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One for the ever digital curious

https://www.psaudio.com/copper/article/ ... onnection/

I found the comments section below the article to be very interesting 👍
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I assume PS Audio have something to sell?
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Do you get to hear any of these 'innovations' on a try at home basis?
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Fretless wrote: Sat Aug 07, 2021 11:10 pm For those in the market for an affordable NOS R2R DAC and disappointed by the price-rise on the Denafrips Ares II, then help is on the way from Chi-fi manufacturer Musician and their new Draco DAC.

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Available for under 600 pounds via AliExpress.
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Jules over at TAS dug this up, and it's quite interesting, Fretless. Chinese Chimera
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savvypaul wrote: Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:19 pm I assume PS Audio have something to sell?
Paul if you go to comment section PS Audio get a gentle but firm kicking. That's the beauty & the beast of the tinternet and free speech 😉
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Slinger. I had spotted that article about the Musician Pegasus essentially being a rip-off of the Denafrips Ares.

But with both products coming from the same manufacturing facility there could well be a similar level of quality and the Draco DAC now undercuts the Ares in price. Could be an interesting device.
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I've just grabbed a new toy, on eBay..

https://www.vincent-tac.de/en/product-t ... c-1mk.html

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Long story short(ish) it was being sold on eBay for £350.00 and described as "New Open Box". The RRP is €799.00 (not that anyone sells anything for RRP these days) which is around £685.00

I offered the seller £300.00 as a bit of a joke, really, and expected him to laugh, or come back with, perhaps, £340.00 at best.

He accepted £300.00, and I'm calling that a bit of a result.
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Vincent is very nice gear - I have heard a CDP/DAC/Amp system of their's and was impressed with both the build quality and sound.
Chinese design and manufacture (I think)

Good one, Slinger - interested to hear what you make of it. :guiness;
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Goes to show what a cheeky offer, not too cheeky, can do. I'll have a look for any reviews later, hope you like it Mr Slinger :grin:

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:epopc:
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