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SOtM sMS-100 Network Streamer – Review

By | August 25th, 2014|Categories: DAC - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , |

From the moment I had the noise problem from my  USB inputs, I’ve been thinking of solving the known “computer problem”. Considering it was mainly because of the 5V USB power, I’ve started looking into this matter and realized that the 5V output from the motherboard’s usb inputs isn’t usually linear.

If your DAC uses in any way the USB power, the sound will be affected. The USB input from MSB Analog DAC, is optically isolated, but it still uses the power from USB.… Read the full article

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Simaudio Moon Evolution 650D – Review

By | September 22nd, 2013|Categories: DAC - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hey guys,

I have something special prepared for this review. It has excellent build quality and very good sound:

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Just kidding 🙂

However I really have something special prepared for this review: the Simaudio Moon 650D DAC .

After I have listened to the Msb Analog Dac I haven’t stop thinking of it and also never looked with the same eyes  at my home system.

What has been heard….cannot be unheard.

When I have the time, I go to Jack and watch the analog dac from the shadows, planning, hoping, scheming, waiting…

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( If you want to know if the seal made it, read the whole article ) :))

I cannot thinking at the similarity of my salary with this hobby and this animation:

audiophile salary

I thought of starting to check out some other DACS meanwhile and I am lucky to say I got the Moon 650D  for this review.… Read the full article

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New Burson 1793 DAC PCB Review

By | August 25th, 2013|Categories: DAC - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hey guys,

I have recently received the new Burson 1793 DAC PCB from Burson Audio.

Burson Audio PCB 1793 DAC

Burson released 2 new Conductor SL that are basically the same, except the dac implementations:

I was pretty pleased with the sabre32  dac from the full Burson Conductorand I liked it better than the one in HA-160D implemented around the burr brown chip.… Read the full article

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MSB Analog Dac – Review

By | August 12th, 2013|Categories: DAC - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hey guys,

I was quite happy with my system in the last few weeks. Hydra & Conductor with HD800 & LCD2 were rocking my life lately. I have bought the AG500 Power Regenerator from Power Inspired and it got my system some steps up again. Don’t worry, I will soon review the AG500 too.

So I was thinking how much better can this and in what ways? Hard to imagine at that moment.

Meanwhile I was getting “attacked” by a friend that also had Burson Conductor but got a PS Audio PWD2 instead, telling me every day what a big difference it makes.… Read the full article

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Audiobyte Hydra: High-End USB interface

By | May 26th, 2013|Categories: DAC - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hey guys,

I have heard for a while now, of a Romanian company that supposedly produces some very good audio gear.

Never had the chance to hear one of their products until recently.

The company I am talking about is Audiobyte. The owner, and main engineer is Nucu Jitariu. I have heard of him from Sandu during the last few years. From what I have heard, he is a legend throughout the audiophile society in Romania.

It has come to my attention that Nucu worked with some very popular audio companies like PS Audio, Wadia, MSB, Goldmund.… Read the full article

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Burson Conductor: Ambush of The Wallet

By | January 15th, 2013|Categories: DAC - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hello guys!

Hold on tight cause this will be about an amazing peace of audio gear.

Well, a few months ago, I was very happy with my combo ( Burson HA-160DS and LCD2). I thought this will be it for a loong time… Who was I kidding??

One day Sandu (Darku) contacts me very happy saying that he has received the new Burson Conductor to write a review for soundnews.ro . He already had the Burson Soloist for a review and considered it to be an excellent product, and he expected a lot from the new all in one product from Burson .… Read the full article

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The Fellowship of the Broken Wallets

By | January 3rd, 2013|Categories: DAC - Headmania|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Well I couldn’t stop myself from writing 2 posts in one day, so this is the story of  one of the most important components I had over time the Burson HA-160DS.

It was one normal day at work. In a break I talked with Sandu about some stuff. It was then when he told me that HeadFonia had a photo contest where you could win one Burson HA-160DS.  The contest was about girls and headphones. The photos should have contained beautiful girls and rare headphones would have been a plus.… Read the full article

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