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  1. Denafrips Terminator DAC Goes Plus. Some previews and news over on 6moon and Mono & Stereo. Still no volume control as far as I can tell, but the Plus version sounds even more tempting than the original with a price tag of around 6,000 USD. I will certainly be following this one closely. Hope to see/read a review here soon.
  2. https://www.speakershack.co.uk/articleResult.php?subject=2&record=2439
  3. Dear experts: Many DACs have volume control function so they could serve as a DAC or as a DAC + Pre-amplifier. Could you please report on the differences in the sound of your systems in both cases? The latter configuration provides shorter signal path, but how does it effect the sound? What variables are in play here? I am planning my setup and would appreciate your expert advice very much indeed. Please chime in!
  4. @Kal Rubinson and any others — has anyone tried out this new multichannel DAC? https://www.oktoresearch.com/dac8pro.htm At €989, it seems like a bargain. JCR
  5. Hi, everyone. For the last couple of years I've been using an Oppo BDP-105 EU as a dac, using the optical and usb inputs, mainly. The Oppo is 7 years old, and I've started to look around for a standalone dac, without any of the video functions of the Oppo (nor the headphone amp). Is there anything out there that could feel like a real upgrade in sound, that costs up to 500 euros? The dac would be used conneted to a Burson Soloist SL MKII headphone amp. Its use would be for headphones almost exclusively. I know there's another thread for dacs under $500 with DSD capability. I'm reading that, but I'm more specific just in case anyone had any experience with the Oppo 105. Thanks.
  6. View Classified Auralic Vega DAC with Integrated Preamplifier One carefully looked after AURALIC VEGA Digital Audio Processor with integrated preamplifier I bought this device from Audio Emotion in September 2013 and have enjoyed it for the past six years. The run hours counter shows 2680. All the features work on this DAC as does the remote. DAC comes with its original box, mains lead, CD and user manual. Extract from the Manufacturers User’s Guide. Revision 1.1 · AURALiC Sanctuary Audio Processor Sanctuary audio processor, the heart of VEGA, is based on multi-core ARM9 architecture with calculating capability at 1000MIPS, ideal for handling multi-channel high resolution music. VEGA supportS DXD format (352.8KS/s and 384KS/s PCM signals in 32bit) as well as DSD stream at2.8224MHz and 5.6448MHz in native through 'DoP V1.1' transmission protocol. · Megahertz Upsampling The internal megahertz up sampling algorithm can process and up-sample all incoming PCM signals to technology process and up-sampling all incoming PCM signal to about 1.5MHz in 32bit depth. Which not only improves the precision of the DAC, but also create a new Nyquist frequency for all PCM signals farther away from the top end of audio frequency. As a result, our engineers are able to design a brand new analogue circuit structure with larger bandwidth and faster slew rate. · Femto Master Clock Femto master clock utilizes aerospace grade crystal oscillator, ultra low noise linear power supply and temperature compensation technology to generate the master clock with extremely low jitter at 82 femtoseconds. More importunately, the phase noise which affect sound quality a lot has been dramatically reduced to -168dBc/Hz. · Flexible Filter Mode VEGA has six built-in modes each contains several digital filters optimized for corresponding sampling rate. These filters are developed under AURALiC's subjective auditory sense and objective testing data relationship models with the goal of optimizing the listening experience of different music in all formats. · AURALiC ORFEO Class-A Output Module In order to drive various loads, matching different power amplifiers, VEGA is equipped with AURALiC's patented ORFEO Class-A module. The principle of this module is to use a mass of small signal components with best linear characteristic. By packing them though a thermal balance procedure and biasing the transistors into Class-A, ORFEO achieves impressive performance with open loop distortion less than 0.001%. Specification: Frequency Response 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB* THD+N <0.0003%, 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS Dynamic Range 130dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted Digital Inputs 1*AES/EBU 2*Coaxial 1*Toslink 1*USB 2.0 buffered by ActiveUSB™ Analog Outputs 1*Balanced XLR(output impedance 4.7ohm) 1*Single-ended RCA(output impedance 50ohm) Supported Digital Formats All PCM from 44.1KS/s to 384KS/s in 32Bit** DSD64, DSD128, DSD256*** Output Voltage 4Vrms at Max. with dynamic-loss-free digital volume User Interface AURALiC RC-1 remote control 512*64 pixels OLED Display Power Consumption Standby: <2W Sleep: <10W Playback: 15W at max. Dimension 11''W x 9''D x 2.6''H (33cm x 23cm x 6.5cm) The unit weight is 3.3kg. * Tested under Mode #1 for all sampling rates * 352.8KS/s and 384KS/s are supported through USB only * By ‘DoP v1.1’ protocol through USB only Serial number 1736 If you need to connect this DAC to your Windows OS based music server/pc. The device driver CD is included, however, a more up to date version is available on the manufacturers support web page. Postage and Payment; I would prefer to to sell this to someone in the UK for cash but can ship to Western Europe if you would agree to pay the extra postage and insurance costs. Price ex postage £890 or nearest offer. Seller TS1972 Date 06/07/20 Price 1,130.00 USD Category Power Supplies / Power Products  
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    One carefully looked after AURALIC VEGA Digital Audio Processor with integrated preamplifier I bought this device from Audio Emotion in September 2013 and have enjoyed it for the past six years. The run hours counter shows 2680. All the features work on this DAC as does the remote. DAC comes with its original box, mains lead, CD and user manual. Extract from the Manufacturers User’s Guide. Revision 1.1 · AURALiC Sanctuary Audio Processor Sanctuary audio processor, the heart of VEGA, is based on multi-core ARM9 architecture with calculating capability at 1000MIPS, ideal for handling multi-channel high resolution music. VEGA supportS DXD format (352.8KS/s and 384KS/s PCM signals in 32bit) as well as DSD stream at2.8224MHz and 5.6448MHz in native through 'DoP V1.1' transmission protocol. · Megahertz Upsampling The internal megahertz up sampling algorithm can process and up-sample all incoming PCM signals to technology process and up-sampling all incoming PCM signal to about 1.5MHz in 32bit depth. Which not only improves the precision of the DAC, but also create a new Nyquist frequency for all PCM signals farther away from the top end of audio frequency. As a result, our engineers are able to design a brand new analogue circuit structure with larger bandwidth and faster slew rate. · Femto Master Clock Femto master clock utilizes aerospace grade crystal oscillator, ultra low noise linear power supply and temperature compensation technology to generate the master clock with extremely low jitter at 82 femtoseconds. More importunately, the phase noise which affect sound quality a lot has been dramatically reduced to -168dBc/Hz. · Flexible Filter Mode VEGA has six built-in modes each contains several digital filters optimized for corresponding sampling rate. These filters are developed under AURALiC's subjective auditory sense and objective testing data relationship models with the goal of optimizing the listening experience of different music in all formats. · AURALiC ORFEO Class-A Output Module In order to drive various loads, matching different power amplifiers, VEGA is equipped with AURALiC's patented ORFEO Class-A module. The principle of this module is to use a mass of small signal components with best linear characteristic. By packing them though a thermal balance procedure and biasing the transistors into Class-A, ORFEO achieves impressive performance with open loop distortion less than 0.001%. Specification: Frequency Response 20 - 20KHz, +/- 0.1dB* THD+N <0.0003%, 20Hz-20KHz at 0dBFS Dynamic Range 130dB, 20Hz-20KHz, A-weighted Digital Inputs 1*AES/EBU 2*Coaxial 1*Toslink 1*USB 2.0 buffered by ActiveUSB™ Analog Outputs 1*Balanced XLR(output impedance 4.7ohm) 1*Single-ended RCA(output impedance 50ohm) Supported Digital Formats All PCM from 44.1KS/s to 384KS/s in 32Bit** DSD64, DSD128, DSD256*** Output Voltage 4Vrms at Max. with dynamic-loss-free digital volume User Interface AURALiC RC-1 remote control 512*64 pixels OLED Display Power Consumption Standby: <2W Sleep: <10W Playback: 15W at max. Dimension 11''W x 9''D x 2.6''H (33cm x 23cm x 6.5cm) The unit weight is 3.3kg. * Tested under Mode #1 for all sampling rates * 352.8KS/s and 384KS/s are supported through USB only * By ‘DoP v1.1’ protocol through USB only Serial number 1736 If you need to connect this DAC to your Windows OS based music server/pc. The device driver CD is included, however, a more up to date version is available on the manufacturers support web page. Postage and Payment; I would prefer to to sell this to someone in the UK for cash but can ship to Western Europe if you would agree to pay the extra postage and insurance costs. Price ex postage £890 or nearest offer.

    1,130.00 USD

  8. Just read a review of the Lumix X1 Streamer DAC over on 6moons. They have implemented the lossless digital volume technology from Leedh. No need for an additional preamp for those who only listen to digital sources. I think/hope more DACs will use this technology.
  9. I have just read a positive review in July number of Italian magazine AudioReview about this new little DAC from Project http://www.box-designs.com/main.php?prod=preboxs2digital&cat=s2-line&lang=en A very reasonable entry level price for experimenting with MQA, but apparently not at all entry level performance. Main specs from Pro-Ject infosheet: • Dual mono construction • High end ESS Sabre ESS9038 dual DAC • Proprietary clock circuity design • Organic polymer capacitors and thin film miniMELF resistors • MQA hardware decoding • DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 & DSD512 (DSD over PCM) • Up to 24bit/192kHz for optical & coax inputs • 7 selectable digital filter characteristics • 1 proprietary optimum transient digital filter • Headphone output on the front (6.3mm) • Synchronization of all internal oscillators • Jitter as low as 100 Femtoseconds! • Gold plated four layer PCB • Full alu/metal sandwich casing in silver or black SRP: € 349,00
  10. Highly regarded Denafrips Pontus R2R DAC in excellent condition. There are a few very small marks (see photos) that are only visible close up. Used in a smoke free environment in a dedicated headphone system. Only selling because I liked it so much I want to move up to a Terminator. Asking $950USD including shipping to continental U.S. or Canada New: $1625USD (with a 3-4 week wait) Buyer pays for additional insurance and/or PayPal fees (if used).
  11. I recently started my trial for Roon - and love it so far. I also made the jump into Qobuz. CUrrently I have an IMac, running iTunes, running into a Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus into EMotiva powered Speakers. I also have several; Apple Airport Express routers spread around the house using toslink to cvarious DACs and amps-speakers or powered speakers. I have about two terabytes of ripped AIFF files on a local drive to my iMac. A few questions: AFAIK, AirPlay tops out at 16/44 - true? So - if I want to stream high res files - from Qobuz, or if I buy 24/96 tracks - my current setup will down convert to 16/44 because of Airplay/? Is there a way to stream to a WIFI-SUB/or Toslink endpoint that allows for hi-res WIFI Streaming? I see a lot of love here for various Raspberry Pi endpoint solutions. Since I already have amp/powered speakers and Dacs - is that a good option for me - perhaps with a hat that isn’t a dac or an amp, like some of the Allo solutions? Budget is an issue at present- so I’d rather not get one of the Blusound units, e.g. Can I do that with my current setup using the iMac as the Roon Core? With local files +Qobuz hi-res streaming, controlled from my iPhone? If I were to upgrade my equipment, and get a dedicated Roon Core - since my 2016 iMac is my main work machine - is a NUC running Roon Rock the best solution for the $$. Thanks!
  12. Hi, i just put my Ayre Codex Up for auction if anyone here is interested in one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/224012078944 Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
  13. Hi Guys, I have a ALLO USBRIDGE SIGNATURE which I have been using connected to a NAD D2030 which has a built in DAC. however this has now stopped working, so I'm looking for a stand alone DAC with usb input to pair with the Allo. My budget is a max of $500. Any suggestions much apprecaited. I was considering the Shiit modi 3 or maybe Dragonfly??
  14. Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but my question is fairly simple. Here is my setup: - iMac 27" 5K 2015 with mostly lossless music (ALAC) on iTunes/Audirvana; - Marantz HD-DAC1 DAC; - Denon DRA-F109 amp/receiver (connected to B&W stereo speakers and Planar turntable). I am about to purchase new (most probably open back) headphones, probably the Beyerdynamic DT-1990, or the closed back B&W P9. I could not find the exact answer on Google, so here it is: WHERE should I plug my wired headphones, particularly if they are of high impedance? To the DAC directly, or to the Denon amp? So far I have used them directly with the DAC, but realize that this may not be very convenient, as the amp is the end device for all other outputs... Tks!
  15. I have been unsuccessfully searching for a list of high-performance* commercial DACs that allow user to bypass digital filtering (NOS), leaving that task to a software music player such as HQ Player. It would be interesting if we could compile such a list in this thread. * - no TDA1543-based DACs please, only equipment that can take 24bit and sampling rates above 176.4/192kHz.
  16. This is the absolute best value all in one integrated amplifier on the market today! New retail for $3500 asking $2395 + Paypal. I'll ship for free.Perfectly maintained Simaudio Moon ACE, all in one unit.Featuring the MiND (MOON intelligent Network Device) module which provides convenience and a full graphic interface, allowing you to effortlessly access your digital music library with power and flexibility; Add TIDAL and an unlimited world of music awaits you. The DAC is also Roon Ready and easily plug into your Roon ecosystem. The ACE is both intuitive and easy to use. Featuring all new advanced setup software, this is the most configurable and customizable MOON component ever offered. Bridging digital and analog audio at a price-to-performance ratio that is impossible to beat, the ACE includes a high resolution DAC with DSD decoding up to DSD256 and 32-bit/384kHz PCM. At the other end of the audio spectrum, a moving magnet phono preamplifier rounds out this complete package.The finest sounding and most complete “all-in-one” available, the ACE can do virtually anything expected of a high-performance audio component of this nature. Accentuated by the world renowned MOON sonic signature - visceral tight bass, transparent midrange, precise natural highs - along with lifelike sound, plus countless features, the ACE will be the “heart and soul” of all your musical indulgences. Top rated, reviewers choice award after award given for this unit: WhatHiFi, Soundstage, Stereophile, Digital Audio Review, all give this unit top rankings and so will you! Significant Design Features • 3 line-level inputs including a front-mounted 1/8” mini-jack for personal media players. • Headphone output on 1/4” jack located on the front panel. • Seamless integration with our MiND app. • 8 digital inputs include USB (hi-res audio), SPDIF (2), Optical (2), Qualcomm® aptXTM audio for Bluetooth®, WiFi and Ethernet. • OLED type screen which provides more detailed information. • Simple MiND setup via on-board software menu. • Moving magnet phono preamplifier input. • Analog inputs are configurable to “pass-through” mode, which bypasses the gain stage to accommodate components like a home-theater processor, whose own volume control is used. Specifications Output Power at 8Ω 50 Watts per channel Input Sensitivity 370mV - 3.0V RMS Input Impedance 22,100Ω Gain 37dB Signal-to-noise Ratio 100dB @ full power Frequency response (full range) 10Hz - 80kHz +0/-3dB Crosstalk -100dB THD (20Hz - 20kHz @ 1 watt / 50 watts) 0.02% / 0.02% Intermodulation distortion 0.005% PCM Bit-depth range / sampling rates 16 - 32 bits / 44.1 - 384kHz DSD sample rates DSD64, DSD128 & DSD256 Thanks for looking and feel free to reach out with any questions and Serious Offers. Price is Firm.
  17. Hi, I have the same just purchased from Allo: Allo Digione + Raspberry Pi 4 + Volumio 2.713 + Schiit Modi 3 (SPDIF output). The Schitt Modi RCA outputs go to my Sonos Amp, but have tested with another Amp, and get same behaviour. When playing Web Radio on Volumio, with the settings used by the poster above, the sound comes out of my speakers. When I use Airplay from another App on my iOS phone (Amazon Music HD), I see Volumio as speaker for Airplay, but no sound comes out, even if I change volume. Do I have to change some other settings? Thanks!
  18. My beloved Chord Hugo 2 and goodies. • MSRP $2495 • Asking $1595 $1495 • Shipping and PayPal included in asking price • Low hours = good battery health • Includes Coax -> Mini coax cable to connect to a DDC • Includes am Audioquest USB B -> Mini adapter to use with a regular USB cables • Includes original box and accessories • Combine with HQPlayer "Sinc-M" over USB and you have an outstanding sounding DAC, especially at this price.
  19. I am trying to build a hifi Headphone station for Roon streaming. This is an evolution of an earlier thread I started.... I was seeking too much in an all-in-one box and have decided to get a stand-alone tube headphone amp. I am looking for a Roon-Ready streamer/DAC to feed it. My IDEAL box would do precisely that, do it really well, and do nothing else. My research has turned up many Roon-Ready DACs, but almost all are bloated with many features I do not need (pre-amps, proprietary control software, etc). I don’t mind spending <=$2k, but I’d rather that go into a better DAC than into features I do not need. Suggestions?
  20. $1995.00 - Like new condition Classe Sigma 2200i - $5500.00 MSRP Buyer pays shipping (will ship FedEx Insured) I have been very happy with this integrated amplifier and to be honest it sounds a little better than my last integrated (Mark Levinson 585). I just don't use the streaming capabilities, HDMI, the DAC, etc.Personal check (10 days to clear), Postal Money Order, or PayPal (add 3% fee) to PayPal verified address.Class "A" Stereophile Rated Integrated Amplifier. Selling due to grabbing a killer deal on an Ayre AX-5 Twenty Integrated.I'm the original owner and purchased this item new in July, 2019. The five year Classe warranty is fully transferable. Over 4.5 years of warranty left.Check my perfect feedback on dozens of transactions on USAudiomart and Audiogon (userID - sfseay).I have over 350 transactions on eBay over 20 years with 100% positive feedback (userID - sfseay12).Mint Condition - It looks brand new, no scuffs, marks or smudges. Less than four months old.Wonderful sounding amp with built in DAC, HDMI Inputs, Balanced Inputs, Unbalanced Inputs, SPDIF, USB Audio, Ethernet input for streaming direct, parametric equalizer, 200Wpc into 8 ohms (400Wpc into 4 ohms), subwoofer output with adjustable high/low pass filters, phone/tablet app control, remote control, The rear panel's Ethernet connector can be used for Apple's AirPlay or DLNA, and can also support IP control.Download spec sheet are owners manuals here - https://support.classeaudio.com/files/documents/datasheet/sigma/CLASSE_Sigma_2200i_Datasheet_en.pdfhttps://support.classeaudio.com/files/documents/owners_manual/sigma/CLASSE_Sigma_2200i_Manual_v1.3_en.pdfStereophile Class "A" Rated Integrated Amplifier - Stellar Review - https://www.stereophile.com/content/classé-sigma-2200i-integrated-amplifierThe Sigma 2200i Stereo Integrated Amplifier is designed for music lovers and AV enthusiasts who want high performance control and amplification from a diverse range audio sources. Its connectivity and processing power accommodate the ever increasing array of music and AV sources, allowing them to be accessed and enjoyed without compromise.All tests un-weighted and 20Hz – 20kHz measurement bandwidth used.Frequency response 10Hz – 20kHz, -1dB into 4ΩOutput power 2x200W rms into 8Ω 2x400W rms into 4ΩHarmonic Distortion <0.018% @ 1kHz Both channels driven to 1/8th power into 4ΩPeak Output Voltage 113V peak to peak, 40V rms no loadInput Impedance 100kΩ Balanced / 50kΩ SEInput level at clipping 2 Vrms SE / 4 Vrms BalancedSignal to Noise Ratio 97 dBStandby power consumption < 0.5WRated powerconsumption 185WMains voltage 90V - 264V, 50/60HzOverall Dimensions Width: 17.00" (433mm)Depth (excluding connectors): 14.57" (370mm)Height: 5.50" (140mm)Net weight 26.7 lbs (12.11 kg)Shipping weight 34.3 lbs (15.57 kg) Includes everything it came with when new - power cord, remote, ethernet cable, and all factory packaging.
  21. I have a mid 2012 Macbook Pro, Mackie CR3's, Behringer HPX2000 and I'm just kinda happy. Mackies are connected to 3.5mm headphone output of Macbook Pro to the 1/4 TRS inputs of the Mackies. The Mackies have a 3.5mm aux output I can run the headphones on but when I plug them in the speakers shut off. I read that my laptop has 3.5mm/optical mini toslink output. How can I 100% find that out? I installed a programs called Mactracker and it said I had it but I followed some other instructions to check and it didn't show I do. In any event, without upgrading the Mackies I'd like to improve my all around sound quality and achieve deeper bass expecially when wearing the heaphones which aren't very load from the Mackies. I cloud try going straight to the Macbook with them but I don't want to be moving the cable a lot, the jack already seems loose. Please help, this is what I kinda have in mind, keep in mind I know nothing about all this stuff. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X238W58/?coliid=I3OM2SNSG0CQXA&colid=CC9E3PYS8XU9&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
  22. Upgraded DAC Chips The dual ES9038 DAC chips on the original DX7s have been upgraded to one ES9038PRO DAC. The upgrade promises improved signal to noise ratio and reduced distortion. IIS input and 4.4mm balanced output Topping has also boosted its input IIS and 4.4mm balanced output as additions on DX7 pro comparing with DX7s. Latest Bluetooth 5.0 addition on Topping DX7 pro Topping has employed the Qualcomm Bluetooth 5.0 Soc CSR8675 on DX7 pro with LDAC transmission supported. CSR8675 is a premium tier single-chip solution delivering high quality wireless audio performance and supporting the development of highly differentiated premium wireless audio products. Integrated support for aptX, aptX HD, Active Noise Cancellation and Qualcomm TrueWireless stereo. The price is $699, Anyone here has an idea about that? Source: https://hifigo.com/products/topping-dx7-pro-bt5-0-full-balanced-dac-headphone-amp-es9038pro-32bit-768k-dsd512
  23. I've had my Katana (w/Isolator) for about 9 months. Working fine until a couple weeks ago when the DAC output died. I've tried all the usual troubleshooting tactics - soft reboot, power cycling (clean side first, then dirty), swapping out the RCA cable, different amps - nothing. Everything in the UI and via SSH console appears normal, but no sound. Any ideas? The LED status indicators are all functioning normally (I think).
  24. Looking for some advice... I have personally gone "all in" on building a hi-res system over the last few months. I am running a ROON Nucleus+ to various endpoint DACs around our house. Sources are local ALAC, Qobuz, Tidal, etc... What about my friends? I imagine many of you have similar experiences, but I have become an evangelist for hi-res digital music among my friends. Many of my "music friends" are still using Spotify > SONOS. They are interested and curious. But they are NOT going to commit to building out a ROON system. At least not yet. I have several of these friends/family who have tested Tidal/Qobuz on Sonos and say they can't tell a difference. Of course I explain that better hardware is required, and they asking me for recommendations to build a system capable reproducing full quality, for one room. Simplicity and affordability are key. Important: They are not "all in." They are still a little guarded and skeptical. They are still questioning whether Qobuz > Quality DAC > Power/Speakers will really be so much better than Spotify > SONOS. They want to test. They want to wade into it gradually. SO,...what I'm looking for: A streaming DAC, compatible with HiRes (and maybe MQA) which does not require some 3rd party control software like JRiver or Roon. In the perfect scenario, they open Tidal/Qobuz iOS app on iPhone, and choose this streaming DAC as an output. The streaming DAC would be an "endpoint" for the Tidal/Qobuz iOS app and require no additional software. I have suggested: https://www.bluesound.com/products/node/ ...paired with... https://www.elac.com/product/navis-arb-61/?r=us But my understanding is that this will require them to use both BlueSound app and streaming service app. Is there a better way? Suggestions?
  25. Greetings, Looking for a new headphone amp for a specific situation: drive a stand-alone headphone system in a home study. No loudspeakers. Roon-Ready streaming Tidal/Qobuz/NAS will be only source. Ideally, I could find a high-end, class A tube amp with balanced phone outs,...with DAC and streamer built-in. BUT, I prefer to not compromise amp or DAC quality in order to jam all functions into a single box. 2 components would be fine. Suggestions?
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