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Old 03-16-2017, 10:48 AM
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I've experimented with different settings on this DAC. I've found you can subtly change the sound depending on the filter you select on the menu available. My best results were with W4S default setting. Yes. There is a difference and only you can decide what sounds the best to your ears. All DACs run the full frequency spectrum. It's the bells and whistles that accompany them that make the difference. Choosing where you want to run the setting is personal choice. I have run the new OPPO DAC as well with the 9038 Pro and didn't think it's performance was near as good as the DAC1V2. Even with a supposedly "better chip". Again, we all hear differently. Good luck!
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I've experimented with different settings on this DAC. I've found you can subtly change the sound depending on the filter you select on the menu available. My best results were with W4S default setting. Yes. There is a difference and only you can decide what sounds the best to your ears. All DACs run the full frequency spectrum. It's the bells and whistles that accompany them that make the difference. Choosing where you want to run the setting is personal choice. I have run the new OPPO DAC as well with the 9038 Pro and didn't think it's performance was near as good as the DAC1V2. Even with a supposedly "better chip". Again, we all hear differently. Good luck!
Thanks for your posts regarding comparisons of our DAC to others, even products using the 'better' chip. This is what we try to convey as best we can, that off-the-shelf parts do account for certain things, but it's the design and engineering of the overall product that can make a profound difference for the end result!
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:03 PM
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Paul - with respect to frequency response, we are talking about the same thing just in different ways.

It is very interesting that you found the W4S DAC-1V2 better than the OPPO Sonica DAC. I found my DAC-2 DSDse, which was upgraded to the DAC-2v2SE, to be slightly better than the OPPO BDP-105.
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I now have close to 100 hours on the W4S DAC1V2. The sound has improved even more. No. I am not associated with W4S in any way shape or form. Previous clients and audio friends cannot believe what they are hearing. I had West Side Story being performed in my audio room. Yes. That realistic with stage depth,width,delineation of voices so real people called it spooky! I am that impressed and have never ever heard such analog digital. Thank you Randy for turning me on to W4S and the Remedy as well. It will be the source that determines your SQ with this DAC1v2. My search for audio nirvana is now quenched.
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Dam... now you guys are making me think I need a new W4S DAC... The Benchmark is nice, but sounds like the W4S is even more fantastic.

I actually visited EJ and Tony today to pick up a cable for my Class A amp... EJ was saying I had to try the new DAC.... dammit you guys.... my wife is gonna kill me... lucky that she likes EJ ....
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:50 PM
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Randy - the new W4S DACs are really good. You should really consider trying one out.
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