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  1. wlvca

    Feedback by 'wlvca' on listing 'SOLD - SMSL SU-8 V2 10th Anniversary Version - SOLD'

    Sold SMSL SU-8 to rlawry. Knowledgeable buyer and pleasant transaction. Thanks!
  2. SOLD - SMSL SU-8 V2 10th Anniversary Version - SOLD

    THIS ITEM IS SOLD I have for sale an SMSL SU-8 V2 10th Anniversary Version. The DAC is in excellent condtion. Sale includes the DAC, original box, remote control, instruction manual, power cable and USB cable The price is $0.00 or best offer. Price includes PayPal fees and USPS Priority Mail...
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    Feedback by 'wlvca' on listing 'SOLD Aeon Flow RT Retuned SOLD'

    This was an excellent transaction. Buyer was responsive and paid quickly. Highly recommended! Thanks.
  4. wlvca

    Matrix X-Sabre DAC review and impression thread

    Quote: Thanks very much for the review, Project86.   As always, a job well done.
  5. wlvca

    Emotiva XDA-2

    Can you clarify that a bit - is your amp a speaker amp or a headphone amp?  Will you be using the headphone out on the XDA-2? Not certain what you are trying to do. I can tell you that both the single ended and balanced outputs are active at the same time.   You have to call Emotiva to see...
  6. wlvca

    Teac Reference Line UD-501 USB DAC "DSD"

    Thanks very much for posting your observations.   Interesting results with some food for thought.
  7. wlvca

    Teac Reference Line UD-501 USB DAC "DSD"

    Any owners of the Teac UD-501 willing to make any comments on the unit and its performance?   I've been thinking about buying one for its DSD capability.   I did read the Audiostream review.   Appreciate any insight.  Thanks.
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    Non-audiophile reactions to high-end headphones Part II

    Where are there cheap houses in Santa Monica? Well, maybe you live in Beverly Hills...its all relative.
  9. wlvca

    Is Shoreline Music a safe place to buy things from?

    I've ordered twice from Shoreline over the past year.   Both items were shipped promptly and in excellent condition when they arrived.   The items I bought were both sold as open box but they appeared to be brand new.   Their open box and closeout items are typically priced very...
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    How many songs do you have in your music library?

    14,571 lossless as of this morning.
  11. wlvca

    Yulong Sabre D18 thread: reviews, impressions, discussion (full review added 2/5)

    I just posted a Yulong Sabre D18 for sale in the classifieds if anyone is interested.
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    A Sensational, Fantastic, And Simply Amazing New Binaural Album By Chesky!

    If you want to try some binaural recordings for free, sign up for a trial membership at the Bowers and Wilkins Society of Sound.  They have three separate binaural albums and you can download one sample song from each at no cost.   That way you can check it out the recording technique and...
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    Are headphones safe to buy used from Amazon?

    If the seller is Amazon or their affiliate, Warehouse Deals, you don't have any risk. If you don't like the headphones when they arrive you can send them back at their expense.   If its a separate, private seller, then that seller may not be as helpful.   The description you gave sounds...
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    Reply to review by 'wlvca' on item 'HiFiMAN HE-400'

    Thanks for the review, Project86. I had both the HE-400 and HE-500 in for evaluation for the past couple of weeks. I ended up keeping the HE-500. Enjoyed both headphones and agree with your comment that some would prefer the HE-400 over the HE-500. To my taste, the HE-400's were a little bass...
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    New Hifiman Headphone HE-400 is out

    Quote:   HE-400 bright?  Guess I missed those comments. If anything the treble is rolled off.  I haven't tried to drive them with a portable device though, just desktop amps.
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    New Hifiman Headphone HE-400 is out

    No fancy box, not a silver cable, does include a velvet-like storage bag.
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    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    My HE-400's arrived today from HeadRoom .  Initial impressions are good.   Only thing I don't like so far is the 1/8" to 1/4" adaptor. Its a pain when it pulls apart   I have the HD650, too.  I am not prepared to call it better than the HE-400.   Anybody using the Toxic Cables Cryo...
  18. wlvca

    DAC / Power Issues

    Here are a couple of ideas.   First, run an extension cord to another outlet on a different circuit and plug the DAC in there.  See if that fixes the problem.   That should tell you whether the problem is with the electrical circuit or the DAC.   You may have too many devices on the...
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    Cambridge Audio Dacmagic Plus vs Yulong D100

    I tried the headphone amp on the DacMagic this morning.  Its growing on me.   I shut off the preamp function of the volume control so I didn't have to futz with it when I used my other headphone amp.   Once you get more accustomed to how the volume control works it gets easier to use...
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    Cambridge Audio Dacmagic Plus vs Yulong D100

    Nookt14,   I tried two headphones and two earphones in the headphone out of the Dacmagic Plus.  Haven't had the device running but an hour so far, so very preliminary   It was better than I thought, drove both the HD650 and the K702.  HD650 was better (and louder) as expected.  It wasn't...
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    Cambridge Audio Dacmagic Plus vs Yulong D100

    Here are links to a couple of professional reviews for the DacMagic Plus if you haven't seen them.  ...
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    Yulong Sabre D18 thread: reviews, impressions, discussion (full review added 2/5)

    I've had my D18 for almost a week now and have found it to be an excellent addition to my system.  It replaced an Emotiva XDA-1 in a two channel speaker rig   Its connected via coax from my computer using J River Media Center 17, WASAPI - Event Style.   Files are primarily wav with some...