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New Nagra HD DAC

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by isquirrel, Aug 12, 2014.
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  1. paulchiu
    Congratulations! Female vocals sound the best on the Nagra HD DAC versus any other uber DACs, in my view.
     
  2. beaux
    Finally, it arrives:)
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    Yeah, female vocal sounds excellent under ath l5000. I am considering taking the tiny desktop system to my office. But I am aware of theft..
     
  3. paulchiu
    Kudos!
    You will love the Nagra HD DAC. I am still loving it in my 4th year with one.
    Also, did you enjoy the Nagra unpacking experience?

    Paul
     
  4. beaux
    Hi Paul
    Of course! Double boxes and surrounding foams protect HD dac very well. I hope nagra could make a I notice it comes with a Nagra USB stick not mentioned in the manual. I haven't plugged it to laptop. Do you know what's inside it? Now I am using 2 power cables which are sold for 7 usd a pack in Amazon :) I really need to find some seriously built cables. Do you have any suggestions?

    Johnny
     
  5. paulchiu
    Johnny,

    Sent you PM to discuss further.

    Paul
     
  6. Zhanming057
    The stick is for firmware upgrades and isn't useful unless your DAC isn't on the latest version of the firmware.

    Re: cables, I am partial to Stealth Audio's pure silver interconnects. I'm not super convinced by power cords, but you do want something thick gauge and well insulated. I found an M7000 for a really good price but I wouldn't pay $1k for any power cord, better to put the funds toward a power conditioner. If you want to use the preamp of the HD DAC the MPS is definitely worth considering. For just the DAC part the MPS is more of an academic consideration, and I can't justify the cost over a regular double conversion power supply (or the ACPS which is what I run at home).

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    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
  7. kasra
    Anybody here knows what jumper setting gives the least amount of gain? (Nagra HD dac)
    For the moment I run single jumper per channel in position 8, but still a bit to high for Grados.
    Thanks
     
  8. bmichels
    any report on the new TUBE DAC, the successor of the HD DAC ?
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2019
  9. paulchiu
    The Nagra unboxing experience is tops in the industry.

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  10. astrostar59
    Interested how it compares v your DAVE. In my case I prefer the Kassandra v DAVE inc Upscaler, but not heard the Nagra in my system.
     
  11. KHADIS
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    A must for the HD-DAC or the HD-TUBE DAC
     
  12. bmichels
    I see a ABYSS cable conected to the Headphone Jack of the HD DAC !! :astonished:

    What ABYSS headphone is it ? Can the HD DAC's Headphone amp drive your headphone to it's best or is an external headphone amp needed to get the best of your ABYSS ?
     
  13. KHADIS
    I just use the ABYSS adapter for the Meze empyrean , ABYSS Headphone is driven by the chord TT2_HMS combo.
     
  14. bmichels
    AHHH ! I see :)

    So... can the HD DAC's Headphone amp drive your headphone to it's best or is an external headphone amp needed to get the best of your Meze ? :ksc75smile: Are you happy with the sound signature of the HD DAC"s headphone amp ?
     
  15. KHADIS
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