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Originally Posted by Focker View Post

Assuming that was for a used one? If new, that's way cheap.


used, just a few hours on it the guy said, he said he ended up with a benchmark

post #8957 of 25039

before i do the dacIT, or bifrost,

i'm going to try one i haven't heard one word about

the new musical fidelity v90

32/192, upsampling dac

1 day shipping, an extra $4 it'll be here tomorrow

post #8958 of 25039
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

before i do the dacIT, or bifrost,

i'm going to try one i haven't heard one word about

the new musical fidelity v90

32/192, upsampling dac

1 day shipping, an extra $4 it'll be here tomorrow

Nice choice.  I might be skeptical, but I'm still interesed...

post #8959 of 25039
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

Nice choice.  I might be skeptical, but I'm still interesed...


i'm a little skeptical too, but i figured, i kinda have a feeling that i'll end up with the dacIT or bifrost,

i'd take advatage of amazon prime, i may try the ifi idac too, just to see what the hub bub is all about

 

oh, and i forgot one possible, not very "glamorous , but really "supposed" to be good(the press likes it) the halide hd

post #8960 of 25039
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post


i'm a little skeptical too, but i figured, i kinda have a feeling that i'll end up with the dacIT or bifrost,

i'd take advatage of amazon prime, i may try the ifi idac too, just to see what the hub bub is all about

 

oh, and i forgot one possible, not very "glamorous , but really "supposed" to be good(the press likes it) the halide hd

And for sure, once I get the Oppo-BDP-105, I will be able to start comparing DACS.  But of all the parts of the signal chain, I just think that the DAC is way behind the heaphones and source material as far as impact.

 

But I have wanted  to compare the DACMagic to the Bitfrost to the V-DAC to the (fill in the blank)

post #8961 of 25039
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Originally Posted by swspiers View Post

And for sure, once I get the Oppo-BDP-105, I will be able to start comparing DACS.  But of all the parts of the signal chain, I just think that the DAC is way behind the heaphones and source material as far as impact.

 

But I have wanted  to compare the DACMagic to the Bitfrost to the V-DAC to the (fill in the blank)


source material is the beginning of the chain, the headphone the end

i like the system concept, "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts"

i had a cambridge cd player back in the day, it was very good for the money

so i considered the dacmagic 100 , and dacmagic plus(its more than i want to spend)

the v-dac ii is why i went ahead and got the v90, i assume its an improvement on the v-dac,

post #8962 of 25039

Good call on the Oppo BDP-105 swspier, from what i have read about it, it does it all, and does it well. I have a Yamaha DVD-S2700, and alhough it doesn't play Blue Rays, it does play SACDs, and it sounds so good through it's analog output, that i decided to keep it just for that reason, and bought a cheap Panasonic Blue Ray player.

post #8963 of 25039

What about the Marantz NA7004, is it any good?  It's marked down half-price to $399.

post #8964 of 25039
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Originally Posted by Edgard Varese View Post

I just purchased my RS1is today (after a week's audition) and I pair them with my Little Dot I+... I think it's an excellent combination.

Yep....I am currently using the same combo.

post #8965 of 25039

I have no experience with the Marantz, except for the excellent amps and tuners on the '70s.

 

For my hearing, the eq of which is inverted, these Grados are all I will ever need.  Simply delightful.

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Oh, and given that I have never tested Marantz, I am immediately suspicious of that kind of markdown.  In retail, to avoid getting stuck with too much old inventory, we always marked the goods down to get them out the door.

post #8967 of 25039
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Originally Posted by MarkBench View Post

Oh, and given that I have never tested Marantz, I am immediately suspicious of that kind of markdown.  In retail, to avoid getting stuck with too much old inventory, we always marked the goods down to get them out the door.


i'm sure its an older, end of life model

the peachtree dacIT i have coming tomorrow, is a last years model, saved $60 bucks about, its only 24/96 instead of 24/192

the musical fidelity vdac ii can be had at $250, instead of the original $379,

so some good deals can be had, but you do have to be careful

post #8968 of 25039
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

before i do the dacIT, or bifrost,
i'm going to try one i haven't heard one word about
the new musical fidelity v90
32/192, upsampling dac
1 day shipping, an extra $4 it'll be here tomorrow

I haven't. heard the v90 but I do like the 192/32 bit capability. My current dac of choice is 32 bit ready just in case I ever have a 32 bit file! On a more serious note I am very interested in that Halide dac also after reading the Stereophile review (but it's only 96/24 lol) .
post #8969 of 25039

waiting on the ups man is difficult sometimes !!
 

post #8970 of 25039
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

waiting on the ups man is difficult sometimes !!
 

AusPost too! Postie will be here with my RS1i's soon!

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