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DAC SuperPro USB

 

Silver Member
Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 281
Registered: Feb-07
Just hooked one of these up to my PC based system in the basement:

http://www.diykits.com.hk/dac_super_pro_dac707.htm

I am actually pretty stoked. I auditioned it playing Machine Head, from "The Blackening" album. The opening clean guitar from "Farewell to Arms" was much clearer than before, I hear could the individual notes being picked on the guitar. I could also hear the vocalists breaths in between phrases. Not to mention the crunch when the distortion kicks in on the axes.

A worthy addition to my relatively cheap system.
 

Silver Member
Username: Jethro

Lansing, Mi

Post Number: 176
Registered: Jan-06
Its a good addition to a cheapo universal dvd for 2 channel audio redbook playback IMO.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 2427
Registered: Feb-07
You have one Jeff?
 

Silver Member
Username: Mordecai

Texas

Post Number: 102
Registered: Jan-09
Link is dead. I'm interested since I use a PC for my 2.0 system. Does it have a digital coax in?
 

Gold Member
Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 2475
Registered: Feb-07
Yup. Check out this link:

http://www.obadimports.com/catalog/item/4377355/6829249.htm
 

Silver Member
Username: Mordecai

Texas

Post Number: 103
Registered: Jan-09
Thanks, I found here too for a little less.

http://www.audio-magus.com/Super_Pro_DAC707SE_USB_p/dac707usb.htm
 

Gold Member
Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 2477
Registered: Feb-07
Cool. Audiomagus is in the States, so it'll be cheaper for you to order from them.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mordecai

Texas

Post Number: 111
Registered: Jan-09
David,

Are you still enjoying this DAC? I'm still looking for one and I am considering the Super Pro.

Do you know anything about Non Oversampling DAC's? The more I read about equipment the more I realize I know nothing which makes if difficult to make a decision. I know what speakers I want (Evo2-8's) and Integrated Amp (NAD C325BEE) and the missing link from my PC to the NAD is the DAC. I'm like you in that I want the best sound I can get but the lowest price possible. The NAD and the EVO's fit the bill but I'm unsure about which DAC to go with.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 2504
Registered: Feb-07
Hey Mord. Yup, I like the DAC still. You really can't go wrong with the price I paid. I have two of them in fact.

I don't know what a non-oversampling DAC is, but I'm sure some of the more technical members here would. I would recommend giving the DAC a try, if you don't like it you can always sell it for pretty close to what you pay for it.

I've had mine for a few years now and still think they sound great.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nuck

Post Number: 12221
Registered: Dec-04
Non oversampling DAC is the same as a player which does not uprate.
Redbook only, 44.1 and 16/20 bit.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 2505
Registered: Feb-07
There ya go.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mordecai

Texas

Post Number: 118
Registered: Jan-09
I got my Super Pro yesterday and I'm listening to it now. Is there a burn in period for DAC's?
 

Gold Member
Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 2538
Registered: Feb-07
I don't think so. I noticed a difference right away with mine.

What are your thoughts?
 

Silver Member
Username: Mordecai

Texas

Post Number: 121
Registered: Jan-09
I'm impressed. For $110 I think it has a clean sound. I haven't noticed anything that didn't sound right. I am also using a new NAD 325 and I'm not sure if there is a burn in period for it. I've never used an external DAC before so I have nothing to reference. I was using an HK avr with digital out from PC to receiver.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 2540
Registered: Feb-07
Yeah, that's true, eh? You have 2 new pieces of gear to get used to.

What do think of the new system altogether?
 

Silver Member
Username: Mordecai

Texas

Post Number: 122
Registered: Jan-09
David,

It sounds awesome. Now, I'm a newbie to this audiophile stuff so I don't have a great vocabulary for describing what I'm hearing. I don't think the speakers have sounded better. The soundstage is deeper and broader, there is a richness that wasn't there before and instruments sound life like. I'm very pleased. Of course everything I read about this DAC has been positive.

Now, I'm ordering the Evo's. I can't pass up a speaker that good for that cheap. I will sell my HK receiver and the Diamonds to offset the cost of the new NAD and Evo's. STO has the Evo's on sale again for $299 a pair and I should be able to get close to what I paid for the Diamonds so it's a no brainer upgrade for about $100.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dmitchell

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 2545
Registered: Feb-07
Glad to hear you're happy! The DAC really is a sleeper deal.
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