More Amazing DACs for Peanuts

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Re: More Amazing DACs for Peanuts
« Reply #440 on: 20 Jul 2019, 09:02 am »
I'll start a new thread on these instead.
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Re: More Amazing DACs for Peanuts
« Reply #441 on: 20 Jul 2019, 10:15 am »
That's really pushing it for C and C.  It's an extension of the other Sabaj DACs so I'm not screaming foul, but I don't think $500 comments are in the spirit of C and C in general.

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« Reply #442 on: 20 Jul 2019, 02:04 pm »
That's really pushing it for C and C.  It's an extension of the other Sabaj DACs so I'm not screaming foul, but I don't think $500 comments are in the spirit of C and C in general.

ok. The Schiit Modi Multibit is <$300, does that work for C&C?

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« Reply #443 on: 20 Jul 2019, 04:38 pm »
Oh yes, of course.  And I'm not really objecting to the D5, it's a natural extension of the D3/D2 discussion so we can overlook the price tag for this thread.  Mostly I just don't want the general membership to think it's okay to start posting about $500-600 DACs.  When a thread is so interesting with such valuable information we can push the envelope a bit, it's fun.

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« Reply #444 on: 20 Jul 2019, 06:21 pm »
Oh yes, of course.  And I'm not really objecting to the D5, it's a natural extension of the D3/D2 discussion so we can overlook the price tag for this thread.  Mostly I just don't want the general membership to think it's okay to start posting about $500-600 DACs.  When a thread is so interesting with such valuable information we can push the envelope a bit, it's fun.

Got it. No prob. Thanks.

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Re: More Amazing DACs for Peanuts
« Reply #445 on: 21 Jul 2019, 05:19 am »
Modi Multibit: Yikes. Was excited for this one, but we're definitely not getting along. Kind of hurts my ears, even with the phones at a distance. I suspect coax would improve things more than usual (kind of got the noisy usb fatigue of older usb dacs), but unless there's a dramatic change in presentation it's not my cup of tea.

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« Reply #446 on: 21 Jul 2019, 05:56 am »
Modi Multibit: Yikes. Was excited for this one, but we're definitely not getting along. Kind of hurts my ears, even with the phones at a distance. I suspect coax would improve things more than usual (kind of got the noisy usb fatigue of older usb dacs), but unless there's a dramatic change in presentation it's not my cup of tea.

Definitely try it with coax, the only way I use mine.

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« Reply #447 on: 21 Jul 2019, 06:36 am »
Definitely try it with coax, the only way I use mine.

Trying it now. It helps, takes the edge off. But it's still a no-go. I think my expectations were too high. Reminds me of a full range driver, kind of a natural coherence you don't usually get with delta sigma dacs, but there's a peakiness in the mids that doesn't work for me.

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Re: More Amazing DACs for Peanuts
« Reply #448 on: 21 Jul 2019, 11:18 pm »
Good analogy (single driver).  I think mine works well in my headphone system because of the associated mellow sounding gear: Liquid Spark amp and AQ Nighthawk headphones.

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« Reply #449 on: 24 Jul 2019, 05:35 pm »
D5 and D70 are c&c but are not peanuts.  I'd love to read more about these two.

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Re: More Amazing DACs for Peanuts
« Reply #450 on: 24 Jul 2019, 05:54 pm »
D5 and D70 are c&c but are not peanuts.  I'd love to read more about these two.

There is a separate thread for the D5 in C&C...

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Re: More Amazing DACs for Peanuts
« Reply #451 on: 7 Aug 2019, 08:49 pm »
SMSL M8A might be worth consideration $195 on amazon...recommended component on musicservertips.com- they have a review...I am using it with a linear power supply that I bought off ebay for about $50

Uses ES9038Q2M from ESS chipset

Anyway sounds absolutely horrible for first 40 hours, then really pretty good