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post #16 of 28

It if's as good as the Octavist claims it is, it's certainly an interesting product. I actually have the RME Babyface and it's a really good-sounding interface. I wonder if there's an appreciable difference between it and the Emotiva DC-1 in terms of DA-conversion.
 

post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by cswann1 View Post
 

@ theoctavist.

 

I like to give folks the benefit of a doubt, so I'll address you like you are indeed a audio enthusiast sharing your experience with a product.

 

 

Look at this from our perspective and consider these facts.

 

1) You are a new member with only a few posts.

2) You claim to have purchased this product simply because another piece of gear is out for repairs.  Practically nobody does that.

3) You gush about the product as "performing flawlessly".

4) You say it performs as well as much more expensive products, but you don't say whether you have done any sort of objective A/B comparisons using any quantifiable measurements.  You just stated: "is virtually indistinguishable from my other top shelf converters(Mytek, Forssell, Lavry, Lynx, and Prism)"

 

We are not gullible children here and everything about your post screams shill. Nobody here is acting "oddly".  This is exactly the sort of reaction this type of post will receive on this forum by someone who just joined and has only a few posts.

 

1.) the newness of a member is not any reliable indicator of subject matter knowledge... common sense 101(although ive learned common sense is never common)

2.) it is quite common. a mobile piece of my recording rig went down, and, not being able to afford to buy a double of said unit, bought a lower cost unit to serve as a "bridge". 

3.) it does perform flawlessly.  objectively and subjectively. 

4.) I say this, because it does. i am of the mind that any well designed, suitable dac will be transparent. and indistinghishable from any other well designed dac. my current DAC in the rig I am using the emotiva for...(mytek 192) , which is back in situ. is indistinguishable from the emotiva. 

 

gullible? perhaps not(although with the farflung subjectivist babble touted here (such as rejoicing over cable swaps and tube rolling , i strongly suspect that it is not any bastion of scientific thought. :bigsmile_face:

post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by ScepticalDude View Post
 

It if's as good as the Octavist claims it is, it's certainly an interesting product. I actually have the RME Babyface and it's a really good-sounding interface. I wonder if there's an appreciable difference between it and the Emotiva DC-1 in terms of DA-conversion.
 

 

the best any dac can hope for(barring idiotic design schemes like "tube output" )  is to be transparent, rugged and reliable(and intuitive control interface).

 

the emotiva far surpassed my expectations.  it is a keeper.  very glad it works with my squeezebox touch too, with the USB EDO kernel/USB input, it is fantastic.

 

does require a HUB for 24/192 with the squeezebox, but i see anything over , say 24/88 as a waste, with nothing to gain...

post #19 of 28

Tubes are idiotic but you have a "bespoke valve phono stage"? http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?72018-What-outboard-DAC-do-you-use-with-Squeezebox&p=700189&viewfull=1#post700189

 

And your tone seems a lot different here http://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?8149-Guys-help-me-with-a-British-System&s=aab0e1db465a0e329325313a9a51c0f7

 

You can say that's not you but the writing style is very similar and the Emotiva/Mytek connection seals the deal in my mind. 

post #20 of 28

That is a bit funny. 

 

I'm still wondering what a fellow like the Octavist needs to own Forsell and Prismsound and Mytek et cetera converters for. I mean, all of these converters, at the same time? Can you explain, Octavist? Are you perhaps the owner of a very, very serious and very expensive recording and/or mastering facility? You don't really sound like one, to be absolutely honest (especially not in that post on artofsound).

 

I'm also seriously interested in the DC-1, in spite of everything.

 

I hope this post will not be seen as abusive and deleted.

post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by ishmael View Post
 

Tubes are idiotic but you have a "bespoke valve phono stage"? http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?72018-What-outboard-DAC-do-you-use-with-Squeezebox&p=700189&viewfull=1#post700189

 

And your tone seems a lot different here http://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?8149-Guys-help-me-with-a-British-System&s=aab0e1db465a0e329325313a9a51c0f7

 

You can say that's not you but the writing style is very similar and the Emotiva/Mytek connection seals the deal in my mind. 

 

what does that have to do with the emotiva dac? and yes, I had a valve phono stage. I stand by my viewpoint that putting a valve output in a DAC (the function of which is to get out of the way/be invisible). is utter madness. just sheer idiocy.

 

and yes, my tastes have matured, as have my viewpoints on audio.  we should all seek to grow and evolve. it would frighten me if I was in a continual state of intellectua/emotional/aesthetic stasis.

 

but in classische head-fi style, we have posters avoiding/abandoning the OP in favor of partaking in baser pursuits(attacks on character, frothing at the mouth google-searching for "material" to accomplish the same).  I did not expect a high level of reasoned interaction here, but I did postulate that , perhaps someone would appreciate the viewpoint of someone with the device in situ.... anyway.  as delightful as this is, I must retire for the evening.  and unless someone has something of value(read: not the vapid, utterly childish/devoid of all professional bearing heel nipping/google mining nonsense that has *nothing* to do with the OP) to add , pertaining to the Stealth DC-1, then I must ask...why post at all?  Ths is not s snarky reply, but an honest question.  Does your posting increase someone's knowledge?  does it contribute anything of use?? 

post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by ScepticalDude View Post
 

That is a bit funny. 

 

I'm still wondering what a fellow like the Octavist needs to own Forsell and Prismsound and Mytek et cetera converters for. I mean, all of these converters, at the same time? Can you explain, Octavist? Are you perhaps the owner of a very, very serious and very expensive recording and/or mastering facility? You don't really sound like one, to be absolutely honest (especially not in that post on artofsound).

 

I'm also seriously interested in the DC-1, in spite of everything.

 

I hope this post will not be seen as abusive and deleted.

 

referring to a person as if they are in another room, when they are in fact in the same room, smacks of some cheesy high school rom-com script, and aside from that, it is terribly rude.  now...that aside.  the ins and outs of my vocation/income. or why/when/how I own things that I do , is not any of your business...Come on now, this is basic stuff..manners/human interaction 101...  the classic passive=aggressive routine (barrage of veiled insults with the endnote- "in spite of all this, i m  interested in the device", , petitioning to be seen in a better light) is, again, classic forum behavior...

now...if you have a question about the dc-1, I am more than happy to answer..but this elementary way of interacting is beyond ridiculous. 


Edited by theoctavist - 9/10/13 at 1:44am
post #23 of 28
Seriously dude, can't you just answer a question? I'm really curious to find out why you own such a comprehensive array of extremely expensive converters.
post #24 of 28

Your name's quite fitting.

post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by younglee200 View Post
 

Your name's quite fitting.

 

I'm surprised that Octavist gets very upset about basic questions. He does refer to a 'recording rig' but refuses to explain why he has all these big-buck high-end converters, and even gets angry when you ask him about it. Owning Prismsound, Forsell, Mytek, Lavry and Lynx; that's extremely rare even for a top-level recording facility (which is far more likely to have a system built around one brand of converters, say a set of Mytek 8x192s, with perhaps a different DA for the monitoring chain).

post #26 of 28

Hey guys, I own every DAC under the sun including the ones that cost more than cars. I love the Emotiva dac. It beats everything. this is not an advertisement. Thanks. (sarcasm)

post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by driftingbunnies View Post
 

Hey guys, I own every DAC under the sun including the ones that cost more than cars. I love the Emotiva dac. It beats everything. this is not an advertisement. Thanks. (sarcasm)

 

And the reason I own all these DACS is I have a 'recording gig'. Because DACS are what you use to record stuff.

post #28 of 28

This has got to be one of the worst threads I have come across on here. Terribly inconstructive, not worthy of Head-Fi and in my view the OP is not to blame. Shame!

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