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  1. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of Massdrop THX AAA 789 Amp

    Power requirements are overstated, I have used my HE6se straight out of my damn Nintendo Switch. It's not loud, but it's perfectly serviceable. Some sources just literally do not function though, the headphone output on my monitor (a PG279Q, for computer nerds) is completely inaudible no matter...
  2. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of Massdrop THX AAA 789 Amp

    If the 789 can drive HE6, which it can, then it can drive the Phi as the Phi is a good chunk more sensitive. I'm basing my statement on the HE6 from my own experience (I own the relevant parts), but also mathematically (4w recommended max, 3.8w from the 789), and subjectively there are many on...
  3. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of Aune X1S DAC & Amp

    I love seeing a product that has been popular for years amongst subjective reviewers measure well. It means that the large purchase base (from ZeosPantera's, Massdrop, Head-Fi et al.) actually has a well measuring and engineered device. It can be quite depressing when a long-term popular...
  4. BurritoJustice

    New Audio Analyzer from Prism Sound (M1)

    Just going to plug where I got my Pro: Way less of a jump. @amirm On the topic in the thread, what software would you recommend for analysis using an ADI-2 Pro (Fs)? I see most analysers have built in software, but I don't know the best software to use for a device that is not an analyser...
  5. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of Audio-gd NFB28.28 DAC and Headphone Amp

    Yes, you cannot use your headphones balanced with the ADI-2 DAC. My main point is that you don't need to. The single ended output is easily enough to power almost anything, and you don't get much other than output power through a balanced connection. If you must upgrade to a balanced headphone...
  6. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of Schiit Jotunheim With AK4490 DAC

    The public opinion on the 789 has reached a critical mass as it receives praise both from objectivists and subjectivists. ZeosPantera has a huge use base that is notorious for cleaning out the stock of anything he recommends, and he believes it to be the best amp ever made. Due to this, demand...
  7. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of Audio-gd NFB28.28 DAC and Headphone Amp

    The Pro line has two identical headphone amps, so with a custom adapter (can be found online for reasonably cheap, or just DIY) you can run in balanced mode for twice the voltage, output impedance, I believe twice? the amperage, and a minor increase in SNR. It should be noted that there isn't...
  8. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of Audio-gd NFB28.28 DAC and Headphone Amp

    The single ended output on the DAC is enough for almost literally anything. I use balanced output (on the Pro or the 789) exclusively with the HE6se, but they are literally orders of magnitude harder to drive than any other headphone you'll ever buy. (53ohm 77dB/mW) For example the HE560...
  9. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of RME ADI-2 DAC

    High power balanced mode on the pro (-10dB HE-6), and you could fry a fucking egg on the top of the uni. Though I guess the Aussie weather doesn't help.
  10. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of RME ADI-2 DAC

    Was yours the special order for MiniDisc? I remember seeing them post about it when it came in. If it helps you now have the full coverage of the Australian Consumer Law which is a conveniently non-specific on time full refund/replacement policy. You're on a short list of blokes with ADI-2s in...
  11. BurritoJustice

    Survey:What kind of products do you want in 2019?From S.M.S.L

    Hopefully for the THX AAA amp you guys get Andrew Mason and the rest of the THX team to take part in the design (and not just provide the AAA section) so that we get an amp closer to the 789 (incredible) and not like the Monoprice Monolith (depressingly disappointing). A THXAAA/SU-8 or...
  12. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of SMSL M10 DAC & Amp

    SMSL are confusingly inconsistent. They must have multiple engineering teams to be able to put out the M10 and also the VMV D1 under the same label.
  13. BurritoJustice

    Geshelli Labs ENOG2 PRO DAC Fully balanced

    Even if there is something below expectations (which I honestly doubt), this attitude says to me that success is inevitable. A measured and open response like this points to ongoing collaborative improvements in engineering to meet any standard set by the community. I am looking forward to the...
  14. BurritoJustice

    Geshelli Labs ENOG2 PRO DAC Fully balanced

    Goddamn that looks good. I am not a huge tube fan but 300B's are always stunning. Confusingly, this is the first amp I've seen that has a marked power reduction through the balanced connection versus single ended. What do you think of the combo?
  15. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of RME ADI-2 DAC

    The 789 is getting incredible hype from both objectivists and subjectivists and everyone in between, so it sells out almost immediately whenever a drop comes out. If you are looking to buy one I'd recommend hitting request on the drop and buying immediately when you get the notification. If...
  16. BurritoJustice

    Steve Guttenberg compares subjective and objective reviews

    I really hope it measures well considering the absolute flood of buyers from ZeosPantera's review. He unequivocally recommended it and even got a $20 discount code for his patrons. I can't see the appeal over the SU-8 personally, it has to be substantially better performing to make up for the...
  17. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of RME ADI-2 DAC

    Ah, it was in the SU-8 thread. Satisfyingly post 125555:
  18. BurritoJustice

    Review and Measurements of RME ADI-2 DAC

    Unless you have HE6, no. But I'd sooner put the money for the 789 towards the Pro Fs and use it balanced, literally only for the HE6/HE6se/Susvara otherwise it's a waste. If you get it from the RME store and use the discount I mention earlier in the thread it's about $500/€450 more. Again, if...
  19. BurritoJustice

    Questyle CMA 800R Good? Not Good?

    ;) $2999 for each of the amps, $2999 for the DAC, $3499 for the preamp (no fucking clue why this is the most expensive component considering it's minor role). $12,495 for the stack in the image above. I'd love to see these measured together, though I doubt we ever will. The DAC uses a curious...
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