Khadas Tone Board DAC = WOW!
Apr 9, 2019 at 6:27 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 192

chillihead

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Just got it in the mail this week and decided to mount it to a block of black sanded Acetal.

The sound is incredible! Very nice detail with a slight warmth. Punchy bass without being overbearing.

Very happy with the purchase.

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^ That's a great installation!
 
Apr 11, 2019 at 4:53 AM Post #4 of 192

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Just got it in the mail this week and decided to mount it to a block of black sanded Acetal.

The sound is incredible! Very nice detail with a slight warmth. Punchy bass without being overbearing.

Very happy with the purchase.


What was your previous DAC compared? Nice amp there!
 
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Nice Monster IDL1002M Datalink 100 Digital S/PDIF Coaxial Cable!
 
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Just got it in the mail this week and decided to mount it to a block of black sanded Acetal.

The sound is incredible! Very nice detail with a slight warmth. Punchy bass without being overbearing.

Very happy with the purchase.

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Nice job on the block mounting, innovative!

could not agree more, my thoughts on the Khadas in the link in my signature.
 
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Does any owners experiened crackle sound at 80-90% volume without playing any sources?
 
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Ok now, after slap in some ifi stuffs. Im playing through CCA.
 
May 28, 2019 at 5:56 PM Post #15 of 192

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I've been using mine for several months now and I just can't stop recommending it to everyone who needs a DAC. I was using Topping D30 at the moment of purchase and after quick compassion Khadas was a clear winner with more detailed and also more natural sound. Now, I've listened to a lot of DACs this last year and I really think this is a real gem so I decided to put it into a nice aluminum case it deserves, done drilling myself and even hurt my finger. :D



I also made two YT videos about it, first one is your typical review where I described how does it sound to my ears and compared it to my previous favorites (quick hint if you don't want to watch it - Khadas is better then all of them):



And the second one was made when I had the chance to compare it to older but much more expensive Chord Qute HD (which actually sounded a bit better but Khadas had nothing to be ashamed of, especially for the price):

 

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