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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #30 on: Apr 12, 2015 at 02:46 PM »
Wala nga yata sa VLC option na yan. I suggest try other software players specifically for audio, jriver media center is very good, you can also try amarra or audirvana+ Maraming tweaks yang mga yan to optimize your mac, once you get the hang of it goodbye cd player na  ;)

Just using VLC. Is there an option there I can change? I checked preference and audio, couldn't find them.
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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #31 on: Apr 12, 2015 at 03:19 PM »
^thanks. Will try jriver. Now scouting for a remote app for it ;)

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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #32 on: Apr 12, 2015 at 03:25 PM »
Wala sa mac ng wasapi or asio but a similar "native" feature has been embedded in mac os for many years now, it's called core audio ;)
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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #33 on: Apr 12, 2015 at 05:13 PM »
Just using VLC. Is there an option there I can change? I checked preference and audio, couldn't find them.

Try mo jriver bro... baka ang nag downsample nyan yung VLC at hindi dahil 44 lang kaya ng NAD. Nakalagay naman sa box na it handles 192
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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #34 on: Apr 14, 2015 at 04:27 AM »
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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #35 on: Apr 14, 2015 at 06:29 AM »
Playing kenny G, set at 32/192, it is heaven, wala na yung problem...I think, the problem was, AIMP3 was set to wasapi:windows default, may option/selection pala sya and was able to set it to wasapi:SPDIF Out teac usb hs async....kung anuman ang ibig sabihin nyan, diko alam ;D
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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #36 on: Apr 22, 2015 at 04:56 AM »
Question land din po regarding DAC.  Wondering if there's a budget-friendly unit that is locally available na may hdmi input with xlr output.  Thanks!

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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #37 on: Apr 22, 2015 at 11:26 AM »
Question land din po regarding DAC.  Wondering if there's a budget-friendly unit that is locally available na may hdmi input with xlr output.  Thanks!

Prepro ba hanap mo? Or HDMI Audio Extractor and DAC in one?

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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #38 on: Apr 30, 2015 at 04:23 PM »
guys, sorry to thread jack but im planning to invest in a DAC.  Im looking for a simple dac for a simple system with the following:
1.  Accepts SPDIF.  I'll be using a media player as source, no laptop or computer.
2.  Budget of 20K
3.  My system is warm as it is.  Im looking for a DAC that is transparent and analytical.  Ok nako ako for a neutral/warm DAC, wag lang uberly warm and flabby bass.  Also, gusto ko ung detailed and analytical tumunog.

When I started searching, nahilo ako sa dami.  How I wish I could audition at home pero mukhang malabo.  I guess ill start by asking sonic characteristics of the following dacs I knew that fits the bill:
1.  Cambridge Audio DacMagic
2.  Maverick TubeMagic
3.  Musical Fidelity V90
4.  Schiit Bifrost
5.  SMSL M8 DSD

Comments of those who tried most of these is highly appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #39 on: Apr 30, 2015 at 04:34 PM »
^ cambridge audio ata master P yung #1. That is an analytical DAC and may be the one you are looking for.

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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #40 on: Apr 30, 2015 at 04:48 PM »
hahaha.  oo nga.  exited lang parekoy.  hahaha.  How do you compare it with the others pare?
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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #41 on: Apr 30, 2015 at 08:46 PM »
MF V90 and M1 is also Analytical.  Price wise I think v90 is at 13.5k while M1 as 22.5k.

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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #42 on: Jul 30, 2015 at 04:13 PM »
Since we are in same dilemma of finding budget friendly DAC, pa share ng thread.
I'm contemplating of what to choose.
1.) Musiland 01 US
2.) SMSL Sankrit or M8
3.) ifi iDSD nano
I don't have DSD files yet, only FLACs, WAVs & MP3.
My bedroom set-up: Lenovo Laptop running Foobar2k>>Sansui Amp>>Yamaha Speaker.


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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #43 on: Jul 30, 2015 at 06:19 PM »
Since we are in same dilemma of finding budget friendly DAC, pa share ng thread.
I'm contemplating of what to choose.
1.) Musiland 01 US
2.) SMSL Sankrit or M8
3.) ifi iDSD nano
I don't have DSD files yet, only FLACs, WAVs & MP3.
My bedroom set-up: Lenovo Laptop running Foobar2k>>Sansui Amp>>Yamaha Speaker.



my vote goes to the iFi iDSD nano! ;)  I'm using the iDSD nano now. (I previously owned and used a Musiland 01)
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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #44 on: Jul 30, 2015 at 08:20 PM »
my vote goes to the iFi iDSD nano! ;)  I'm using the iDSD nano now. (I previously owned and used a Musiland 01)
Thanks sir for your insight.

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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #45 on: Jul 20, 2016 at 11:39 AM »
goodnoon pinoydvd,

im in a search for a bang for the buck DAC, with USB in then optical out -- since will be using my laptop as my source.

cant find much options within a 6 to 8K budget.

aside from Musiland USD 01... what other choices are out there? maraming salamat!

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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #46 on: Jul 20, 2016 at 03:42 PM »

iFi iDSD nano - less than 10k

portable also cause of the internal rechargeable battery power
with head phone amp also
can play hi res music including DSD format

http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/nano-idsd/




goodnoon pinoydvd,

im in a search for a bang for the buck DAC, with USB in then optical out -- since will be using my laptop as my source.

cant find much options within a 6 to 8K budget.

aside from Musiland USD 01... what other choices are out there? maraming salamat!

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Re: budget friendly DAC
« Reply #47 on: Jul 20, 2016 at 04:20 PM »
Salamat Sir Joey! Meron pala kay AVshop nito :) Try ko idemo this week, salamat ulit!