1. zimzim2001

    Should I Upgrade?

    Hi all,   I'm thinking of upgrading my DAC.  I'm currently running Twonky through Oppo BDP-95.  I'm thinking I can do better than this as a source and I have the itch to upgrade.  Amp is Bryston BHA-1.  Headphones are LCD-2, HD800 and PS 1000.  I'm considering Perfectwave DAC II and would even...
  2. RebelRising

    Matrix X-Sabre vs Benchmark DAC2

    Has anyone had the opportunity to compare the two (hopefully in the context of the HD800, but not required)? Specifically looking to find out which one is warmer/smoother, but detailed testimonials are always appreciated. 
  3. pila405

    Where can I find measurements of the Matrix X-Sabre DAC made by a third party?

    Hi,   I have read somewhere that I can't trust all the measurements we see on the manufacturers' sites. Did someone measure and tested all the specifications which are declared in Matrix-Digi site? I would really like to know whether I can trust those specifications and where can I find tests...
  4. Padawan38

    MHDT Labs Pagoda ?

    Hello I'm looking for great DAC around 1000 Euros (I'm Europe based). I'm very interested into the MHDT Pagoda but haven't seen any reviews nor direct comparison to other DAC. I know M2Tech Young, Mytek 192, W4S DAC2, Hegel HD25, VDAC+VLINK, Atoll DAC 200. As a reference I also have recently...
  5. 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...
  6. Loquah

    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    Without realising it I seem to have become a Bottlehead fan, groupie, slave-to-the-tube... call it what you will. So after much discussion on the Crack-specific thread ( I'm starting this thread for the discussion and comparison of all...
  7. Ahriakin

    Perpetual P3a nearing retirement

    Hi Folks,   I've recently started getting back into higher end hifi after having to leave my pride and joy behind when i emigrated just over a decade ago. This time I am working on a relatively portable headphone setup (WAF is also a factor there  ). I still had my old Perpetual Audio P1/P3a...
  8. vayuu

    Cheapest way to reduce/eliminate laptop hiss?

    If i were to plug in some headphones into my potato laptop with nothing playing, there is an very audible hiss background sound almost as loud as if someone is taking a shower in the room across to you.   Will the fiio e10/UCA202/sabre usb dac or any of...
  9. project86

    Matrix X-Sabre DAC review and impression thread

    DSD is all the rage these days. Despite there not being a whole lot of music available in the format (SACDs aside), DAC makers are jumping on the feature as fast as they can. And I can't blame them - aside from our "regular" music, we all love a little ear candy to show off the capabilities of...
  10. Matrix X-Sabre DAC

    Matrix X-Sabre DAC

    DAC with balanced outs and DSD capability