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    Re: Is the Berkeley Reference 2 still a great DAC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Err, still no USB or Ethernet...

    Does anyone have an idea what it retails for?


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    No USB no Ethernet all for a cool $22,000
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    Re: Is the Berkeley Reference 2 still a great DAC?

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    No USB no Ethernet all for a cool $22,000
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    Re: Is the Berkeley Reference 2 still a great DAC?

    Has anyone seen or heard the Reference 3 yet?

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    Re: Is the Berkeley Reference 2 still a great DAC?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdp632 View Post
    Has anyone seen or heard the Reference 3 yet?
    Yes, they just started shipping. Still no estimate on REF2 to REF3 upgrades.


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    Re: Is the Berkeley Reference 2 still a great DAC?

    Any others heard Ref3? I just took demo of one. Will have lots of time to observe this weeknd. Have owned a Ref1 with MQA for some time. Initial impression is quite positive. More texture, more organic, better bottom end. More musical. More dynamic. It’s still warming up.

    everyone tells me to go MSB but I guess it wasn’t quite love at first sight when I demo’d a loaded up Reference months ago. Clearly a great DAC though.

    just curious if anyone else has heard Ref3. Thanks.

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