The Amazing AVA DAC 5 - available right now

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JerryM

Re: The Amazing AVA DAC 5 - available right now
« Reply #20 on: 21 Mar 2017, 03:52 am »
I recently built a streamer using HD-Plex H5 chassis. This new AVA Mk 5 DAC looks to be just the thing to stream from the USB port. Now what do I do with my AVA Fet Valve Hybrid DAC?  :D

Make a new thread of what you built, Ron.  :thumb:

I.Greyhound Fan

Re: The Amazing AVA DAC 5 - available right now
« Reply #21 on: 9 Apr 2017, 08:55 pm »
Frank let me take home his new DAC to review.  I will post a detailed review later in the week.  I have some audio friends coming over tonight to give it a listen and compare it to my Luxman DA-06 DAC.

I did some brief listening earlier today and I am impressed.  It is definitely better than the DAC that it replaces by a long shot.

Wally King

Re: The Amazing AVA DAC 5 - available right now
« Reply #22 on: 4 Aug 2017, 03:08 pm »
I have the AVA Vision Hybrid DAC. Anyone (including Mr. Van Alstine, of course) able to provide a direct comparison between the older DAC and the DAC 5?

I.Greyhound Fan

Re: The Amazing AVA DAC 5 - available right now
« Reply #23 on: 4 Aug 2017, 03:19 pm »
I have the AVA Vision Hybrid DAC. Anyone (including Mr. Van Alstine, of course) able to provide a direct comparison between the older DAC and the DAC 5?

The D5 is better in every way.  It is more musical and detailed with better sound stage and depth, They are not even close in sound.  The D5 was on par with my $5K Luxman DAC.  The Lux did DSD better though.  Read my review if you haven't already done so.

http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=149777.0

Wally King

Re: The Amazing AVA DAC 5 - available right now
« Reply #24 on: 4 Aug 2017, 04:15 pm »
Yes, I did read your review, comparing the DAC 5 with the Luxman.  I wasn't sure if you were familiar with the Vision Hybrid DAC for a direct comparison with the DAC 5.

Thanks.

I.Greyhound Fan

Re: The Amazing AVA DAC 5 - available right now
« Reply #25 on: 4 Aug 2017, 04:31 pm »
Yes, I did read your review, comparing the DAC 5 with the Luxman.  I wasn't sure if you were familiar with the Vision Hybrid DAC for a direct comparison with the DAC 5.

Thanks.

I have heard all of Frank's DAC's and did reviews on a few of them.  I own a few pieces of AVA gear (Ultra hybrid preamp and Ultra Hybrid DAC with all the upgrades) and have been to Franks house and have heard most of his gear over the years.  I considered buying the Vision DAC in the past.  It is a very good DAC but not in the same league as the DAC 5.

ricmon

Re: We have another new addition to our product line.....
« Reply #26 on: 4 Aug 2017, 05:32 pm »
You are being unrealistic. No designer can predict what new advancements are going to be made in the future.  Plus, what other items are upgradeable?  Cars can't be upgraded.  Most computers have limited ability to be upgraded.  Something that is software-based can usually be upgraded in these dacs.  Otherwise you need to buy a new one.

In fact cars can be updates.  It's done all the time.  It's called reto-mod.   :D
RIc

avahifi

Re: The Amazing AVA DAC 5 - available right now
« Reply #27 on: 5 Aug 2017, 01:15 pm »
Actually our new DAC Mk 5 is designed with future upgrades in mind as the digital music material changes.

First, any of the three socketed microprocessors can be replaced or reprogramed as necessary.

Second, the input controller board and the output board containing the DAC and output circuits are separate plug in boards, as are the optical input board, USB board, and display board, that can be replaced separately as the digital landscape changes.

 We do have your back covered as always at AVA.

Frank