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    MSB Launches Two New DACís

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    Re: MSB Launches Two New DACís

    Mike,
    Very interesting -- would love to see how it compares to the outgoing MSB Dac V as well as Berkeley Reference, Chord DAVE & Emm labs.
    Hopefully it can deliver a fair dose of the magic of the Select DAC at an approachable price.

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    Re: MSB Launches Two New DACís

    I wonder if those prices include the choice of two inputs? So, if I was looking at the entry level discrete DAC plus I wanted an MQA USB and the Roon ethernet card. The pricing probably goes up. Can one defeat the internal volume control and you use your own pre amp ?

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    Re: MSB Launches Two New DACís

    Sweet- figuring out my next upgrade

    mdp- almost certainly extra
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    MSB Launches Two New DACís

    Interesting news. The Discrete appears to be the Analog replacement and, with the included Discrete Power Supply, at $9,950 is very competitively priced.

    Looks like the Premier could be sweet spot - the TOTR model with the new Prime DAC modules. The price for their modular inputs is not inexpensive though ...

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    Re: MSB Launches Two New DACís

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoludio View Post
    Looks like the Premier could be sweet spot - the TOTR model with the new Prime DAC modules. The price for their modular inputs is not inexpensive though ...
    I tend to agree on the Premier sweet spot - though worry with Powerbase and modular renderer its going to be closer to 30k.
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    Re: MSB Launches Two New DACís

    Just like the outgoing Analog DAC, it looks like MSB is not publishing the base clock specification(s) of both the Discrete and Premier DACs. However, they do mention that the Premier can be upgraded to the "all new Femto 93". I'm curious just how much extra $ this upgrade will add to the MSRP.

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    Re: MSB Launches Two New DACís

    Quote Originally Posted by Audioguru1 View Post
    Just like the outgoing Analog DAC, it looks like MSB is not publishing the base clock specification(s) of both the Discrete and Premier DACs. However, they do mention that the Premier can be upgraded to the "all new Femto 93". I'm curious just how much extra $ this upgrade will add to the MSRP.
    The base clock has been the Femto 140, MSRP $5,000.

    The Femto 77 MSRP is $10,000.

    Letís say the new Femto 93 MSRP is $7,500.

    That would project to a MSRP upgrade cost of approximately $2,500.

    Just a guess on my part. Premier DAC pricing could be scaled down commensurately.

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    Re: MSB Launches Two New DACís

    Some more info and pictures of the Premier DAC:

    http://www.monoandstereo.com/2018/01...blic.html#more
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    Re: MSB Launches Two New DACís

    Probably too early for this question. But, does MSB plan on producing companion transports for these DACS? At a more accessible price points than the recently announced ones.

    If they made a Discrete transport with HDMI video (since I believe these new ones are based on the Oppo 203) I could remove the Oppo 205 from system and go to a full MSB stack DAC+Transport with HDMI ( I run it to a front projector)

 

 
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