Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why delta-sigma kinda sucks, just to get you to think about stuff)
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Are there any decently priced DAC with multi inputs like schiit modi 2 uber or smsl m8 so dat i can connect to pc and console?
 
Check the Audio-GD NFB-15, NFB-11 and Creative X7.  None of the listed ones are going to be up to Purrin's standards, but they'll get the job done for your uses.  The X7 will also provide you virtual surround for gaming, which is a big plus.
 
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Has anyone read this book before? Is it worth the buy/read?
 
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-complete-guide-to-high-end-audio-fifth-edition/
 
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  Has anyone read this book before? Is it worth the buy/read?
 
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/the-complete-guide-to-high-end-audio-fifth-edition/
 
I will be interested also to know if it is worth, since I am tempted to get one.
 
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The Muddy Waters master is absolutely fantastic, the best I've heard.
 
Any recommendations for Veedon Fleece? 
 
(thought I'd try)
 
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Did anyone try this DAC?
http://m.ebay.com/itm/111525053002
Dual ess9018, amanero usb up to 32/384 and dsd512, crystek femto clocks, i2s input and all sorts of other "audiophile goodies". It even looks very good. Quite amazing actually for a china device costing just $1299
 
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I really feel like I've seen that design somewhere, but I can't place it...
 
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I really feel like I've seen that design somewhere, but I can't place it...
Hopefully not here http://www.head-fi.org/t/745032/lks-audio-mh-da003
The dedicated thread exists but it does not contain any SQ info. Looks like noone tried it although it's available for purchase everywhere, including amazon.
Only found a few short comments in another forum saying it is quite popular in china/hk and suposedly better than mytek192.
 
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There's also the Gustard X12, which has a thread here [merged with the H10] and has had a very positive response... I am considering it...
 
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There's also the Gustard X12, which has a thread here [merged with the H10] and has had a very positive response... I am considering it...
The x12 spec sheet is pretty good too. However, it looks like something you wanna hide under the desk :).
Btw, rumor is that they are goin to release an improved x20 model for about $650. Hopefully with improved design.
 
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The x12 spec sheet is pretty good too. However, it looks like something you wanna hide under the desk
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Btw, rumor is that they are goin to release an improved x20 model for about $650. Hopefully with improved design.
Yes, but it seems to be around July... that's too late and we won't know just how good it is for a while... The X12 has been proved to be good 

 
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TotalDAC A1 in da place...
 
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@Sorrodje I officially hate you  :D
 
Seriously - looking forward to your impressions - that is one of the few DACs that seems to earn universal praise from everyone who has heard it. 
 
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Did anyone try this DAC?
http://m.ebay.com/itm/111525053002
Dual ess9018, amanero usb up to 32/384 and dsd512, crystek femto clocks, i2s input and all sorts of other "audiophile goodies". It even looks very good. Quite amazing actually for a china device costing just $1299
 
Seems Buzzword compliant, but really need to listen to it to work out if it is good or not.  Many other things matter than just the buzzwords.
 
Recently came across the "SDTrans384" project which seems interesting but highly impractical.
 
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  @Sorrodje I officially hate you  :D
 
Seriously - looking forward to your impressions - that is one of the few DACs that seems to earn universal praise from everyone who has heard it. 
 
Pleased to be hated for that.

 
Very brief impressions ( Huge grain of salt wholeheartly recommended) : its sounds like a PCM1704uk dac but on steroïds : less mellow, more impactful with ballz expecially in Bass area but all spectrum is really lively. No risk to fall asleep during the listening. Never heard my Stax sounded like that before. More liquid and mellifluous than the Metrum Octave. 2 hours of listening , new toys effect highly likeky :wink: . Need more real comparison against my other dac and I need my f.cking HD800 returns home from Colorware. I know the Senn better than the Stax and the HD800 is a better tool to evaluate gear IMO.
 
It does not sound how I would have expected. I didn't expect that sense of thunderous power and liveliness.
 
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Seems Buzzword compliant, but really need to listen to it to work out if it is good or not.  Many other things matter than just the buzzwords.
My thoughts exactly. That's why I keep asking for first hand impressions.

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That sounds like a very interesting super DAC. However, the super price is not that interesting :)
 
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