dedicated-source-components
  1. nicholars

    Dacmagic question > RCA and Balanced outputs simultaneously?

    I have a dacmagic connected to my NAD 326Bee amplifier which I currently use as a headphone amplifier from the RCA out on the Dacmagic.....   If I wanted to connect a seperate headphone amp via the balanced outs on the dacmagic would this work? There is no switch on the dacmagic to select...
  2. 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
  3. Ditti

    High End DAC with iPod as as a source. Any Need?

    Dear Friends, I primarily use my iDevice as a source.  95% of my music on iTunes is directly ripped from CDs using Apple Lossless.  Currently I am using an iStreamer hooked up to a 15 plus year old Headroom Supreme, which I've always loved.  I'm about to pull the trigger on two amps I have...
  4. tintin40

    My front end CD, Power Amp, pre amps & cassette deck

    WIll be replacing the CD player later and buy some Float AV Headphones.
  5. MorbidToaster

    Cambridge 851C CD/DAC/Pre - Anyone else getting one? (Impressions to follow)

    Been a Cambridge fan for awhile mainly based on their cheap price/performance phono pres but I wrote a check a few days ago for the new 851C unit.    http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/summary.php?PID=889&Title=Azur+851C+Upsampling+DAC%2C+CD+Player+and+Digital+Pre-amplifier   24/192 DAC (from...
  6. defianttek

    So many DAC choices, no where to demo them.

    I'm looking for a dac for my HiFi system for 2 channel audio. I would like a minimum of a 24bit/96khz capability, but would prefer 24/192. My budget is $1000, because I want to buy something that will last me a long time (I don't like buying a product that I will feel like upgrading in a couple...
  7. spartan86

    Audinst HUD-mini

      So one of my favorite companies Audinst is about to introduce a new product. They are doing a special sale this month. Can someone look at the specs and at least guess how is it different from HUD-mx1? There are no reviews at this time. I cannot decide which version of theirs DAC to buy...
  8. RAZRr1275

    Help me find a DAC

    So I'll be getting  Bellari HA540 soon and a new DAC seems like a good idea to get with it. I'm looking at the HRT Music Streamer II, the DAC Destroyer, ODAC and the Nuforce UDac. Which one would be the best? Source is the usb port of a laptop with mostly 320 kbps and flac music. Phones are...
  9. TunneLVisioN42

    Dac Questions

    Ill try to be to the point here, I recently upgraded from HD 558's to Hd 650's I love the smooth mellow non-fatiguing treble and everything about this headphone (I think I found my perfect match) SO now I need a Dac/Amp combo to do it justice. Ill be getting a tube amp for sure I am not sure...
  10. estreeter

    Anyone own the Cullen-modded ZP90 ?

    AFAIK, this previously required a second purchase from W4S and a some shipping costs:   http://www.wyred4sound.com/webapps/p/74030/117839/539960   To my surprise, Len Wallis here in Oz is offering this as a 'turnkey' product -   ...
  11. HiFiGuy528

    NEW! Audioengine D2 Wireless 24/96k DAC overview video, impressions to come

    Just got this from Audioengine to hopefully replace my bedside headphones system. I am using an Apple Airport Express, DAC, & headphones amp right now but it doesn't stream anything above 16/44.1. The Audioengine D2 does so it should be much better and less boxes. Check out my video overview and...
  12. esw1026

    Original (Ladiva) Amadeus 10th Anniversary Edition CD Player... Any experiences?

    Hi, I'm looking for a decent CD Player to upgrade my audio system.   On the Cattylink website, I found this one below, Amadeus 10th Anniversary Edition.     Has anyone experienced this CD player ?   Let me know the sound quality of this player.   If you know better one in...
  13. golgi

    DAC + old cd player = significant improvement?

    I don't have any experience with external DAC's and am just starting to learn about them.   I have an old Rotel RCD-950 cd player.  I bought it new back in 1998.  It still sounds pretty good.  But as upgraditis goes, I'm curious if adding an external DAC will offer a significant...
  14. Sonic Defender

    Audiolab 8220CD in my chain now

    I am very happy to say that I have recently managed to get an Audiolab 8200CD as my source. While I have only had a few hours with this gem, I can tell it is a very good source. My Rega Apollo was a very musical player and I loved it's sound signature very much. For those of you who want detail...
  15. Alec246

    HRT MusicStreamer II with Headphones

    Hey guys!   So, I bought my first good quality headphone, Sennheiser HD558, still waiting for it to arrive some day. I was researching into DACs and stuff, since it should bring this headphone to it's best, and I arrived at the HRT MusicStreamer II, people seems to love it for the sound...
  16. thenorwegian

    Comparison: M-DAC vs ZODIAC GOLD w/VOLTIKUS vs HEGEL HD20

    DISCLAIMER: My native language is Norwegian, so you WILL find a lot of spelling/grammar misstakes. And I won't be using any fancy words to describe what I'm hearing in this comparison/impression/what ever you want to call it, simply because I'm not sure about the meaning of all of them. So...
  17. autumnholy

    Heat up Baby! Dacport LX

    Hey,   Does the Dacport LX need to be heated up for it to sound nice?  Say, put it alone (connected) for a few good minutes.   Other ss amps also?
  18. Taragudrig

    Monica 2?

    I'm looking to upgrade my source and was wondering how the Monica 2 dac compared to some of the other nos dacs, like the D02 and Dac-Ah?
  19. hodgjy

    My mini-review of the Onkyo C-S5VL SACD Player

    I recently took delivery of an Onkyo C-S5VL SACD/CD player.  I didn't buy it for the SACD playback, but more so for the redbook CD playback.  There aren't many reviews out there, or posts here about it, so I thought I would just post some quick impressions.  These are just quick impressions...
  20. Ezer

    Technics SL-P999

    I was rummaging around in the basement the other day and I found a Technics SL-P999 that my uncle left lying around while moving a decade ago. I'm ashamed to admit that I've never listened to CD's from a dedicated source before. So I'm thinking about dusting this thing off and hauling it off...
  21. palchiu

    Rudistor's new DAC "DAC X3"

    New Top Range DAC from RudiStor   http://www.rudistor.com/X3.htm             USB 24/192 input, and come with headphone amp.  Hmm...   Not sure why Dr. Stor don't use the better chip WM8741?
  22. LeoDuran

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  23. Radioboy86

    Questions about SPECIFIC Receiver, DAC, STEREO Setup for PC.

    I just bought a RX-773 NEWCASTLE SHERWOOD Receiver. Do you know what DAC it uses? 96Khz or 192Khz? 24 or 32 bit? I looked everywhere. I heard that my model is better than the cheaper RX-772 bc its 400W and has high specs. I really am confused and just want a good 2 channel stereo receiver with...
  24. coltello

    Headphone DACS for price point

    I've tried finding the proper comparison of the two, but I can't seem to find a decisive answer. Which will work better for a desktop DAC at the 100-200$ price point. I've been looking at the HRT Music Streamer II and the FIIO E17. If I am able to use the SPDIF capabilities of my PC, the...
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