1. davemac

    Switching from HD25-1 & Apogee Duet to Denon D7100 and M-DAC

    Hello :)   I have been using my HD25-1's along with an Apogee Duet for years now, feeding from a variety of macs via firewire (320 mp3's, mixture of genres)   Although I love the sound I get, I feel like it might be time for an upgrade. Besides, firewire is going the way of the dodo...
  2. jp11801

    Apogee Duet DAC ROCKS!

    Ok so I spoiled the entire review/impressions thing with the title but I am just that enthusiastic about this new piece of gear from apogee Apogee Electronics: Products: Duet The unit itself is designed for the recording musician on the go. The unit is powered by the firewire port and that...
  3. r010159

    Help understanding synergy and the damping factor

    I have compared two amps with the 250-ohm Beyerdynamic DT880s, an ODAC/O2 and the Apogee Duet 2. I am getting results that are apparently not supported by objective measurements. I am finding the O2 to be a little bright and even what some people call 'thin' for my taste. The Duet does not have...
  4. asatate

    Yulong a100 and apogee duet

    Hi guys, I am wondering the best way to connect my duet to the yulong a100 to power my k702's? Assume 1/4 in jack out to 2x rca into the yulong but will this be ok? Thanks in advance Mo
  5. asatate

    Drum and bass with apogee duet advice

    Hi all, firstly i have enjoyed reading through numerous articles regarding various headphones. There is loads of useful info but i am somewhat now overwhelmed so i thought i would simply ask! have around 250gbp to spend on my upgrade from bose qc3 's ( i know i know!) i am starting to produce...
  6. T

    24 bit 96khz with my particular setup

    Hello   I have a 15" MacBook Pro Retina, and Apogee Duet 2 DAC, and a nice selection on mid range headphones. I primarily use iTunes as my default media player, although I do sometimes use Fidelia.   I have a couple questions that I know alot of Headfi'ers are sure to know. I have looked...
  7. crumpler

    (Just launched) Apogee Duet 2

      Apogee Duet 2 here!   Any thoughts? I'm just happy they finally made the switch to USB and it does look pretty snazzy to boot.   Any Mac users jumping aboard the bandwagon?
  8. aLm0sT

    Apogee Duet² announced

    Was just thinking about buying the Apogee Duet when I heard about the release of the Apogee Duet 2!   The Duet 2 uses USB to connect to your Mac instead of FireWire. Apogee claims that everything about the Duet has been vastly improved.   According to engadget, it will be available next...
  9. tupac0306

    Can someone PLEASE give me some suggestions on my Apogee duet 2?

    Hey guys.   I am really a beginner as a audiophile. Just got my apogee duet 2 yesterday. They worked amazingly on my recording. If I am not wrong it can also be used as a DAC right? I only use MacPro or iphone for listening to music (flac or 320 kbps). I have a Denon adh5000 and a ultrasone...
  10. the chemist

    RS2 or apogee Duet

    Ok so its a bit of an apple to orange comparison but I have some upgrade funds and it either needs to go to fuel the source or upgrade the phones. Right now I am running FLAC/foobar-> MBP->  total bithead->SR225(oldies). Initial gut and bang for the buck says grab the RS2i. Looking to spend...
  11. fish3191

    Best Amp to go with Apogee Duet and Denon D7000/Ultrasone Pro 750? (<$500)

    I'm looking for a great amp to finish my audio setup.  I have an apogee duet and am now looking to add a dedicated headphone amp to it.  I was wondering what some suggestions are.  Here's all the information you may need.  Let me know if there is anything else.  Thanks in advance for any help...
  12. AndrewG

    What is the verdict on apogee duet two?

    Is it the best dac amp in its price range? People said that about duet 1 but duet 2 is supposed to be better l
  13. guambeats

    Sennheiser HD650's with Apogee Duet 2

    Anyone have any experience with this setup? I'm planning on buying some HD650's for mixing. Should I get a separate headphone-pre, or is the Apogee Duet 2 headphone-pre sufficient?   Thanks
  14. HiFiGuy528

    NEW! Focusrite Forte USB DAC Interface for Mac & Windows - Apogee Duet 2 alternative?

    You guys know I love my Apogee Duet 2 as a Dac and a headphones amp for road use. The biggest concern for most people with the Duet 2 is the lack of Windows support. When I saw the Forte Press Release I thought this may be the perfect alternative to the Duet 2. I just got it today so stay tuned...
  15. Vel

    Thinking of getting Sennheiser HD800's... is an Apogee Duet 2 good enough?

    Title says it all, I'm wanting to get a pair of Sennheiser HD800's and I currently have an Apogee Duet2 hooked up to my Mac Pro as the source for my HD650's. Previously I have owned a Lehmann Rhinelander headphone amplifier which I used in conjunction with my current setup and only noticed a...
  16. elliottwilliams

    USA made shiny amps (Apogee Duet vs Schiit)

    I was wondering what are the opinions between a used Apogee Duet (Firewire) versus a low end 200 dollar Schiit amp and dac combo. The old Duets are around 200+ on ebay right now so I think it's a fair comparison. I'm interested in them because 1 made in usa and 2 i'm a mac fan boy and they both...
  17. CB3874

    custom breakout cable for Apogee Duet 2

    Hello everyone!   Can someone recommend a builder who can put together a custom breakout cable for the Apogee Duet 2?   http://www.apogeedigital.com/images/duet2-breakout.jpg http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/duet2.php   Here's what I'm looking for :   * 2 meters long with...
  18. Phorte

    Connecting headphone amp to Apogee Duet

    Hi all, After extensive searching, I haven't found a definitive answer. I have an Apogee Duet and recently bought a Schiit Asgard headphone amp to power a pair of HD600's (arriving this week). Can I connect the Asgard to the Duet using the Duet's headphone output (and a stereo TRS>RCAx2...
  19. luisdent

    Looking for an amp like this.

    I have an apogee duet (firewire) that sounds excellent with my new pfe232 IEMs.  My ipod touch isn't "as" good, primarily, I believe, because of the impedance being lower.  This causes a slight treble boost around 10khz.  The duet also has slightly better overall detail/smoothness/tightness/etc...
  20. telecaster

    Looking for a narrow footprint DAC with tone control and high rez and XLR analog outs.

    Looking for a half size front width DAC preamp with audiophile Tone control and both rca and xlr capabilities. Problem is I never found one. May I ask some recommandation?
  21. avrosse

    Best Headphones/Amp Combo for Classical Music (especially Opera); Budget: $2000-2500

    Hi folks, I'd love to expand my stereo speaker system to include headphones. My current system looks like this: Densen B-410 cd player / Oppo BDP-95 blu-ray player -> Densen B-110 integrated amplifier -> Verity Rienzi loudspeakers As mentioned in the title, I'm looking for a...
  22. Latinskilz

    What headphone amp can I use for a Duet 2?

    Hello Head-Fi users,        I am new to this community and would like help in finding a headphone amp for my Duet 2 it has a Ultraviolet usb 2 A-B flat cable that makes a difference in output. I am using headphones Grado 3525Si @32 ohms and a AKG K 272 HD @55 Ohm they lack the extra power in...
  23. kpede683

    Good dac for bottlehead crack amp + Sennheiser hd650s

    Ive been looking around a bit for this as i am new to all of it and am trying to learn. I just am looking for some advice as to what DAC would match up well with the crack for my headphones and why...I havent been able to find too much on this so far so any help would be much appreciated!! i...
  24. T

    Apogee Duet 2

    I entered this post under the Portable Headphone Amps section because I did not see an audio interface section... Anyways, has anyone happily driven any power hungry phones from this unit? How did it perform?   I love it, as both an amateur producer and musician I love it. My Macbook Pro...
  25. ozhead

    USB DAC made in USA?

    Are there any made in USA USB DACs? My second option would be made in Europe.     Thank you!