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post #391 of 1033
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I still have my Bifrost Uber around in storage and haven't listened to is since I purchased the X-Sabre. I think I am going to get it out and see what you are all talking about.

 

Do you have the Gen 1 or Gen 2 USB?

post #392 of 1033
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Do you have the Gen 1 or Gen 2 USB?

Hi Purrin,

 

is there a date after which the Gen 1 was replaced by the Gen 2 that you know of ? I bought mine in July 2013 but I've no clue. Any light on this would be welcome. On the other hand, after I bought it, Schiit has not announced any USB upgrades for the Gungnir. So hoping mine is a Gen 2.

post #393 of 1033

if you bought it new in June 2013 from Schiit, it's gen 2.

post #394 of 1033
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if you bought it new in June 2013 from Schiit, it's gen 2.

Thanks. 

post #395 of 1033
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Inspired by Powerblock?

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All your bass are belong to us.

 

-Daniel

post #397 of 1033
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the HP outs of the BM DAC1 driving the 009 is "wire with gain" :p.  i hope you agree even though you don't understand ;).  

 

sorry for off topic but I would like to try this myself.

this is from the first page. I assume he means stax sr009? so how does he drive them from the hp out which is 1/4"?

post #398 of 1033

Just purchased a Master 7 based on this thread, will be arriving mid-Feb.:D

Just want to say a big thankyou to purrin for making me drop $2k+ on a dac.:confused_face: Hopefully I wouldn't have to think about dac upgrade for the next few years.....

post #399 of 1033
Ah, but did you get the Offramp too?
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Ah, but did you get the Offramp too?

Nah, I will be purchasing a music server, with i2s output, always wanted to buy one to remove my self from the computer

post #401 of 1033

Now you need to save up for the dcs stack.....

post #402 of 1033
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Now you need to save up for the dcs stack.....

Thats just money down the drain:bigsmile_face::bigsmile_face::bigsmile_face::bigsmile_face::bigsmile_face::bigsmile_face::bigsmile_face::bigsmile_face::bigsmile_face::bigsmile_face:

 

2k ish the most i think i will spend on any single piece of audio equipment, and i think the law of diminishing returns goes up   exponentially from that point on

post #403 of 1033
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Hey Purrin are you able to retest the AGD M7 (USB) with the new USB firmware released on AGD's website? Just curious to see if this improves the DACs USB performance to a significantly higher level such that a transport isn't as required :D

 

One thing I suddenly realized is that I may have not have even heard the second to latest firmware (2013 V 2.9) for USB. I purchased my M7 new in September 2013, and my USB evaluation of the M7 was probably that of an earlier USB version, possibly 1.1 or 1.12 (it was on loaner from another Head-Fi'er.) The AGD M7 USB impressions in the rankings were based on the earlier 1.1 or 1.12 version since I never bothered seriously listening to my own M7, which would have been the 2.0 (2013). It's quite possible that the 2.0 version on my unit sounded better than then 1.1 or 1.12 versions.

 

As of about a week ago, firmware 2014V2 was released. So this time around, I compared the 2014V2 to the 2013V2 and I can say the sound quality is slightly better. The image isn't as flat, and mostly, the overall tone is better without the treble stridency I remember from the 1.1 or 1.12 version. The USB is still bassier, thicker, and slower compared to the OR5, but it isn't as "lazy" as it sounded before. USB still has compressed microdynamics and a slight haze - typical of USB. The important thing is that the tone is better with slightly better depth. The M7 coax (from the OR5 or even my PC mobo out) still sounds better to me though.

 

I'll directly compare M7 USB 2014V4 vs the Uberfrost Gen 2 USB and see which one I like better. We'll see how much the M7 USB moves up. Give me a week though.


Edited by purrin - 1/26/14 at 2:52am
post #404 of 1033

Purrin: I keep sticking the TEAC to you. I keep reading positive reviews about it with you being the only outlier.

 

Would you be willing to re-test with USB instead of coax?

post #405 of 1033

a lot of people that actually have the teac don't like it. it is really good for the money I think with usb. I shied away from it because I only use coax. if we are speaking of the same one it is half the price of other brand name dsd dacs and not half the performance I am told.

 

btw, I still would like to know how I plug the sr009 into a 1/4" jack!

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