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post #3481 of 4091

Funny when the Modi first came out people couldn't get enough of it and it was the best little dac on the planet. Now a lot of people are starting to put it down.

I guess the newness wore off.

There are hundreds of better dacs, but very few of them cost less than $100.

post #3482 of 4091
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Funny when the Modi first came out people couldn't get enough of it and it was the best little dac on the planet. Now a lot of people are starting to put it down.

I guess the newness wore off.

There are hundreds of better dacs, but very few of them cost less than $100.

 

Well it's probably one of the best at it's price. Everyone probably got drunk on all the hype and excitement back then. 

post #3483 of 4091
Honestly the same goes for the Vali. People are on the hype about how it's the best thing on earth, but really it's just a good amp at a great price. It is an exceptional value but not so much so that it's not worth spending more to get more.
post #3484 of 4091
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Xonar Essence One is a $600 DAC. Why is this even a question? Should've gotten an Uberfrost or for an upgrade, a gungnir.

I didn't need to purchase either, and I wasn't comparing. What I said was the the Essence sounds better so I am using its Dac instead of having both. It didn't make sense for me to keep the Modi if the E-1 Dac is going to sound better, which it does. The original idea was to have a portable setup, but I have toss that idea out the window and just having one ultra high end setup, I just sold the E-1 and in the process of deciding on a new Amp/Dac setup, along with the HD800 I just purchased.
post #3485 of 4091
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

Funny when the Modi first came out people couldn't get enough of it and it was the best little dac on the planet. Now a lot of people are starting to put it down.

I guess the newness wore off.

There are hundreds of better dacs, but very few of them cost less than $100.

 

I recognize the existence of "hundreds of better DACs" yet I'd settle for knowing a few "good-great ones" in the $200-$350 price bracket.

don't get me wrong Bifrost Uber is superb, $500+ and with inputs I'll never use.

just need quality USB, and Concero HD is that, but again in the $700-$800 range.

 

looking at the Wyred4Sound a bit, their USB DAC is around $400....

oh when will my Geek Pulse Xfe ship?   ;)

post #3486 of 4091

I prefer the ODAC over the Modi for most applications, including in my brief listen to the Vali. Just my two cents, though.

post #3487 of 4091
The ODAC should be a nicer DAC.
post #3488 of 4091

You guys are going to drive me to vinyl. Just kidding

post #3489 of 4091
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You guys are going to drive me to vinyl. Just kidding


I've never had a vinyl rig with a noise floor low enough to satisfy me, but I've never really been very serious about my vinyl rig in the first place. I prefer the convenience and range of product choices that the digital realm provides.

post #3490 of 4091
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I've never had a vinyl rig with a noise floor low enough to satisfy me, but I've never really been very serious about my vinyl rig in the first place. I prefer the convenience and range of product choices that the digital realm provides.

Digital doesn't wear out.

post #3491 of 4091
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I've never had a vinyl rig with a noise floor low enough to satisfy me, but I've never really been very serious about my vinyl rig in the first place. I prefer the convenience and range of product choices that the digital realm provides.

 

 

I put a lot of time into learning proper cartridge setup, and keeping the records clean, and my vinyl setup is dead quiet. It is very possible with some effort, but most people don't put the effort in, which is fine. I enjoy both vinyl and digital equally.

 

On another note, I'm very close to pulling the trigger on a Vali. Very very close.

post #3492 of 4091
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I put a lot of time into learning proper cartridge setup, and keeping the records clean, and my vinyl setup is dead quiet. It is very possible with some effort, but most people don't put the effort in, which is fine. I enjoy both vinyl and digital equally.

 

On another note, I'm very close to pulling the trigger on a Vali. Very very close.

Bang bang :beerchug:

post #3493 of 4091
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Bang bang :beerchug:

 

 

It's on its way.

post #3494 of 4091
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It's on its way.

So you'll end up having the Bifrost, Asgard 2 and a Val. I also have all three. You can never get enough Schiit. You can't make this Schiit up.

post #3495 of 4091
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Digital doesn't wear out.

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

You guys are going to drive me to vinyl. Just kidding

 

So, which is it going to be?

 

Once upon a time, I knew a man who ran a bootleg radio station out of his apartment in some South Bay beach city (Redondo, Hermosa, somewhere thereabouts). This and his CB radio hobby were what he did with his spare time. I met him once and he invited me over to look at his setup. Wow. Just Wow. The most impressive thing was his record collection. Try to imagine this: he had a large walk in closet, with shelves floor to ceiling, along 3 walls, absolutely filled with records. I mean, filled. He didn't need anything to hold them up, it was that full. This was in the late 70's.

 

I often wondered what he did with them all when CD's came out.

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