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Overall I think that too much attention is being paid to the supposed commonality between the M and the DX90. I have a Stoner Audio DAC using the full Sabre chip and it is nothing special (nor at $50 do I have much complaint). It is all in the implementation - especially with the Sabre chip. The second point is the amp sections are different and for this we can assume no commonality whatsoever. (I actually think that the Rockboxed DX50 is a nice source through the line out. However the internal amp is kind of lifeless. The DX90 is meant to improve this; here is hoping.)

 

My point is that the M will rightly be compared to all of the competitors out there - not specifically the DX90. Its price will be justified or otherwise on the sum of what it brings to the table. I personally have high hopes but I want to hear it before I commit. I am especially curious to find out whether it can do what I require without a further external amp.

post #2162 of 4350
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 

I made a Calyx M enclosure mock-up just to have a feel of its size and to compared it with my DX50 and iPhone 5s. Initially I was quite worried about the size, I don't want to haul a large player around. 

Having checked out its dimensions I think it's not bad at all but the 230 g might make it feel heavy. I guess next I should add 230 g of metal in there. :D

 

Calyx M size comparison

 

 

DX50 iPhone 5s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mr. Musicheavean,

 

When would your "M" be general available??

 

How much does it cost, plus shipping?? BTW, Hong Kong here.

 

Would you offer some kind of Early Bird Purchase, something like 15.1% discount for worldwide customers?

 

1 Year Warranty??

 

Best Regards.

Your First "M" Customer.

 

:evil::D:evil:

post #2163 of 4350

built in speaker would be great....no need to carry IEM/CIEM/headphone.......

post #2164 of 4350
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built in speaker would be great....no need to carry IEM/CIEM/headphone.......

a really loud one that still manages to sound tinny would be particularly useful for annoying people around me.

post #2165 of 4350
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Originally Posted by T.R.A.N.C.E. View Post
 

I just want to see a DX90 vs Calyx M comparison, when two daps use the same DAC there is no where to hide in a comparison!

 

Should really be the DX90 and X5 since despite different dac chips they share the same i/v, filter, amp only difference being buffers and single v dual of the same opamp.

 

That said once people started saying the DX90 needed hundreds of hours of burn in... I was out.  If electronics sound bad out of the box or at most after they warm up in the case of class A gear... all that is burning in is your brain getting used to crap being your new norm.  No different than using bass heavy cans until burn in magically flattens and tightens the bass out /facepalm

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

 

Should really be the DX90 and X5 since despite different dac chips they share the same i/v, filter, amp only difference being buffers and single v dual of the same opamp.

 

That said once people started saying the DX90 needed hundreds of hours of burn in... I was out.  If electronics sound bad out of the box or at most after they warm up in the case of class A gear... all that is burning in is your brain getting used to crap being your new norm.  No different than using bass heavy cans until burn in magically flattens and tightens the bass out /facepalm

Too bad because the DX50 took a little while to sound good too. The same happened to me with the X5, when I reviewed it (early on) and then listened to it few days later, it sounded like a different player. If there is one person who has a reluctance to buy into burn-ins is me but when you can't explain the change, that is the best reason you can find because there isn't anything else. BTW you are not the first one who does not believe in it and won't be the last one either so welcome to Head-Fi! :beerchug:

post #2167 of 4350
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 

Too bad because the DX50 took a little while to sound good too. The same happened to me with the X5, when I reviewed it (early on) and then listened to it few days later, it sounded like a different player. If there is one person who has a reluctance to buy into burn-ins is me but when you can't explain the change, that is the best reason you can find because there isn't anything else. BTW you are not the first one who does not believe in it and won't be the last one either so welcome to Head-Fi! :beerchug:


I didn't believe in burn in of solid-state music players either until the past week when my new X5 made a significant transformation.  It sounds considerably better after about 10-12 hrs of burn-in.  I am almost positive this wasn't just "getting used to" the sound as I have continually compared it to my old music player.

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Hmnn the burn-in discussion has spilled over here as well. Anyway, hope the M arrive soon at local dealers so we can have comparisons rolling in. DX90 will be arriving to several beta pigs staring Monday. Exciting times coming ahead.

post #2169 of 4350
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

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That said once people started saying the DX90 needed hundreds of hours of burn in... I was out.  ....


I believe only one person said that, if he said it at all. There is only one owner of the DX90 of these forums at the moment. It will be a different story within a few days, as they just started to ship out.

post #2170 of 4350
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

 

Should really be the DX90 and X5 since despite different dac chips they share the same i/v, filter, amp only difference being buffers and single v dual of the same opamp.

 

That said once people started saying the DX90 needed hundreds of hours of burn in... I was out.  If electronics sound bad out of the box or at most after they warm up in the case of class A gear... all that is burning in is your brain getting used to crap being your new norm.  No different than using bass heavy cans until burn in magically flattens and tightens the bass out /facepalm


No one said it was bad out of the box. I certainly liked my ak120 and anv3 when new but liked them even more after a time. If you don't believe, don't but that's reading in a bit too much.

post #2171 of 4350
Anyone wondering if the Calyx M USB DAC can play DSD? Not anymore.


post #2172 of 4350
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

Anyone wondering if the Calyx M USB DAC can play DSD?
 

 

 

Anyone care if the Calyx M can play DSD? :confused_face:
 

post #2173 of 4350
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

Anyone care if the Calyx M can play DSD? :confused_face:
 

 

I personally don't care that much, but having more options and flexibility is always a nice thing to have.

post #2174 of 4350
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

Anyone care if the Calyx M can play DSD? :confused_face:
 

I care that Calyx M can be used as a USB DAC while others still can't get it right, I can tell you that so far I have not heard a single one playing DSD on the USB DAC connection, so even if we won't use those files, if you want to do it, the player won't stop you. :atsmile:

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Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post
 

 

I personally don't care that much, but having more options and flexibility is always a nice thing to have.

 

 

Agreed.

 

I hope it was obvious that I was being a bit mischievous with my question :evil:

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