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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2019, 08:26:23 PM »
I don't like cardboard in the house, so I unboxed outside.
The outer pack was recycled, the inner is very USA, in printing, and smell.
I read the label, and did not think "China"... and I get a least one China Post package a month.

FWIW, my last prescription, filled at Walmart, was "list price" $4107, but I paid $73 with a GoodRx coupon !
Insurance offered to cover 1/15th of it !
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The drug was made in China ...

The SDAC-B sounds like my Benchmark, super clean and clear as a mountain sky on a perfect day.
It's almost unnerving to not hear mid-bass thickening like my normal set up has.
Not like taking off sunglasses, but feels more like that little bit of haze has lifted.
More listening to do !
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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2019, 01:47:23 PM »
I know this thread is about the SDAC-B, but I just received my 02+SDAC and am using it to feed my HD650s. 

WOW.  The 650s need the extra gain switch engaged to play loudly, but once that's done, DAMN this is a sweet-sounding combo.  Absolutely effortless sound.
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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2019, 11:25:36 AM »
I just setup the SDAC-B today for my home rig.  All I can say:  :o

What makes this little wonder great: 3.5mm optical-in.  I still had a couple of these toslink cables from my 'Nomad Jukebox 3' days.  Hooked it up to Ht-Omega eClaro soundcard.  Bam!  Sounds great with this setup.  USB direct sounded a little strident.  I'm gonna add a passive preamp to the chain too. 

A+ to Grace Design for another great product.    :clapping:
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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2019, 07:07:50 PM »
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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2019, 07:36:56 PM »
I just setup the SDAC-B today for my home rig.  All I can say:  :o

What makes this little wonder great: 3.5mm optical-in.  I still had a couple of these toslink cables from my 'Nomad Jukebox 3' days.  Hooked it up to Ht-Omega eClaro soundcard.  Bam!  Sounds great with this setup.  USB direct sounded a little strident.  I'm gonna add a passive preamp to the chain too. 

A+ to Grace Design for another great product.    :clapping:

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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2019, 11:27:10 PM »
I added a simple volume control to the chain, Nobsound NS-05P, and it does a great job for on-the-cheap. For sound card setting in Win10, I selected "Digital Output (eClaro)" instead of "Speakers (eClaro)".  When set to "Digital Output (eClaro)" the Win10 volume control slider becomes only an On/Off, does nothing to change loudness.   

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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2019, 12:24:18 AM »
I have a similar looking thing called a “little bear MC2” that I got from eBay for 25 bucks. I actually bought mine to go from unbalanced to balanced connections for my monitors but it has a volume control as well just like that one
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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2019, 03:13:21 PM »
I have a similar looking thing called a “little bear MC2” that I got from eBay for 25 bucks. I actually bought mine to go from unbalanced to balanced connections for my monitors but it has a volume control as well just like that one

Same company, just rebranded.  Mine actually shipped in a box labeled "Little Bear MC2".    Rock solid for my needs. 

 

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