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I know what you mean!
They make me want to upgrade my DAC!

 

What DAC were you looking at?

 

Personally, I find the appeal of the 2170 to be its transport-ability. As such, I'd think a portable DAC or DAP would be a suitable travelling source solution.  I use the FiiO X5 -> SRM-252s like this on occasion.  I'd like to see someone try packing a 009 with a BHSE, or any of the bigger STAX energizers, on an airline carry-on. 


That being said, I currently have a desktop TEAC UD-H01 USB DAC feeding the SRM-252S. I'm satisfied with this combination. I'm inclined to think it can already render most, if not all the detail present in the source material (based on my familiarity with the tracks being listened to). Would be interested to A/B other DACs at some point, just to see. 

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Originally Posted by Rajikaru View Post

What DAC were you looking at?

Personally, I find the appeal of the 2170 to be its transport-ability. As such, I'd think a portable DAC or DAP would be a suitable travelling source solution.  I use the FiiO X5 -> SRM-252s like this on occasion.  I'd like to see someone try packing a 009 with a BHSE, or any of the bigger STAX energizers, on an airline carry-on. 


That being said, I currently have a desktop TEAC UD-H01 USB DAC feeding the SRM-252S. I'm satisfied with this combination. I'm inclined to think it can already render most, if not all the detail present in the source material (based on my familiarity with the tracks being listened to). Would be interested to A/B other DACs at some point, just to see. 

Maybe an Arcam irDAC
Or an NAD D 1050
Or a Beresford Caiman MK II
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

1) Yes because Japan's households operate at 100 V whereas in the USA it's 120-130 V. I use a Kashimura TI-101 step-down tansformer.
Oh man, I really like this little box over my TI-101.


It has some power conditioning in there and I really like how it affects the sound (blacker background, smoother sound, more dynamic).

A friend of mine gave it to me while cleaning out the apartment and I'm not sure what modifications there are since the outlet looks replaced.
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