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    Default Beresford Bushmaster DAC Reviews

    Mine arrived today, so I thought I'd kick off a review thread.

    I know that StanDACs need to run in, but just out of the box it's a stunner!

    Stereo focus and fine detail is a step-up from what I have heard before - from StanDACs or anything else for that matter.

    Delicacy, fine detail, articulation - all exemplary.

    Blimey, Stan - at first listen, it's a stonker!
    Jerry
    Classical music fan and un-repentant box-swapper

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    As we have two threads with the exact same name, could we call this something different. Maybe Beresford Busmaster DAC - Review or something similar would be more appropriate?
    "People will hear what you tell them to hear" - Thomas Edison

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Stereo focus and fine detail is a step-up from what I have heard before - from StanDACs or anything else for that matter.

    Delicacy, fine detail, articulation - all exemplary.
    I did promise to raise the stakes as far as DAC musical progression goes, and make a mini statement with the Bushmaster .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    As we have two threads with the exact same name, could we call this something different.
    Done
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Mine arrived today, so I thought I'd kick off a review thread.

    I know that StanDACs need to run in, but just out of the box it's a stunner!

    Stereo focus and fine detail is a step-up from what I have heard before - from StanDACs or anything else for that matter.

    Delicacy, fine detail, articulation - all exemplary.

    Blimey, Stan - at first listen, it's a stonker!
    Stunner compared to what though? For a review there has to be a benchmark from which to judge the performance of the DAC surely? Please


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mains Cables R Us View Post
    Stunner compared to what though? For a review there has to be a benchmark from which to judge the performance of the DAC surely? Please
    As Jerry said: Stereo focus and fine detail is a step-up from what I have heard before - from StanDACs or anything else for that matter.

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    And to you Bushmaster owners: please elaborate on its headamp performance compared to the Caiman's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanleyB View Post
    As Jerry said: Stereo focus and fine detail is a step-up from what I have heard before - from StanDACs or anything else for that matter.
    Yes but we don't know what else he's heard do we?
    Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by webby View Post
    Yes but we don't know what else he's heard do we?
    More than most here I would guess...........

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    Against the Mdac, Young and Rega would be intresting...
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