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Ha, sorry I'm a little slow this morning I guess. I knew what you were talking about, Pioneer = gorgeous silver front panels to me.
Exactly
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http://www.arcdb.ws/DAC3/DAC3.html
Audio Research DAC3. Pretty good tube DAC. Discontinued sadly. It'll be great if you can find one used.
If you want something more recent though, take a look at Audio Research's DAC7/DAC8.
http://www.arcdb.ws/DAC7/DAC7.html
http://www.arcdb.ws/DAC8/DAC8.html
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The benchmark dac1 just got here.......and wow this thing is awesome! It makes my Xonar sound like a clock radio from an '80s hotel room lol.
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Sounds to me more like a personal problem
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The benchmark dac1 just got here.......and wow this thing is awesome! It makes my Xonar sound like a clock radio from an '80s hotel room lol.
Out of curiosity, what audio cables are you using for the output of that DAC?
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post #18 of 22
I think head-fi would help you much more than OCN when it comes to high end audio
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more like avsforum. sure there are subjective crazies there, but many more levelheaded people who can give useful advice...damn near everybody is a crazy subjectivist at head-fi.
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Out of curiosity, what audio cables are you using for the output of that DAC?
Just some random RCA cables I had lying around for now, but I'm going to put together my own silver ones as soon as the whole system is set up.

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more like avsforum. sure there are subjective crazies there, but many more levelheaded people who can give useful advice...damn near everybody is a crazy subjectivist at head-fi.
The biggest problem with audio is that everything sounds great until you've heard something better. No matter where you go you're going to get suggestions from people who don't really know what they're talking about.
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