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AmpDesigner333

New DAC DAC Photos
« Reply #140 on: 17 Jan 2018, 06:20 pm »
New DAC DAC photos just in!









Early B.

Re: DAC DAC
« Reply #141 on: 17 Jan 2018, 07:26 pm »
What are the 3rd and 4th LED lights on the front for?

AmpDesigner333

Re: DAC DAC
« Reply #142 on: 17 Jan 2018, 07:40 pm »
What are the 3rd and 4th LED lights on the front for?
DAC DAC LEDs, left to right....
Power, valid stream, Fs > 50kHz, Fs > 100kHz

rodge827

Re: DAC DAC
« Reply #143 on: 18 Jan 2018, 01:11 am »
 I was very skeptical about how good a SS dac could sound having owned a highly modded ANK tube Dac in the past. I still have friends who have their highly modded AN and ANK tube dacs to listen to form time to time, but sadly had to unload mine when the economy crashed a while back. Since then its been an old one box player and a cheap NOS dac to suffer through. After reading many of the positive DAC DAC reviews on AC I gave one a try, fully with the intent of sending it back! There was no way this little lightweight SS dac could compare! Right?

 A couple of days later FEDEX dropped the HS DAC DAC at my door and that night I put it in my system. My set up is single ended and with the adapters installed I got sound from only one channel. What! After some diagnosis Tommy and I agreed that one of the XLR to RCA adapters must be faulty. No worries two days later there was one in my mailbox. I installed the adapter put my transport on continuous play, turned the volume way down, closed the door and went to bed. Later the following evening with about 24 hours run in time I sat down for a listen.

 Wait this can't be! :o Detail in spades with tone? No way! No no no way am I hearing this! For the next 6 hours or so, disc after disc went into the transport with disbelief turning into absolute belief in what I was hearing. Detail, tone, sound stage depth, height, and spot on imaging. I like to listen to live recordings when demoing a system. The HS DAC does a great job at bringing subtle nuances to light. Mic bumps, hall echo, crown noise, artists verbal cues to each other... I'm an emotional listener who likes to be engaged and moved by music. The HS DAC hits those marks for me as well as some of the best DAC I have listened to.

The HS DAC DAC has been in my system since August of 2017 and will be sticking around for a long time.

Great job Tommy! :thumb: 

Chris



             

AmpDesigner333

Looking for a DAC DAC TL ????
« Reply #144 on: 18 Jan 2018, 02:26 am »

AmpDesigner333

DAC DAC 2 !!!!
« Reply #145 on: 9 Feb 2018, 11:36 pm »
Available soon through our next Kickstarter....

Check it out:
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=155555.0

mresseguie

Re: DAC DAC
« Reply #146 on: 10 Feb 2018, 05:06 am »
Tommy,

Is this the same DAC that you sent me a couple years ago - that Aldcoll and I auditioned?

Regards,

Michael


AmpDesigner333

Re: DAC DAC
« Reply #147 on: 12 Feb 2018, 07:33 pm »
Tommy,

Is this the same DAC that you sent me a couple years ago - that Aldcoll and I auditioned?

Regards,

Michael
I'm pretty sure that was the original TL (tube like, 121dB SNR) version. Since then, we have improved the board and made the HS (high spec, 125dB SNR) version.  We are planning to release the new DAC DAC during our next Kickstarter.  The DAC DAC 2 TL reaches 125dB and the DAC DAC 2 HS reaches 130dB.  Thanks.

AmpDesigner333

Re: DAC DAC
« Reply #148 on: 28 Feb 2018, 01:36 pm »
DAC DAC demos on Kickstarter:
http://kck.st/2CH4sLB

PLUS NEW STUFF:
  • 130dB+ DAC DAC 2 HS ---- $300 off!
  • NEW Digital Preamp ---- $500 off!

AmpDesigner333

Re: DAC DAC
« Reply #149 on: 4 Mar 2018, 09:54 pm »
We added two more rewards today:
    •   Digital Audio Bundle -- Cherry USB, DPA, DAC DAC 2 HS
    •   DAC DAC Upgrade -- convert your DAC DAC to the new 130dB+ DAC DAC 2 HS

The sound of the DAC DAC 2 HS is simply astounding!  We're running one through a MEGAschino in our primary demo system, and the result is even better imaging and smoothness.  Can't imagine a better sounding DAC....