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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

The Centrance thing looks more versatile, more powerful and has balanced outputs.

I think you need to wait for months to get hold of the Centrance thing if you didnt place the order last year....
post #122 of 551
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

Does it also mean that I can use it as a usb dac/amp with computer notebook?

 

 

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Looking at the picture, it seems that YES

 

 

Yes, you can do that since the PHA-1.

post #123 of 551

I'm dying to get one. :(

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post #124 of 551

She's a beauty! :drool: :p

post #125 of 551

As others have mentioned earlier in this thread, Sony does seem to be getting serious about audiophile content.  On the 17th of this month, they are opening their `High Reso` music download site:  

http://mora.jp/etc/highreso?fmid=TOPCLPPP01

 

I`ve already set up my account.  Unfortunately I`m not seeing any support for Mac OS....   

I`m also really interested to see how the content security is handled, and compatibility with devices other than the 4 new `High Reso` walkmans coming in December.  

post #126 of 551
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

300 Gb of storage in the pocket ?? What is your setup ??

DX-50 with 68 Gb Micro SD and 2 128 Gb USB flashdrives. Sounds excellent with hi-rez files and AKG K-3003 phones.

Kevin
Edited by k3oxkjo - 9/30/13 at 8:36pm
post #127 of 551

I have been following this topic with interest since I own a PHA-1.  At the time I believe I would not upgrade to the new model just for the DSD capability. The PHA-1 combined with a Sony Xperia Z puts out some serious quality audio. I doubt Sony has any other serious mods on the new model so for now my unit remains a keeper. 

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Originally Posted by RIQUE View Post

I have been following this topic with interest since I own a PHA-1.  At the time I believe I would not upgrade to the new model just for the DSD capability. The PHA-1 combined with a Sony Xperia Z puts out some serious quality audio. I doubt Sony has any other serious mods on the new model so for now my unit remains a keeper. 

Do not know about the amp section, but the DAC is definitely different. It is a TI now and not a Wolfson anymore.
post #129 of 551
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Originally Posted by RAFA View Post


Do not know about the amp section, but the DAC is definitely different. It is a TI now and not a Wolfson anymore.

I have a feeling that Sony is going the VentureCraft SDT route with a TI DAC for the DSD conversions.

post #130 of 551
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

I have a feeling that Sony is going the VentureCraft SDT route with a TI DAC for the DSD conversions.

It is quite similar. Though I believe that the VentureCraft has a newer DAC generation, while the PHA2 has one that is already available for some time.
post #131 of 551
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Do not know about the amp section, but the DAC is definitely different. It is a TI now and not a Wolfson anymore.

 

Interesting to know. I guess change was done more to be able to do DSD rather than sonic qualities as the Wolfson does such a good job in the little box.

If the improvement is not of galactic proportions I´m fine with mine. 


Edited by RIQUE - 10/2/13 at 11:35am
post #132 of 551
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Interesting to know. I guess change was done more to be able to do DSD rather than sonic qualities as the Wolfson does such a good job in the little box.

If the improvement is not of galactic proportions I´m fine with mine. 

 

Sadly I cannot comment on the SQ, since I never heard the PHA1-1. I was pretty much about to buy the PHA-1 and then the PHA-2 was announced... I decided to wait :)

post #133 of 551
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Sadly I cannot comment on the SQ, since I never heard the PHA1-1. I was pretty much about to buy the PHA-1 and then the PHA-2 was announced... I decided to wait :)

 

on the other hand tho... the prices of the PHA-1 seemed to have dropped cuz of the news of the release of the PHA-2. i got mine recently at the lowest price ive ever seen them go for o.o

post #134 of 551
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

on the other hand tho... the prices of the PHA-1 seemed to have dropped cuz of the news of the release of the PHA-2. i got mine recently at the lowest price ive ever seen them go for o.o
Do share with us what is this low price?
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

on the other hand tho... the prices of the PHA-1 seemed to have dropped cuz of the news of the release of the PHA-2. i got mine recently at the lowest price ive ever seen them go for o.o

Hmm, I just cannot do this. I really would like to hear this magical DSD stuff.
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