1. undersys

    Audio-GD Reference 5.32 vs NFB17.32

    Hi,   I am going to be buying a new DAC soon. I'd narrowed it down to the following two : * NFB17.32 * Reference 5.32    I am looking to spend 1k USD or less. I will be pairing it with the Master 9 and a set of LCD-3's.   An example of my music taste would be : Nine Inch Nails...
  2. IPodPJ

    Audio-gd Reference 7.1 DAC

    All new information and reviews for the latest Reference 7.1 DAC should probably be posted here instead of being mixed in with the other Reference threads.   People should be receiving theirs very soon if they haven't already.  Mine should be arriving tomorrow.
  3. Gilst

    Bel Canto DAC3 or Audio-GD Reference 7S?

    Hello. I've been lurking for quite a while, digging information about sub-$1000 DACs.   However, I have an opportunity to buy one of those (Bel Canto DAC3 or Audio-GD-Reference 7S) used, for around USD1200 give or take. Both of those are practically beyond my knowledge horizon. Bel...
  4. gpoutakidis

    Audio-gd Reference 7.1 PCM1704UK - Australia and New Zealand

    Hey Everyone,   At long last the Audio-gd Reference 7.1 DAC has landed and is in store for Audition.   Limited Stock 4 Only $2299.00     Cheers,   George   Tel  +613 9810 2999       Email: Web:
  5. esn89

    Audio-gd Reference 7.1 vs Violectric v800

    I'm in the market for a dedicated DAC and I've had the v800 in my mind (to complement my v200).  However, I have been reading rave reviews about the Audio-gd's Reference 7.1 as being the new flagship DAC.  I was wondering how it compares to the v800 in all aspects.  (I've searched high and low...
  6. milosz

    Audio-Gd Reference 10

    New DAC / preamp coming from Kingwa   REFERENCE 10     no price announced as yet   Lots of inputs   I'm curious to know how it will be priced, and how it will sound.  
  7. gpoutakidis

    Audio-gd Reference 10.2 - Balanced DAC and Headphone Amplifier - In Stock - Australia / New Zealand

    Hey Everyone,   just letting you know we have received the Audio-gd Reference 10.2 and it is available for audition in store.       Cheers   George Poutakidis   Tel  +613 9810 2999     Email: Web:
  8. F

    Metrum Octave DAC: COAX vs. TOSLINK ?

    Hi, I am considering to purchase a Metrum Octave. As source I got an Acer Revo R3700 Nettop (Win8 & jplay) with Toslink (I use a TCI Coral cable) and USB-Audio-Out. As I  can not afford to buy an Audiophilleo USB/SPDIF Converter (which seems to be the choice for a Metrum Dac) I was wondering...
  9. koonyue

    AudioGD DAC with ASIO problem

    Hi Guys,   Just got a AudioGD Ref5.32, with the new USB 32 board, upgrade to FW version 4, and installed the latest v1.2 driver.   Problem is:   -- I mainly use cplay, so it only accept asio, I install the v1.2 driver and open cplay, the asio driver fail with something like "Please...
  10. MoonUnit

    Differences between Audio-gd "Reference 5.32" and "SA-1.32"?

    I was wondering if someone could help me understand the differences between the sound of the Audio-gd "Reference 5.32" and "SA-1.32" DACs. They're both the same price. (I realize that the former is balanced, with single-ended outputs, and the latter is just single-ended. I would be using either...
  11. Danutz

    SA-2 Musical Dac (Audio-gd)

    Hi,   Any thoughts?   Seems to be great    Danutz
  12. allyl

    Audio-GD NFB-1.32

    From the looks of it, we now have a balanced output Sabre DAC from audio-gd. At $650, it looks to be competing with the Yulong D18 as one of the more inexpensive fully balanced Sabre units.   Alright, edited for a few impressions...
  13. jc9394

    Perfect Wave DAC Owner Unite

    Changed title for the PWD lovers, there is more PWD owners out there.
  14. Denys

    For sale.... REF-5 or NFB-8 ??? Wich one ???

    Hi guys,   For space reason (I just moved a couple of months ago), I must sell one of these two DACs that I purchased last year. To my knowledge, I purchased he last unit of REF-5 produced by Audio-GD, and my NFB-8 is the latest model Kingwa did....Both are like new condition....   My...
  15. oldson

    calling all current and former Meier Stagedac owners?

    had my stagedac for a few years now, and am happy with it. but like most on here, i cant help wondering if there is something out there that is better, for the same price range. i think i paid around £500. how much would i have to spend to noticably improve on it's performance? thanks
  16. Anda

    Audio-gd NFB-17/NFB-17.2

    Has anyone heard the NFB-17/17.2 from Audio-gd? I'm looking for a replacement for my Cambridge Audio DacMagic. Having a hard time choosing between the NFB-17.2, a used Rega or a used Stello DA100 sig. What would you guys choose? I am going to use it with a Lake People G100 and Hifiman HE-300...
  17. darren700

    Audio-GD Reference 5.2 (New Balanced 4x PCM1704UK DAC)

    So aparently Audio-gd Is coming out with yet another new Balanced DAC. basically this looks like a NFB-17 on steroids with  4x  PCM1704UK instead of dual WM8741.   Considering how well regarded the Ref7.1 (8xPCM1704) and DAC19 (2XPCM1704) are i am willing to bet that this thing is gonna be...
  18. artoist

    How connect DAC Reference 5 /Audio_GD/ to PC? - choice DI :)

       For some time I have a set of Audio_GD: / headphone amp. - Phoenix / + Reference 5 DAC  / DF Version :( /   DAC is connected to a PC through a USB port.      I'm thinking about purchasing the Digital Interface by Audio_GD or  product M2tech - Hiface? ... and I can connect to my Reference...
  19. Orangecrush

    Lite Dac-83 versus Audio GD Ref 7,8,9

    This looks like Lite Audio's answer to the Audio GD Reference 7,8,9.   Not much detailed info on it.   Anyone heard it?
  20. wompa164

    AudioGD Reference 5 DSP-1 on the way - need a good entry level amp (HD650)

    Hello all,   I recently decided to purchase an AudioGD Reference 5 DAC due to Kingwa phasing out his 1704-based R2R source components. I've been lusting after one of AudioGD's DACs for a while and impulsively decided to pull the trigger before his 1704-based DACs become impossible to find. I...
  21. jTizMLG

    RS1i amp NEED HELP!!!

    my setup is:   Headphone: Grado RS1i   Dac: Audio gd Reference 5 (using usb)   Amp: Audio gd Roc (connected with ACSS)       and my question is that my RS1i has an impedence of 32 ohms and my roc only supports 25/62/100/300/600ohms. is this distorting the sound in any way...
  22. D

    Audio-GD Ref 5 DSP - Digital IN

    I have noticed [consistently] that if I back the digital-out-signal of my computer down to 90% the bass really opens up.  At 100% the sound is much leaner...this in on a Linux machine.   Prior to this on Windows and MacOS I used a level meter and noticed that at 100% the digital out is often...
  23. realmassy

    Looking for a good SE dac

    I currently own a Audio-GD Ref.5, but I'm selling my balanced rig (just sold the HE-5 and I'm selling my Roc) and I'm currently listening through the warm, soft, musical (and dynamic) Earmax tube amp with HD650.   Should I be better off buying a good SE dac, or keeping the Reference 5...
  24. Topaze

    Lavry DA11 vs GD-Audio Reference 9 vs Reference 5 - Recommendations?

    Which one of these would you recommend for classical music? Speaking of the Reference DACs, I'll need the USB version because I'll have to connect the DAC to my laptop. So, the quality of their USB interfaces is also important.
  25. transient orca

    Audio GD Reference 5 coming soon

    н¨ÍøÒ³ 1 I guess I am the first to notice it. It's way out of my price range, but I am sure this is going to be a great thread to read.