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    Default W4S DAC2-DSDse is on its way

    Just got an e-mail from Walter (Underwood Hi-Fi) my DAC is enroute. I ordered the DAC with the upgraded Fermto clock. Pics to follow and then posts on how it sounds.

    X-Mas in March...

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    Very nice!
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    Sweet! I was thinking of upgrading my dac2 to that. I cant wait to read your reviews.
    So far, the dac2 that I have put a world of hurt on sacd on my system. Redbook via the w4s sounds better then sacd. High rez even better as long as it was mastered in high rez. I can imagine with the dsdse sounds like!!!


    OOO whats stopping me from doing the upgrade, i have a geek with Fermto clock that should be coming in a few months. I wanted to wait and see how it does before I put the $ into the w4s.

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    W4S DAC@-DSDse is here..

    Still have a few more equipment moves to perform but had to set her up.

    Enjoy...

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    Sweet!! On mine right around the 80-100 hour mark burned it in nicely. But right out of the box it did sound great also but burned in even better!

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    Well I have just over 25 hours on the W4S DAC2-DSDse. What an incredible unit. Not one issue and the music is oh so smooth. Miles Davis was at his best tonight.

    Running the W4S > adcom gfp-750>adcom gfa-5500 into polk SDA SRS 1.2 (mods on their way from Vr3 soon)

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    Vcoak, looks like you were up really late listening to your new toy! Keep posting your impressions. I am particularly interested in your impressions of it's USB. My DAC 2 is a little lacking in that department. I might be tempted to send mine in, lol
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    Hi Devlon,

    Keep it and get the upgrades! Hi-Res and DSD is incredible. I am not one for articulating sound very well but the musicians are literially playing in my sound room. Short of being there live this is one of the best purchases I have done in many years. My SDA SRS 1.2's simply fill the room with the orchestra.

    BTW, thank you for the offer but I firmly believe you can get more if you decide to sell. My next upgrade after the TL process for the speakers will be amps. Will most likely go with mono blocks.

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    Downloaded some hi-rez files today. W4S DAC2-DSDse running a few DSD files. This dac sounds incredible. Well worth the money. Still learning about filters/DSP. I attached a few pics.

    Enjoy

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    Still digging the unit? Should be close to fully burned in by now.

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    Keep the feedback coming. I'm considering upgrading to this unit from my current Yulong. If you're a Dave Brubeck fan I highly recommend Time Out on DSD. Simply incredible.

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    Hello to All,

    Been very busy with work. Well over 100 hrs on the DAC and still improving on sound. DSD downloads from 2L are incredible with this DAC. I'm running through a USB cable into a dedicated mac mini (SSD w/ 16megs). Not one issue, none!

    They are a little pricey but it works so well and for me is worth every penny. Even the wife noticed an improvement in her genre of music.

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    Have you thought about a better power supply? I built a Salas power supply, the difference was spectacular

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    Quote Originally Posted by deafbykhorns View Post
    Have you thought about a better power supply? I built a Salas power supply, the difference was spectacular
    The Salas power supplies are excellent! Highly recommended!
    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:

    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion."

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    Oh say it ain't so...a well built power supply making a difference in the sound ? Amen gents....do they make those already built or are they simply DIY ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deafbykhorns View Post
    Have you thought about a better power supply? I built a Salas power supply, the difference was spectacular
    While the Salas are excellent regulators theres several issues with that idea.First off you would void the the warranty.The Salas PC boards need a fair amount of chassis realestate.Lastly the integral power supply/voltage regulation is already very good.

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