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pico usb dac vs ps1 cdplayer

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I've heard about the playstation1 phenomen and now I've tried it myself. Unfortunately a comparison that didn't favour my old source the pico usb dac.

With the ps1 the sound to my ears was less sharp and had a less fatiguing signature, the midtone seemed fuller. Granted the pico has better detail but I miss warmth.

Now I'm game for another DAC. Any recommendations out there for something in the affordable end? (less than 1000k usd)

For anyone who doesn't know about the ps1
Stereophile: Sony PlayStation 1 CD player
post #2 of 7
wow, I find the pico to be on the warm side. I guess you like distortion
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
I think maybe I really like vinyl better , just a shame I can't afford a new music collection.

Which other dacs have you compared pico to?
post #4 of 7
D10, Buffallo32, Valab (highly modified), Gamma1, predator, ultramicrodac, D2, RME FF400, RME9632

yeah vinyl is OK, but I actually prefer high end dacs, provided they have some sort of discrete output stage they = win IMO
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
that's a lot of diffferent dac's!
Which one did you find to have the most vinylesque sound?
Or rather; which DAC did you prefer and why?
post #6 of 7
I like my PS1 as a CD player alot too.

Never compared it to a Pico though.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Okay now that I've done a lot of link digging, maybe I can rephrase my question.

Which DAC did you find to have the most relaxed warm and non-fatiguing but still detailed sound?

Buffalo32 vs Valab seems to me to be the most interesting comparison.
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