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DACs item created by turokrocks, Jan 4, 2012
Pros - Zero Background Noise, Clear Sound, 1/4" Output
Cons - Heat Issue?
General Sound Impression:
Got this for about $150 and have this laying around for at least 1 year and 6 month by now, and i only can say that these DAC do sound very nice,
Paired this little guy with a HD650 and i can say that this DAC have some very clear mids, with a nice sound stage and good layering. For me, the only downside from the sound, might be just that the lack of bass impact, but this can be covered by using some amplifier, so the problem is solved,
This Tube modeled DAC, is only about 12 cm long with simple USB input and 1/4 Jack Output, so this could be a very nice transportable DAC, Also this DAC have some quality build, with an almost full alumunium body, make this DAC looks quiet a premium item, it's just this DAC give a lot of heat issue, but this was supposes to be a desktop DAC so this shouldn't be a problem, but this is really worried me sometimes, as a lot of heat might shortened the life span of this item..
Very simplistic tube design, 24/96 ready, has a high gain output
Pros - portable and powerful
Cons - Give me sometime, maybe I'll find something
Centrance LX Dacport is being put to test with my O2 amp, and let me tell you they were made for each other.
Music never sounded so good. Natural sounds, beautiful and precise instrument separation, the most important thing is balance nothing overwhelms neither the Bass or the treble, but the mids are really what I enjoy, along with the soundstage, not big but it is there and what a stage! My advice to anyone thinking of getting his first DAC, is to make this one on the top of his list.
The nice thing about both the amp and the Dacport LX is the size , where both can be carried in a pc/any bag easily and you can enjoy audiophile quality music anywhere & anytime. The sound you will be getting from these two is phenomenal in respect to their size, price ratio. Thank you Epiphany and thank you Centrance, you made me happy, and that's what is important.