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    Re: Soulution 760 D/A Converter

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    The price of this DAC is absolutely crazy. Unless they use some megabuck clock (which I do not see here) it doesn't really look different to many sub $20k designs.

    Same for their phonostage, also piced at 50.000 euro.
    Adam isn't this all about how it sounds. No one hear has heard it yet. I am not sure BOM is relevant. If the sound justifies the price, people will buy the product; if not, they won't. Cyrill is a pretty savvy dude. I think he gets this. There is a lot of cash chasing this stuff in the eastern rim. But the gear better be good.

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    Re: Soulution 760 D/A Converter

    Quote Originally Posted by FlexibleAudio View Post
    Adam isn't this all about how it sounds. No one hear has heard it yet. I am not sure BOM is relevant. If the sound justifies the price, people will buy the product; if not, they won't. Cyrill is a pretty savvy dude. I think he gets this. There is a lot of cash chasing this stuff in the eastern rim. But the gear better be good.
    It used to be. And that is the problem.
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    Re: Soulution 760 D/A Converter

    Quote Originally Posted by highEndguy View Post
    My new Soulution gear arrives in a few days
    Keep you all posted
    Please do keep us posted. Let know what you have coming inbound!
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    Chicagoland : Soulution 725 preamp, 711 stereo amp, 541 SACD/560 DAC w/ Network Streaming, Raidho D5.1, Naim UnitiServe 2TB, Aurender W-20 Ansuz d-tc Loom (complete), Teac X1000 R2R, QNAP TS-451+

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    Re: Soulution 760 D/A Converter

    Robert Harley's Top Product Intro's @ Munich

    Soulution's 760 DAC sounded spectacular in Munich's best-sounding room

    5. Soulution 760 DAC
    The makers of the extraordinary electronics that were named TAS’ Overall Product of the Year in 2014 have turned their attention to digital conversion with the 760 DAC. Soulution's new DAC employs a custom upsampling filter running an Anagram Technologies algorithm on a SHARC DSP. The unit features Soulution’s Zero-Phase-Technology, a circuit that removes phase errors introduced by the analog low-pass filter. The clock appears to be quite sophisticated, and unlike those used in other high-end DACs. The power supply is massive and elaborate, with more than 500,000 microfarads of filter capacitance—more than that of some power amplifiers. The 760 was featured in the system that I thought was easily the best sound of the show—Soulution 725 preamp, 701 power amplifiers, Magico Q7 Mk II loudspeakers, and Critical Mass Systems Maxxum racks and amp platforms. We did some comparisons with Soulution’s CD player, and the new 760 DAC was clearly superior. As with other Soulution products, the 760 is premium-priced at $55,000.
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    Chicagoland : Soulution 725 preamp, 711 stereo amp, 541 SACD/560 DAC w/ Network Streaming, Raidho D5.1, Naim UnitiServe 2TB, Aurender W-20 Ansuz d-tc Loom (complete), Teac X1000 R2R, QNAP TS-451+

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    Re: Soulution 760 D/A Converter

    So when can we come to your house to listen to it?
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    Re: Soulution 760 D/A Converter

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    So when can we come to your house to listen to it?
    Jock,

    I think Le Roy is very happy with his Soulution 541 players, aren't you Le Roy? Just in case, can I come over and listen with Jock too?

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    Re: Soulution 760 D/A Converter

    Let's just say that I'm recommending the 760 for you guys!!
    Le Roy

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    Chicagoland : Soulution 725 preamp, 711 stereo amp, 541 SACD/560 DAC w/ Network Streaming, Raidho D5.1, Naim UnitiServe 2TB, Aurender W-20 Ansuz d-tc Loom (complete), Teac X1000 R2R, QNAP TS-451+

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    Re: Soulution 760 D/A Converter

    Quote Originally Posted by FlexibleAudio View Post
    Adam isn't this all about how it sounds. No one hear has heard it yet. I am not sure BOM is relevant. If the sound justifies the price, people will buy the product; if not, they won't. Cyrill is a pretty savvy dude. I think he gets this. There is a lot of cash chasing this stuff in the eastern rim. But the gear better be good.
    You really think it will beat a burnt in GG for a third of the price? The copper shielding alone should make Soulution blush...
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    Re: Soulution 760 D/A Converter

    Quote Originally Posted by wisnon View Post
    You really think it will beat a burnt in GG for a third of the price? The copper shielding alone should make Soulution blush...
    Who knows? I don't and you don't because we haven't heard it. That's the point. This exercise is not meaningful unless we want to compare it's looks or maybe we could guess about it's smell. That might be fun.

    But to play your game, I do think it is possible it will sound superior to a GG on PCM to many. Value is of course another matter which turns on variables even more diverse than SQ flavors.

    I am on the record regarding my views of GG playing PCM at Axpona-- very good but not overwhelmingly so.

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    Re: Soulution 760 D/A Converter

    The GG you heard was less than a week old and the Mundorf caps in it are notorious for taking 4+ months to break in at a minimum. That is why Mike and another GG owner have reported PCM improvements and I suspect that NO one will be able to tell where it will end up before August, as by then the first GGs made will have hit 5 months old. You also went on Friday and late Sat according to reports is when Ryan fixed his Perfect Storm speakers and all finally clicked.

    Besides, we already know what DSD sounds like on the GG and for 30% of the Soulution price, you could get a DSD only GG with the Copper case (best RFI shield material) and it would be quite an achievement if ANY DAC can beat that for any price.

    Finally, it seems the core of the Sol. Dac is the anagram tech filtering. I will have you know that the CH guy was one of the founding memebers of Anagram and his Dac is far less costly, so...

    Frankly, I cant see the value of the 760, but will keep an open mind and will make sure to listen extensively in Oct at the Zurich Show.

    Soulution is trying to catch up with their Swiss counterparts…Goldmund/FM-Acoustics/CH Precision and Dartzeel are all bigger companies by sales. Not sure if they are bigger than Nagra.
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