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Old 10th April 2013, 11:57 PM   #11
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Default Dac9 arrived - sounds great

shipped in 13 days with standard international shipping from China to Iceland must be a record
Just hooked it up to transformer and optical to pc, sounds great, very detailed and yet analogue, if that means anything.
Toslink optical -> DAC9 -> BETA22 -> AKG K701
Listening to 88.2 khz 24bit Pink Floyd Wish you were here: Plenty of bass, overall very smooth and pleasant, which is great since the k701 can be quite harsh at times.

One thing i think i might have noticed is a KNACK sound very short only heard it twice and not sure if it's a defect in the file, or link.

Build quality of the board is fairly good, all solders are clean and shiny, only "defect" i've noticed is that the optical socket is at a slight angle i.e. not fully seated, should be a quick fix.

I also bought some opa627's to replace those NE5534's but listening to the DAC out of the box i'm in no hurry to improve things Can't really hear any wool , but i guess i can't judge that until after i've compared with direct out connection.
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Old 11th April 2013, 11:25 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Astaro View Post
Anyone have a RMAA (or other) measurements of DAC9 ? (or DAC7)
I try to choose one of they.
And anybody listen they both? How your impression of dac`s
There is only one that I know on Weiliang products...
WEILIANG DAC5 - WM8741 & Tenor TE7022
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Old 11th April 2013, 07:58 PM   #13
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azimut thank you very much! I've seen it
all WHAT IS THE MEANING OF ETERNITY WHICH BASS AND TREBLE. CHANGE amps (ne5534 on opa627) IF POSSIBLE, SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO THERE AS AN ORDINARY CHEAP DVD-player....
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Old 11th April 2013, 09:39 PM   #14
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I tried to measure my DAC9 but my sound card was not up to the challenge.
The meaning of Eternity is as everybody knows - 42.
I replaced the ne5534 with opa627 today, and did a few back and forth switches to compare, my first impression was that the vocals in moved a bit more to the front and i gained some bass detail, it's still very smooth but now more vocal texture, roughness etc.
Once i've figured out which output caps to use, if any, with my Beta 22 i'll check the DAC direct out lines.
btw (no more knacks now, must have been something in the lines)
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Old 12th April 2013, 11:31 AM   #15
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markuspetursson what name, you have а sound card? Now embedded (integrated) in the motherboard can 95db. Please measure it of any available card. So, I'll make sure that there are not less than 95db (minimal for 16bit resolution) :=))))
Easy programm to measure http://audio.rightmark.org/download.shtml
there is a User's Guide (in English)

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Old 12th April 2013, 04:13 PM   #16
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it's just the integrated stuff, measures at around 83db so i'm only measuring internal noise no matter what i measure with it.
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Old 18th June 2013, 10:14 PM   #17
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I have this dac any comments on the sound quality?, i havnt tried mine yet still waiting for the power transformer, but i will be trying direct out bi-passing opamps. I am hoping it sounds better than the mini ak4396 modded..
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Old 19th June 2013, 08:48 AM   #18
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I also want to know AK4396 AK4399 is better
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Old 26th June 2013, 06:01 PM   #19
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AK4399 IS THE BEST NOW=)
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Old 26th June 2013, 10:05 PM   #20
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First Impressions: I have been using this dac in direct out mode bi-passing the op-amps directly off the 4399 chip and one thing I noticed right away is that vocals have a more pronounced echo and the sss is clear and natural sounding, after burn in it should sound different so will soon see. I am going to connect a I2s usb reciever soon and it should sound even better than the SPdif connection i am using now. The difference between 4395/6 the 4399 has a smother sound with the same details, but everybody has their own taste of what sounds good, to me this dac is great without any mods maybe mods could make it even better.
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