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Hey, guys! 

Just sold my NAD M51 and looking for a new amazingly sounding  DAC with maybe a streaming option.

Would be nice also if that was capable of DSD 512 and maybe PCM 768kHz, just in case :D

Must have XLR balanced outputs and Toslink input

The budget is around $6000 US. Can go higher if needed.

My other components are:
Foobar2000/HQplayer
MacBook Pro (late 2017),
USB digital interface: "Gustard U16",
Integrated amplifier: Musical Fidelity - "Nu-Vista 600",
loudspeakers: "ProAc D48R"


Would be super grateful for all suggestions!

Thanks! 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 1/8/2019 at 4:17 PM, Sergey_S said:

Hey, guys! 

Just sold my NAD M51 and looking for a new amazingly sounding  DAC with maybe a streaming option.

Would be nice also if that was capable of DSD 512 and maybe PCM 768kHz, just in case :D

Must have XLR balanced outputs and Toslink input

The budget is around $6000 US. Can go higher if needed.

My other components are:
Foobar2000/HQplayer
MacBook Pro (late 2017),
USB digital interface: "Gustard U16",
Integrated amplifier: Musical Fidelity - "Nu-Vista 600",
loudspeakers: "ProAc D48R"


Would be super grateful for all suggestions!

Thanks! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can check what we did with Pro iDSD. Seems to be a nice fit in your budget and for your needs.

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i'd look at a ps audio directstream with the network bridge option (closer to $7k though).

 

for less, how about a sonore ultrarendu w/lps (about $1300) with a chord hugo 2 ($2700)?

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2 minutes ago, jcn3 said:

i'd look at a ps audio directstream with the network bridge option (closer to $7k though).

 

for less, how about a sonore ultrarendu w/lps (about $1300) with a chord hugo 2 ($2700)?


Yeah, I was about to ask about PS Audio, as I am seriously considering Direct Stream DAC. One thing, that bothers me, is that I will be able to get it in May 2019! Almost 5 months..  :(  

But if people say it is really good, I'd wait. 
 

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On 1/8/2019 at 7:17 AM, Sergey_S said:

Must have XLR balanced outputs and Toslink input.

 

You do realize that Toslink is limited in bandwidth and will not accommodate the DSD and PCM sample rates you require.

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1 hour ago, Sergey_S said:


Yeah, I was about to ask about PS Audio, as I am seriously considering Direct Stream DAC. One thing, that bothers me, is that I will be able to get it in May 2019! Almost 5 months..  :(  

But if people say it is really good, I'd wait. 
 

 

Buy a used one instead of new. The warranty is transferrable and you can get the DAC for almost 50% off of retail. That's how I got mine and I love the DAC.

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Just now, diecaster said:

 

You do realize that Toslink is limited in bandwidth and will not accommodate the DSD and PCM sample rates you require.


Yes! But I'd like to have those, just in case!  Thank you! :)

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2 minutes ago, diecaster said:

 

Buy a used one instead of new. The warranty is transferrable and you can get the DAC for almost 50% off of retail. That's how I got mine and I love the DAC.


I can't find a used one here in Ukraine, and I don't want to bring one from abroad as I'll have to add 32% taxes on everything above 150 euro, plus custom services.. 

Also..  I don't like used! :P 

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