Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac
Just out of curiosity, why spend on $1200 cables instead of $1400 monitors? Or $300 cables for the D1 to the A2?
At the time I wasn't thinking of buying more high-end speakers or studio monitors. I wanted to get the best out of my A2 speakers, granted, paid too much for the performance gain. But I am very happy with it. Based on my hands-on experience, all you need is a Sydney cable for the A2 speakers for a big sound improvement. Don't need a DAC.
Good question. $200 Sydney cable with D1 DAC would not have been a bad idea either. I still don't like the sonic signature the D1 provides though. It's too forward, and too absorbent. Use of Sydney would help remove that absorbent issue and add details, but still, too forward. There's no reflection either.
Macbook built-in audio is better sonic taste wise.
I want a pair of Focal CMS50 now. Can't afford it right now. :( The thing is, if I get that, I'll need to get the external DAC too due to XLR connection. That's another $1200 (Benchmark DAC-1). So that's $2600. And you gotta get descent XLR cables for that too. That's another good $300 minimum. Total: $3000+. It's getting too much.
Edited by goodolcheez - 9/28/12 at 9:16am