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RojasTKD
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Mar 25, 2018
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Just my luck.
Drop ends in 5 days, payday is in 6 day. Massdrop knows exactly how to time it so I miss the drops I'm interested in. It's a conspiracy I tell you! 😉
Mar 25, 2018
Jimster480
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Mar 28, 2018
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Use a card and then pay the card off when you are paid...
Mar 28, 2018
RojasTKD
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Mar 28, 2018
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Normally I would, but card are of limits at the moment.
Closed my business a year and after 6 month not working am working play time for the last 6 months. So padding of debt is part of whay o.k. doing now, with the occasional gear purchase.
I actually should get oasis tomorrow instead of Friday, according to the boss. But outs such a long wait I've decided to get something else instead this time and look at this at a future drop.
The list of items wanted a large, the back account small. Such is life.
Mar 28, 2018
Jimster480
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Mar 28, 2018
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Understandable. I would recommend an o2Amp as its great for a budget and can drive most every headphone.
Mar 28, 2018
RojasTKD
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Mar 28, 2018
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Haha, it's not for lack of gear. I have three DAC/AMPS (Audio-GD NFB-11,R2R 11 & Nufotce uDAC3) on my desk and a stand alone amp by Garage1217 (Project Polaris).
It's curiosity really. I want to see for me how much of a difference there really is.
I should start giving reviews and impressions as I have a good amount of audio gear already. Not to mention the stuff I want to try. 😁
I would like to try an O2 & ODAC. Say it's all you need, but I have several planar magnetic headphones so I think is disagree.
Mar 28, 2018
Jimster480
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Mar 28, 2018
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My o2 drives my planars just fine. also sell the audio gd stuff.... Amir from ASR just proved how badly it measures lol.... Could buy a massdrop sdac and it would outperform audio gd flagship products.
Mar 28, 2018
RojasTKD
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Mar 28, 2018
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That's ok. I'll trust my ears over some ones else's measurements. TO me it sounds good and better than what else I've tried. My ears are so far pleased, and as it's my ears that need to be pleased, and not anyone else's.. I'm good for now.
As I get some more gear to try, if I like it better it can replace my R2R 11 as my primary. I have several unites on my list to try.
Mar 28, 2018
functionaldoc
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Mar 28, 2018
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Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC looks like a great DAC according to Amir's reviews. Might have pair it up to this amp if it sounds as good as what I heard at RMAF last year at the THX booth.
Mar 28, 2018
RojasTKD
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Mar 29, 2018
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This is the kind of stuff that perks my curiosity.
Once I get a few more quality DACs (DAC/AMPs) in my hands I give a listen and see how much of a difference there really is. I now have gear that will make A/B-ing different DACs as well as different AMP possible.
There's what yo can measure and there's what you canactually hear, they don't always correlate (of course this can very a bit from person to person). I'm mostly concerned with what I can actually hear.
It's going to be interesting and squeeze my already tight finances, LOL!
Mar 29, 2018
Jimster480
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Mar 29, 2018
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Yes, alot of the time people find "euphoric" sounds actually are distortions in the high frequencies and they think it sounds better when in fact it sounds worse!
Mar 29, 2018
RojasTKD
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Mar 30, 2018
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Worse is a subjective opinion. You can't decide what sound someone else likes. You can think I worse other may think it just different. They may like different. After all if I like it, it not "worse" to me.
Some people like tubes and the distortion they produce. At I first I only wanted solid sate amps, now over times I want to try some tubes to see what they can do with my HD600 & HD650s.
Most of us listen for enjoyment not professional music producing. Sometimes I want a "correct" sounds others I might want something more fun or "euphoric". We are allowed to enjoy both or chase something different.
Mar 30, 2018
Jimster480
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Mar 30, 2018
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its true that some people prefer distortions, I mean obviously people spend money on tube amps which are objectively inferior. But there is little reason to have your DAC be inferior when you can adjust the sound with amps or DSP.
Mar 30, 2018
RojasTKD
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Mar 30, 2018
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Well, once I can compare more DACs I can give a more informed idea of what the differences are. In my experience thus far it's very subtle.
I really wonder how much "better" those really expensive DAC can really be.
What is a "Good" measuring DAC I can perhaps get for my comparisons?
Mar 30, 2018
Jimster480
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Mar 30, 2018
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For a low price? Massdrop SDAC, Topping D10, Topping D30, SMSL M8, JDS OL DAC, JDS ODAC. Those are all under $200 or can be found at $150 or less. D10, SDAC and D30 are all $120 or less. OL DAC I think is $150 and the ODAC is around the same price.
Mar 30, 2018
RojasTKD
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Mar 30, 2018
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The D30 and A30 are on my short list. I've just been reading on the D50 that may be an option also. But still I'll have to wait from the next drop as I'm about to pull the trigger on a pair of used headphones tomorrow.
Mar 30, 2018
Fantabulous
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Jan 23, 2019
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Have you received the 789? How do you think it compares with the r2r11 ?
Jan 23, 2019
Jimster480
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Jan 23, 2019
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The 789 literally destroys the R2R11. You can read about it on AudioScienceReview.com https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-audio-gd-r2r11-dac-amp.5779/
Jan 23, 2019
Fantabulous
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Jan 23, 2019
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Yeah I know about the measurements being wack, just wondering what @RojasTKD opinion is after listening to both. Trying to decide between the 789 + D10 or the R2R11 for my first setup (with the 650 & 4xx), the R2R11 in my situation is almost 200$ cheaper which is okay if the audible difference is actually that big.
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Jan 23, 2019
Jimster480
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Jan 23, 2019
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Ah alright, just figured I would let you know.
Jan 23, 2019
RojasTKD
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Jan 24, 2019
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Sorry, I've had other expenses and audio taken a back seat. I'll get around to it eventually..
Jan 24, 2019
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