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    I'm Stephen.

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    New DAC in the house;-



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    Hi Stephen
    Looks like a nice dac it will be interesting to see what you think of it.
    I see your using Modwright equipment its terrific gear I'm very happy with mine.

    Bernie

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    Quote Originally Posted by hard1175 View Post
    Hi Stephen
    Looks like a nice dac it will be interesting to see what you think of it.
    I see your using Modwright equipment its terrific gear I'm very happy with mine.

    Bernie
    Yes its the LS36.5 pre. Still in testing with the DAC but beats my Nagra NAC.

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    Nice DAC Steve. Very nice indeed.
    In the cup - Sulawesi Tana Toraja Kalosi Washed Typica A - Indonesia.

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    Is it on loan?
    In the cup - Sulawesi Tana Toraja Kalosi Washed Typica A - Indonesia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    Is it on loan?
    No I have purchased it outright.

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    Interesting piece of kit. A friend of another parish uses one and swears by it! Says the software updates improves audio also...
    What kind of DAC in there?
    /Mike

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    Ahem... Answering my own question here, there is no "DAC" as this is one of few digital converters based on FPGA's, Field Programmable Gate Array. That explains why audible improvements may come with software changes too!
    And it has a really nice USB reciever chip in the form of an XMOS type. Really in another league to these ears.

    Have you compared this DAC to any other ones in your setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlfaGTV View Post
    Ahem... Answering my own question here, there is no "DAC" as this is one of few digital converters based on FPGA's, Field Programmable Gate Array. That explains why audible improvements may come with software changes too!
    And it has a really nice USB reciever chip in the form of an XMOS type. Really in another league to these ears.

    Have you compared this DAC to any other ones in your setup?
    I had the original Nagra DAC before. Nagra have been doing digital since the 1950s but the technology here is a bit outdated. Used an Anologue Technologies DSP and digital inputs were up sampled to 24/192. Before the Nagra DAC had the Audio Synthesis Decade and Discrete.

    The Meitner brings a lot more to the party. Dynamics and pure unrestrained treble. DSD is through the USB input. S you say Meitner use an in house digital conversion solution.

    Regards

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclopse View Post
    I had the original Nagra DAC before. Nagra have been doing digital since the 1950s but the technology here is a bit outdated. Used an Anologue Technologies DSP and digital inputs were up sampled to 24/192. Before the Nagra DAC had the Audio Synthesis Decade and Discrete.

    The Meitner brings a lot more to the party. Dynamics and pure unrestrained treble. DSD is through the USB input. S you say Meitner use an in house digital conversion solution.

    Regards

    Steve
    I find most digital either clean, clear and dull or in your face trying to impress with detail. The Meitner is the neither; it's the best DAC I've owned by a considerable margin.

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