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    Re: DAC Opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    I think I am leaning towards sticking with HQ Player and either staying with my DAC or going to a T+A, if it can work out. DSD512 is really enticing to me ....
    I'll try and talk you down.

    From all I've read DSD128 -> DSD256 is the bigger jump in sound quality in comparison to DSD256 -> DSD512.

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    Thanks for the effort .... from everything I hear and read the T+A is supposed to be pretty darn good DSD, which is the main thing for me at this point...
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    I want to thank everyone for all of your input... I think the decision has been made. If all goes as planned I will be getting a T+A Dac8 DSD. Since DSD is what matters the most to me, and reading such incredible reviews and opinions on this machine, and with HQ Player, this sounds like a great unit for me!
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    Awesome, great to hear! Gotta just commit and do it Its a killer DAC for sure.
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    Well Randy, It must be a done deal as I see you have it listed it in your gear. Keep us posted on your thoughts on your new DAC and congrats.
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    Re: DAC Opinions

    I will.... when it arrives ....
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    Re: DAC Opinions

    I've been sending DSD512 to my T+A DAC for about a year now...everything upsampled in the Roon DSP engine. It sounds absolutely killer! The Tannoy CanterburySE, Allnic tube integrated, and T+A combo is unreal. I'm listening to Cowboy Junkies, Trinity Sessions (from the SACD rip) right now....just incredible. It's the closest thing I've found to the musicality of really good vinyl on a really good turntable with a really good phono pre....for about 1/4 the price.
    Enjoy!

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    Thank you sir. Really looking forward to it!
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    Re: DAC Opinions

    Great choice, you won't be sorry. Once you hear it with 512 DSD you will be blown away. Congrats.

    Looking forward to your impressions.

    Larry
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    Thank you Larry. Really looking forward to it!
    Audio Research LS17 SE, T+A DAC 8 DSD, T+A AMP 8, W4S Recovery, KEF R700, KEF R400b, KEF M500, Ayre Pono
    Oppo BDP-105, Technics ST-9030, MrSpeakers Ether, Richard Gray High Tension Power, Kimber Kable 12TC bi-wired
    AudioQuest Niagara 1000, AudioQuest Earth XLR, AudioQuest Anaconda XLR, AudioQuest Coffee USB x2

 

 
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