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Grace Design SDAC-B
« on: August 16, 2018, 06:11:19 PM »
Massdrop is putting out the SDAC-B.   (balanced DAC)
The specs. are, to say the least, impressive:

http://dro.ps/b/73pRcOauHW99/l
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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 07:58:17 PM »
The expected ship date is May 24, 2019.

They expect to bill ya for it by the end of this month.

Hmmm.

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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 03:14:02 AM »
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...It'll kill me to wait, but I'm in.

I trust Grace Design from their history and Massdrop seems to be holding it together.
Expectation is a reference DAC that runs on USB and has great connectivity options.
I see it as a missing link in my tablet-based master system ahead of my integrated tube amp.
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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 08:04:01 PM »
Boom!
Hear that Drop?

Now what to feed it with? I guess that Tab via USB to start.
Where to point those Balanced Outs to?

I want a soft-clip power amp where I can roll Op Amps on the Pre side.

Ideas?
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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 09:20:18 PM »
Boom!
Hear that Drop?

Now what to feed it with? I guess that Tab via USB to start.
Where to point those Balanced Outs to?

I want a soft-clip power amp where I can roll Op Amps on the Pre side.

Ideas?

This is the first I'm seeing this.  Very interested!

What I really would love is for them to do a balanced version of this combo unit:
https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-o2-sdac-dac-amp
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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 10:13:37 AM »
yeah looks dope, esp at $149. hopefully they do another run
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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2019, 04:03:52 PM »


https://drop.com/buy/massdrop-x-grace-design-standard-dac-balanced

TY. I pre-ordered. I love my sdac but the updated specs on this one will be a nice addition to the main system

SDAC-B >XLR >Outlaw monoblocks >VR2s

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Re: Grace Design SDAC-B
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 09:29:36 PM »
Well, I just pulled the trigger on an 02+SDAC.  I decided I don't really need the balanced output, and I have a set of Sennheiser 650s on the way that need more juice to drive them than my Focusrite interface can give.
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