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post #61 of 69
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Originally Posted by cansman View Post
Stock Benchmark DAC1 USB - which I already have ! It's affordable but has no compromises in sound quality nor resolution!
I would definitely second that! I love my DAC1-USB. More $$$ does not always buy a better DAC (or anything else for that matter)...but then again, if the "prestige" factor is really that important....well, it's your money, not mine.
post #62 of 69
If I had unlimited money I would get Benchmark DAC1 and put it into cryo chamber.
post #63 of 69
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Originally Posted by rogue View Post
Well, since sound waves are analog, you still have to convert the bitstream into a waveform somewhere along the route. Unless you want to listen to the "sound" of a square wave
Oh, it's been awhile - I must have forgotten how digital amps work.

Laz
post #64 of 69
Well I just got it today but I have to say the Paradisea+ DAC is exactly what I wanted. I really wanted to get a Non-oversampling DAC.

I don't understand why would talk so much about purity on here, as in not using EQ and such and not having the sound colored too much, but then use Oversampling or Upsamping. With a non-oversampling DAC you are getting back from the DAC exactly what was recorded
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post #66 of 69
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
another nod for the Weiss Medea D/A processor
You can get the same amount of digital inputs and not dissimilar layout from the Beresford TC-7510, plus an inbuilt headphone amp. And t a fraction of the price. Anybody compared the two for audio output?
post #67 of 69
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Originally Posted by bjoern View Post
This is the reason for Audiosynthesis ASL
http://www.audiosynthesis.co.uk/dax_discrete5.htm
My big question about this ASL is: How do you find a transport/CDP with an ASL output to feed into the DAC? If it's AudioSynthesis's own technology, I doubt anyone else will have it. And as far as I can tell from their site, they don't make CDPs.
post #68 of 69
A group of very smart engineers will have a very large budget to design & build a very good DAC.
post #69 of 69
here's another contender. the Theta Generation VIII D/A Converter (retail price is $10,000)



http://www.stereophile.com/digitalprocessors/204theta/

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...04-part-1.html
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