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Re: Dacs

Unread post by montechristo358 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:33 pm

karatestu wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Getting to grips with the language people use concerning file based audio is quite daunting so dont know if i am making myself clear or not.

Thanks for your patience, Stu
we could do with a Streaming Terminology thread, we could do Q&A and make it a sticky?

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Re: Dacs

Unread post by Fretless » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:16 pm

DAC's.

I've had a few during the last 15 years and here are some thoughts:

MF V-DAC: 2nd hand unit is a good place to start.
MF M1DAC: makes all music sound 'pleasant'.
Hegel HD25: powerful sound. DSD capable.
Cambridge DacMagic Plus: superb for the price. Can be improved with an LPSU.
Metrum Musette: NOS (Non Oversampling) technology provides gorgeous musical transparency. And it was their starter model (discontinued).!!!

NOS DAC's work on a basis of no/minimum filtering and processing of the audio data to preserve the integrity of the music. I went from the Hegel to the cheaper Musette but found a big difference in musicality.
NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube3
Digits: RPi 2B / Allo DigiOne / Volumio / Tomanek ULPS / AQ Jitterbug
CD Transport: Cambridge CXC DAC: Metrum Acoustics Musette
Cans: AudioQuest NightHawk Digital i/c: Oxypure OCC coax & optical

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Re: Dacs

Unread post by karatestu » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:33 pm

What other dacs are NOS ? Beresford Caiman seg by any chance ? If NOS is more musical then i want one :dance:
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Re: Dacs

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:41 pm

Hello. is the anyone out there, did you read my posts.

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Re: Dacs

Unread post by Fretless » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:45 pm

George Hincapie had a little Starting Point NOS DAC3 he was loaning out to interested forum members, don't know if he still has it.
He had a Beresford Caiman SEG and didn't seem all too impressed by it.

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Me - I want to get my hands on one of these - the Teradak Chameleon featuring 16 (!!!) parallel processing NOS chips :dance: :dance: :dance:

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NVA: P50sa - SSP - A40 - LS6 - Cube3
Digits: RPi 2B / Allo DigiOne / Volumio / Tomanek ULPS / AQ Jitterbug
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Re: Dacs

Unread post by montechristo358 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:54 pm

NOS is non oversampling (technically) a lot of NOS DACs actually mean non UPsampling which aren't really the same thing

In Shoues I'd follow the DOCs suggestion, even if you hate it, the Linear PSU can be retasked to the PI

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Re: Dacs

Unread post by Nihil Sleighride » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:00 pm

http://www.mhdtlab.com/Istanbul.htm

I've got one of these but not got round to giving it ago yet, thought I'd give it ago on nothing more than whim.
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Re: Dacs

Unread post by montechristo358 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:10 pm

I can see why you did, on paper at least it should be good

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Re: Dacs

Unread post by karatestu » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:27 pm

Dr Bunsen Honeydew wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Hello. is the anyone out there, did you read my posts.
Yes i sure did. Will be getting one i think :dance:
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Re: Dacs

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:35 pm

You wont regret it quite a few have heard it here and don't believe it. It is fairly close to the Sony DAS R1 i used to own in musical ability and that is the best i have ever heard and *I think* the best ever made even now. Everything else is sterile by comparison, but not this cheapo combination, it really plays music, I don't know why, probably simplicity (remember that).

I sold my DAS R1 for nearly £2000 that is how much it is respected http://www.thevintageknob.org/sony-DAS-R1.html

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