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bleen

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Re: The ideal Master DAC.
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2010, 11:00:03 am »

Nicholas, aren't you selling your Benchmark over on GS? Why, if it's so great?
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danickstr

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Re: The ideal Master DAC.
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2010, 01:35:25 pm »

i think you need to double blind yourself before making so many emotionally charged blathers.
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NelsonL

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Re: The ideal Master DAC.
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2010, 02:32:48 am »

Also, have you nailed down you control room acoustics yet?

Because worrying about "the ideal master DAC" is cart before horse if you're still mixing in an untreated bedroom.

I guarantee the HEDD DAC is several orders of magnitude more accurate/reliable than an untreated bachelor pad.
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Gold

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Re: The ideal Master DAC.
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2010, 09:06:14 am »

NelsonL wrote on Sat, 20 November 2010 02:32


I guarantee the HEDD DAC is several orders of magnitude more accurate/reliable than an untreated bachelor pad.


I have mustard yellow curtains and a Danish Modern couch. What else do I need to improve the accuracy of my bachelor pad?
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NelsonL

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Re: The ideal Master DAC.
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2010, 12:25:30 pm »

Gold wrote on Sat, 20 November 2010 06:06

NelsonL wrote on Sat, 20 November 2010 02:32


I guarantee the HEDD DAC is several orders of magnitude more accurate/reliable than an untreated bachelor pad.


I have mustard yellow curtains and a Danish Modern couch. What else do I need to improve the accuracy of my bachelor pad?



Precision ladies.
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Re: The ideal Master DAC.
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2010, 01:04:47 pm »

NelsonL wrote on Sat, 20 November 2010 12:25



Precision ladies.


I like them loose.
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tom eaton

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Re: The ideal Master DAC.
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2010, 09:56:01 pm »

I had the opposite reaction.
When I bought my HEDD192 I sold my DAC1.
The upsampling of the DAC1 became painfully obvious to me.
I owned a RADAR, the HEDD killed it in both directions.
I also own Apogee 16x boxes and the HEDD is certainly better to my ears.

I find the HEDD's DAC to be more honest than any other I've heard.  The midrange accuracy is what sold me... and then the lack of hype in either top or bottom sealed it.

Of course everyone has their own ears and preferences!

tom


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Re: The ideal Master DAC.
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2010, 05:07:02 pm »

A DAC you can rely on ist the Forssell MDAC-2.It is affordable and stands up against more expensive DACs.
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Re: The ideal Master DAC.
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2010, 05:16:11 pm »

No piece of gear on the planet comes close to the high fidelity of this right here!!!  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZgPcZOV2nM
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Nick Sevilla

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Re: The ideal Master DAC.
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2010, 12:09:40 am »

I still am awaiting any music that you need such equipment to convert to digital.

Until then, it really does not matter what you use, nor how you use it.

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djwaudio

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Re: The ideal Master DAC.
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2011, 10:28:30 pm »

I've got a few DACs here and found the Prism Orpheus to be the best lens to hear my work through for translation, enjoyment, etc.  

I also really like this Weiss DS1 MK2 that I'm using to feed the analog chain, but that's a pretty far-out price tag.  

Of the Lavry, Mytek, Hedd and Apogee crowd, they are all pretty much in the same territory, but they don't always bring the consistency that I hear with the higher dollar converters in the dynamics end. They also seem to be a bit more picky about what they are plugged into. YMMV


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