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  1. jexby

    iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions, Reviews and Comments.

    First, a big thank you to Avatar Acoustics (GA, USA) and iFi (UK) for the demo time of  iCan + iTube + iPower hooked up to my existing iFi micro iDSD.   (kept iDSD in Direct Mode) Alas, the gear has been returned to the show room floor for future lucky listener demos.   Second, this isn’t...
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    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Everyone ready for the compatible SS "tubes" that turn Lyr 2 into a SS amp? Should be sweet! Lyr 2 The ultimate chameleon amp!
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    2015 Denver CO summer meet 6/27

    Um, isn't it normal at a meet to ask before disconnecting Person X's headphones from Rig X, To take over to another table for connection into Rig Y? Some folks may not want their HD800s or HE-560s flying around the room haphazardly. Or not have headphones available at listening Rig X. FWIW...
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    iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions, Reviews and Comments.

    Alas Nope, didn't do that comparison. If time allows before my demo period is over I will try this.... no promises however.
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    iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions, Reviews and Comments.

    Thanks to iFi UK and Avatar Acoustics (USA), I’ve been running the new  iFi iPower (9V)  MSRP $50? USA through some equipment in the past weeks, and wanted to provide an overview.   Caution:  this is NOT a complete review, nor an in depth audible “impact” report of iPower for reasons...
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    iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions, Reviews and Comments.

      observations of the iFi trio are coming in the next few days.   first need to do a small write up of the iFi iPower.....
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    Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why delta-sigma kinda sucks, just to get you to think about stuff)

      +3.   just sold a kidney in hopes of inching towards such a trio of sweetness.
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    Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why delta-sigma kinda sucks, just to get you to think about stuff)

    I'll take a Uptone Audio USB Regen over a Wyrd any day. and twice on Tuesday.
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

    +1 that's a big Me Too!
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    ☯️ Cavalli Audio's Liquid Carbon... a $599 Cavalli amp???

    have read some early impressions about the superb tonality of the LC amp.   Can anyone (with HE-560/planars) at the shows/meet comment on the LC soundstage or any "tube like" qualities of this SS amp?   thanks,
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    New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil

      I don't consider the $45 an expensive upgrade since Alex said we can keep both units Regen Amber and Green.  albeit one usb board will need a second/DIY enclosure. that being said, if my Yggy arrives in July likely won't need a Regen on it.... hm? 
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    New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil

    my pal has his Yggy arrive, along with the Regen (Green) I lent him. problem is his Yggy isn't warmed up yet- and his computer source, split cables and LPS are already delivering super clean signal to Yggy's USB receiver. so there's not much expectation (from him) of Regen making a big...
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    2015 Denver CO summer meet 6/27

    How big of a bribe would it take for you to smuggle many bottles of Westvletern XII into the country? :-) Hope to meet you in Denver,
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

      for a year I had a well recommended hand-made cable that used Oxy Free Copper plated in silver. about 4 strands per channel. it was certainly a step up from stock, and used it with HE-500 and HE-560s.   but honestly, a few months ago was able to test (then buy) an amazing hand made YFS...
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

      I wonder why LH labs have shipped multiple hundreds (thousands?) of these units yet we only read about a handful of failures?   this isn't a forum where every customer: receives their unit has a user ID here mandatory must post:  "my unit is working well!"
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    NEW Schiit Lyr 2: Impressions

      yes, hot is good.  keeps you from holding onto the volume knob constantly and getting blisters.   feel free to stack on top of BiFrost, or Gungnir.  they are huge aluminum heat sinks. damage will not occur.
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    Not to burst your M8 bubble, but it has neither a balanced DAC nor balanced amp inside it. It's merely has an external facing XLR jack to its SE amp. mgoodman can confirm as such.
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    Geek Pulse: Geek desktop DAC/AMP by Light Harmonics

      +1 very solid perspective and couldn't agree more.   I don't belive the GOV2+ announcement today (and shipping in Aug+) adversely affects Pulse Infinity shipments. haven't been tracking the Wave product personally, but as you stated- the Wave overlap with GOV2 is now clear.
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    Light Harmonic Geek Out EM/1000 Impressions Thread

    man those V2+ Batches are flying off the shelves! got Batch 3 into my cart, but Checkout wouldn't work and then landed back into Batch 5.   my iPhone will enjoy this slice of Larry Ho genius.
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    There's lots of Black Widow information at the unnamed site, including info from an Eddie Current member.
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    New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil

      just matched your settings with my Audirvana 2.0.12  and OS X 10.10.3 - and the bass clipping is still there via Gungnir and Lyr 2. note:  I even tried Audirvana in Integrated Mode.  same issue. and later switched the Converter to "Core Audio"  - clipping still happened. downgraded to...
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    Reply to review by 'jexby' on item 'iFi Audio micro iDSD'

    cheers ClieOS!  stellar writing, and after owning iDSD micro for awhile- very spot on review.
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    New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil

      my Gungnir+Lyr2 and Audirvana have the same clipping (bass hits only?) but only with some tracks such as Mogwai "Young Team" remastered. the same settings and Audirvana do NOT clip/distort when using iFi micro iDSD DAC to iCan. so it's certainly some matching (software to DAC) + volume...
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    2015 Denver CO summer meet 6/27

      understood.  there's a good number of other "locals" up near Boulder (big and small) who might have interest too? I too don't want to be swamped by MOT at the meet.  leave that to CanJam.   having heard/owned Westone- it's not a draw for me, nor did I scan many folks bringing IEM gear...
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    New Schiit! Ragnarok and Yggdrasil

      a great tip thanks!   wondering about this lately as I've detected some clipping with Audirvana and a new Gungnir. can't wait to go home tonight and try this now... cheers!
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