resolving but somewhat thinner sounding than the lyr. 

post #3978 of 6600
Has anyone use naim V1 with the AD? I ordered AD and want to buy V1. People said the V1 is great for HD800, What is the best matching for the AD?
Edited by youkeum - 11/18/13 at 2:58pm
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Ordered my Alpha Dogs. This is is going be hard waiting, but I am sure it will be worth it! Now I just need to decide on the Asgard2 or Lyr with Bitfrost, anyone use these combos with the AD's yet?

I tried them both and the lyr was clearly better to me across the spectrum. More punchy bass and better dynamics overall. The Asgard 2 was clean and very resolving but somewhat thinner sounding than the lyr. 

+1 for the Lyr. I have the Alpha Dogs, Lyr & Amperex Orange Globe tubes, Grant Fidelity TD-11 DAC/ preamp, Mac Mini dedicated music server, & Decibel player for 16/44.1, 24/96 .wav files. The AD's & Lyr are a very synergistic match for me personally. Resolving, neutral sound signature with the tubes adding a touch of warmth.

Bass is very clean & powerful, not boomy or bloated. Mid & high end is detailed, but very sweet sounding without any sibilance or harshness. Non-fatiguing, extended listening sessions are a welcome result.

Unfortunately I downloaded OS Mavericks & can no longer play 24/ 192 music files, as my J Keny MK II M2 Tech Hiface USB/ SPDIF needs a new driver to play nice. Still though, the Alpha Dogs sound great even without a key component in my system.

Bravo, Dan/ Mr. Speakers ! cool.gif
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Mavericks has really trashed my audio IO.  Just getting things stable again...

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Thank you for the warning on Mavericks!
post #3982 of 6600
I haven't upgraded to Mavericks yet since I read it slows down laptops. Yet another reason to not upgrade. Thanks for the heads up mrspeakers! a_recording was also having issues with the ODAC via Mavericks...
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Thanks for noting the laptop slowdown issue miceblue!  I will make sure to steer clear of the update for my wife's macbook pro.  She could care less about audio, but god knows I would never hear the end of it if I caused her machine to lag!

post #3984 of 6600

No issues on my Centrance Hifi-m8 with Mavericks.

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No issues on my Centrance Hifi-m8 with Mavericks.

 

Mind telling us how that thing pairs with Alpha Dogs?

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Mind telling us how that thing pairs with Alpha Dogs?
It pairs really well with the Mad Dogs. I did not get a chance to try it with the ADs, but my expectation is for an excellent pairing. @mikemercer has both and speaks favorably of the pairing. I'd also love to hear from others.
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I am thinking once many members get their AlphaDogs we will realize they respond very much to input source as I herd it from herd it from 3 types of setups my portable amp (Continemtal V2) and a solid state setup and Dans tube setup and then another members littledot and I have to say all the tube gear made a noticable difference for the better.
My portable setup wich lacked decisive power also sounded very well.
So basically what I am leading to is that there will be a varied range of comments I feel will be due to setup...
Anyway thats my guess.
post #3988 of 6600

Silly question: is the wiring or sound between the single end cable and the XLR version with the single end adapter different?  I need the XLR cable for my M8 anyway, but I am debating whether to get another cable or just an adapter.  Thanks.

post #3989 of 6600

FYI, we're starting to ship orders placed 9/25 today.  We're holding at about 7 weeks delivery.

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FYI, we're starting to ship orders placed 9/25 today.  We're holding at about 7 weeks delivery.

 

When do you have them available in stock? 

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