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    Audio-GD Reference 7
  2. DarknightDK

    Audio-Gd Master 7 - Discrete Fully Balanced DAC (PCM1704)

    Looks like the Ref 7.1 has been replaced with the Master 7 as of today.   Link:   What's new in the Master 7:            Since the Reference 7.1 release , already have more than 20 months . We spend more than 10 months test , now release...
  3. 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?
  4. Currawong

    Review: Calyx DAC 24/192

    I posted this in the Head Gear section, but I thought I'd add it here. I bought MorbidToaster's Calyx DAC out of curiosity and shameless consumerism and this is what I thought of it.   With the nuclear power stations across Japan almost all shut off, our electricity supplier threatened us...
  5. smoothlondoner

    Advice needed on a DAC upgrade

    Hi Folks. I'm looking to upgrade from my cyrus DACX+ which I use with a cyrus external power supply also. I have been considering Chinese alternatives to get more for my money. DAC@S Ive been looking at include  Lite DAC 68 (tube anologue stage) Lite DAC 83 Monarchy Audio NM24...
  6. smoothlondoner

    YS-A1 Headphone AMP ( balanced xlr mod )

    Hi I currently have a YS-A1 Headphone AMP which is a Beyerdynamic copy. Using it with Beyerdynamics T1 headphones fed by a Cyrus Audio DACX+ with external Cyrus power supply. I wondered would there be An advantage in using the balanced XLR outputs from the cyrus? Problem being the amp only...
  7. 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...
  8. jc9394

    Perfect Wave DAC Owner Unite

    Changed title for the PWD lovers, there is more PWD owners out there.
  9. preproman

    Audio-gd Ref 7.1 or Bryston BDA-1

    How does these two DACs compare to each other.  The insides of each are very different.  Does less = more, or does more = better?                
  10. mac336

    Warm, musical vs cold, analytical DACs

    From my time on the forums on head-fi, I keep hearing DACs being referred to as either sounding cold and analytical, giving good detail in the music; or warmer and more musical sounding.   It seems as for DACs under the $500, often you have to choose one at the expense of the other (atleast...
  11. project86

    Review: Violectric V800 DAC

        INTRO   The forum on HeadFi is a much divided place. Sure, we all try to get along, and most people are generally looking for the same thing – the sound they want for a decent price. But when you get down to specifics, you see that there are rival factions all over the place. In...
  12. scootermafia

    Audio-GD Reference 7 - the new flagship DAC

    Someone had to do it. What is it - successor to the Reference 1 flagship DAC from Audio-gd. Flagship DAC with balanced and current-mode outputs, eight PCM1704UK chips, triple-mono power supply (separate board, transformer, and power circuitry for left/right decoding/output stages and digital...
  13. 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...
  14. Currawong

    Audio-gd Reference 7 Loaner Program (USA)

    After chatting to a few people about the idea, I've managed to persuade Kingwa, the owner of Audio-gd, to loan out a Reference 7 to experienced Head-fiers in the USA to compare with other high-end sources. The idea is that people who own and are experienced with high-end equipment can borrow one...
  15. superjohny

    audio-gd : musical sounding dac reference 9 +neutral sounding amp c-3 =?

    i am not sure how these will sound as a combo...   bad recording or lossy file formate will be compensated by reference 9?   i am thinking of getting either c3 or BUDA+DPS, although price is nearly half as the other.
  16. Reference Seven

    Reference Seven

    Audio-gd Reference Seven: 24Bit/96KHz DSP-1 inside Uses 8 x PCM1704U-K DAC chips and Audio-gd Current Transmission (ACSS) Technology Applied Truly balanced DAC with ACSS, XLR and RCA output 4 selectable inputs include: AES, BNC, RCA Coax, and Optical Toslink