Audiophonics I2S DAC's I-Sabre ES9023 (two types)

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Audiophonics I2S DAC's I-Sabre ES9023 (two types)

Postby tomcek » Tue Aug 25 2015 12:16

Please, can you post your experience, when you have assembled the DAC for a first test?

Thanks!
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Audiophonics I2S DAC's I-Sabre ES9023 (two types)

Postby IRoN » Tue Aug 25 2015 14:45

tomcek wrote:Please, can you post your experience, when you have assembled the DAC for a first test?

Thanks!


i'll surely do, i surely try that this Week-end
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Audiophonics I2S DAC's I-Sabre ES9023 (two types)

Postby IRoN » Wed Aug 26 2015 10:09

Done yesterday , i've got the previous one (no big changes).

Sound great, natural and extremly dynamic.

For me definitly better than any PCM5XXX chip

More here :

http://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?39055-New-DAC-board-for-my-Pi-Audiophonics-I-Sabre-DAC-ES9023
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Postby columbo » Thu Sep 03 2015 18:58

My Audiophonics I-Sabre DAC ES9023 V2 TCXO just arrived today. After reading this post i was intrested to compare it to my original Audiophonics sabre.

As the previous posts suggest, this is such a different sound. The highs seem so much 'higher' and more detailed. The vocals also sound less harsh and more natural too.

The old one still is a good DAC to start with but this new one is a different level. I guess the TCXO is the key to a good DAC!
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Audiophonics I2S DAC's I-Sabre ES9023 (two types)

Postby IRoN » Mon Sep 14 2015 09:23

I'm gonna do a versus ASAP since i just get that ! :shock:

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So i'll keep a I-Sabre V2 as reference to test the other boards i get.
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Postby pistollero » Mon Sep 14 2015 12:02

Hello i have the sabre tcxo v2 too other dacs with the pcm chip...
the sabre has the sound more natural, in my system i like it better.
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Postby IRoN » Mon Sep 14 2015 12:45

pistollero wrote:Hello i have the sabre tcxo v2 too other dacs with the pcm chip...
the sabre has the sound more natural, in my system i like it better.


Honestly i totally agree and i've tried nearly every I2S DAC on the market (except those from Tjaekels).
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Postby pistollero » Mon Sep 14 2015 13:02

IRoN wrote:
pistollero wrote:Hello i have the sabre tcxo v2 too other dacs with the pcm chip...
the sabre has the sound more natural, in my system i like it better.


Honestly i totally agree and i've tried nearly every I2S DAC on the market (except those from Tjaekels).


Me too, i have hifiberry +, iqaudio +, durio sound, mamboberry dac, and sabre txco v2.
the best are the sabres, the mamboberry and the sabre txco v2. they sound almost the same but the mambo has a litle more overall bass.
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Postby IRoN » Tue Sep 15 2015 12:43

I've got an ES9018 based Dac with XMOS on my main system (PC as source)

Never tried the Mambo (never heard of it before...) i know what to do ;)
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Postby museguy » Mon Mar 28 2016 05:42

Me too, i have hifiberry +, iqaudio +, durio sound, mamboberry dac, and sabre txco v2.
the best are the sabres, the mamboberry and the sabre txco v2. they sound almost the same but the mambo has a litle more overall bass.


Dear pistollero,
Thank you for the comparison. Are you using the mamboberry with the toroidal Transformer ? Interested to know if the liner power supply makes a difference in sound quality.

Do you still prefer the mamboberry and the sabre txco v2 ?

Thank you !
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