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    Re: Has digital audio plateaued?

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Just remember, today is the youngest you will ever be.
    yeah and I've got more miles behind me that ahead ..........
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    Re: Has digital audio plateaued?

    This hobby is filled with “across the board” options that keep coming in quality and price.


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    Re: Has digital audio plateaued?

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    This hobby is filled with “across the board” options that keep coming in quality and price.


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    Agreed. The digital juggernaut is rolling on and the advances are welcome where they translate to greater enjoyment of musical reproduction.
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    Re: Has digital audio plateaued?

    My 70 year old ears love my Lumin X1. I am sure as time goes by there will be incremental improvement in digital audio, but it is pretty darn good now.
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    Re: Has digital audio plateaued?

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    Say what? They were still doing Analog dac upgrades last year - it came out 6-7 years ago.
    Upgrade to what? A Discrete?
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    Re: Has digital audio plateaued?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al M. View Post
    Upgrade to what? A Discrete?

    I am not familiar with the MSB Technology range of DACs. Are they upgradable via software or do you need to buy completely new boxes each time?
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    Re: Has digital audio plateaued?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    I am not familiar with the MSB Technology range of DACs. Are they upgradable via software or do you need to buy completely new boxes each time?
    That's the question.
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    Re: Has digital audio plateaued?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al M. View Post
    Upgrade to what? A Discrete?
    New renderer card with Roon endpoint and MQA support. Also a firmware upgrade was made available in March of this year.

    If your point is that MSB doesn’t replace its ldder dacs inside of its machines, that isn’t part of the bargain with any dac on the market.
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    Re: Has digital audio plateaued?

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    New renderer card with Roon endpoint and MQA support. Also a firmware upgrade was made available in March of this year.

    If your point is that MSB doesn’t replace its ldder dacs inside of its machines, that isn’t part of the bargain with any dac on the market.
    It is with Schiit. Next to firmware updates of DSP filters, they do replace older DAC hardware to fully update older models to new ones, at a fraction of the cost for a new DAC.
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    Re: Has digital audio plateaued?

    Aqua dacs are designed to be upgraded that way.
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