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THanks for the offer. It is not worth the shipping cost to send it back and forth. I do have a dongle that looks like that. I will find it and see who made it.
Understandable. For what it cost, I would be willing to send it on a one way trip. If it turns out it's a piece of schiit, I wouldn't want it back anyway. ;)
If it is that great, then I don't mind shelling out for another one. No worries either way.
 

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Understandable. For what it cost, I would be willing to send it on a one way trip. If it turns out it's a piece of schiit, I wouldn't want it back anyway. ;)
If it is that great, then I don't mind shelling out for another one. No worries either way.
That would work. :) Start a conversation with me and we can organize it.
 

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Those ARE some specifications on the DAC8 Stereo. .... o_O


Specifications
Analog performance
0.000032% / -130dB full-scale THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
0.0001% / -120dB full-scale THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise)
132dBA dynamic range
0.00022% / -113dB THD+N @ 100mW into 32 Ohms headphone output


Inputs
USB, AES/EBU, SPDIF, Optical


Outputs
8x XLR balanced, 3.4V RMS differential (or per request)
Headphones (routed from channel 1 and 2)


Additional features
Choice between 7 Sabre's internal FIR filters
Trigger output (pulse / continuous)
Configurable auto on / auto off
Full control with either pushable knob or remote
Remote control learning
32-bit Sabre's internal volume
2x 2.42" OLED displays


Dimensions
450 mm x 240 mm x 55 mm
Weight: 4.5kg (10 lbs)


Power
120VAC / 60Hz (American version) or 230VAC / 50Hz (European version)
Power rating: 15W


Warranty
2 years


Price
€1 089 excl shipping
 

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^ Indeed!

EDIT: What would be the best way to test these USB interface reclockers? Feed the reclocked signal to a DAC via for example SPDIF and then compare results with and without the reclocker I guess. But then we have DACs that have their own reclockers etc (like RME ADI-2 SteadyClock) and this is where it gets blurry to me...
 
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@amirm, sir, please tell me when to wait for AHB2 review?
It will be a while. I have not asked for it. Even though I keep saying No to new gear, the pile to review is still quite large.
 

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Two items I'd love to see;
One, the icepower modules, now sold in the USA by Parts Express, and by Ghent Audio in nice cases. It would be extremely helpful to see how they stack up to Hypex.

Two, I'd be curious to see how old CD players of various vintages stack up to modern good dacs. Late 80s Sony ES would be a good start.

Amir, I'm sure you have a CD player lying around somewhere!
 

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Two, I'd be curious to see how old CD players of various vintages stack up to modern good dacs. Late 80s Sony ES would be a good start.

Amir, I'm sure you have a CD player lying around somewhere!
I have a Linn CD player which retailed for $4,000 back in year 2000! I will put it on the bench when I get a chance....
 

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Suggesting the Metrum Acoustics Flint DAC with optional Dac TWO modules or Amethyst headphone DAC/amp (comes with Dac TWO modules). Both are single ended NOS R2R and sub $1k USD, although the Amethyst may be easier to obtain here in the US. The Dac TWO modules in the Flint DAC were said to cost an additional $150 and apparently has to be ordered that way from Metrum. The Amethyst has USB. Mid 2017 measurements at SBAF.

The Denafrips Ares single ended and balanced R2R DAC is a pretty serious curiosity. Currently about $664 USD from Singapore. Mid 2017 measurements at SBAF.
 

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