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    Hello, I'd like some advice/thoughts on NOS DAC's please? My current DAC is a Mytek Brooklyn with an external power supply which is OK but I'm looking for something more "musical". From reading I suppose I am most interested in the SW1X DAC's, AudioNote's and perhaps the DDDAC. I doubt that anyone has heard all three but any comparisons/thoughts you could give me would be very welcome.

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    David,

    Unless Iíve read your post incorrectly. Are you inferring that the Mytek Brooklyn DAC is not musical? I only ask, as Iím about to get this DAC via another forum member.

    Obviously, I understand that there are far more expensive DACís available, that may be better than the Mytek but Iím just it bit concerned I may be making a mistake.

    Any words of wisdom?

    Peter


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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhistance View Post
    Hello, I'd like some advice/thoughts on NOS DAC's please? My current DAC is a Mytek Brooklyn with an external power supply which is OK but I'm looking for something more "musical". From reading I suppose I am most interested in the SW1X DAC's, AudioNote's and perhaps the DDDAC. I doubt that anyone has heard all three but any comparisons/thoughts you could give me would be very welcome.
    I have heard examples of all three in a variety of systems. I own a couple of DDDACs (plus a Bryston BDA-2 and DiDiT DAC212SE) and have owned a couple of AN DACs (2.1 and 4.1LE). I prefer the less in-your-face presentation of NOS DACs but I know a lot of people that prefer the accuracy of studio DACs like the Mytek.
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    Peter,

    I'm sorry I used the wrong words. The Brooklyn isn't unmusical, its actually very good, its just that I'd prefer something a bit more analog. A DAC is never going to sound like my Garrard but that is the direction I'd like to move in. The Brooklyn is undoubtedly accurate, the Garrard certainly isn't, I just happen to like its presentation and the way it colours the sound!

    David Whistance

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    If your looking to get analogue sounding digital can I recommend PS Audio ?
    Recently picked up one of their Directstream dacs and frankly I've not listened to vinyl since I've got it.
    I have a pretty decent turntable setup...

    Bit more expensive but worth pushing the boat out for, if your looking for a non studio sounding dac...just puts musicians in the same room.
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    David the only one I have experience of was the Audio Note DAC One 1X Signature

    I owned it for years and it is certainly a superb sounding Dac and, yes, 'musical' sounding is about right

    Very highly recommended if you can get hold of one
    Bev


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    Just had a thought.....

    You could also perhaps try the little Chord Hugo as it sounds amazing. Ok it's not NOS

    I had one and while I loved the sound it produced I found the UI infuriating but if you can get past that it's very good indeed
    Bev


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    Just had a thought.....

    You could also perhaps try the little Chord Hugo as it sounds amazing. Ok it's not NOS

    I had one and while I loved the sound it produced I found the UI infuriating but if you can get past that it's very good indeed
    Thank you! Sound advice indeed!!.

    I already have two DACs (via the Macintosh CD 550 & the Ifl black box ) just looking for something that might knock my socks off !

    Perhaps the Mytek ainít it!!

    But who knows?.?


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    I tried a lite ah DAC and a muse nos dac,looking back I found them a bit ZZzzzzzz
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