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    What a review. Go on. What a match with your amplifier.
    You know it makes sense and come on - What's money.
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    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).

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    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.
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    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??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    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 UK retail on this is 4140

    The dac on it's own with the same out stages is 4003

    I had the Acute cdp but only sold it because I seldom used it being a vinyl junkie.

    I have been looking at dacs mainly so that I have online radio.

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