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Originally Posted by Gilles3000 View Post

Massdrop's "Grace Design x Massdrop m9XX DAC/Amp" sale is now live, 84/500 sold already.
Seems like a pretty good deal, but $499 is a little out of my budget atm.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/grace-design-x-massdrop-m9xx-dac-amp
http://www.head-fi.org/t/785553/grace-design-x-massdrop-m9xx-dac-amp-review-first-impressions

I want so bad. It's the same usb dac chip as the bitfrost.
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Speaking of the Bifrost... how would it compare to the DAC in the FiiO E10K (besides the better connectivity options) and would the non-upsampling design be problematic if pairing this with a gaming PC?
   
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Originally Posted by Gilles3000 View Post

Massdrop's "Grace Design x Massdrop m9XX DAC/Amp" sale is now live, 84/500 sold already.
Seems like a pretty good deal, but $499 is a little out of my budget atm.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/grace-design-x-massdrop-m9xx-dac-amp
http://www.head-fi.org/t/785553/grace-design-x-massdrop-m9xx-dac-amp-review-first-impressions

Of course, it's not without competition. The Parasound ZDac v.2 costs about the same, a comparison between both would be interesting. Interestingly enough, barring some exceptional deal on something better, the ZDac v.2 is likely what I'm buying in about two months.
 
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Has anyone here heard the new Bitfrosts? They dropped the price after a new chip. The multi bit version is pricey though.

Original Bitfrosts are dropping in price nicely though.
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Has anyone here heard the new Bitfrosts? They dropped the price after a new chip. The multi bit version is pricey though.

Original Bitfrosts are dropping in price nicely though.

There's a thread on them on Head-Fi if you're interested.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/783686/schiit-bifrost-4490-impressions

I'll pass on the Bifrost though. The ZDac v.2 and Jolida Glass FX Tube DAC III are more appealing to me. I have seen comparisons between the ZDac and Bifrost Uber, but not the latest ones. I've personally heard neither although I may get off my ass and audition the ZDac soon.
 
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I don't think it's that bad, the no-name Chinese amps on Aliexpress that use 6N2 and 6P15 tube combo goes for around $100 for just the completed circuit board, so I could see $150 for similar internals and a case/bluetooth.
I think it's just a knee-jerk reaction to the thought of signals traveling through air vs through a wire. Many people still associate any kind of wireless audio with AM/FM radio signals. That and a wire is always going to have better quality than wireless, but no one talks about how it's relative to the source and speakers/headphones. If you're listening to and MP3 through speakers in a living room, you won't notice a horrible difference. If you're pumping WAV files to your Audeze LCD-2s, you'll notice.


True.

And I'd never use Bluetooth for my main audio listening, but for speakers around the house while doing housework, etc, or for car audio, it really can't be beat for the convenience and sound quality factor.
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Hard to say.

Here is my list to determine just how good is the thing.

1: Will it explode and burn your house down?

2: Does it sound better than the magni and vali?

3: Does tube rolling significantly improve the sound?

If it does everything then its a miracle.

If it at least does not blow up your house, then it is successful.

Lol, Yes. I find number one VERY important smile.gif.



In other news, I've managed to acquire an iPhone 6S Plus, so back to the audio goodness of the iPhone smile.gif.
 
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I have arrived in New York and i am now 500 dollars poorer and a pair of MrSpeakers Alpha Dogs in black richer, and i now understand why they are called Alpha Dog the sound can best be discribed as visceral and raw.

Man these things are awesome.
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Some guy did on Tek Syndicate's channel did a review of the Monoprice tube amp and had very positive thoughts.
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Never understood tube amps... Maybe I just like my sounds netural with no mods.

I tried one once at a friends house for an hour listening to classics and felt... strange.
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Never understood tube amps... Maybe I just like my sounds netural with no mods.

I tried one once at a friends house for an hour listening to classics and felt... strange.

To be honest the KXXs were designed to have slightly warmer sound.

I know I really liked the AKG Q701s on a tube amp, but I did not like the K702s, so I am going to guess that the KXXs just probably will not work all that well on a tube amp anyways.
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