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post #16 of 28


Don't want to own one, but always loved the look.
post #17 of 28
I also like the Da Vinci Light Harmonic DAC as well as most anything made by dCS, especially something on the order of a full Scarlatti stack. I feel the ML above as well as most all ML gear is also attractive (although that DAC is pretty outdated).

At a lower price point, the Auralic Vega is a nice looking unit, IMO.
post #18 of 28

dang that geek pulse looks sexy.  what would you guys recommend for my first DAC and headphone amp unit?  ill be hooking it up to my computer and using my amp.

post #19 of 28

Aurender V1000

post #20 of 28

Lampizator Big7

 

post #21 of 28

Audio-gd made a few of these brushed aluminum phoenix chasses. They dropped it because it was harder to make and wasn't as popular as the black cases of all audio-gd gear, and it doesn't match with other stuff as well as black cases. I know it's not a dac, but if things turned out differently, maybe audio-gd gear would be silver instead of all black like they are now :p. As for your question of what will endure, I think in the future a lot of aluminum cases would be brushed simply because it is friendlier to the environment, and box shape is utilitarian and timeless.

post #22 of 28

Esoteric D-1 Grandioso.

 

 

 

 

Esoteric-Grandioso-P1-D1.jpg

 

This is their answer to the dCS Vivaldi stack - a pair of D-1 monoblock DACs, plut the P-1 transport and external power supply. I see a definite Cylon inspiration there....

post #23 of 28

This is from my wish list thread:

 

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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post
 

dCS Vivaldi Digital Playback System ($108,496)


(Includes CD/SACD transport, DAC, upsampler, and master clock. I have a fantasy of getting one in black for a private headphone room and another in silver to use in a speaker room for friends and parties.)

 

 

Light Harmonic Da Vinci Dual DAC (grey) ($31,000)
 

 

MSB Technology Diamond DAC IV select (matte black) ($74,950)
 

 

Woo Audio WDS-1 (silver) ($1,199)
 

post #24 of 28

I really like the simplistic but elegant look of the Concero DAC. It just looks so sweet.

Unfortunately I can't say the same about the Resonessence Invicta which looks not so good imo.

 

Picture not mine though.


Edited by amigastar - 8/3/14 at 2:34pm
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by amigastar View Post
 

I really like the simple but elegant look of the Concero DAC. It looks so sweet.

Unfortunately I can't say the same about the Resonessence Invicta which looks not so good imo.

 

Picture not mine though.

 

Believe it or not, this is the first compact stealth black DAC/amp I appreciate aesthetically.

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post #27 of 28

I have always been a fan of the sound and look of Jeff Rowland gear...The only Jeff Rowland Gear I own right now are the monoblock amps for my home speakers.  They are faceted 360 (everywhere and drop dead gorgeous)

 


Edited by M Coupe - 8/7/14 at 7:01pm
post #28 of 28

A new contender from ALLNIC : the D5000 (YES it is a DAC)

 

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