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  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by hornucopia View Post
    There's a whole 'can of worms' about 'subtle differences' in sound. There are so many facets.
    Just the fact that you KNOW you've changed something can affect you. Also, you are concentrating more.
    Let alone time iof day, what you ate, how you feel (did you get annoyed by anything etc.?)
    Agree... but I try to evaluate objectively, using very familiar tracks. The bass disappearing and then returning was very obvious.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    Looking at the pics Jerry I'm pretty sure that's an octave the depth of the quad was noticeably shorter relative to the width. 24cm might include the switch at the front

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    Hi Lawrence

    Here's a side view ( the best I can do without disconnecting and moving it).
    From your description, it looks quite long so I guess it is an Octave?

    And as you surmised, including the sockets at the back and the switches at the front it is indeed 24cm!

    So an Octave it is.
    Yay.

    Jerry

    i. Internet streaming > Various and varying electronics and cables > MBL 116F speakers

    ii Internet streaming > Audiolab MDAC > Marantz HD-AMP1 > Infinity Cascade 9 speakers & Jamo SUB200

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    Yep definitely an octave

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    Congratulations


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    New DAC arriving tomorrow - there should be no ambiguity about the model with this one.
    Jerry

    i. Internet streaming > Various and varying electronics and cables > MBL 116F speakers

    ii Internet streaming > Audiolab MDAC > Marantz HD-AMP1 > Infinity Cascade 9 speakers & Jamo SUB200

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    New DAC arriving tomorrow - there should be no ambiguity about the model with this one.
    I'm sure it'll bring more 'light' into your system

    Or am I way off the mark ?

    Edit: ah, I see which dac it is now, looks a great bit of kit.
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    New and not quite so new DACs

    Jerry

    i. Internet streaming > Various and varying electronics and cables > MBL 116F speakers

    ii Internet streaming > Audiolab MDAC > Marantz HD-AMP1 > Infinity Cascade 9 speakers & Jamo SUB200

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    Ah that is where the Black Dragon flew to.

    I was tempted.

    Be interesting to read your views on how it differs to the Metrum house sound
    Main: Tidal/Roon > MiniITX > Metrum Hex > LDR > either Radford STA25 V or Trilogy 968 > Tannoy (Eaton or Berkeley).
    2nd: Tidal/Roon > Roopio on Pi > Chevron Paradox > Firebottle Buffer > Sugden Masterclass IA-4 > Kudos Cardea


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    I was interested in that one as well, looking forward to your findings.

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    A few hours with it so far ...

    The most immediately obvious excellence is wonderful 3D layering in depth, best I've heard. Really solid, well focussed image placement on a 3D stage.
    Very detailed and fast, a really good spang on plucked instruments. (A must for me.)
    Powerful and dynamic, real heft behind the sound.
    Nicely rich tonality in the mids - woodwinds suitably plangent. Very nice!

    Doesn't synergise well for me with gear/cables that have a tendency to brightness, definitely a wide-open sound - may have to look at amps with this DAC.

    Very pleased with this, very good initial impression - I've been exploring a range of DACs recently but I may settle with this one for a while.
    The Black Dragon has a very good rep, and I can hear why. Good DAC!
    Jerry

    i. Internet streaming > Various and varying electronics and cables > MBL 116F speakers

    ii Internet streaming > Audiolab MDAC > Marantz HD-AMP1 > Infinity Cascade 9 speakers & Jamo SUB200

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