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Nice find palchiu, thank you for sharing!

 

It's updated with HQ pics. :D

post #62 of 200

Visit a local audio shop yesterday.

 

 

Just out from box, can't told too much.

 

When play DSD files, it's sound quite nice.

 

Should be better after burning more days, will visit again.
 

post #63 of 200
Looks nice as well as pretty large for a $1600 DAC.
post #64 of 200

Hmmm.... This or the NAD M51confused.gif

post #65 of 200
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Hmmm.... This or the NAD M51confused.gif

 

If needs a DAC for your setup, personally prefer M51.

post #66 of 200
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If needs a DAC for your setup, personally prefer M51.

I'm also thinking about having a dynamic headphone setup apart from my electrostatic setup, though. Have you tried both of them pairing with your electrostatic headphones? I'm the one who PMed you at Headphoneclub, btw.

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Hmmm.... This or the NAD M51confused.gif

Should be this or the M51 OR the Hilo. Although, BMC is a reputable company it's way too early to put this up with either of the aforementioned.

 

Love the looks and size. Can't wait for impressions of how this thing sounds as a DAC. 

post #68 of 200

Dang! They pushed the date back yet again. Someone tell Project86 to review this thing, I think it's time to move on.

post #69 of 200

I don't find the delays either that unexpected or that excessive. I remember being interested in Ray Samuels phono stage, "The Nighthawk" and it's release was pushed back more than six months despite having no changes in technology or software, whereas the PureDac was delayed primarily to incorporate DSD. Another example of a new product that had it's release date extended again and again was the Bryston Headphone Amp. And again, Bryston had no technological change to deal with, just delays in parts and manufacturing implementation. I was going to buy both of those products and chose others due to the delays. I am glad I opted out on the Nighthawk as it proved to be mostly unimpressive. I kind of wish I had waited for the Bryston as I am not all that impressed by the Violectric V200. But I digress. I am happy to wait for the PureDac and if it somehow proves mediocre, I will sell it.

BMC owns it's own dedicated factory in China, from what I've read. The first PureDacs shipped on Thursday (according to Drew at Moon Audio) and shipping is variable but 3-4 weeks is the norm.

post #70 of 200
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I don't find the delays either that unexpected or that excessive. I remember being interested in Ray Samuels phono stage, "The Nighthawk" and it's release was pushed back more than six months despite having no changes in technology or software, whereas the PureDac was delayed primarily to incorporate DSD. Another example of a new product that had it's release date extended again and again was the Bryston Headphone Amp. And again, Bryston had no technological change to deal with, just delays in parts and manufacturing implementation. I was going to buy both of those products and chose others due to the delays. I am glad I opted out on the Nighthawk as it proved to be mostly unimpressive. I kind of wish I had waited for the Bryston as I am not all that impressed by the Violectric V200. But I digress. I am happy to wait for the PureDac and if it somehow proves mediocre, I will sell it.

BMC owns it's own dedicated factory in China, from what I've read. The first PureDacs shipped on Thursday (according to Drew at Moon Audio) and shipping is variable but 3-4 weeks is the norm.

I suppose I am disappointed by BMC's customer support. Moon-Audio doesn't really know anything (no fault of their own) BMC has pretty much been unreachable, or, uh, 

unresponsive.

 

Unless this is a giant killer my interest has wained, still look forward to reading some kind of review, ya know, if this thing ever shows up. Still love its looks and BMC

has a reputation for quality products. 

post #71 of 200
I just had an email from the distributor and 50 have shipped but by the slow boat from China. They said to check back in 10 to 14 days.

If anyone is interested, they do have the manual out on the www.bmc-audio.com website.
Edited by Audio Addict - 8/22/13 at 6:26pm
post #72 of 200

As I see they are using USB 3.0 input: http://www.bmc-audio.com/index.php/PureDAC-EN.html

 

Well, I don't know but having usb 3.0 just getting it out of my short list since I invested a couple of reference grade usb A to B 2.0/1.0 interface. And I highly doubt that it will be compatible to usb 3.0 B type input port.

post #73 of 200
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As I see they are using USB 3.0 input: http://www.bmc-audio.com/index.php/PureDAC-EN.html

 

Well, I don't know but having usb 3.0 just getting it out of my short list since I invested a couple of reference grade usb A to B 2.0/1.0 interface. And I highly doubt that it will be compatible to usb 3.0 B type input port.

It's still XMOS and usb 2.0. The 3.0 type B is just there for convenience. No actual XMOS module (atm) is actually running on usb 3.0 yet.

 

The manual also said you can use either type B 2.0 or 3.0.

post #74 of 200
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Originally Posted by Audio Addict View Post

I just had an email from the distributor and 50 have shipped but by the slow boat from China. They said to check back in 10 to 14 days.

If anyone is interested, they do have the manual out on the www.bmc-audio.com website.

I broke down and ordered the Puredac from Vapor Audio out of St. Louis. There still were some available from the first shipment. When it comes in, I will drive down and spend the day at the dealer listening both through Headphones and the dealers custom speakers to really get to experience the Puredac.
post #75 of 200
Excellent. I look forward to your impressions. Interested in a DAC that retrieves (or portrays?) more of the subtle, low-level information. Hard to know what specific claims BMC makes for this DAC, but it's certainly on my list of contenders.
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