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    MSB Discrete Review - Completing The System

    System Finished: MSB Technology Discrete DAC


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    Re: MSB Discrete Review - Completing The System

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    System Finished: MSB Technology Discrete DAC


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    Interesting that Jeff is still using his laptop via USB rather than a dedicated Roon Server. He is also still driving the amp via the DAC's pre-amp rather than a separate pre-amp.

    Very similar to his previous Solution setup where he used the 560 DAC w/volume control right into this Soulution stereo amp.

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    Re: MSB Discrete Review - Completing The System

    Interesting he went with the Powerbase instead of the base Premier.

    Also not using a preamp, but that's a Jeff thing. I tried the volume control once again on my Premier for another reason and still doesn't sound as good as having a preamp in the chain. Believe you need Ref or Select to have a chance to dismiss a component.
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    Re: MSB Discrete Review - Completing The System

    ps. love that his value system costs over $100k still
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    Re: MSB Discrete Review - Completing The System

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    ps. love that his value system costs over $100k still
    Yup. Still ridiculous given his originally stated goal. But it shows how hard it is to go low budget after having no budget.

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    Re: MSB Discrete Review - Completing The System

    Once you’ve tasted honey, it’s hard to go back to vinegar.


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    Re: MSB Discrete Review - Completing The System

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    ps. love that his value system costs over $100k still
    The $122K was the sum of the list prices, including the $44K list for the Boulder 2060, which he got 'pre-owned' for $14K. So even if he paid list for everything else, the real total was under $100K.

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    Re: MSB Discrete Review - Completing The System

    i could be very happy with that system. and it really does look great. except for the trivial monthly cost of streaming it includes all the music you will ever need.

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    Re: MSB Discrete Review - Completing The System

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lavigne View Post
    i could be very happy with that system. and it really does look great. except for the trivial monthly cost of streaming it includes all the music you will ever need.
    Mike, I agree.

    It’s a well thought out smartly pieced together system.


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