Pro-ject Pre Box S2 DAC/Pre

My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    edited April 2018
    I posted a Hans Beekhausen Youtube somewhere. He likes it says it's a good value. I want to try one but it is third in line. Think he said to run it with an iPower switching power supply. He tested them says they are good too.

    Doesnt Audio Advisor have a 30 day trial?
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    edited April 2018


    Not what I referenced
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,586
    Good review
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    @mikey I want to try one to replace my ifi nano and or micro but like I said that is down the line.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,586
    In a hifi rig or a desktop rig Bruce?
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    edited April 2018
    @Mikey081057 In a sort of temporary pc rig. Don't know where it could end up, an ifi micro is doing duty in my HT system for 2 channel. I was using the Oppo 103. I would hope it would up the game in that system eventually.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    Yo Skip, any guess where this thing stands compared to my ifi micro? I am making baby steps cause my HT system is an afterthought on 2 Channel?
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,115
    I have no clue Bruce. The 9038 is a very nice chipset but I question what is possible with it in a sub $1000 DAC. The Sabre chips need an excellent analog stage and power supply to really make it shine.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,115
    To elaborate more, I often feel that many of these companies jump on the newest chipset for a sales pitch instead of building the best DAC they can for the money. I don't like that approach.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    edited May 2018
    Simpy a stop gap. I don't much want to work on the HT/2 channel although I spend more time with it. It's great for multi but that's not what I listen to, mostly.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,115
    I would expect different but not better. Likely more detailed but less engaging. I doubt there will be significant changes in spatial or stereophonic attributes.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    Gat Damnit, I need a new system!
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    If your signature is accurate, no you don't! :p
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Gat Damnit, I need a new system!

    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    edited May 2018
    Clipdat wrote: »
    If your signature is accurate, no you don't! :p
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Gat Damnit, I need a new system!

    Well it does kindda suck compared to the 2 channel, but what do I know?

    That stuff is sweeter than Onebelow honey!
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    DSkip wrote: »
    I would expect different but not better. Likely more detailed but less engaging. I doubt there will be significant changes in spatial or stereophonic attributes.

    Hey Derek, talk me out of the Pro-Ject iPower combo. My audiophile subwoofer dreams are getting kicked way down the road.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,586
    This little guy looks fascinating in it's flexibility but I don't ever use buds or phones.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    This little guy looks fascinating in it's flexibility but I don't ever use buds or phones.

    Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. I have a bunch of cans and have fun with them just because it's a different way to listen and it sure is different. I spent a few quid just preserving my ability to plug in my cans.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    @Mikey081057 I am close to pulling the trigger on this. Hopefully it will be a step up from running basically headphone amp on my HT system or my travel system. These micros confuse me anyway. The ifi micro can migrate to my out of town system and the nano can get karma'd out.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    Maybe I can get an offer on my standard micro too, how bout you?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,138
    @afterburnt are you in the SF bay area? Sell me those Monitor 40 speakers in your sig.
    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    Clipdat wrote: »
    @afterburnt are you in the SF bay area? Sell me those Monitor 40 speakers in your sig.

    @Clipdat I am way down in the bowels of Kali. I do have a spare set though.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,586
    edited May 2018
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    I think Hans has a review on that one too. What did it run you?

    FWIW, I would only go to Brooklyn for pizza. That's a lie, I havent been to Brooklyn in decades and there's a good reason for that. :#
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,586
    Damn fine DAC... I think it was like 2200.... I grew up and lived in NJ most of my life so I am very familiar with NY pizza.... The pizza down here is glop.... I gave up on it.... but the local fresh grouper is awesome if you like fish.You can call Mytek and you will get the guy on the phone and he can answer any questions you have.... He is the owner engineer designer sales rep operations manager cook and bottle washer.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,586
    Yup I saw that review.... The Brooklyn DAC + is out now and what I have.Has all the inputs and outputs you could think of and it actually has a decent phono pre in it too....
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,631
    If I had the ducats I might look into that one but at that price I would be thinking more North Star Supremo. I have their Intenso and I like it. For what they are these ifi micros sound really good. If I got up in the 2K range I would move the Inteso out to the HT rig but would still need the micros for cans.
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