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    ModWright Elyse DAC

    For a while review is only in Polish, but You can find a lot of hi-res photos of the newest ModWright DAC - ModWright Elyse DAC


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    Re: ModWright Elyse DAC

    Fantastic pictures - thanks for sharing these!

    Here is a new review of the Elyse DAC from the UK's Hifi Wigwam: Modwright Elyse DAC

    I was able to do some extensive listening of both the Elyse DAC and the new ModWright PH150 phone stage at RMAF and they are both outstanding!
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    Re: ModWright Elyse DAC

    THnX. The ModWright PH150 we've got on test too ;-)

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    Re: ModWright Elyse DAC

    One of the major reasons I ordered a MW Sony HAPZ1-ES is the excellent Elyse and PH150 reviews since they have the same new transformer coupling design.

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    Re: ModWright Elyse DAC

    I have the ModWright Elyse DAC, and it is awesome. I have had Burmester 089, GNSC Wadia S7i, Marantz's and McIntosh MCD500, and the Elyse blows them away. I also tube roll, and currently using Siemans CCA's and Philips 5aU7 rectifier. I look forward To ModWright's new tube amps. I started with ModWright Tubed 95, then 105, and now the Elyse. Each step up has greatly helped my enjoyment and emotional connection to the digital format. Even the "lowly" CD sounds great through the Elyse. I bought a new (in storage) Esoteric Dv-60 as transport, and also a used Exemplar Oppo 93. The Elyse with it's own word clock and other internals, made the transport used irrelevant. I just sold the Esoteric. I also use the Elyse's USB input with my Macbook Pro to listen to Spotify.
    Venture Audio Grand Ultimate in Macassar Ebony, Doshi Jhor 180 mono's, Magnus MA-300 w/ MA-500 power supply, Concert Fidelity CF-080LSX, Stealth digital orca, Acoustic Zen Absolute Silver pc's, Prana Wire Cosmos sp. cables, LG 65" OLED, ModWright modified Oppo 103D(transport), Reference Line Stage power conditioner, SME 20-2w/ Graham 2.2 tonearm, Ortofon Windfeld, Canary Audio MC10, PranaWire Linebacker, Luxman D-08 cd/sacd/dac.

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    Re: ModWright Elyse DAC

    I've gone though quite a few high end DACs until I settled on the Elyse. I fell in love with the musical quality it added to my system instantly. Other products might have better specifications in some regards but there is something about this DAC that puts music back into anything digital sent to it. I hope Dan takes the USB input to the next level someday? Maybe an XMOS XU208 board for example?

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    Re: ModWright Elyse DAC

    MQA would be nice also.
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    Re: ModWright Elyse DAC

    I think Dan's best plan should be to just add an I2s interface and not try to keep up with all the monthly USB advances. But then an external USB interface may not have one of his most excellent power supplies?

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    Re: ModWright Elyse DAC

    Would be interesting to test the Elyse and the Modwright Sonica side by side.
    Main - JVC QL-Y7/Denon DL-301 Mk II, Gold Note PH-10, Nuprime CDT-8, Auralic Aries G1, Aqua La Voce S3, Supratek Chardonnay, Van Alstine Vision SET-400, Reynaud Abscisse Jubilee, (2) Rythmik F12SE, Audio Envy IC's & PC's, Triode Wire Lab PC's, USB & SC's, PS Audio Stellar P3, PI Audio Uberbuss, Timbernation rack

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    The Modwright mod Sonica is said to be a great sounding digital powerhouse!

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    Re: ModWright Elyse DAC

    In all honesty, and no offense to the ModWright Sonica, but it is no contest, Elyse all the way.
    Venture Audio Grand Ultimate in Macassar Ebony, Doshi Jhor 180 mono's, Magnus MA-300 w/ MA-500 power supply, Concert Fidelity CF-080LSX, Stealth digital orca, Acoustic Zen Absolute Silver pc's, Prana Wire Cosmos sp. cables, LG 65" OLED, ModWright modified Oppo 103D(transport), Reference Line Stage power conditioner, SME 20-2w/ Graham 2.2 tonearm, Ortofon Windfeld, Canary Audio MC10, PranaWire Linebacker, Luxman D-08 cd/sacd/dac.

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    Re: ModWright Elyse DAC

    Jim have you heard them both?
    Main - JVC QL-Y7/Denon DL-301 Mk II, Gold Note PH-10, Nuprime CDT-8, Auralic Aries G1, Aqua La Voce S3, Supratek Chardonnay, Van Alstine Vision SET-400, Reynaud Abscisse Jubilee, (2) Rythmik F12SE, Audio Envy IC's & PC's, Triode Wire Lab PC's, USB & SC's, PS Audio Stellar P3, PI Audio Uberbuss, Timbernation rack

    Family Room - Oppo UDP-203, PS Audio Directstream/Bridge II, Audia Flight FL Three S, Nola KO, (2) Rythmik F-12G, Audio Sensibility SC & IC's, Neotech PC's, SurgeX SA-1810

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    Re: ModWright Elyse DAC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Jim have you heard them both?
    No, I asked Dan.
    Venture Audio Grand Ultimate in Macassar Ebony, Doshi Jhor 180 mono's, Magnus MA-300 w/ MA-500 power supply, Concert Fidelity CF-080LSX, Stealth digital orca, Acoustic Zen Absolute Silver pc's, Prana Wire Cosmos sp. cables, LG 65" OLED, ModWright modified Oppo 103D(transport), Reference Line Stage power conditioner, SME 20-2w/ Graham 2.2 tonearm, Ortofon Windfeld, Canary Audio MC10, PranaWire Linebacker, Luxman D-08 cd/sacd/dac.

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    Re: ModWright Elyse DAC

    O.K.
    Main - JVC QL-Y7/Denon DL-301 Mk II, Gold Note PH-10, Nuprime CDT-8, Auralic Aries G1, Aqua La Voce S3, Supratek Chardonnay, Van Alstine Vision SET-400, Reynaud Abscisse Jubilee, (2) Rythmik F12SE, Audio Envy IC's & PC's, Triode Wire Lab PC's, USB & SC's, PS Audio Stellar P3, PI Audio Uberbuss, Timbernation rack

    Family Room - Oppo UDP-203, PS Audio Directstream/Bridge II, Audia Flight FL Three S, Nola KO, (2) Rythmik F-12G, Audio Sensibility SC & IC's, Neotech PC's, SurgeX SA-1810

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