Oct 26, at 7: I findit really shocking as well that no one mentions much on the q dac. Oct 31, at 7: Discussion in ‘ Dedicated Source Components ‘ started by cruzmisl , Aug 20, Onto some unboxing pictures:

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Dec 28, at 3: The manual is comprehensive, with details provided for setting up with a computer output.

However, time-domain pre-ringing is present, and Audiolab says this can lead to listening fatigue. Cannot wait for them to release. That it can capably drive a power amp hooked to moderately efficient speakers lends it some versatility.

Can also be found out with music of a grander scale, in terms of dynamics and drive. The rotary knob is removed and the LCD display is smaller with less information on screen. The Audiolab Q-DAC can also form the core of a high-quality desktop system, once connected to a computer and driving a pair of headphones. There are also 12V trigger sockets.

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The differences between them are subtle and the choice comes as much down to taste as anything else. This kind of arrangement is almost always a good thing.


Here are its specs: Post 4 of Q-dzc is often better, for me at least. Could you comment on the sound signature of the Q-DAC?

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I am hesistant in buying one because as per whathifi the dac is not performing even at the price it is at. Hi I am also in western australia. Yes, my password is: Post 1 of Sujesh Pavithran is an ardent fan of Magnepan and Apogee speakers, loves vinyl AND supports digital formats as he believes they will keep improving, has a yen for tubes and is a gadget-head shamelessly encouraging consumerism in this sector. Audioalb a spot of Adele’s Rolling in The Deep and Audiolab’s impartial, innocuous tone ausiolab clearly there.

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Audiolab Q-DAC – tweaker’s delight

Post 6 of Post 5 of Switch to the Q-DAC’s headphone socket and the pleasantness continues. Post 10 of Oct 29, at After playing around with all the options we formed a distinct preference for the Optimal Transient settings, particularly the XD option. He has been reviewing hi-fi equipment and music since the mids, but occasionally wonders if he should have made a detour into motoring or photography instead.


The range of inputs has been reduced too: The simplest way for me to describe it is that it has improved everything the HE’s can do from the my other sources. Post 14 of q-dwc Perhaps it has less grunt than what I would want, and this was more obvious when the Q-DAC drove a power amp directly — with some equipment, even at soft volume, you can hear the bite and control.

We weren’t blown away by the Audiolab the first time round, and another look at it has confirmed it. Onto some unboxing pictures: Any suggestions for connecting it to some good amplfiers?