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post #77 of 182
MUSILAND MD-10

http://www.ifiaudio.com/md10.html
http://www.pacificvalve.us/MusilandMD10.html

+6 for the sticky
post #78 of 182
Wow what a great thread!!

Sticky fo show, ya heur?
post #79 of 182
HIPPOhifi The Bloat $169 http://www.hippohifi.com

Oversampling
PCM1794 or PCM1798 D/A
Output: OPA2132, OPA2107, AD823 or AD8620
Input: USB
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post #82 of 182
no one is ever going to sticky this... are they?
post #83 of 182
The Gaku-on (Audio Note) seriously cost 250,000? Isn't it more of a power amp than a dac? Anyone have one? What justify the price?
post #84 of 182
The list of DACs is quite overwhelming. I'm no wizzkid when it comes to all the technical aspects of pairing sources with digital output (optical or coaxial) with "the right" DAC. I just appreciate listening to music that sounds as the artist intended it. So I hope to get some advice here

I don't know if this is at all possible, but I'd like to connect three different sources to the same DAC: (a) an ARCAM SOLO, (b) a (crap) HD-R/DVD-R by MEDION and (c) the optical output from my laptop's fancy Creative PCMCIA sound card . I haven't actually got the ARCAM SOLO yet, but the idea is that I feed the converted signal back into the ARCAM, which'll then use to drive one pair of active speakers (BeoLab 9) and two pairs of passive speakers (if possible): 1) Snell K MkII and 2) Dali Menuet Royale

Sounds mad? Well, then I am all open to all kinds of advice.
A) Which DAC would you recommend? (given that is has to handle 3 sources)
B) What do you generally think of my plan?

Thank you!
post #85 of 182
Just what I need to sort everything out! BTW, the Fubar II Firestone link isn't a link.
post #86 of 182
Does anyone know if the Digidesign Mbox could be used as a playback DAC for wav files residing on the computer?
post #87 of 182
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The list of DACs is quite overwhelming. I'm no wizzkid when it comes to all the technical aspects of pairing sources with digital output (optical or coaxial) with "the right" DAC. I just appreciate listening to music that sounds as the artist intended it. So I hope to get some advice here

I don't know if this is at all possible, but I'd like to connect three different sources to the same DAC: (a) an ARCAM SOLO, (b) a (crap) HD-R/DVD-R by MEDION and (c) the optical output from my laptop's fancy Creative PCMCIA sound card . I haven't actually got the ARCAM SOLO yet, but the idea is that I feed the converted signal back into the ARCAM, which'll then use to drive one pair of active speakers (BeoLab 9) and two pairs of passive speakers (if possible): 1) Snell K MkII and 2) Dali Menuet Royale

Sounds mad? Well, then I am all open to all kinds of advice.
A) Which DAC would you recommend? (given that is has to handle 3 sources)
B) What do you generally think of my plan?

Thank you!
the bel canto 3 dac can connect all of these sources. otherwise i recommend the emm labs Dcc3 SE
post #88 of 182
SENSATIONAL WORK!!!

Couple of IMPORTANT DACs that are missing:
ICOS Dac tablette FRA 24 Bits / 96 Khz TR $1800
AUDIOMAT Tango 2.5 FRA 24Bits / 96Khz TR $1967
AUDIOMAT Tempo 2.5 $2975
AUDIOMECA Enkianthus $4000
post #89 of 182
Oh holy crap. Just when I thought I was done with my home rig. Apparently with some of the units on the list, you can run an unbalanced source into a balanced amp! No one told me that you just had to use the coaxial or Toslink to get there!

/meanwhile, the wallet softly weeps away in the corner...
post #90 of 182
http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/summar...itle=Azur+840C
http://www.anagramtech.com/technology/white-papers/

Would this count? Looks like the technology will support SACD too. Hope a unit appears this year.
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