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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by Baxide View Post

What are you using as source and what are you using at the output? Also what file types are you playing?
I had mine on burn-in the week before and had a listen to it that weekend. Maybe I am still to imprinted by my Teac. I just can't get the Arcam to excite me. My ODAC sounds more impressive. So I am wondering if I am doing something wrong.
I found a similarity in your experience until I was able to use the USB 2.0 switch with the arcam driver and increase the maximum resolution and adjust further with "low latency" setting..
It is a different animal and has a lot of detailing yet never harsh, always smooth and cool.
post #17 of 23
Update:
Upon selecting the software to keep unit always on" and not auto on/off,
I have been burning unit in leaving my laptop on all day for a few days.
I don't listen enough for "brain burn" to take effect, and so only have my memory impressions..
I also upgraded to a "silver" plated USB cable..
So now the update is it no longer sounds smooth, or anything for that matter..
It is the most transparent DAC I have ever herd thus far..
A keeper for me smily_headphones1.gif
post #18 of 23

Has anyone auditioned the irDAC against the Schiit Gungnir USB2 by chance?

post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by schneller View Post
 

Has anyone auditioned the irDAC against the Schiit Gungnir USB2 by chance?

 

 

 

I would like to know as well.  The  irDac is intriguing. 

post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by yinyang69 View Post

I totally agree with Maxx134. I've been using irdac for a week now & couldn't be happier biggrin.gif
Amazing dac for the price.

Amen to that. I've had mine for a month and a half and the bloody thing sings to perfection. I can't imagine pairing a better DAC with in my sound chain. So happy with it.
post #21 of 23

It's really good.  Only negative I can think of is that the sound doesn't have the "weight" of some other different voiced DACs.  There's a sense of lightness to it that you may love or hate or be indifferent to.  But it's great at just about everything else.  Terrific smooth treble extension with tight bass.  

post #22 of 23
Has anyone tried irDAC and Matrix mini-I pro?
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by dizzyorange View Post

It's really good.  Only negative I can think of is that the sound doesn't have the "weight" of some other different voiced DACs.  There's a sense of lightness to it that you may love or hate or be indifferent to.  But it's great at just about everything else.  Terrific smooth treble extension with tight bass.  
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That lightness and clean trasparency is well warranted with me cause I have the HD 800's so it's a wonderful pairing cause those 800's pick up every little detail with bright and clear accuracy. wink.gif
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