1. sperandeo

    You need to experiment,. I'm very happy!!!

    I've been using my Logitech squeezebox as my music streaming device since I setup my audio room almost 2 years ago. i have made various tweaks and updates over that time, but for some reason I didn't mess around with my player (the Squeezebox). I had some time last night and decided to try my...
  2. Riker

    Eastern Electric MiniMax PLUS

    Hello,   I did my due diligence and searched for any threads on the EE MiniMax Plus (which came out last August I believe) but did not find anything. If I missed it, then please accept my apologies for starting a new thread, and please point me in the right direction. Otherwise, does anyone...
  3. jigglywiggly

    ps3 toslink dac

    So I have a x-fi hd usb, and it works fine for my computer and I like it a lot.   So I hooked it up the toslink out from the PS3 to the input on my x-fi hd usb.   Sound works on the menu, and I played with all the settings, and nobody has gotten it to work with games.     I have no...
  4. basementdweller

    Am I crazy? EEMinimax/EF6/HE6 vs CLAS/ALO Continental/LCD2r1...the second is my favorite.

    I am starting to think that I don't exactly have golden ears here...I prefer my transportable rig to my main one.  Really, I listen to my transportable a lot more simply because I can carry it around the house, but now I just A/Bed the two systems and plugged both headphones into the HE6 and I...
  5. asyork

    Headphones + amp + DAC ~$2500

    I started with a pair of ATH-AD700's about three years ago, added a FiiO E7 last year, and then grabbed a pair of AHD2000's in June. Now I'm looking to invest a bit more money into this.   My computer is my source. Output options are USB, coax, or optical from my onboard sound. Depending on...
  6. 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...
  7. Tuberoller1

    Best DAC from $1500 to $2500 (or so) Can anything beat the Eastern Electric Minimax?

    I currently have an eastern electric minimax dace with a mullard tube in it as well has a musical fidelity v-link asynchronous usb->spdif feeding it.  From what I've read the EE seems like a giant killer (especially with the MF v-link feeding it).  My question is, how much would I have to spend...
  8. basementdweller

    Need advice from someone who has heard LCD-2, HE6, and HE500(I own 2/3)

    Okay, so I am a hoarder, but I increasingly cannot stand stuff sitting around in disuse.  I have a LCD-2 rev 1 and HE6.  My primary DAC is an Eastern Electric Minimax+ and my amps: EF6 and Lyr.  I listen to Rock, from the 70's to right now, and everything from Radiohead to Paramore to Tool, NIN...
  9. Carlsan

    Anyone try Lars Audio USB to COAX/SPDIF/OPTICAL 24/192 converter?

    Saw this on ebay, and decided to buy it last night. Was thinking of going with the Musical Fidelity 192 but the $400 price is rather steep for a converter, imho.    For a quarter of the price, with shipping, I thought this was a great deal for converting those higher quality files. ...
  10. sanadsaad

    Headphone pairing with Bottlehead Crack w/Speedball upgrade

    Hi all. First of all, let me quickly introduce myself. Im a 26 yr old who has just been bitten by the audiophile bug a few days ago. I took study leave(im a doctor) and spent all that time researching the net for pre-amps, amps(tube vs solid state), DACs(and do i really need em?!?), sources etc...
  11. Tomusic

    best DAC under 1000$ + question

      what is the best DAC under 1000$?   many people say that unlike amp's...DAC are not worth more then -insert $ here- because you cannot tell the difference...is that true?   thank you!
  12. Argo Duck

    Schiit Bifrost vs Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC and Meier Corda Stagedac

    Updates and where to find them are listed here   1. 22/23 November: Added comments to 'Part (a) Highs'  based on listening with my old Stax Lambda Pro. Obviously, the Corda Concerto was not involved.   2. 20/21 December: See post 48 (p.4) for tentative comments of Beyer T1 with...
  13. Tuberoller1

    Metrum octave vs new Rega DAC vs Eastern electric

    I currently have an EE minimax (non-plus version), but have become increasingly interested in the Metrum and Rega DACs recently as a potential replacement. What are people's opinions on this? Would either of these DACs truly be an upgrade? I listen to all redbook, so oversampling isn't an issue...
  14. project86

    Yulong Sabre D18 thread: reviews, impressions, discussion (full review added 2/5)

      Several of us have recently picked up the Yulong Sabre D18 DAC and it seems like everyone is impressed with it so far. But obviously we need time to spend with it to for a proper opinion. We've been using the Yulong D100 thread for discussing the new D18 DAC, and someone suggested we start a...
  15. TigzStudio

    Eastern Electric Minimax Tube Dac (32-bit dac)

    http://www.morningstaraudio.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=12&catid=6   I like how it has every input you could want pretty much (AES/coax/optical/BNC/USB) + a 12au7 tube in amp stage (rollable) + utilizes a ESS Technology 9018 32 bit DAC chip.       looks interesting, anyone get a chance to...
  16. angle_sh00ter

    Tube DAC with a SS amp... is it a good combo?

    As the title reads... I am considering getting a tube DAC to go with my burson headphone amp.  not sure which are the best in the sub $1000 range.  I don't what the sound to be too warm and fuzzy.  Deep and lush sound is fine but I still want the detail and resolution.  Is it a case of 1 or the...
  17. Gopher

    Eastern Electric DAC 001 (Sabre32) - What do we know about it?

    I came across this pre-order for a new Eastern Electric DAC incorporating the new Sabre32 9018 DAC and am very intrigued: Asylum Trader - Eastern Electric DAC 001 UPDATED LINK: http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=72820.0 I've been extreemly happy with their preamp and phonostage...
  18. Eastern Electric MiniMax Dac

    Eastern Electric MiniMax Dac

    The latest product to join Eastern Electric's MiniMax range is the new Tube DAC. The Tube DAC is all about customization. Both tube and solid-state output stages are present - selectable by a button on the front panel. D-to-A conversion is via the popular ESS 9018 Sabre DAC. The 12AU7 tube is...