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Neomatrix
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Feb 16, 2018
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I joined the Massdrop Liquid Carbon with SDAC last night. I plan to go balanced eventually with my HE560. Will this work well? Since it is a 4year old design, I wonder how it compares to the newer DACs on the market especially the ones with newer chips from Sabre and the likes? I only have the schiit Modi Uber and the O2+ODAC right now along with my Bottlehead Crack/Speedball and HD6XX / Fidelity’s X2/ Beyer 880 (600 ohm) to compare. Thanks
Feb 16, 2018
silverbot01
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Feb 17, 2018
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32/384, DSD 2.8/5.6, balanced and SE outs, doesn't seem to out of date especially for the price now does it?
Feb 17, 2018
Neomatrix
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Feb 17, 2018
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how about sound quality compared to the newer dacs?
Feb 17, 2018
Fayne
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Feb 19, 2018
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Unless you're planning on using DSD 256/512, I don't see why the sound quality would be any worse than current gear. The unit has a pair of fairly good Ti DAC ( http://www.ti.com/product/PCM1795 ), TEAC generally has a good reputation when it comes to build quality, and all of the reviews on this unit that I found had nothing but good things to say.
This unit is practically a steal at this price, even if it is 1-2 generations old.
Feb 19, 2018
Neomatrix
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Feb 19, 2018
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Thanks. I decided to join the drop last night and I plan to use it with my Massdrop liquid carbon amp and Hifiman He560 balanced on the XLR side. I will hook up my Bottlehead Crack/speedball on the RCA output and listen on my HD6XX SE . I know I have to switch them since it does not output at the same time on XLR and RCA. I probably will give my Schiit Vali 1 and Schiit Modi Uber to my son. I will keep my O2/oDAC for traveling. 👍👍
Feb 19, 2018
Fayne
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Feb 19, 2018
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That is not too far off from my plan. I joined the drop for this TEAC as well as the drops for the Topping DX7s and LCX/SDAC.
Going to use the TEAC and Topping as dedicated DACs and route them (fully balanced) through my Behringer X Air XR18 so I don't have to play the cable swap game. Planning on doing a balanced connection to the LCX (when it arrives) as a dedicated amp; my Little Dot 1+ (unbalanced) and LSR-30x (balanced) are already hanging off of the mixer.
Between the He-4xx, HD58x, and T50RPmk3, I expect I will be happy with this DAC. Hopefully you dig yours when it arrives also. ^^
Feb 19, 2018
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