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#1 nekatrall

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:56 PM

Received the ODAC from a friend yesterday
coming from laptop sound card and s9 as my source
this is a step up
definitely many steps up from the laptop

firstly this babies paired with the O2
is super neutral sound is uncoloured

but what amazed me is the details this thing can pick up
on adele and michael jackson recordings in flac
i was shocked to be able to hear both of them breathe and even take in deep
breaths to sing

and listening via my DT48a even sub bass appeared cleanly and mind you
DT48A is said to have bass cut off at 50/60hz

this has got to be the best value for money dac around
even so its my first and my only dac
current rig
(portable rig) cowon s9 + tf10, monoprice 8320
(portable amps) 18v cmoy, O2 amp

(home rig) thinkpad w520 > ssmh > headphones
custom mod headphones in beats body, pioneer se305, goldring dr150 (all 3 with interchangeable wires)
ath-es7 modded 18awg spc, skull candy aviators, creative aurvana live(denon ahd1001 modded), DT48A
with loads of diy wires

(clip on)
Ksc 75, em7, dunu cx 60-II

past love
d2 modded to d2+
fiio e11, a47 amp, creative usb x-fi 5.1
sf5p, tf10p + hand made mil-spec spc,meelec m9, ba200, CIEM (tf10+sf5p)(missing)

#2 dalethorn

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

This is great to hear. Someone else has my O2 now, so maybe next time I will get the O2 plus ODAC in one box.
Blue Mic Ella, B&O H4, V-MODA Wireless2, Fischer FA011-AE, Senal SMH1200, DragonFly Red/Oppo HA2 DAC/amps, Lehmann Traveler amp.

#3 nekatrall

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:33 AM

u should get both as standalone pieces laugh.gif
easier if u want to make comparisons of amps via ODAC
or comparisons of DACs via O2
current rig
(portable rig) cowon s9 + tf10, monoprice 8320
(portable amps) 18v cmoy, O2 amp

(home rig) thinkpad w520 > ssmh > headphones
custom mod headphones in beats body, pioneer se305, goldring dr150 (all 3 with interchangeable wires)
ath-es7 modded 18awg spc, skull candy aviators, creative aurvana live(denon ahd1001 modded), DT48A
with loads of diy wires

(clip on)
Ksc 75, em7, dunu cx 60-II

past love
d2 modded to d2+
fiio e11, a47 amp, creative usb x-fi 5.1
sf5p, tf10p + hand made mil-spec spc,meelec m9, ba200, CIEM (tf10+sf5p)(missing)

#4 dalethorn

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:01 AM

QUOTE(nekatrall @ 22 Aug 2012, 09:33 AM) View Post
u should get both as standalone pieces laugh.gif easier if u want to make comparisons of amps via ODAC or comparisons of DACs via O2


I sympathize with this, but after owning several mini-DAC's now, I don't feel any need to buy a big box, or worse yet two boxes. Soon enough the mini-DAC's will get even better and the big DAC's will be bought by (I don't know actually).
Blue Mic Ella, B&O H4, V-MODA Wireless2, Fischer FA011-AE, Senal SMH1200, DragonFly Red/Oppo HA2 DAC/amps, Lehmann Traveler amp.

#5 nekatrall

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

hehehe the thing is you wont be able to use O2 unless its drawing power from the wall wart if its a combination of O2 and ODAC
may be should wait for the ODA (objective desktop amp)

Edited by nekatrall, 23 August 2012 - 09:16 AM.

current rig
(portable rig) cowon s9 + tf10, monoprice 8320
(portable amps) 18v cmoy, O2 amp

(home rig) thinkpad w520 > ssmh > headphones
custom mod headphones in beats body, pioneer se305, goldring dr150 (all 3 with interchangeable wires)
ath-es7 modded 18awg spc, skull candy aviators, creative aurvana live(denon ahd1001 modded), DT48A
with loads of diy wires

(clip on)
Ksc 75, em7, dunu cx 60-II

past love
d2 modded to d2+
fiio e11, a47 amp, creative usb x-fi 5.1
sf5p, tf10p + hand made mil-spec spc,meelec m9, ba200, CIEM (tf10+sf5p)(missing)