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DAC Merry Go 'Round- why I stopped at Weiss
My experience is no…not because the clock in the Weiss is so good but more that the internal I2S connection provides superior clock synchronization. If you look at the pinout for proper i2s implementations the clock is synchronized in both directi... 
DAC Merry Go 'Round- why I stopped at Weiss
So…my experience with streamers is that mid level units are good.  Key is, do you like the app from a lot of these companies and is the app stable, etc…. Auralic seems pretty good but, like anything, newer is better.  These things don’t age that w... 
DAC Merry Go 'Round- why I stopped at Weiss
@mclinnguy I have only used the Antipodes K50 and Oladra with the Weiss.  Both are a step up from the internal renderer.  That said, I believe the best performance for price comes from an Antipodes K41 and using the on-board renderer.  It is tough... 
Rockna Wavelight Music Server
I hear that there may be more options developed for the Wavelight that may not be developed for Wavedream NET.  I don’t know this with certainty as you never know how long new software will take to develop.  Not sure about memory player aspect.  I... 
Rockna Wavelight Music Server
Wavelight server and Wavedream NET as servers seem very similar.  There will be more flexibility long term with the Wavelight server.  Obviously, the NET has the CD transport in it making it unique.  Both are excellent  
Bricasti Model 1 Series II DAC
I am a Bricasti dealer and am familiar.  The M3 is a completely different chassis, PS, etc…. I do not believe that there would be a standard upgrade directly with Bricasti as it is a totally different model and footprint.  They did not offer an M3... 
New DAC with streamer
@deep_333 I am unfamiliar with Denafrips, Shiit or Bricastis’s P&L.  I do not know their margins, expenses or cost structures beyond the prices they charge me.  You are correct that many consumer direct companies and Chinese manufacturers offe... 
Rockna Wavelight Music Server
I am one of the US dealers.  I have it here. The unit is very nice sounding and easy to setup.  Happy to answer any questions.    
New DAC with streamer
If you like the PS Audio DSD, my customers usually move to one of three brands depending on budget.  Meitner MA3, Playback Designs or Bricasti.  The M1 has been a popular choice but the M21 is awesome in that it is an M1 S2 AND it has the R2R. re... 
Weiss 501 DAC
I have found the Antipodes K50 and Oladra are a step up from the internal streamer.  If you have an external server, K22 as an endpoint would likely be a step up.    
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
I have been crazy busy these past two weeks. We had a Halloween party for my 5YO daughter and had more than 20 kids at the house.  Still cleaning up.     Will test 204 this weekend.  I also have the Innuos Pulsar and Pulse Mini in and a DAC in a... 
How easily can you distinguish between different DACs?
in an A/B test with a switch, anyone can easily spot the difference between DACs.  When listening to them at different times and further removed, this can be more challenging and there are specific things I look for.  Width of the soundstage.  Ins... 
dCS Bartok Apex vs any similar priced DAC
The Playback MPD-8 lacks the on-board streamer.  That said, I had a customer do a direct compare (in-home demo) of the Bartok Apex vs the MPD-6 from Playback and he opted for the Playback.  His perspective was that detail was a push but the stagin... 
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
@earthbound Thank you for the kind words.  This is energizing and makes me want to test more gear.    
DAC Shootout Starts This Weekend
@pgastone So...I have the 204 but have yet to do a critical listening test.  It is fully broken in as the unit has been out to a couple customers.  It will be back this week.   I did spend a brief period of time with it and it is very good soundi...