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Just a curve ball option - Devialet D premier - I know you just wanted a dac but hey have an amp, phono stage, AD converter also.

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You are more than welcome to try out my Audio Synthesis DAX Decade and a couple other DACs I have. In my experience, most of the modern DACs go for ultra detail over listenability unfortunately. You may find the AudioMecca and Micromega DACs interesting, as they major on listenability.

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In my experience really,really good dacs have better resolution , are just more natural ,and there are no tradeoffs whatsoever.

Keith.

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In my experience really,really good dacs have better resolution , are just more natural ,and there are no tradeoffs whatsoever.

Keith.

Entirely agreed.

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In my experience really,really good dacs have better resolution , are just more natural ,and there are no tradeoffs whatsoever.

Keith.

A complete non-statement. All you have just said is "something which is good is good". No shit.

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Non statement no, some dacs have a very fine mid range at the expense of bass and treble extension, others have seemingly masses of resolution but are tonally a little thin, very few dacs IMHO, have resolution and tone.

Keith.

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Non statement no, some dacs have a very fine mid range at the expense of bass and treble extension, others have seemingly masses of resolution but are tonally a little thin, very few dacs IMHO, have resolution and tone.

Keith.

So, something good is better than something with some faults. :roll:

Argh! You're going to make my head explode with your insights. :P

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Audionote Dac`s are worth listening to. Although they are red book only, have a listen to one but make sure it is warmed up for a few days first. I have built the Dac 4-1 LE kit and can vouch for it`s resolution, sweet treble, bass that is musical and can be altered by tube rolling. As it is a kit, it kept me quiet for a couple of weeks building it.

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So, something good is better than something with some faults. :roll:

Argh! You're going to make my head explode with your insights. :P

I believe some listeners enjoy the 'faults' and actively seek out such equipment!

KR Keith.

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My 2.1x with upgraded bits to 3.1 balanced with output transformers replacing the coupling caps

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I believe some listeners enjoy the 'faults' and actively seek out such equipment!

KR Keith.

I belive that sounding grey and bland is a fault, but some people mistake it for neutrality.

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Jazz flute, you just don't hear it these days, turning back to dacs, thats why its important to listen to a group of them in your system at the same time.

Keith.

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The minutae of debate sometimes turns into thread crapping . Move along now ladies

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Audionote Dac`s are worth listening to. Although they are red book only,

What does 'red book' only mean?

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