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CEntrance DACmini CX Amp/DAC

CEntrance DACmini CX Amp/DAC

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Hey gang, we are thinking of introducing an updated model here at massdrop.
DACmini 2 will be upgraded for the modern age and will have lots of today's bells and whistles, such as Hi-Res, DSD, support, upgraded DAC, Wireless, etc. Possibly even a balanced headphone output. Any takers?
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CEntrance
I will love to participate
CEntrance
I would love to participate as well also would like to purchase the dacportable
Any chance for this to come back?
Anyone remember how much this went for at the lowest drop point?
CasualSin
I got one when it was $389.99 + $9.99 shipping.
Agapeman
Thank you
Received a replacement for the DACmini and, so far, the optical has stopped freezing. USB still freezes with one of the main devices for which the DACmini was made: A MacBook Pro. I'm currently testing the USB in with my PS4 to see whether the DACmini freezes with any device connected to the USB port or simply the laptop I use in recording studios without any issues at all.
hi, any news on when the next drop would be? thanks.
For about a week now, my DACmini CX has been freezing. It gets stuck on the optical setting and makes no sound until I unplug it, which isn't good for any electronic device. This happens at least five times a day, which isn't making me feel good about the purchase. I've never had problems like this with any other DAC.
Also, it makes a lot of digital noise initially when locking with the digital signal; then it sounds clean. Again, haven't had that issue with any other DAC.
Does anyone else's unit have an issue where turning the volume knob makes a buzzing sound in their left headphone driver? My DACmini does this with all of my headphones and IEM's, although it only started within the past month.
We have some good news to share with everyone. Our vendor reached out today to inform us that the cargo is currently en route to our warehouse. They provided us with tracking, and the shipment is scheduled to arrive this coming Monday.
Our warehouse team will be ready to immediately break the bulk order down and prepare your individual orders for shipment. Their goal will be to get everything out the door the same day as arrival.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/25 or sooner if something comes up.
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I did just that and sent my DACmini to Massdrop two/three weeks ago with their RMA. Still waiting to hear whether they got the shipment and what they're doing about it.
Varholiaglimp
dang that sucks they were slow with my CIEM purchase as well getting us all the info needed. good luck
Thanks again for joining this drop! With your help we were able to make it successful for the community. We've just submitted the group's order with the vendor for the CEntrance DACmini CX Amp/DAC and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where we'll break it up into individual orders and ship them directly to you! The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 9/21.
Rest assured that we will provide you all with updated information regarding the status of your order throughout the process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/18.
Hi guys!, I just join the drop and I want the 1 ohm low gain mod paired with my IEM SE846(9 Ohm). However is there a option that we can select the mod? Or this drop is a stander 10 Ohm product? Thanks
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Peng
This drop is for the 1 Ohm version, so you are good ordering it as is. And yes, for your very low impedance IEMs this version of DACMini is the best. It also works well with other higher impedance headphones, but it is ... a tiny bit too precise, if it make sense (a little over-dampened, if one is to go technical).
Olek
Thank you for the answer and I'm sure that I gonna but it! Anther thing is will this be a good idea to connect the DACmini's output to my ATH HA5000 AMP and W5000 headphone system?
search
Does anyone know what chip this uses, and if it supports USB Audio Class 2.0? Or if there has been a refresh of the DAC portion of the circuit since 2010?
How does this compare to the Objective2 ODAC?
Hi Guys, I am wondering if I can use this as a DAC for speakers, such as Audioengine a5+ ?
FF_The_Great
Yes, that's exactly what I'm doing
Anzial
Do you think it is better than the audioengine D1 ?
Hello, I'm new to ALL of this (massdrop, quality headphones, dacs, amps etc...) and I'm just looking for some plain talk about this unit. Will I be happy with this unit driving lcd-3's? I'll gladly listen to and appreciate any input that you can provide.
KingMob
Given that DACmini can produce up to 1.5w output, it should do well with lcd-3. Said that, a lot of people rave about feeding lcd-3 from Gustard H10. If I had lcd-3, I would use DACmini as DAC and H10 as amp, with quality ~$100 cable between them. If you do not believe that cables make difference, then just go with DACmini as All-in-one unit.
Fabulous DAC/amp. Very smooth, great piano notes decay, and very good soundstage. Quickly displaced original Bifrost. Paired with HD600 it allowed me to easily hear not only difference between 320kbit mp3 and flac, but also difference between 44.1kHz flac and 96kHz flac (never thought it was possible). Warning - 1 Ohm version is indeed on analytical side (not warm at all, a touch cold/bright). CEntrance is probably correct in recommending standard 10 Ohm version to majority of buyers, but too many buyers here clamoured for 1Ohm output impedance because of course it is universally superior, duh. I personally wish mine did not have that mod. But if I replace it, it will only be with another DACMini - that is how much I like it.
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Olek
Well, if your headphones are extremely low impedance, less than 10ohm like FAD Sonorous VI they dropped recently, then 1ohm mod is ideal and 10ohm should NOT be recommended.
Anzial
Truth. I believe the rule of thumb when matching impedance is 1:8, right? So the 1 ohm mod is ideal for very low impedance IEMs (down to 8 ohms or so) like you said, while the default 10 ohm configuration is probably better with impedances of 80 ohms or more. Of course there's probably some wiggle room there and some of it will come down to personal preference for the sound, but I agree - for extremely low impedance IEMs I'd probably go with the 1 ohm mod.
So you have to send it somewhere else to get a var out mod. That could have been easily included as a option.
BillS
Not for this drop. As Massdrop clearly writes: "Note: This drop is for the upgraded CX, with both the variable mod and 1 Ohm mod."
how come nobody response to the guy TAO that cannot get this tracking number?
Why did I write a lot of email to MASSDROP, but no one has any contact with me? I paid 450 dollars to buy DACMINI CX, according to the MASSDROP provided DHL number, this number is not always! Today, DHL told me, No. MASSDROP is no Pseudomonas, delivery! MASSDROP why did you lie to me, provide a false waybill number? ECommerce tracking number: GM585322949666760935 DHL! Where are my goods? MASSDROP is a liar? Specifically to deceive buyers? I will put my experience in the MASSDROP BLOG, so that all people can see the true face of MASSDROP! To deceive consumers, to deceive the people who believe in you! All the friends here, we must see the true face of the site, no credibility, only to earn money to deceive buyers! MY EMAIL:TAO3650@YAHOO.COM
2015.7.24 buy: CEntrance DACmini CX Amp/DAC Transaction ID MD-9319-539480 Subtotal $389.99 Shipping $49.99 DHL eCommerce tracking number: GM585322949666760935,Can't find,where is my goods? my email:tao3650@yahoo.com I have written many letters to you, and I have no answer! DHL said that express a single mistake, let me contact you, I want to know what you can get! Hope massdrop can be responsible for the buyer! I am looking forward to your contact with me WHERE IS MY GOODS?
Nice. But I will go for it if it was the PX.
is there pre out volume control
BillS
Yes, but only with the VarOut mod. From the CEntrance site:
"DACmini CX stock unit comes with fixed output level at the RCA jacks. When you rotate DACmini's volume knob the level at the RCA jacks is unchanged. This is how a DAC normally operates and this works great if you are feeding an external amp which has its own volume control. The Variable Output mod allows you to control the levels at the RCA jacks with the DACmini volume knob. This is how a preamp normally operates."
Wow this DAC/amp looks nice for the price. if i suddenly come into possession of high-end headphones, i would buy this.
What dac is in here ?
BillS
AK4396, one of the most musical DACs out there.
Why no international shipping this time?
2015.7.20 buy: CEntrance DACmini CX Amp/DAC Transaction ID MD-9319-539480 Subtotal $389.99 Shipping $49.99 DHL eCommerce tracking number: GM585322949666760935,Can't find,where is my goods? my email:tao3650@yahoo.com I have written many letters to you, and I have no answer! DHL said that express a single mistake, let me contact you, I want to know what you can get! Hope massdrop can be responsible for the buyer! I am looking forward to your contact with me!
Mine arrived yesterday. Sounds great! Running it off latest Airport Express (Ethernet) with premium SPDIF and silver cables. Digital isolated from analog and I run a good power filter. Still have volume control, when needed, via iTunes, which was a pleasant surprise (thought it would disappear with optical connection?). Breaking in along with cables (I know some people don't believe this is a thing) and very happy so far. Has pace, articulation, black background, warm enough and no fatigue. Shipping updates were a little confusing (to me) as it seemed to take forever to leave the US but no time at all once it had done so. Very happy ... Thanks Massdrop!
We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse and are now on the way to you. Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions.
nelson
2015.7.24 buy: CEntrance DACmini CX Amp/DAC Transaction ID MD-9319-539480 Subtotal $389.99 Shipping $49.99 DHL eCommerce tracking number: GM585322949666760935,Can't find,where is my goods? my email:tao3650@yahoo.com I have written many letters to you, and I have no answer! DHL said that express a single mistake, let me contact you, I want to know what you can get! Hope massdrop can be responsible for the buyer! I am looking forward to your contact with me WHERE IS MY GOODS?
We have some great news to share with everyone! We've been notified that our warehouse team just received the bulk shipment. They will begin preparing your individual orders today and will aim to ship everything out by tomorrow.
You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 7/27.
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Time has passed six weeks, and today is September 8th, I still did not receive DACMINI, please tell me where the goods?
Time has passed six weeks, and today is September 8th, I still did not receive DACMINI, please tell me where the goods?
Could you please provide a status update on ship date?
Is anyone else having a hell of a time getting this to work properly via USB in Win7 or Android? It won't sync worth a shit -- getting tons of dropouts and burst of digital noise etc. It seems to work fine with OSX, but that is it. I am incredibly disappointed with the complete lack of robustness of the USB implementation. I can see why they sell these at half price...
radialmelt
The USB implementation on mine is plenty robust. I haven't experienced any of those things. Have you tried contacting CEntrance support?
Lateralus
Not yet, but I suppose I will. I've been running it via SPDIF lately and that is fine.