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    which two channel do you have?

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    mobileusa

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    Re: which two channel do you have?

    Post  mobileusa on September 17th 2010, 9:27 am

    keep me informed with the DIY....
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    Steve_vai_rules

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    Re: which two channel do you have?

    Post  Steve_vai_rules on September 19th 2010, 12:09 am

    for sure. All this prototyping and testing is slow going but progress is being made! Smile cheers


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    Current Systems - looking for a DAC

    Post  johzel on September 24th 2010, 7:21 am

    Guess I haven't been around for awhile. I've settled in on two systems - one downstairs and one upstairs (which has limited space for speakers).

    Downstairs System:
    - Belles 22A preamp/Belles Reference 150A amp
    - Exemplar Modded Oppo Universal Player - "Expo"
    - Acoustic Zen Adagio speakers
    - Pro-ject Xpression III table w/Tube Box ii Phono Stage
    - Analysis Interconnects, Acoustic Zen Satori cables

    Upstairs System:
    - Wyred 4 Sound STi-500 Integrated Amp
    - Audio Space CDP-8A CD player
    - Anthony Gallo Reference 3.5 speakers
    - Gallo speaker cables/Wire World Equinox Interconnects

    I'm thinking of adding a DAC upstairs in preparation of adding computer based music - am considering the new W4S DAC1 or DAC2 and also the Eastern Electric DAC but am open to suggestions.
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    Re: which two channel do you have?

    Post  woofersus on September 24th 2010, 10:18 pm

    johzel wrote:
    I'm thinking of adding a DAC upstairs in preparation of adding computer based music - am considering the new W4S DAC1 or DAC2 and also the Eastern Electric DAC but am open to suggestions.

    Well, I know where you can get a lightly demoed Onix DAC-25 for 20% off... Wink
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    Re: which two channel do you have?

    Post  johzel on September 25th 2010, 6:07 am

    woofersus wrote:

    Well, I know where you can get a lightly demoed Onix DAC-25 for 20% off... Wink

    Thought maybe that would be the case Smile Will have to compare specs - the new W4S DAC2 uses Asynchronous USB and works up to 192k which is bringing some nice reviews. I sort of like the tube output on the Eastern Electric and it's pricepoint is attractive - must admit not knowing much about DAC's.

    Tim, you carry Robert's Acoustic Zen products too don't you? The Adagios are magnificent!! At least IMO.

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    Re: which two channel do you have?

    Post  woofersus on September 25th 2010, 8:32 am

    johzel wrote:
    woofersus wrote:

    Well, I know where you can get a lightly demoed Onix DAC-25 for 20% off... Wink

    Thought maybe that would be the case Smile Will have to compare specs - the new W4S DAC2 uses Asynchronous USB and works up to 192k which is bringing some nice reviews. I sort of like the tube output on the Eastern Electric and it's pricepoint is attractive - must admit not knowing much about DAC's.

    Tim, you carry Robert's Acoustic Zen products too don't you? The Adagios are magnificent!! At least IMO.


    Well the WFS DAC-2 is in a very different price range than the Onix DAC-25 ($1500 according to their website) so they won't match up feature-for-feature. Even the DAC-1 is almost twice the price. I can't say how they would compare in terms of sound, but in it's price range I believe the DAC-25 aquits itself fairly well. In a shootout at a gtg recently I liked it better than the more expensive Channel Islands VDA-2. There was also a PS Audio Digital Link III which I found to be equal but slightly different. (the PS Audio was slightly smoother but less lively and engaging)

    The DAC-25 is an upsampling DAC that can be set to 96k or 192k, but the USB input is only 16-bit/48k. (as is the WFS DAC-1 and all other DACs near that price range)

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    1975 SX-1010

    Post  UncleM on January 13th 2011, 8:29 am

    48 lbs of big current 110wpc X 2 vintage Pioneer power. More depth and detail than any modern 200w under $2,500. SD-1010 was $750 through base PC in 1975. No speaker down to 4ohm it won't make shine. I know there are other 1010's out there but "this one's mine."
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    Re: which two channel do you have?

    Post  mobileusa on January 13th 2011, 4:48 pm

    UncleM wrote:48 lbs of big current 110wpc X 2 vintage Pioneer power. More depth and detail than any modern 200w under $2,500. SD-1010 was $750 through base PC in 1975. No speaker down to 4ohm it won't make shine. I know there are other 1010's out there but "this one's mine."


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