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post #121 of 142
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Originally Posted by 3lusiv3
What about the AOS Piccolo DAC?
Cool, what price ranges would you nominate it into?
post #122 of 142
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Originally Posted by rsaavedr
Cool, what price ranges would you nominate it into?
$240 + delivery. I'm not sure if I should nominate it since I have never used one, but other people seem to like them.

http://www.aoselectronics.com/piccolo.html
post #123 of 142
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Originally Posted by 3lusiv3
$240 + delivery. I'm not sure if I should nominate it since I have never used one, but other people seem to like them.
http://www.aoselectronics.com/piccolo.html
Ah ok, well following the rules we should rather wait for one owner or people that have heard it and have compared it to other sources to make the nomination then.
post #124 of 142
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Given a recent exposure to some high end sources at the FL meet, and impressions from those compared to my modded Toshiba, I will nominate the Vinnie Rossi modded version of the Toshiba SD-3950 as easily competitive in the $250 - $1600 range (and this is being conservative with respect to the upper bound).
post #125 of 142
the soundcard EMU 0404 (99 euros)
is a good sounding card,
tops all soundcard competition at that price
for music

Is a pity is not yet widely availabe
in the shops...
post #126 of 142
The Cary 203/200 needs to be edited to 303/200 BTW.

In the Universal Players under $6,000...the Esoteric DV-50 is a top contender (I've never heard anything better (including pure Redbook comparisons).

...and I know this thread got started in April, but since August (in the under $4000 Redbook range, I don't think anything can touch the Meridian G08!
post #127 of 142
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First post updated! This threading had been dormant for a while, thanks for the new submissions!
post #128 of 142
Am I allowed to nominate my cd transport/dac or is that against the rules?
post #129 of 142
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Originally Posted by GoRedwings19
Am I allowed to nominate my cd transport/dac or is that against the rules?
Not against the rules, but please check the first post, especially the text in bold, this is a rather unorthodox recommended list. In principle, you can nominate any source for its price range or higher, but you should have been exposed to players of that unit's price range or higher, and in your opinion your nominated player is among the best sound available, or it's very competitive, within the price range you nominate it for.
post #130 of 142
Okay I nominate the ML 31 transport+30.5 dac

I own the dcs delius+purcell, tri-vista sacd

I believe IMO the ML combo is better.

Can U add it to the list please as well as the tri-vista in the under 10k category
post #131 of 142
To be honest, I don't quite understand how this thread works.
Since no one seemed to have mentioned Benchmark Media DAC1, I will nominate it for <$1k category.
post #132 of 142
I nominate the Apogee Mini-DAC for the <US$1000 category. I call it the "anti-Benchmark" .
post #133 of 142
Due to the weak US dollars, the CDX2/XPS2 combo now is $10,150US. ( over 10k category )
post #134 of 142
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Originally Posted by GoRedwings19
Can U add it to the list please as well as the tri-vista in the under 10k category
Certainly, but one question. The tri-vista to be added in the 10K category for which format, CD, SACD, both? (Edit: I added it in both, but wanted to make sure that's what you meant)
post #135 of 142
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Originally Posted by kuma
Due to the weak US dollars, the CDX2/XPS2 combo now is $10,150US. ( over 10k category )
Interesting case, because the fact that its price went up in US$ going above $10K doesn't mean that player would automatically become competitive among the players in the next higher category, which is the cost no object one. Noone has submitted it for that category, so I shouldn't move it upwards. An easy adjustment would be to shift the category to <$10500 or so, but I think is ok to leave it as it stands so far. The amount is still very close enough to $10K, and it's supposedly very competitive in that category.
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