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Offline johnsonad

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New DAC day! iFi Micro iDSD Black Label
« on: December 11, 2016, 10:52:37 AM »
I'm a big fan of iFi's DAC's and have been using there iDSD Nano as my home system DAC for the last year or so.  Yesterday we got in their new Micro iDSD Black Label to try.   Both of these DAC's use the Burr Brown PCM1793 chip. With 24 hours of burn in it's already sounding very nice and an improvement over the Nano in the ways we wanted it to improve.  More to follow as we get to know it better.



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Re: New DAC day! iFi Micro iDSD Black Label
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 12:57:20 PM »
Aaron,

Can't wait to hear more. I'm using the Nano iDSD because of your recommendation and enjoy it very much.

Brad
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Re: New DAC day! iFi Micro iDSD Black Label
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2016, 01:12:45 PM »
Give me a few days with it Brad. A few issues but with minimal burn in it's promising.
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Re: New DAC day! iFi Micro iDSD Black Label
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2016, 02:22:20 PM »
Think ifi makes terrific products. I'm currently using their tube buffer. There are times when I really like to use it. It definitely make my SS amp (which I love on its own) sound more "tubey".

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Re: New DAC day! iFi Micro iDSD Black Label
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2016, 03:38:32 PM »
I've got enough tubes in the system in various  gain stages that I'm happy with SS in the DAC. Until the perfect DAC comes along, I'm happy with something that compliments my current system at a decent price.

We recently auditioned an Aqua La Scala MkII and the little Nano did a better overall job in our system to our ears. The Micro BL may beat it out in the long term.
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Re: New DAC day! iFi Micro iDSD Black Label
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2016, 04:16:35 PM »
Aaron,

I'm not going to do anything with a DAC just yet. First I'm going to get a new sub to go with my Orcas.

I also have a Quickie on order that I'm going to use in the office, but want to try it at home first .

Brad
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Iron Upgraded S.E.X. Amp 2.0
Foreplay III
Quickie w/PJCCS
Eros Phono
Blumenstein Orca Speakers, Baby Benthic Subs
S.E.X.y Speakers W/FT17H Horn Tweeters
Thorens TD 125 MkII W/ Shure M97xE JICO SAS Stylus