The Winter Music Mix. Bear in mind that in order for the K to output PCM resolutions higher than 96kHz, you must download its proprietary drivers. On the rear panel are a main power switch, a female IEC power connector, input connectors for the digital inputs, and stereo analog line output connectors fully differential balanced XLR and single-ended RCA. Keep up the good work and thanks for the stimulating conversation! The analog section, the digital processor, and even the power-supply of this new flagship stereo converter were brand new designs with higher performance than before. Create new account Request new password. I popped it into my 5.

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This was good but it’s nice to know exactly which sample rate your files are playing at for review purposes. It will be recalled immediately after the unit is turned on.

In fact it was the Dac 2Xse’s North American preview. Alternatively, the DAC2X locked onto the incoming USB data stream with absolutely no problem and playing various bit rates had no ill-effects on computer audio playback via straight USB.

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Personally, I don’t find this to be a positive virtue nor do the Alpha or Sigma AC cords diminish the high end. We have used the remarkable Enklein Power Cords for several years now, with the EMM Labs equipment and if you want to really hear what this Dac can do add a Taurus, Trex, or a David power cable, you will find out just daf2x remarkable this dac really is!

Shunyata posts graphs on their site that demonstrate this effect of their AC cords. Submitted by miguelito on February 23, – In fact it was very difficult to tell them apart. He also developed the first Jitter Analyzer, which he made available even to his competitors now that’s class.

At the tail ends of notes, high-end digital components are now expected to render cymbal decays with no noticeable truncation. We have also used the Less Loss Black body which also did seem to improve the dac, and we also routinely use really top of the line power conditioning, Audio Magic’s Oracle, and when we compared the two Dacs in our reference system again no contest EMM Labs Dac 2X by a long margin, I have been doing this professionally for over 25 years and I have yet to hear a Dac that really beats the DAC 2XSe with the latest firmware.



Aurender N10 preview and a lack of subtlety. It can take days for errors to surface and show up as blips and drop-outs. We decided to contact Ed and see what his latest DAC was all about in hopes he would be able to loan us a unit for review. While I heard this quality as a plus in the Vega’s column, definition sounded fuzzier, edges more vague, and bass more bloated; a more dacx2 sound overall and, dare I say, more classically feminine.

Dear Michael, I do compare a lot of dac’s to the Vega, which still after roughly three years in the market is still one terrific dac, makes us in agreement. Positive or negative output phase Power Supply: Of course there is a comparison between these two products, I just wrote about it.

Some may prefer a more forgiving sound.

It came in at 34 lbs in its standard double box. First, use only an appropriate well-sheilded certified USB 2. There is also a mysterious Alt button, to be used for some future, as yet unspecified function. The Winter Music Mix. While waiting for the review sample to arrive, I heard from Sanjay Patel, founder and Dc2x of Ciamaraa company that not only retails gear for a number of high-end audio manufacturers, but also designs and manufacturers its own high-end speakers and electronics.

In this situation, you get what you pay for Jean-Michel Blais — Eviction Sessions.

Without doubt the XDS1 is one of the finest if not the finest CD player in the world today, and I have chosen it is as my reference front end. In fact, in some cases, we preferred WAV’s to DSD files especially when listening to very dynamic music such as rock or fusion. Here I found the DAC2X to hold a slight edge in the coherence of the soundstage and the texture of individual instruments. So, when the bit rate of the digital files we were playing changed, we’d experience a drop out until the DAC2X locked onto the new files’ resolution.


The DAC modules and clock are protected by grounded metal covers that isolate these critical parts from the rest of the circuitry. Two other LEDs display the sampling frequency.

According to EMM, it provides an environment not unlike that found inside vacuum tubes, which have extremely stable electrical field gradients due to their high supply voltages. The stock cord is an inexpensive cord, so of course the more expensive one you substituted would be way better, however we have customers who have made this comparison and came up with the same findings, that the Shunyata cords have a tendency to make things richer which can also diminish the top end, the Enklein power chords bring out everything, without changing the tonal balance of a component, again I would invite you over to our shop to hear the setup, we have one of the most life like demo systems you will ever hear, Polymer Research loudspeakers with the diamond tweeter and diamond midrange drivers, and we use Conrad Johnson GAT and Art electronics or the Manly Labs gear with the Aurender server and the EMM Labs Dac truly something special, and of course the Enklein cables.

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