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MrWalkman: I have a Asus XONAR U5 with line in/mic in, and it sounds great, though when I record from a Walkman player I hear some artifacts sometimes, which are not there normally. It's not the best ADC out there, but it's not a bad quality one. Mar 29, 2021 8:10:07 GMT
MrWalkman: I was looking to try the XONAR U7 MK2 sometimes, but it's not the cheapest, and I'm open to suggestions. Mar 29, 2021 8:10:37 GMT
TheBandicoot: I bought the Lindy ADC from Amazon, should be here this week. It’s only needed for playback through my Bose 300 setup as they only have digital inputs. I opted for the Sony PS-HX500 to rip vinyl. I’ll feedback the Lindy’s results when I’ve had a play. Mar 30, 2021 8:43:23 GMT
TheBandicoot: So the Lindy ADC arrived. Works perfectly and is nice and compact. Requires a plug socket but does exactly what I need it to, no sound degradation and converts straight to Optical. Turntable sounds incredible, now to start digitising some of these Vinyls. Apr 1, 2021 15:50:08 GMT
TheBandicoot: For those interested, converting Vinyl's to DSD using Sony's PS-HX500 is a breeze. The software is a bit bare bones but it does everything it needs to efficiently, I'm still using MP3tag for meta-data though as it's better. The DSD rips are incredible. Apr 8, 2021 16:00:03 GMT
DietKokaine: Anyone have any input into the best bang for the buck High end Balanced Dacs? Looking at Rockna wavedream, Holo Spring May, PS audio Directstream. Maybe Sony DMP-Z1 if I can figure out a balanced connection. Apr 12, 2021 4:37:01 GMT
DietKokaine: Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Apr 12, 2021 4:37:23 GMT
MrWalkman: What do you mean by "Maybe Sony DMP-Z1 if I can figure out a balanced connection."? Apr 14, 2021 15:52:28 GMT
DietKokaine: I think I can use the 4.4mm out from the DMP, and use that to wire 2 Balanced xlr connections to my Mono Block Amplifiers. I am using Foil XLRs, it's going to be a bit tough to get them onto a 4.4mm connector, but it might be doable. Apr 17, 2021 21:23:15 GMT
DietKokaine: Also really looking hard at a Rockna wavelight.....Maybe pick up a used one...will decide this week. This will be my last DAC purchase for a good long while, so have to do my due diligence. Apr 17, 2021 21:25:10 GMT
DietKokaine: Rockna wavelight is on the way. Very excited to hear what this can do in my system :D Apr 19, 2021 0:13:44 GMT
DietKokaine: Just got the Rockna in my system.....I was incredibly disappointed when I first fired it up. Sounded muddy, no depth, a step down from my modified RME. May 1, 2021 3:59:43 GMT
DietKokaine: Then swapped out the internal glass fuse for an audiophile Silver Alloy one. Things are a complete 180 now.. Sounds incredible... The fuse change with a warmup was just what the doctor ordered. May 1, 2021 4:01:10 GMT
DietKokaine: Blows my mind that 5000 DOLLAR DAC wets the bed with a distortion magnet 10 cent Glass fuse. It's like baking a 7 layer cake, and putting a turd on top to finish it off. May 1, 2021 4:03:02 GMT
DietKokaine: Any comparisons online between the Rockna and Holo Audio May KTE are not fair, because the MAY comes with an audiophile fuse straight out of the box. I have a few more tweaks up my sleeve, but this one is a definite keeper. May 1, 2021 4:08:23 GMT
jml75: Hello, is there a WTB section? May 3, 2021 2:18:41 GMT
TheBandicoot: There is, check the "For Sale / Trade" section on the main page. May 4, 2021 20:09:27 GMT
DietKokaine: People that use their PC's as audio hubs, should seriously look into getting a Matrix Element H usb 3.0 card. Used with Battery Power or a linear power supply, this is a huge upgrade over a motherboard USB out. Battery power is a must.. May 12, 2021 8:14:05 GMT
DietKokaine: Layering, noise floor, timbre, soundstage depth, width all take very significant jumps. Easily one of the better upgrades I have ever made. Two thumbs way up!! Connected to my Deep cycle battery with (2x) 20 gauge solid copper cables. 2 for + - each. May 12, 2021 8:16:34 GMT
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