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@preproman - Congrats. What an amazing system you've got there.

 

I'm looking at the following DAC's re: my next DAC purchase:

 

- Bricasti M1

- Totaldac D1 Dual

- Metrum Pavane

 

I've already got an MSB Analog + Analog Powerbase which I love, but after something a touch different by way of tonality, and if possible resolution.

 

Of the 3 listed the pricing and user feedback suggest that the Totaldac should come out ahead, comfortably. However I'd love to hear your thoughts on how the Bricast and Totaldac contrast against one another.

 

I have a chance to source one for a touch under $AU10K or $US7K including both the USB and DSD upgrades.

 

Cheers,

GS

post #122 of 126
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Originally Posted by musicman59 View Post
 

Congrats on your M1! Let us know what do you think about it.

Is funny how we all have different taste. I really like the combination of natural aluminum and black. Same ting happens with sound that is why this hobby is so much fun and nobody can really speak in absolute terms.

 

How s that KGST with the SR-009?

 

 

The KGST is a pretty darn good amp for the 009s.  I like it a lot and I can live it if I had to.  However, I think the 007s can sound a lot better.  In fact, I've heard them sound better many times on different BHSEs..

 

Yeah, If this DAC came is all Stealth Black - that would been killer.  I know,different strokes for different folks.

 

:beerchug: 

post #123 of 126
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Originally Posted by galacticsoap View Post
 

@preproman - Congrats. What an amazing system you've got there.

 

I'm looking at the following DAC's re: my next DAC purchase:

 

- Bricasti M1

- Totaldac D1 Dual

- Metrum Pavane

 

I've already got an MSB Analog + Analog Powerbase which I love, but after something a touch different by way of tonality, and if possible resolution.

 

Of the 3 listed the pricing and user feedback suggest that the Totaldac should come out ahead, comfortably. However I'd love to hear your thoughts on how the Bricast and Totaldac contrast against one another.

 

I have a chance to source one for a touch under $AU10K or $US7K including both the USB and DSD upgrades.

 

Cheers,

GS


If you already got the MSB the TotalDac may sound similar, I'm not sure (I haven't heard any of the MSB DACs).  The M1 will have a different sound.  That's why I went with M1.  One reason I went with the M1 is for DSD.  I don't have DSD on the TotalDac. 

 

The Pavane is a mystery right now.  I hope to see more user impressions and some comparisons to other DAC soon.

 

Then there's the Yggdrasil.  A very good DAC regardless of price, it just wasn't the sound I was looking for at the time.

 

:beerchug:

post #124 of 126
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 


If you already got the MSB the TotalDac may sound similar, I'm not sure (I haven't heard any of the MSB DACs).  The M1 will have a different sound.  That's why I went with M1.  One reason I went with the M1 is for DSD.  I don't have DSD on the TotalDac. 

 

The Pavane is a mystery right now.  I hope to see more user impressions and some comparisons to other DAC soon.

 

Then there's the Yggdrasil.  A very good DAC regardless of price, it just wasn't the sound I was looking for at the time.

 

:beerchug:

 

I think if you got M1 for DSD you might be missing a lot. TotalDac just wiped the floor with M1, and that coming from M1 owner. M1 filer was set in minimum0 and D1 treble fir was on. 

 

:beerchug:

post #125 of 126
Mind you, I haven't tried with DSD but isn't the totaldac compensation filter only operating with 44.1k material? I.e., where the reconstruction filter has most influence in the audio band.

I certainly heard the effect of the compensation filter with 44.1k material (and actually listen filter off, even 44.1k material), but I would be much more hard pressed for my HD (88.2k/96k) material. Hence the question...
post #126 of 126
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Mind you, I haven't tried with DSD but isn't the totaldac compensation filter only operating with 44.1k material? I.e., where the reconstruction filter has most influence in the audio band.

I certainly heard the effect of the compensation filter with 44.1k material (and actually listen filter off, even 44.1k material), but I would be much more hard pressed for my HD (88.2k/96k) material. Hence the question...

 

No, that filter will do nothing for DSD. I was listening to some redbook and hi-res material also last night. The filer is only be effective up to 96K PCM. 

 

For redbook, both DAC's are performing very good. Slight edge for M1 for details. D1 is a bit more laid back.

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