DAC Shoot off!

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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,072
    Let's see if I can come this year
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,000
    edited March 2018
    DSkip wrote: »
    Let's not risk getting tossed out this year. I'm surprised they are even letting us back after the shenanigans last year.

    What you invite the Cerwin Vega, JBL, crowd to party at a high end room such as Audio Thesis? :p Were they wearing shorts concert shirts and raising their right hand showing devil horns? Tell us more who was responsible for the shenanigans, and what did they do. I bet you guys tried stuffing as many Polkies in a rental car drove around inebriated and painted the town. Pictures please.

    Side note I would like to attend I love my Musical Fidelity M1DAC and would would love to hear how some of the higher end ones perform.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,624
    edited March 2018
    secret weapon in place and burning in. so far OMG, LOOKOUT !! :D
    that AK4497 better be pretty good. AK4490 looking to kick butt. :p
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,254
    You and Kerri started this! its MAY MADNESS :p

    got me some Telsa Red tips + Philips Miniwatt Rectifier, so you Bring it ON Brother!
    but that being my ear's are not not Danny's ;)
    Think NS DACS would probable rule the show? best I've heard so far!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,134
    Sounds cool Darryl, wish I could attend the shootout. Looking forward to reading listening impressions and seeing some photos.

    Did read this right, that you're going to have your own hotel room setup with a high end system as well? So cool. :D
    voltz wrote: »
    I will be at LSAF and i hope other will bring there stuff up to it to have a DAC shoot off.

    I offer my Room which will have Usher Mini X's speakers with Acoustic Zen Satori cables and I hope Joey will put his gear where his mouth is and show up to give us other DAC's to compare??? Come on Joey! how about it???

    "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."
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,254
    edited March 2018
    DSkip wrote: »
    Let's not risk getting tossed out this year. I'm surprised they are even letting us back after the shenanigans last year.

    Totally agree Skip, the LSAF is the best thing that has ever happen to me. I worship this show and what it means to the Audio group. And I thank you and you Texas Boyz for sharing it with me! So many of the old Regulars at the LSAF are so special and have made this show a joy to my ear's and heart!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,582
    Shootout needs to be set up night before,
    Shootout begin after coffee/breakfast,

    So we can get a good sober evaluation :) :) :)
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,254
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Sounds cool Darryl, wish I could attend the shootout. Looking forward to reading listening impressions and seeing some photos.

    Did read this right, that you're going to have your own hotel room setup with a high end system as well? So cool. :D
    voltz wrote: »
    I will be at LSAF and i hope other will bring there stuff up to it to have a DAC shoot off.

    I offer my Room which will have Usher Mini X's speakers with Acoustic Zen Satori cables and I hope Joey will put his gear where his mouth is and show up to give us other DAC's to compare??? Come on Joey! how about it???

    Drew this is a special event! and a must attend in my books! someday I hope to see you there! You would love what you hear and the wonderful people you will meet there beside all the wonderful polkies!

    Very Many DIY people sharing there stuff and all a love for this Special show!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,624
    voltz wrote: »
    You and Kerri started this! its MAY MADNESS :p

    got me some Telsa Red tips + Philips Miniwatt Rectifier, so you Bring it ON Brother!
    but that being my ear's are not not Danny's ;)
    Think NS DACS would probable rule the show? best I've heard so far!

    i didn't start this, just trying to play catch up :D
    Amplifiers: MasterSound Compact 845, Ayre v6xe, Consonance Cyber 800,Kinki Studio EX-M1
    Preamp: deHavilland Ultraverve 3
    Transport/Dac: L.K.S MH-DA004, North Star Design USB dac32, Cayin Venus cd-100i,
    Musical Paradise mp-d2 mkI
    Speakers: Rosso Fiorentino Volterra
    Speaker Cables: Organic Audio Organic 2, Analysis Plus Black Mesh Oval 9,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Interconnects: Analysis Plus Solo Crystal Oval, Analysis Plus Copper Oval-In Micro,
    Cerious Technologies Graphene Extreme
    Power Cables by: Cullen Cables, 6sons Audio, Swiss Cables
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    Wish I could be there. I would bring some niiiiceee Canadian bacon! Aka the silent killer.
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    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,519
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Shootout needs to be set up night before,
    Shootout begin after coffee/breakfast,

    So we can get a good sober evaluation :) :) :)

    No Bloody Mary's in the morning?
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,582
    edited March 2018
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    Shootout needs to be set up night before,
    Shootout begin after coffee/breakfast,

    So we can get a good sober evaluation :) :) :)

    No Bloody Mary's in the morning?

    Mmmmm, well...ehhhh.....OK you twisted my arm...

    ROOM SERVICE, please send up dozen Bloody Mary's please
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,519
    Atta boy...
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,072
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    Wish I could be there. I would bring some niiiiceee Canadian bacon! Aka the silent killer.
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    What dac is that?
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 2,032
    Joey_V wrote: »
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    Wish I could be there. I would bring some niiiiceee Canadian bacon! Aka the silent killer.
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    8ppv0exh4gey.jpeg

    What dac is that?

    DITTO
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,582
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
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