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Re: DAC to the Future

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Maybe it's worth another squint at this..?
Ithilstone wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:00 am Found interesting test on YT

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slinger wrote: Thu Apr 20, 2023 1:50 pm Maybe it's worth another squint at this..?
Ithilstone wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:00 am Found interesting test on YT

"I published music on Tidal to test MQA - MQA Review"
Cameron (Golden Sound) is a friend of mine. So intelligent it's silly. That was great work too.
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This looks interesting: https://hifigo.com/products/daart-yulong-aquila-iii

DSD1024 and high rate PCM. Flagship AKM. Under $800US.

The Sabre based Aquila II was reviewed by Darko, but this has come out.

Best part is the screen has a bouncy graphic equalizer 😊🤘
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George Hincapie wrote: Sat May 06, 2023 12:16 pm This looks interesting: https://hifigo.com/products/daart-yulong-aquila-iii

DSD1024 and high rate PCM. Flagship AKM. Under $800US.

The Sabre based Aquila II was reviewed by Darko, but this has come out.

Best part is the screen has a bouncy graphic equalizer 😊🤘
That looks like a seriously yummy DAC/HPA. Love the red-finish version.

Price with that seller is lower than AliExpress too.

Nice! :dance:
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This looks right up your street @Fretless:

https://www.audioemotion.co.uk/eversolo ... 0680-p.asp
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I've put my name down a couple of weeks ago with another supplier for the basic model https://www.audioemotion.co.uk/eversolo ... 0679-p.asp
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Nice-looking unit and, if the specs are anything to go by, should sound terrific.

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For anyone interested, this is who I've put my name down with. https://www.futeko.com/products/DC003.php?region=uk
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Fretless wrote: Thu May 18, 2023 7:53 am Nice-looking unit and, if the specs are anything to go by, should sound terrific.

:dance:
There are plenty of pieces of kit that I could name which are marketed on their 'specs' but sound like a sack of spanners.
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antonio66 wrote: Thu May 18, 2023 10:45 am For anyone interested, this is who I've put my name down with. https://www.futeko.com/products/DC003.php?region=uk
Everything I've heard with an ESS chip has been good for only one thing - removing the fillings from your teeth. That was a couple of years ago, though, and YMMV, of course.
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