New Toy coming in

Discussion in 'DACs' started by botrytis, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    I have a brand new TEAC UD-501 coming in. I know it has been replaced but it has received great reviews and since I do have some *.dsf files, I do need that ability. I was planning to buy a floor model but they said, they will sell me a brand new unopened one for the same price, so I said fine. It is being shipped today. It will be interesting to see what it does for my audio experience.
     
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  2. Hyfi

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    That looks nice, and reasonably priced. Looking forward to your review.

    Are you aware of TEACs high end gear, Esoteric?
     
  3. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    I have heard it but can't afford it - 10K for a DAC with clock module.

    Nice stuff for sure.
     
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    I have had a chance to hear the latest CDP with a Burmester Integrated and Wilson Sabrinas. Nice setup.
     
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    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    I was going to buy the new Pro-ject Pre Digital S2 but I don't want to have anything to do with MQA until smell of snake oil has been wiped from it.
     
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    I don't yet have a standalone DAC. My Rotel CDP is decent and I use an OPPO 93 for any streaming, but one is in my future or a full blown streamer.
     

     

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    At AXPONA last year, it was the Esoteric stack (integrated, CD, DAC and Clock) with latest TOTL Cantons and it was an amazing setup.
     
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    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    I didn't want a streamer as I already have JRiver 23 setup for household use and I have Daphile for may small listening room system. I just wanted a DAC and one that can do SACD's also.
     
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    I use JRiver in my office here.

    My work day is done so heading down to listen to my main rig with the new power cables for a few hours.

    Cheers,

    Brian
     
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    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    My listening is also part of my office :D
     
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    These seem to be offered at good discounts currently, too bad unlike the newer 503 it doesn't offer variable output, if it did I would have probably got one too.
     

     

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  12. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    I am not worried about a variable output but, the 501 has better reviews than the 503 also. Hence, why I am picking one up.
     
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    What does that mean?
     
  14. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    To be able to play those files, silly Olson.
     
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    @botrytis But you have more than 8 .dsf files correct?
     
  16. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    Definitely - and some I bought on some from some online sales (which were cheaper than actually buying the disc).

    My SMSL-M8 DAC died and my iFi Nano needs a new litihium battery so I need something. This was a good benefit.

    Sorry, Olson - too early in the morning for me :D (I GOT IT).
     

     

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    @botrytis

    Glad you got it.

    @Wildcat and I should get out stuff together and come up with one set of them.
     
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  18. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    @olson_jr I was up at 4:30 AM this morning dealing with the Mother In Law so I was tired and obtuse. Sorry 'bout that.

    I should get the new toy delivered today! :D
     
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    Well, I was up at 3:30 this morning and I am always tired and obtuse.
     
  20. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    But you don't have to deal with 2 people like that (and one wasn't my mother in law :D )
     

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