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Wanting to trade DAC's temporarily with established members...read on

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As it is much more cost effective to find the DAC of our dreams by listening to several, I've decided to start this thread in an effort to see if there would be any interest in trading DAC's, on loan for say a few weeks. I have a brand new Maverick Tube DAC 1 plus with a 2C51 396A Western Electric WE 1953 NOS added for flavor.

 

I figure it would work this way. Each trader sends the other the tracking info on their DAC's, they each spend an agreed upon amount of time with that DAC, and then hopefully return it, or send it off to someone else looking to try it out.

 

I haven't done this before, so if no one is interested, I understand.

 

I am also thinking of adding a PS Digital Link III to the system.

 

Let me know if there is any interest in trying out the TubeDac 1 plus additional tube.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 4

Hmm... I'm probably not established enough yet, but I'm interested in the concept to further my education. I'd want to buy a second DAC first so I wouldn't be without during shipping times. Currently I have the original DacMagic so not an uber high end or rare unit.

post #3 of 4

The concept sounds great, but wouldn't the amount of times a DAC is shipped eventually result in some damage, especially to units with tubes?  Also, not everyone takes care of their equipment the same as others.  I'm anal about the slightest imperfections, but not everyone else is.  I wouldn't want to send my DAC to someone to demo and then have it returned with scratches or something accidentally broken.

 

It's a great idea, but I think this would work better if you could find people locally to meet up and trade with.


WG

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That's actually a valid point. However, I doubt once or twice would hurt the DAC. And how many DAC's are really tube based. I will be responsible for shipping my unit and ask the other party to pack as I have. I am sure they wouldn't want their DAC destroyed either.

 

And as long as the DAC is shipped out securely, people tend to re-pack the same way they got it. It's not like they're going to steal the peanuts? Or are they? Oh, no.

 

Seriously though, if we could get four or five people involved, we could get a rotation going. It would allow us to experiment w/o the cash outlay. And I am sure no one with a Weiss 202 is going to reply to this. Only us mid-tier guys who work for a living.


Edited by etys rule - 3/31/13 at 3:48pm
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