1. estreeter

    NAD M51 Direct Digital DAC Impressions

    I dont know if anyone here has this DAC, but Stereo Net Australia board member lil Caeser seems to have heard most of the current ~$1K front-runners and rates the M51 very highly   Just ignore that stuff about the Lampizator unless you happen to have 5K ......   NAD Product Page...
  2. GerGa

    Are there headphones that work with glasses?

    Hey guys I was wondering if there are any decent headphones that I can wear while wearing glasses?  These over ear headphones seem like they might not work.  My brother has some kind of over ear AKG's that were 150 or so but they don't work with glasses. I am looking for headphones for general...
  3. HPiper

    UberBifrost vs Emo DC-1

    Just talking about sound quality of the two dacs here. Has anybody had a chance to compare these two. After looking at stuff a long time I think it has come down to one of these. I saw some posts on the DC-1 forum but I am thinking those people may be a bit biased. Stat and feature wise the DC-1...
  4. TooPoor

    Best ~$600 USB DAC?

    I'm on the search for the best 'cheap' DAC ~$600. I've read all the threads. I haven't heard any of the following though. I've gone back and forth in my head with the following:   1. Concero: Always heard great things. Don't need the 'HD'. 2. Herus: Haven't heard much about it as just a DAC...
  5. davidvanderbilt

    Choosing between 3 DACs

    I have done my fair share of research and have my selection narrowed down to the Concero, Arcam irDAC, and Emotiva DC-1. I know these are different in terms of functionality, but the only thing I would NEED is the DAC via USB. The headphone amp of the DC-1 would be a bonus. I can't find any...
  6. Viper2005

    Yulong D200 32bit 384KHz DSD DAC

    Features:  ● THD + N of less than 0.0005%  ● USB support 32bit, 384KHZ PCM signal ● DSD direct decoding ● 2 filter modes are available,  ● eliminate jitter control switch filters, phase jitter control switch, you can adjust the combination of different styles of sound.  ● High-bandwidth...
  7. dguitarnut

    Which cable upgrade made the most difference in your system? Power cord, interconnects or headphone cables?

    I have assembled a decent system and looking to make cable upgrades. Thanks Larry
  8. subsonic1050

    DAC and HP Amp for under $1200

    Well if any of you have been on this forum much for the past few weeks you may have noticed that I have been having some issues trying to get a decent DAC that WORKS. I started with an Emotiva XDA-2, which I personally thought sounded pretty amazing for a $250 DAC/HP Amp - but alas, it broke in...
  9. Gary in MD

    December 2013 Mid-Level DAC Comparison

    Folks:   I intend to do a comparison of mid-level (~$500-2500) DACs in December 2013.  I will test multiple DACs and keep the one I like the best.  Period.  Everything else gets sent away.  If I end up liking my current $200 Emotiva XDA-1 best, that's the one I'll keep and everything new gets...
  10. 12Jewelz

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 vs. Matrix Mini-I Pro

    First off let me start out by saying greetings everyone!   I've been a long time observer of this site and its forums and gained a lot of insight and answers to questions only a community like this would understand. This forum is so resourceful! Thanks to everyone who contributes. I'm in the...
  11. HPiper

    All in one Dac/Amp

    I have been reading a lot of reviews of combo units (dac and headphone amp) and they almost always seem to end up saying that either it is a real good dac and an average amp, or just the opposite. Has anyone ran into an all-in-one unit with both a good dac AND a good amp? I am looking for...
  12. boatheelmusic

    Some DAC/preamp comparisons (long)

    Over the last several months, I have auditioned a number of DACs, seeking to establish a baseline for my Emotiva DC-1, with which I’ve been very pleased and believe it is very clearly a value leader.  My requirements include preamp capabilities, so a sampling of DAC/preamps were evaluated.  ...
  13. C-WL87

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 DAC

    Has anyone heard when this new DAC is due to be released, or any word on features/functionality? I'm thinking of purchasing the Emotiva XDA-2, but could be persuaded to wait for the pro DAC if there is a huge difference in sound quality and features. 
  14. Emotiva Stealth DC-1 | Balanced 24/192 Fully Differential DAC

    Emotiva Stealth DC-1 | Balanced 24/192 Fully Differential DAC

    Now, reference-quality performance is available at a price that won't break your budget. Emotiva Pro's all-new Stealth DC-1 provides an accurate, transparent window on your work, coupled with exceptional convenience features that make it the ideal preamp and control center for your analog and...