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Hey Soloz ...

Can you forward me some reading/review info on the Buffalo? I searched around and all I could find were vendors selling the boards and DIY kits (sans enclosures and what not) ... and there were so many variants that I sort of got lost in the minutia.

If you have any good reading sources, please PM me. I'm just reading everything I can find about everything I can find at the moment. Far from decided on anything at this point. Will most likely research for another week or two.
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f6/twi...re-dac-317919/

I've heard a zapfiltered Opus and it was great, better than the modded Zhaolu I had before. The Buffalo has better specs and from what I've heard should be even better.

It is balanced so you can have both single-ended and balanced outputs, as well as have several inputs and outputs since everything is modular.

The basic setup with IVY will run you around $300, add a nice transformer for say $25, a nice enclosure for $50, and say anther $50-75 in misc stuff and you've got a killer DAC for less than the other ones you're looking at.

The boards are all populated already so you've just got to do the case work and wire them up. If you don't feel comfortable and that's how you want to go let me know as I'll probably be placing an order from TPA in the next month.

I'm seriously considering getting a Buffalo myself, but then again I think I might just go simple and get either the Alien DAC or Opus USB module and use either as a stand-alone mid-range DAC to feed my Millet Max. I haven't decided... it's only money right?
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I'll join in on the fun. My new 0404 USB is set to be delivered on the 28th, and by then I should have the MPX3 fully paid and all I have to do is wait for Jacob's lovely toaster to arrive.

Oh, I should probably mention that I'm going to see if I can host my own meet in the 'burbs of Chicago, probably in late June or July. I'll be posting on Head-Fi if it becomes a sure thing. Joel - any DJ friends in Chi-Town as well ? Lmk.

Good stuff.
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I'll join in on the fun. My new 0404 USB is set to be delivered on the 28th, and by then I should have the MPX3 fully paid and all I have to do is wait for Jacob's lovely toaster to arrive.

Oh, I should probably mention that I'm going to see if I can host my own meet in the 'burbs of Chicago, probably in late June or July. I'll be posting on Head-Fi if it becomes a sure thing. Joel - any DJ friends in Chi-Town as well ? Lmk.

Good stuff.
Very good stuff. Just don't set it for July 2nd, that's my birthday and I'll be a bit busy...
post #2904 of 38150
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I'll join in on the fun. My new 0404 USB is set to be delivered on the 28th, and by then I should have the MPX3 fully paid and all I have to do is wait for Jacob's lovely toaster to arrive.

Oh, I should probably mention that I'm going to see if I can host my own meet in the 'burbs of Chicago, probably in late June or July. I'll be posting on Head-Fi if it becomes a sure thing. Joel - any DJ friends in Chi-Town as well ? Lmk.

Good stuff.
No Chicago DJ bros ... Andy (aka "champa") worked with me here in Houston for a number of years at a certain after hours dance club (house/drum and bass/etc.) called Club Some.

It was Houston's premiere after 2am spot for over a decade. All sorts of heavies came through that club and it's sister club, Hyperia (oakenfold, perry ferrel, etc.). Was a hoot working there for so many years; I tended bar.

I've never been much into techno/electronica but I like most of the stuff that Andy's turned me on too over the years (Amon Tobin, Trans Am, Thievery Corporation, Rhythm and Sound, etc.) ... all very tasteful, groove oriented electronica.

I'll give him a word tonight about Chicago and let you know ...

BTW: here's some of Andy's recorded jams at his homepage: LOVEISINTHEMUSIC.

If anyone wants lossless or 320kbs versions, just give me a PM.

    
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Amen.

Bryan, you've known for a while ive wanted a mini-meet. If your Grandpa was gracious enough to host it, I'd be all over it.
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post #2906 of 38150
Pulled the proverbial trigger on my lower priced fav DAC last night, the Musiland MD-10.

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Don't know when it will ship but will post some thoughts post burn in.

I was going to opt for a more expensive tube DAC (re: earlier posts) but the surf came up last night and I had to set aside 50 bucks for gas ( ), just to get to the beach and back, and that sealed the deal.

Figured I'd go with the relatively cheaper DAC and thereby have some more money left for more surf trips in the future.

Anyway ... looking forward to checking it out.

Here's a very lengthy thread at Head-fi discussing it: Musiland MD-10.

...

Cheers.
    
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Congrats Joel .

Looking forward to impressions, as always.
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Well, I am ready to get rid of my Bose triports for home use. So I ordered a pair of Audio Technica AD700's. I used to use speakers all the time but ever since getting this sound card off Woot ($55) I have found headphones sound way better and the audio is better than with speakers. I find it to be cleaner sounding for me.

So this Thursday, I will be using my new pair of Audio Technica AD700's
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Well, I am ready to get rid of my Bose triports for home use. So I ordered a pair of Audio Technica AD700's. I used to use speakers all the time but ever since getting this sound card off Woot ($55) I have found headphones sound way better and the audio is better than with speakers. I find it to be cleaner sounding for me.

So this Thursday, I will be using my new pair of Audio Technica AD700's
I salute you.

    
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Well, I am ready to get rid of my Bose triports for home use. So I ordered a pair of Audio Technica AD700's. I used to use speakers all the time but ever since getting this sound card off Woot ($55) I have found headphones sound way better and the audio is better than with speakers. I find it to be cleaner sounding for me.

So this Thursday, I will be using my new pair of Audio Technica AD700's
Nice. The AD700's weren't for me, but they definitely had their strong points. They're airy and light, very nice for lighter acoustical stuff.
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