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Offline Nick B

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Re: I知 about to open the Border
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2018, 10:12:48 AM »
Michael,
It really sounds nice. Very revealing and organic sounding. It has a little bit of sibilance, but I have a stock power cord on it and am using a new receptacle on the Uber. We have a contractor in the house, so no music for at least 5-7 days 😢😢
Nick

Slap a TWL power cord on that baby. I believe Gary voices his gear with Pete's cords


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KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
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Re: I知 about to open the Border
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2018, 04:10:06 PM »
Emil, question, what do you do to step up from the B P DAC?
well, it seems to me that emil prefers his schiit yggdrasil.  i'd say try a modified art di/o.   :rofl:

doug s.

Huh?

Wow, that brings back memories Doug. I had 2, modded different ways and used them for a long, long time. I know you did too, and maybe still do. I'm pretty sure Tom had one as well for a while. I actually made one with a transformer coupled output, called it the Franken-dio. It was truly shooting way above most anything under $1K.

You're right, it might still hold its own today, especially for the price point and a little solder.
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Re: I知 about to open the Border
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2018, 04:56:16 PM »
Emil, question, what do you do to step up from the B P DAC?
well, it seems to me that emil prefers his schiit yggdrasil.  i'd say try a modified art di/o.   :rofl:

doug s.

Huh?

Wow, that brings back memories Doug. I had 2, modded different ways and used them for a long, long time. I know you did too, and maybe still do. I'm pretty sure Tom had one as well for a while. I actually made one with a transformer coupled output, called it the Franken-dio. It was truly shooting way above most anything under $1K.

You're right, it might still hold its own today, especially for the price point and a little solder.
i still have two, both in use, both way-altered, both still sounding great, on grace gdi-irdt internet tuna.  the only "modern" dacs i have in-house are a yulong d18, which is connected to my audio alchemy cdp used as transport, and a pacific valve-modded musiland md10 which was dirt cheap, presently connected to nothing.

the yulong sounds fine; i never have done any serious comparison of it w/the di/o's, or anything else.  i needed another dac, i knew my budget limitations for digital, and pulled the trigger on something that got great "giant-killer" reviews at its retail price of $700.  i spent 1/3rd that on a used model.  i saw it f/s about a week after i bought the musiland; at the price i paid, it was worth a try just to hear something newer that got great reviews at a higher price point than the musiland; which also got pretty decent reviews for an inexpensive dac.  casual listening indicated the musiland wasn't as good as the yulong, so it sits idle.  it may get used soon, if i get another grace tuna for my wife's in home office.

it's really hard to convince me to spend decent money on digital.  maybe i'm deaf?   :lol:

doug s.

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Re: I知 about to open the Border
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2018, 04:36:12 AM »
For a home office, one that uses the computer as a source for a desktop system, I strongly suggest looking at these little gems.

https://hifimediy.com/DACs

Much cheaper than a Dragonfly and the same chips. I use one on my PC system, and another to decode songs stored on my Android phone. No, it's not as good as a stand alone DAC but it is perfect for a desktop.

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Re: I知 about to open the Border
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2018, 10:37:23 AM »
For a home office, one that uses the computer as a source for a desktop system, I strongly suggest looking at these little gems.

https://hifimediy.com/DACs

Much cheaper than a Dragonfly and the same chips. I use one on my PC system, and another to decode songs stored on my Android phone. No, it's not as good as a stand alone DAC but it is perfect for a desktop.
you really need to listen to fip radio france on a decent internet tuna that has digital outs so you can use a dac.  it is truly a phenomenal radio station with the most incredible playlist ever.  or, listen on line, if your computer set-up is decent.

https://www.fip.fr/player

doug s.

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Re: I知 about to open the Border
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2018, 03:56:07 PM »

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you really need to listen to fip radio france on a decent internet tuna that has digital outs so you can use a dac.  it is truly a phenomenal radio station with the most incredible playlist ever.  or, listen on line, if your computer set-up is decent.

https://www.fip.fr/player

doug s.
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Doug,

This radio station is unbelievably good. I've been listening for an hour-plus and only a few of the songs were familiar. What's great is I'll hear a great song. Then, I'll bring it up on Tidal and save it to my new playlist called "FIP". Not every song gets added - just the ones I want to hear again. I can also save the album to listen to later.

Great find!

Michael
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Re: I知 about to open the Border
« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2018, 11:41:43 AM »
Last Sunday as I was fine tuning my plans to soon buy an amp and subwoofer, Emil had the nerve to offer
his Border Patrol SE dac for sale....and for a pretty good price. The problem with that is it wasn稚 on my horizon to buy  a dac now!!  But...I知 pretty sure Pete has one and that he and Dave both run Mac minis prepped by Eric Hider for their dacs. As I recall, Gary also has an nos Audio Note. I致e heard it and it sounds quite good.
So I bit the bullet and it値l be here from NY this coming Monday. I have wanted to try this dac for well over a year.  This BP dac is coax out only, but that works with my current setup. All the Border Patrol stuff gets raves. So we値l soon see if Im in the nos camp or not.
You are going to be amazed at what 44.1 REALLY sounds like!


  GOT that right Dave. Up sample this.

charles
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Re: I知 about to open the Border
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2018, 07:45:31 PM »
Last Sunday as I was fine tuning my plans to soon buy an amp and subwoofer, Emil had the nerve to offer
his Border Patrol SE dac for sale....and for a pretty good price. The problem with that is it wasn稚 on my horizon to buy  a dac now!!  But...I知 pretty sure Pete has one and that he and Dave both run Mac minis prepped by Eric Hider for their dacs. As I recall, Gary also has an nos Audio Note. I致e heard it and it sounds quite good.
So I bit the bullet and it値l be here from NY this coming Monday. I have wanted to try this dac for well over a year.  This BP dac is coax out only, but that works with my current setup. All the Border Patrol stuff gets raves. So we値l soon see if Im in the nos camp or not.
You are going to be amazed at what 44.1 REALLY sounds like!


  GOT that right Dave. Up sample this.

charles

A very fine dac. One where I no longer focus on what details are presented, just the music itself. Yes, Dave was right  :thumb:
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Don Sachs phono
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PI Audio Uber
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Re: I知 about to open the Border
« Reply #38 on: October 23, 2018, 11:54:25 AM »
  Now hook that DAC up to an Innuos Zenith mk3 server and you will need diapers.  :rofl: :rofl:


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Re: I知 about to open the Border
« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2018, 12:21:31 PM »
  Now hook that DAC up to an Innuos Zenith mk3 server and you will need diapers.  :rofl: :rofl:


charles

No doubt, I知 sure! But I just opened up my wallet and there were moths flying out ... :rofl: :rofl:
Hope sales are good 😀
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: I知 about to open the Border
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2018, 09:41:31 AM »
  Now hook that DAC up to an Innuos Zenith mk3 server and you will need diapers.  :rofl: :rofl:


charles

No doubt, I知 sure! But I just opened up my wallet and there were moths flying out ... :rofl: :rofl:
Hope sales are good 😀


  Innuos company IS OLD OUT. Awaiting new shipment in Nov.


charles
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Re: I知 about to open the Border
« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2018, 09:47:03 AM »
  Now hook that DAC up to an Innuos Zenith mk3 server and you will need diapers.  :rofl: :rofl:


charles

No doubt, I知 sure! But I just opened up my wallet and there were moths flying out ... :rofl: :rofl:
Hope sales are good 😀


  Innuos company IS OLD OUT. Awaiting new shipment in Nov.


charles

Good to hear, Charles. I would love to hear what difference a product like this could make. I知 still plugging along with my Auralic Mini
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A