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post #471 of 5049
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post

No, the ODA is supposed to also be a USB DAC that doesn't require any software, I guess that you can bypass that with the line in. Unlike the O2 the ODAC has a protection relay, RCA inputs, a 1/4 jack and a few other differences. I'm wondering what it'll end up costing.

So we're on the same page, ODA=Objective Desktop Amplifier. ODAC=Objective DAC, O2=Objective 2

That said, I don't think the ODA is supposed to also be a DAC. I think he merely said the ODAC can fit in the ODA or O2 enclosure.

The cost will be cheap, under 110 for the ODAC I think he said?
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post #472 of 5049
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ODA + ODAC: What’s an “ODAC”? It’s a USB DAC designed the objective way—just like the O2 and ODA. It fits inside the ODA turning it into a desktop headphone DAC. Here’s some preliminary information:

I didn't see that. Thats good to know.
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post #473 of 5049
What's the best 7.1 surround sound speakers or studio monitors I can get for under 1,000$ USD. Id like to have good high quality vocals, deep clean bass, pretty much a professional sound studio sound without the mixing boards
post #474 of 5049
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What's the best 7.1 surround sound speakers or studio monitors I can get for under 1,000$ USD. Id like to have good high quality vocals, deep clean bass, pretty much a professional sound studio sound without the mixing boards

How big is your room?
post #475 of 5049
Updated adding the Benchmark DAC 1, Fiio E7 and basically got rid of the Head-fi koolaid and replaced it with proven products for now. An OCN is pushing towards quality content, I must push this line of thinking. Products have to be proven via objective measurements for sources and amps for it to be included in the list. Social responsibility of sorts as well being Audio Editor that we recommend quality objectively proven products.
As the Objective DAC is not released yet, I can't include it at the moment as well, people need to be able to buy the thing!
post #476 of 5049
It's on my list of Shtuff to buy ASAP.
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post #477 of 5049
Just bought two more pairs of B652 bookshelfs, some stands, and a Lepai TA2020 for testing. biggrin.gif

My home theater now consists of two pairs of Pioneer 12" towers up front, and B652's for the center, sides, and rears. And of course my 550w RMS 12" Polk sub. It finally sounds pretty close to matching now. smile.gif
 
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post #478 of 5049
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How big is your room?

Um id say 20x20 give or take a few feet
post #479 of 5049
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Originally Posted by VeRSeS View Post

What's the best 7.1 surround sound speakers or studio monitors I can get for under 1,000$ USD. Id like to have good high quality vocals, deep clean bass, pretty much a professional sound studio sound without the mixing boards

I wouldn't recommend that.
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post #480 of 5049
I don’t know if someone has posted this. It’s old but it serves to encourage those who don’t have a large budget and are afraid to buy these cheap speakers.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-20005175-47.html
    
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