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  1. Don Quichotte

    Schiit Gungnir DAC

    Actually I succeeded measuring the DC offset with a simple voltmeter both while playing a silent track (obtained by inverting a waveform in a wave processor and mix-pasting it on top of the original one) and by playing actual music. In my case, the DC offset was huge though (4VDC).
  2. Don Quichotte

    Schiit Gungnir DAC

    What do you mean by even, L and R are the same? How much? You need to check the DC voltage on the outputs while the music is playing, otherwise the relays are open and you won't measure anything...
  3. Don Quichotte

    Schiit Gungnir DAC

    DC offset on the outputs when music is playing? Wouldn't be the first case - see this: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/schiit-gungnir-dac.603219/page-307#post-13904290
  4. Don Quichotte

    Rockna Wavelight

    Me too!!
  5. Don Quichotte

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    I've heard them both (but not at the same time) in a friend's speakers system consisting of an Exposure 3010 integrated amplifier and B&W 705 standmounts with matching B&W sub. Gumby A2 was more dynamic, exciting, with better contour of the instruments and more texture (at least in the bass...
  6. Don Quichotte

    All things Metrum Acoustics

    Romania (E.U.), why? The reason for my question is that I'll be looking for a DAC later this year (2020) and I'm gathering information about various options, including the best way to feed them some quality signal. Thanks for the reply!
  7. Don Quichotte

    All things Metrum Acoustics

    So there is a sound difference between Baby Ambre and Ambre when using SPDIF?
  8. Don Quichotte

    The Stax Thread III

    Could you please describe the differences, especially in terms of timbre & tonality? PM if too off-topic. Thanks!
  9. Don Quichotte

    Help me choose my next speakers: Proac D30RS vs. Spendor Classic 1/2 (or maybe Harbeth SHL5+)?

    I have read all I could find about the Proacs and the Spendor D7's on the HifiWigwam forums. Unfortunately, there's almost nothing about the Spendor Classics and the D7 is quite a different story. In the mean time, yes, I have bought something, a pair of Martin Logan electrostats (the Classic...
  10. Don Quichotte

    Help me choose my next speakers: Proac D30RS vs. Spendor Classic 1/2 (or maybe Harbeth SHL5+)?

    No, unfortunately I couldn't audition either of the 3 speakers mentioned in the title. Also, there's frustratingly little information about them available, especially about the Spendors. As you can see, nobody answered to this thread until now...
  11. Don Quichotte

    All things Metrum Acoustics

    I was offering my help and coming up with a possible solution. I fail to see how is this "incredibly unhelpful" (talking about drama!). And I'm not judging Anjo or anybody else, but I stand by my assertion that this is unbelievable as well as law breaking. Of course it's not a life and death...
  12. Don Quichotte

    All things Metrum Acoustics

    Unbelievable! I'm going to buy a dac this fall and I was considering the Jade - well, I'm not so much inclined to try it anymore... Sorry for this, surely there must be a way to force them to respect the law? I have an idea. Why don't we, simply as members of this audiophile community, email...
  13. Don Quichotte

    All things Metrum Acoustics

    What version was the Gumby, A1 or A2? (I don't know if you are aware of the presumed silent upgrade, done in the fall of 2017 iirc, to the never officially recognized Gumby A2 - more neutral and slightly more detailed than the warmer A1, people say) Could you describe the differences between...
  14. Don Quichotte

    Schiit Gungnir DAC

    A compromise is possible. One could listen with only one eye closed. :)
  15. Don Quichotte

    The New Schiit Audio Yggdrasil Impressions thread (read the first post)

    Gumby has a bigger stage? I was expecting the opposite... I've only heard the Gumby (the presumed A2 Gumby, I presume:) ) and it didn't impress me with its soundstage width too much so I was kind of hoping the Yggy would improve upon it.
  16. Don Quichotte

    The Stax Thread III

    The sound depends to a certain degree on the amplifier you will use to drive the transformer box. In general it is said that the transformer box has the potential to sound more dynamic and with better bass punch, while the energizer (such as your SRM-252) will potentially sound more transparent...
  17. Don Quichotte

    The Stax Thread III

    Replacing the drivers seems to be necessary...
  18. Don Quichotte

    Schiit Gungnir DAC

    A year ago when I had a Gumby it didn't have this problem.
  19. Don Quichotte

    Schiit Gungnir DAC

    I really doubt it will!
  20. Don Quichotte

    The Stax Thread III

    Yellow foam? Shouldn't it be grey? Maybe it changed color in time, although my 14 years old's SR-303 didn't. What about the foam on the inside of the driver, the one that is actually a part of the pad? In my experience, the pads do influence the sound quite a lot. New pads are not necessarily...
  21. Don Quichotte

    The New Schiit Audio Yggdrasil Impressions thread (read the first post)

    I see. Thanks anyway! Maybe somebody else?
  22. Don Quichotte

    Schiit Gungnir DAC

    I have found the Gumby with BNC SPDIF cheap diy cable out of the D300 Cambridge CD player as a transport as better sounding (clearer, more detailed) than with USB Gen5 out of a cheap PC (Foobar, Wasapi) using a cheap short USB cable. I'm pretty sure the BNC SPDIF is the most promising interface.
  23. Don Quichotte

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    Oops, sorry! This shows I didn't pay enough attention. So, how's the amplifier? Offtopic, I know, but this brand gets so little recognition around here that it's hard for me not to ask - if you prefer, please answer by PM. The A-S2100 is at the top of my list in case I won't go the active...
  24. Don Quichotte

    Yamaha CD-S2100 VS. CD-S3000 as transport only

    Hi @music_man ! I was moved by your comments regarding your age. I wish you many more years of musical enjoyment! If you do get the Yamaha 2100, can you please comment on the sound quality of the player used by itself (with its internal dac)? And even if you won't get it, how do you feel about...
  25. Don Quichotte

    Holo Audio Spring R2R DAC

    Hi! How is the Spring L1 compared to Spring L3? I haven't heard it, but people seem to sugest that Metrum Onyx is a relaxed, easy going Dac approximately in your price range...
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