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Re: DAC to the Future

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@savvypaul You can use an external dac, it's the streamer section that is supposed to be very good.


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@savvypaul You have enough experience in hifi to know you cannot put the blame entirely on a dac chip, it's the implementation as well.

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I was very hesitant of ESS Sabre DACs until I tried the models from Sabaj which sound fantastic to me. But it is a question of implementation and they can be adjusted to taste with the inbuilt PCM filters.
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antonio66 wrote: Thu May 18, 2023 12:12 pm @savvypaul You have enough experience in hifi to know you cannot put the blame entirely on a dac chip, it's the implementation as well.
I heard 4 different DACs with ESS chips. They were all poor implementations, then. That's my experience.

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I was in town today and had a bit ot time to kill so I browsed through some hifi magazines in Smiths. What struck me is that dedicated DACs seem to have gone out of fashion. EverythingI came across seemed to incorporate a streamer often with a pre amp or integrated amps. The inclusion of phono inputs and Bluetooth is also common. There seems to be a trend for less boxes and in this respect NVA is swimming against the tide. This might not be a bad thing as I am sure that there are many like me who appreciate the sound quality benefits of different boxes for different functions connected by quality cables. I might me going with the flow in discarding the physical media, but when it comes to components and horses for courses I am still a traditionalist.
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Just ordered, hopefully delivery mid June: https://www.futeko.com/products/DC003.php
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antonio66 wrote: Tue May 23, 2023 12:05 pm Just ordered, hopefully delivery mid June: https://www.futeko.com/products/DC003.php
Nice, Antonio.

Enjoy! :dance:
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Vinshine have released another firmware update for the Denafrips Ares II, further improvements to SQ to make it sound even more 'analogue'.

Will give it a go later this week ....

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Fretless wrote: Tue Jul 11, 2023 9:47 am Vinshine have released another firmware update for the Denafrips Ares II, further improvements to SQ to make it sound even more 'analogue'.

Will give it a go later this week ....

:ugeek:
I need to upgrade the firmware on my Ares II 12th Anniversary Edition as well. Perhaps over the weekend.
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Re: DAC to the Future

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Schiit have released a CD transport 'Urd' that is also a multi-functional USB/SPDIF converter and hub.

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https://www.schiit.com/products/urd

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Features 2 extra USB input sockets and output via USB, coax or AES/EBU.

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Pro-Ject 1.2 + Grado Sig Jr + Cambridge Alva Duo
DigiVolumio PC + Kiss DP-500 + Sabaj A20d
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Little Bear MC2 + AQ NightHawk
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NVA: P50 & PSU - BMUAiyima A07 MAX + Arcam One
HP: Allo DigiOne + Sabaj A10d + AQ NightOwl
Office: Allo DigiOne SIG + SMSL M300se + Douk G4 (x2)
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