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Coventry DACoff - Sunday 26th June 2022

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It's been a long while since I had a DACoff, so that's what I'd like to do on Sunday 26th June, 12:00 - 19:00. Room for up to 8 for an afternoon of digital music. I have a CD transport and a streamer. I'll provide pizza or similar mid-afternoon. Location 2 miles north of M6 J3 Coventry.

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Jules_S
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DACs:
Holo Spring 3 Kitsune (R2R)
Arcam D33 (Burr Brown PCM1792)
Denafrips Pro 8 Mk1 (not R2R)
Chord Mojo (FPGA)
Audial S5 (TDA1541A NOS)
DiDiT DAC212SE (ESS9018)
Rega DAC

Other Equipment:
Jay's Audio CDT2 MK2 CD transport
Mutec MC3+USB reclocker
Bluesound Node 2i streamer
Phison PD2SE preamplifier
Neurochrome 686 power amplifier
QAcoustics Concept 300 speakers
 
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Hi Ian, I'd like to come along if that's OK, be interesting to do the exercise of evaluating how much difference there really is. I should have my Arcam D33 by then so can bring that along? Would be interested to hear one of the R2R DACs if anyone has one to compare?
 

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Hi Ian, I'd like to come along if that's OK, be interesting to do the exercise of evaluating how much difference there really is. I should have my Arcam D33 by then so can bring that along? Would be interested to hear one of the R2R DACs if anyone has one to compare?
There should be a Holo Spring 3 in attendance. I’ve not heard a D33 in my system but they are reputed to be good.
 

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Hello Ian would it be okay to add me to this as well , unless I can find a way to get the Arcam D33 to Jules before this will bring that with me to hand over . I can also bring a Denafrips Pro 8 mk1 if anyone wants to listen to it .
 
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Hi Ian, I've never been to one of these before and would love to come along... If not too far out of the scope, I could bring my Primare I22 amplifier with onboard optional DAC?
 
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Hi Ian, I don' have a separate DAC but would like to meet some local'ish members and learn more about digital sources too.
 
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What DACs do you think you will listen to on the day?
Kit being brought by attendees so far (subject to change):
Holo Spring 3 Kitsune Edition
Arcam D33
Denafrips Pro 8 Mk1
My DACs:
DiDit DAC212SE
Singxer SDA-6PRO
Chevron DDDAC
Other DACs may appear depending on who comes and what I can borrow.
There will also be two Mutec MC3+USB Reclockers.
 

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Hello

I don't have a DAC to offer (well I could bring my Chord Mojo but I suppose everyone knows what that sounds like?) but I would be able to come along. I happen to be in the area visiting some friends at Warwick Uni on that specific weekend. Would that be okay?
 
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ian917

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Hello

I don't have a DAC to offer (well I could bring my Chord Mojo but I suppose everyone knows what that sounds like?) but I would be able to come along. I happen to be in the area visiting some friends at Warwick Uni on that specific weekend. Would that be okay?
You’re most welcome to join in the fun.
 
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TIU

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If anyone else wants to attend with a DAC to compare I'll bow out.
 

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You can add in the Chord Mojo. Got it back from Chord all nice and serviced up. Not sure it holds up against the heavy hitters we're seeing listed, especially the Holo Spring 3 Kitsune Edition.

I've got that one pegged as end game and it will be one heck of an experience getting to hear what a TOTL DAC sounds like in a system :)
 
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I'm pulling out of this one due to family matters. Hopefully I'll catch the next one.
 

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Everyone ready for next week? I'm excited and can't wait to listen to Ian's setup, listen to some new DACs and meet y'all in real life.
 
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As per I am sure the others I am looking forward to the day and hoping that things will go nice and smoothly . Look forward to seeing every body there and to getting to listen to some new music .
 

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