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I've just got the green light, so 'this' thread is a continuation of the long list started by Asr and updated by vcoheda. There's no doubt that this list will grow longer in time. I will try to keep it updated whenever I can.

Important
Only sources that are digital only and carry a retail price of at least US$2000 (or technically, $1,995 minimum for the $2K approximation).

If you meet the requirement above please post the following information:
1) Source
2) Modifications or upgrades where applicable
3) Retail Price

Additionally, the people at the bottom section of this post have applied but did not supply enough information (e.g. retail price missing).

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List of High-End Digital Source Owners
As of: November 28, 2010
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$52,250 - MBL 1622/1611F DAC - Wmcmanus
$48,750 - MBL 1621A Red Book Transport/MBL 1611F DAC W/USB - Dinan
$44,000 - Esoteric P-03/D-03/G-0Rb - Champ04, randerson3024
$32,000 - Naim CD555/555PS - vpivinylspinner, Larry I, MC Jeff D, Yeldarb
$31,000 - dCS Elgar Plus / Verdi Encore (Firewire) - Patrick82
$30,000 - APL NWO 3.0-GO - neilvg, unnamed head-fier
$28,000 - Esoteric P-03/D-03 - Sleestack

$25,000 - EMM Labs XDS1 - docmark@telus.net
$23,500 - EMM Labs CDSD/DCC2 SE - boilingfrog, foo_me, Voltron, neilvg

$22,500 - EMM Labs CDSD/DCC2 - Scooba
$22,000 - Accuphase DP-700 - howiebrou
$21,900 - EMM Labs CDSD/6e - bozebuttons, immtbiker
$20,000 - Linn Sondek CD12 - Nik
$20,000 - MSB Platinum III player w/ signature DAC and 32x digital filter - paulllaser

$20,000 - Stahl-Tek Vekian DAC - jigster
$19,000 - Esoteric P-05/D-05/G-03X - Elephas

$18,495 - Upgrade Company/Reimyo CDP-777 - TheGhostWhoWalks
$17,500 - Chord Choral Blu/DAC64/Stand - jrb
$16,995 - Meridian 808i.2 - Audio Addict, markmaxx
$16,900 - EMM Labs CDSD/DCC2 - didwlgh, vpivinylspinner
$15,995 - Meridian 808.2 - 4N6
$15,495 - Reimyo CDP-777 - 909
$15,000 - Nakamichi Dragon DAC - larryminator

$15,000 - Wavelength Crimson USB DAC w/ Silver Upgrade - TenFiggaHeist
$14,995 - Nagra CDC - TheAttorney

$14,995 - Wadia 861 - gazar
$14,950 - Wadia 781i - Mister Crash, MC Jeff D
$14,000 - Sooloos 'Music Server' - MC Jeff D

$14,000 - Esoteric P-05/D-05 - cmk

$13,495 - Nagra CDP - blem, fkclo

$13,500 - EMM Labs DCC2 SE - 2deadeyes
$13,500 - Simaudio Moon Andromeda - 883dave
$13,000 - Esoteric UX-1 - Icarium
$12,995 - Meridian 808.2 - BigEat
$12,000 - GNS/Esoteric UX-3 - Akabeth
$12,000 - Audionet VIP G2 / EPS - eric76
$11,495 - Mark Levinson No.37 and No.360S - ast, Audiogalore
$11,000 - Accuphase DP 75v - Kraps
$10,225 - Music Vault/Modwright Transporter/Berkeley DAC - cAsE sEnSiTiVe
$10,000 - EMM Labs DCC2 - audiosceptic
$10,000 - Resolution Audio Opus 21 Full Stack - Welly Wu

$10,000 - Accuphase DP 75 - n3rdling
$9,995 - EMM Labs CDSA SE - fkclo, yuchengxx, HugoFreire, BrianS, nae45ro
$9,950 - Wadia 581i SE - Mister Crash
$9,700 - Exemplar 3910 w/ mods - riceboy
$9,700 - Audiomod/Marantz SA-1 - project86
$9,654 - Studer D730 - 19lexicon78
$9,580 - Audio Aero Capitole SE - barmar46, ckoffend
$9,500 - Modwright/Kern/Sony 777ES - purk
$9,500 - T+A D10 - totungs

$9,995 - EMM Labs DAC2 SE - BrianS
$9,200 - GNSC/Wadia 27 - Jarmel
$9,190 - RAM/Esoteric DV-50 - 88sound

$9,000 - Reimyo DAP-999 DAC - randerson3024
$8,995 - Audio Research CD7 - 4N6, riceboy
$8,638 - dCS 954 - dvse
$8,500 - Abbingdon Music Research CD-77 - Rob N
$8,500 - BAT VK-D5SE 24-bit w/ SuperPak PS - Know Talent
$8,500 - Exemplar 5910 - purk
$8,200 - Esoteric X03-SE - BigEat, ckoffend

$8,100 - Ayon CD3 w/ mods - cpetrillo
$8,000 - Cary 306 Professional - 4N6, riceboy
$8,000 - Accuphase DP-77 - agile_one

$7,850 - Audio Note CD3.1 x//II Sig - Frihed89
$7,700 - Theta Digital Jade Transport/Reimyo DAP-777 - dave-the-rave
$7,580 - Shanling T300 w/ Ginko Audio custom dust cover & Cloud 10 vibration platform - Wmcmanus
$7,500 - Wavelength Crimson DAC - Fing
$7,500 - Accuphase DP-500 - Elephas
$7,500 - Cary 306 SACD V3 - Ricey20
$7,500 - Marantz SA-1 - dan_can, piotr z
$7,200 - Marantz CD12 - Kees, Rob N
$7,000 - Accustic Arts DAC1 Mk4 - AC1
$7,000 - Linn Akurate CD - earwicker7, Artmon
$7,000 - Classe CDP-202 - Fido2
$6,999 - Marantz SA7S1 modded - markl
$6,999 - Marantz SA7S1 - mikeymad, ctemkin, KevinR70, JayG
$6,950 - Wadia 581 - James3Toe

$6,700 - Audionet ART G2 - Richter Di
$6,700 - Weiss DAC1-MK2 - darkless
$6,500 - RAM/Sony SCD-1 - purk, Tony Plachy
$6,500 - Shanling CDT-100 modded by Shanling, North Audio, & Parts Connexion - Zanth
$6,500 - McIntosh MCD500 - OneMalt

$6,495 - Ayon CD-2S - super_fied

$6,000 - Sonic Frontiers SFD-2 Mk III - feckn_eejit
$6,000 - Cary 306 SACD - purk
$6,000 - Esoteric DV-60 - randerson3024
$6,000 - Exemplar 3910 - jeffreyj900
$6,000 - Esoteric DV-50S - Afrikane
$6,000 - McIntosh MS750 - BigEat
$6,000 - Townshend 565 - CanMan
$6,000 - Cary 306 SACD (2005) - brat

$6,000 - PS Audio Perfect Wave DAC/Transport - minimus
$5,995 - Audio Research CD5 - eardoc

$5,995 - Metric Halo ULN-8 DAP - bdiament
$5,990 - DEQX Calibrated HDP 3 - Dres
$5,800 - Marantz CD-7 - dan_can
$5,700 - Audio Logic 34MXL - crucial
$5,500 - Esoteric DV-50 - immtbiker
$5,500 - Kern/Sony XA777ES - Lornecherry
$5,500 - Lindemann CD1-SE - Anders
$5,500 - Ayon CD-2 - lyricalmoments, minimus
$5,500 - Faroudja LD1000 - project86
$5,495 - Audio Research CD3 MKII - cyx, pompon
$5,365 - Lector Audio CDP 7T - gjkphd
$5,200 - Lyngdorf DPA-1 - GuyDebord
$5,195 - Reimyo DAP-777 - Anders, shaizada
$5,195 - Berkeley Alpha DAC - Quadrangulum, Bimber, randerson3024
$5,100 - McIntosh MS300 - project86
$5,000 - Bel Canto CD-2 - CD44hi, fkclo
$5,000 - Densen B400XS - Gazza
$5,000 - Musical Fidelity TriVista SACD - Rob N
$5,000 - Pass Labs D1 - feckn_eejit
$5,000 - Esoteric SZ-1 - btf1980
$4,995 - APL/Denon 3910 32 bit - spritzer
$4,995 - Linn Unidisk SC - audiosceptic
$4,995 - Dodson DA-217 MkII-D - The Monkey
$4,995 - Lexicon RT-20 - project86
$4,950 - Weiss Minerva - WindowsX

$4,900 - Accuphase DP-57 - moonboy403

$4,790 - Audio Tempo 2.6 - sk3383
$4,750 - Plinius CD-101 - Asr, rlaxowjd155

$4,640 - Ontech Monster Dual Mono DAC - nor_spoon
$4,600 - Esoteric SA-60 - Afrikane, BigEat, vpivinylspinner, electrathecat
$4,300 - Sony DAS-R1 - Duggeh
$4,200 - Audia Flight CD Two - GarryH

$4,200 - Ayon CD-1 - pabbi1
$4,000 - Cary CD-303/300 - vpivinylspinner
$4,000 - Modwright/Denon 3910 (Universal Truth mod) - robm321
$4,000 - Marantz DV9500 Ram Modded - p_o
$4,000 - Meridian 588.24 - derekbmn

$4,000 - PartsConnexion/Denon DVD-5900 - papomaster
$3,995 - Meridian G08 - bhd812, euclid, immtbiker, Old Pa, vcoheda, vpivinylspinner, markmaxx
$3,995 - Primare DVD30 - Quadrangulum
$3,950 - Exemplar Denon 2900 - boomana, guzziguy, purk
$3,950 - RAM/Shanling SCD-300 - tom hankins
$3,900 - Audio-Technica ATH-DHA3000 w/ Black Gates - purk
$3,850 - APL/Philips SACD 1000 - tkam
$3,770 - Meridian 500 transport + Benchmark DAC1 Pre - pcf
$3,750 - Linn Karik III - steviebee
$3,600 - Audio-Technica ATH-DHA3000 - iamoneagain
$3,600 - Modwright/SD Transporter - audiosceptic, cAsE sEnSiTiVe
$3,500 - Cary CD301 - Jon L
$3,500 - Denon DVD-A11 - piotr z
$3,500 - Naim CD5 w/ Flatcap 2 - FrostyMMB
$3,500 - Resolution Audio Opus 21 - Absorbine_Sr, akwok, catscratch, Welly Wu
$3,500 - Wavelength Audio Cosecant - jp11801, Telynau
$3,500 - Ayre CX-7eMP - greggf
$3,500 - Esoteric SA-10 - West726
$3,499 - Marantz SA11S1 - Ferrari, Gu Sensei, gz76, Tbln, tom hankins, electrathecat
$3,495 - Linn Ikemi - KurtW
$3,495 - McCormack UDP-1 - JaZZ
$3,495 - Meridian 508.24 - johnsonad, recstar24, Sture
$3,495 - Meridian 508.20 - vberch
$3,495 - Sonic Frontiers SFCD-1 - jrgeoffrion
$3,200 - APL/SD Transporter - shokunin
$3,200 - Meridian 506.16 - derekbmn
$3,200 - Meridian 506.20 - mrarroyo
$3,040 - Chord DAC64 - Lornecherry
$3,000 - Arcam Delta 250/Black Box 500 - memepool
$3,000 - Sony CDP-XA7ES - purk
$2,999 - Marantz KI-Pearl SACD player - wower
$2,995 - Ayre CX-7 - ingwe

$2,990 - Weiss DAC2 - Dres, jamvanman
$2,900 - Naim CD3.5 w/ Flat-Cap power supply - screwdriver
$2,900 - Marantz SA14 - jetstream
$2,875 - Meridian G07 - jeffreyj900
$2,795 - Canary Audio CD-100 - Jacques
$2,700 - Studer A727 - becomethemould
$2,700 - Audiocom Benchmark DAC1 Level 2 mod - GuyDebord
$2,695 - Shanling SCD-T200 - Wmcmanus
$2,599 - Arcam FMJ DV27 - jetstream
$2,500 - Empirical/Benchmark DAC1 (Turbomod, Option 1) - didwlgh
$2,500 - Northstar M192 - Dan Millheim, J-Pak, liwei, starfi3ld
$2,500 - Northstar M192 mkII - The Monkey, ak622
$2,500 - RWA Isabellina DAC - wilsynet, krmathis, crucial, mrarroyo
$2,500 - RWA Isabellina HPA - mrarroyo, West726, carm
$2,500 - Audio Research CD2 - AudioDwebe

$2,500 - Logitech Transporter w/ Duet Controller - Audiogalore
$2,499 - Arcam FMJ CD23 - Old Pa
$2,499 - Arcam FMJ CD33 - wareagle69
$2,495 - bel canto DAC3 - BigEat, DouglasQuaid, Dreadhead, fkclo, SR-71Panorama, steaxauce
$2,495 - Creek Destiny CDP - Kraps
$2,400 - Consonance Turandot - Akathriel
$2,400 - Jungson CDT2 - nc8000
$2,400 - Rega Saturn - Fairbanks, ctemkin
$2,395 - Audio Aero Prima - Wmcmanus
$2,290 - CEC TL53Z - Hi-fi Wigwammer
$2,250 - Electrocompaniet ECD1 - CarbonTi, krmathis, Sherwood, The Monkey, shellylh, Lonely_Rider
$2,095 - Theta Miles CDP - project86
$2,049 - Linn Classik - Dreadhead, piotr z
$2,000 - Denon DVD-5900 w/ mods - Listen2this1
$2,000 - Hertsens Signature DAC - n_maher
$2,000 - Studer A727 - memepool
$2,000 - Marantz SA-15 - btf1980
$2,000 - Studer A727 - becomethemould
$1,999 - Arcam FMJ CD36 - HiWire
$1,999 - SACDMods 9100ES - sacd_lover
$1,999 - Shanling SCD-T100 - Wmcmanus
$1,999 - Slim Devices Transporter - 2deadeyes, chesebert, xand1x, GuyDebord
$1,998 - Original Leonardo 9.3 - GarryH
$1,995 - Opera Audio Consonance CD2.2 Linear - GarryH
$1,995 - Bryston BDA-1 - The Monkey, SP Wild


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??? - VSEI Level 6+/Sony SCD-1 Mod Price? - alanbeeb
??? - ??? please edit post/proper retail price list and come up with some sort of name for your 'source' : ) - feckn_eejit
??? - please list which component you wish to be included to this list, and the retail price - Jolida302
??? - the list please list all the retail prices - mobettermusic
??? - NAD M5 - twestby
??? - Needs Confirmation - sacd lover
??? - Needs Confirmation (aged source) - Thermionic


Edited by Akabeth - 11/28/10 at 10:27am
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Thread Starter 
Reserve space
post #3 of 284
CDSA SE here!
post #4 of 284
[quote]Need More Information
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??? - Sony DAS-R1 - Duggeh

I don't know what the DAS-R1 sold for separately at retail. Probably a bit over half of the $8000 combo it was part of. It hasn't been modded.
post #5 of 284
Alright I did some digging... Meridian 506.16 = $3,200
I have also added a Meridian 588.24 to the stable = $4000

I applaud your efforts in taking over this list. Good Job !!
post #6 of 284
DEQX Calibrated HDP 3 (Fully updated but stock) 5990 **** (Also does other stuff)
Weiss Dac2 3095
post #7 of 284
Thanks a lot for taking over the list!

-Paul
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Nice! My Exemplar Denon 5910 will arrive tomorrow. I have the Exemplar 2900 and the redbook is almost as good as my Cary 306 SACD. I hope the 5910 will equal if not surpass my Cary 306 SACD. The price for the Exemplar 5910 is $8500, bough it for much less!
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Nice! My Exemplar Denon 5910 will arrive tomorrow. I have the Exemplar 2900 and the redbook is almost as good as my Cary 306 SACD. I hope the 5910 will equal if not surpass my Cary 306 SACD. The price for the Exemplar 5910 is $8500, bough it for much less!
Congrats! A very nice player indeed. Heck, I like my bare bones Denon 5910. I've heard the Exempler modded players, and they're really smokin'.
post #10 of 284
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Originally Posted by Dres View Post
DEQX Calibrated HDP 3 (Fully updated but stock) $5,990 **** (Also does other stuff)
Weiss Dac2 $3,095
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akabeth View Post

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Need More Information
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??? - DEQX Calibrated HDP 3 - Dres
??? - Weiss Dac2 3095 - Dres
The trailing numbers were RRP(s) in USD

Also the dac2 is the minerva with a pro gear faceplate (and a lower RRP)
post #11 of 284
I have a question .... what about dacs? Does a dac have to cost $2k or does the combination of the dac and transport have to cost $2k.

I actually have two Sacdmod 9100ESs and five Sacdmods 555ESs and these are hooked to some heavily modded dacs, for example, a custom Opus with a zap filter output stage. But, the Opus/ zap filter dac, Buffalo dacs etc .... were not near $2k on their own, even though, the dacs are better sounding than the 9100ES when hooked up to 9100ES as a transport.
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Originally Posted by Akabeth View Post

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??? - NAD M5 - twestby
??? - Accuphase DP 75v - Kraps

Accuphase DP75v sold for USD 11,000 when released in 2000
Stereophile: Accuphase DP-75V CD player
Accuphase DP-75V - AVguide.com

You have also missed my

CDP Creek Destiny - USD 2,495 (currently on Music Direct)
post #13 of 284
Thanks for taking over updating the list!
Cause lists like this one get fast outdated here on Head-Fi, as people change gear all the time..
post #14 of 284
Studer D730

1.200.000 yen in 1993.
= 12.000 usd???
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Everyone here is a big spender. Hopefully I can join the list one day.
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