How about this then.
How about this then.
What a review. Go on. What a match with your amplifier.
You know it makes sense and come on - What's money.
Mastersound Due Trenta Class A Single Ended KT88, Sonos, Jolida Glass FX Tube Dac, Arcam DV137 (DVD's and SACD only), Vandersteen 1ci's, Nordost Silver Shadow, Audioquest - NRG Power, Sky i/c & Gibraltar s/c
It' only a review Wonder what it really sounds like
Power Inspired AG1500 Regenerator: Megahertz Lillipre Plus: BLAudio Battery Pre: InnerSound ESL300
Pioneer PD93/selfbuilt TDA1541 x 4 NOS DAC : Podium Sound 0.5 : Cadence Anina
EAR is drool material and if I were rich it would be on my short list. One of the few firms to make great sounds at a show too.
I'm sorry but this review reads like the very, very worst kind of PR copy. A press release from Planet America Puff PR Company Inc.
No pretense at comparison or objectivity. Indeed it lies: 192/24bit state of the art? No it isn't!
I've owned the original Acute and yes, it was very good despite its humble Arcam CD73 origins. But if all Tim has done is add a new receiver with inputs, to a what, 8-9 year old Arcam CD73 (clock & DAC untouched) to which the original Acute added what was really a very simple valve output stage and remote volume control arrangement, then it hardly deserves the 'peeing my pants I'm so excited' advertising copy that this guy Levy has churned out.
Oh and stick a ten grand price tag on for the privilege - yeh right.
The original Acute was good value against the competition (Ayre, Sugden etc) at three and a half grand. I don't believe this 'Mk III' can be anything like the same value for money. Not least as the world of digital has moved on radically in a decade (Sabre chip, Weiss, Young DAC 32bit etc etc).
The difference between theory and practice is greater in practice than in theory.
Anyway, aren't CD players 'so last year' now? (-:
Pos F IS a bit US/Puff at times. Read the stuff about vibration damping etc.
One should be sparing with ones contempt because of the large number of those in need of it.
Fact is someone will walk into their preferred dealer, quote that £10000 budget and get shown a selection of gear in that bracket plus or minus a couple of grand. It probably won't occur to them to spend less and the dealer won't throw in too many cheaper wild cards (if any).
Let me get this straight. You take a perfectly good CD and put it in a DVD player??!!