Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › $999 Calyx M with DXD + DSD, 64GB + SD + µSD storage
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

$999 Calyx M with DXD + DSD, 64GB + SD + µSD storage - Page 45

post #661 of 4329
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

I don't see the digital out as such a biggie. The internal electronics then become greatly irrelevant. You can buy a cheap DAP from many other manufacturers to get  your digital transport fix. 

The Calyx M will sink or swim on its sound quality. That is where they are experts and that is what has me excited....

...well that and the M:use UI...  biggrin.gif  

Well, once you got your music stored and carefully organised in one DAP, you do not want to gavé to store and manage it in a séparate DAP. You want all your music manages & stored in one place.

And I believe that, with 1/2 To of storage and such great UI, NOW the M has the potential to become our only home music server ! .
A new additional market for Calyx :-) !!!
Edited by bmichels - 2/3/14 at 12:56am
post #662 of 4329
But there is no WiFi available to connect to laptop frown.gif
post #663 of 4329
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Well, once you got your music stored and carefully organised in one DAP, you do not want to gavé to store and manage it in a séparate DAP. You want all your music manages & stored in one place.

And i believe that NOW the M has the potential to become our only music server !
if you have my track record of losing things you wouldn't trusty your music collection to something that small...
post #664 of 4329

^^ Well I am intrigued that someone actually thought that wifi was a useful feature. I thought that it was unnecessary and verging on silly.

 

(I doubt that they will lose one single sale over the wifi omission. USB cables are ubiquitous and cheap.)

post #665 of 4329
Quote:
Originally Posted by musicday View Post

But there is no WiFi available to connect to laptop frown.gif
Connect to a laptop ? What for ?
post #666 of 4329
Thread Starter 

Hugo sounded better than AK240 according to the last answer by jude here

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/697166/the-astell-kern-ak240/1185#post_10204564

 

If Calyx M were able to go somewhere between Hugo and AK240 in the SQ department alone, that's a really fantastic value for just under $1,000 since that's pretty much the same deal as HM-901 with the default amp card.

 

Let's say they also figured out how to program ES9018K2M correctly to achieve native DSD decoding like RATOC KEB02iP or iBasso DX90, that could be another nice bonus IMHO

 

http://www.ratocsystems.com/english/audio/ral/keb02ip

post #667 of 4329

I am really excited by the Calyx M now. Calyx, please put me on your waiting list. I am all in!

post #668 of 4329
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

Yeah, cool. Just checking.

 

I'd love to see a digital-out on the Calyx but they said the following on Facebook, and I have to reluctantly admit that I can see their point:

 

 

 

 

As I'm sure you're already aware, OKGuy has had it confirmed that the Hugo does function correctly with the NW-ZX1, so you'll be OK with that combo.

And if you are undecided and happen to have an apple iOS device (phone or pad) - you can output 24/192 and DSD64.

DXD via macbook works though have not tried on an iOS device. Can save while the dust settles on these DAPs. This is my current strategy (on deciding what DAP/Server to use with the Hugo).


Edited by harmonix - 2/3/14 at 6:26am
post #669 of 4329
Is there any line out on this (non digital)? At $1k it's the prefect price to pair with a balanced RSA amp to get balanced out for CIEMs and drive bigger headphones.
post #670 of 4329
Quote:
Originally Posted by JackDiesel View Post

Is there any line out on this (non digital)? At $1k it's the prefect price to pair with a balanced RSA amp to get balanced out for CIEMs and drive bigger headphones.


From Calyx Facebook

 

Quote:
 Line-Out of Calyx M:

The volume control of Calyx M is done by a programmed attenuator, of which steps varies 0.01dB to 0.5dB.

So it keeps its output impedance keep the same at each step and this is a real line out when you put the volume slide at the max.

Real Line-out of Calyx M? YES!
post #671 of 4329
Quote:
Originally Posted by harmonix View Post
 

if you are undecided and happen to have an apple iOS device ....  you can output 24/192 and DSD64.

 

Without downsampling ! How ??

post #672 of 4329
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

Without downsampling ! How ??

Downsampling would kind of defeat the purpose....

Used the Onkyo HF app to output HD material into the Hugo via the lightning USB adapter.

post #673 of 4329
It's not quite blind faith, but I do have pretty much no doubt the M will sound terrific. I would buy this DAP primarily because of its abilities as a sourc, so the lack of digital out is of no consequence to me. As long as it has a quality line-out, it's all good to me. I can now forget the AK240 even exists.
Edited by feverfive - 2/3/14 at 6:29am
post #674 of 4329
Quote:
Originally Posted by harmonix View Post
 

Downsampling would kind of defeat the purpose....

Used the Onkyo HF app to output HD material into the Hugo via the lightning USB adapter.

AHHH... the famous " Onkyo HF app " :-)  But does this player has a decent UI, and does it support play list and propose a good playlist management ? 

post #675 of 4329
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

AHHH... the famous " Onkyo HF app " :-)  But does this player has a decent UI, and does it support play list and propose a good playlist management ? 

From their website it sure looks like the UI looks good and there is dynamic playlist management.

If the DAC is great as it should be with a true line out I'd love to see them come out with a dock eventually and use it as a Source/DAC for a home system.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › $999 Calyx M with DXD + DSD, 64GB + SD + µSD storage