Post your experiences of the best dacs you have heard under $10k please.
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12/29/09 at 10:51pm
Im actually at the lookout for a dac around this range, for many months I have been trying to find a dac that could match (and possibly replace) my analogue set (Lyra Helikon SL, ASR Basis Exclusive, Clearaudio Ambient CMB), its a tough decision but I have noticed that Im more and more using digital (Its impossible to find my music on vinyl), my Lyngdorf setup is already very good, however, when I get to play a record, still some other magic happens...
Around 10k the best dacs I have heard are the MBL 1511E and the Accuphase DP-600 SACD/DAC. Its not easy to describe the reasons, but both of this dacs made me wonder if I should get rid of my analogue setup. Both closely rival the liquidity and musicality of my analogue setup, however, Im leaning towards the Accuphase. Who knows what I will do, but Im seriously thinking about it...
I want detail, transparency and a natural sound.
Got the QBD76 and QB9 here right now. Tough choice between these two, both very good.