Before I jump into the VDA1... tell me if this is a good deal!
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I got an offer for the VDA1 for $250 + shipping. Is this good?

I know it is about $350 + shipping from CIAUDIO.com but there is always the *haggle* factor.

THANKS!!

JOey
 
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If you're sure its in good shape and you're not thinking of upgrading it anytime soon yes, its a good deal to me.
 
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Yes that a good deal. If it ends up not fairing well in your system you can always resell it for $250 and only lose the shipping.

If you are hooking it up to your Audigy though you won't hear much if any improvement
 
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If you are hooking it up to your Audigy though you won't hear much if any improvement



I thought that that point of getting the VDA-1 was to REPLACE the Audigy in his system...
 
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A DAC doesn't feed itself
If the Audigy is feeding it, you'll have the same result plus or minus some colouration.

In other works, the digital stream has already been resampled to 48K, so the Audigy has put its blemish on the result even before it hits the DAC. To make matters worse the Audigy is not great or even good jitter wise, ok data jitter, horrid electrical jitter. Molested signal sent poorly to any DAC is going to sound like a what it is
 
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Buy a Chaintech AV-710, use Foobar, and use Kernel Streaming and you're done.
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Solude
A DAC doesn't feed itself
If the Audigy is feeding it, you'll have the same result plus or minus some colouration.

In other works, the digital stream has already been resampled to 48K, so the Audigy has put its blemish on the result even before it hits the DAC. To make matters worse the Audigy is not great or even good jitter wise, ok data jitter, horrid electrical jitter. Molested signal sent poorly to any DAC is going to sound like a what it is



I meant replacing the Audigy as SOURCE, not Audigy as TRANSPORT
It'd be better to get a different sound card anyway, for the reasons you stated.
 
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Originally Posted by Joey_V
I got an offer for the VDA1 for $250 + shipping. Is this good?

I know it is about $350 + shipping from CIAUDIO.com but there is always the *haggle* factor.

THANKS!!

JOey



Joey, let me ask you an honest question. Do you like the sound signature of the VDA-1? Does the sound match your tastes?
 
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Joey, let me ask you an honest question. Do you like the sound signature of the VDA-1? Does the sound match your tastes?


Hvent heard it Teera and there really isnt a way I can demo it without going brand new and returning it if I dont like it.

However, I feel that it is a good DAC and will serve both my headphones and speakers better than the Audigy presently can (for music anyway).
 
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Sounds like a great deal to me! If you don't want it send the guy my way
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Getting used / demo is the best way to try things and find your sound. Why else would I have such advice in my sig
 
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For $250 + shipping, you have NOTHING to lose. Only gain.
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Solude
A DAC doesn't feed itself
If the Audigy is feeding it, you'll have the same result plus or minus some colouration.



That is so bull. A2 digitally to my cheap integrated receiver (+ rega ear) sounded BETTER than the emu 0404's analogue outs directly to the rega.

44->48khz is no problem. Just use a software resampler, you won't notice a difference.
 
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That is so bull. A2 digitally to my cheap integrated receiver (+ rega ear) sounded BETTER than the emu 0404's analogue outs directly to the rega.

44->48khz is no problem. Just use a software resampler, you won't notice a difference.



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