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Cheap versus expensive dacs

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So why are you unwilling to share your dac details ..... ?

And be accused of ‘spamming’?

@Lurch one ‘f’ two ‘s’.

Keith

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And be accused of ‘spamming’?

@Lurch one ‘f’ two ‘s’.

Keith

Ah... the coward's way out, then a quick Tory tactic - change subjects before they notice that i know nothing....

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Keith, has anyone measured Lampizator? I know you hate valve output stages though. 

Not that I am aware of, Stereophile used to only review ( and measure) products if there were a specific number of retailers, is this a similar design?

https://www.stereophile.com/content/allnic-d-5000-dht-da-processor-measurements

@Joolz, mostly I listen to speakers which have their DACs inbuilt.

Keith

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So why are you unwilling to share your dac details ..... ?

Erm, from Keith's Wigwam Info profile thingummy:

 Benchmark Tamabaqui

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I've got a relatively expensive exogal unit and it definitely sounds better than the chord mojo a tenth of its price. Just got it back from an FPGA upgrade too. 

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Yes they do.

Keith

No they don’t. (hey, it’s panto season already. )

but there again I listen and decide about transparency rather than just assume . . .

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Erm, from Keith's Wigwam Info profile thingummy:

 Benchmark Tamabaqui

Indeed. But there is no need to spend anywhere near that much on a DAC. To quote Keith from a month or so ago:

This DAC has an RRP of £8,999 and, according to one UK dealer who shall remain nameless, performs no better than a £100 DAC. That's £8,899 for features and pride of ownership then. Great sales pitch.

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Transparent dac?
case-for-hifiberry-digi-dac-rca-and-rasp

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Transparent dac?
case-for-hifiberry-digi-dac-rca-and-rasp

Keiths gonna sell that for £9999 now.

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:) No basically, I'm trying to gauge whether the "source first" mentality in terms of spending continues post turntables in 2019.

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Indeed. But there is no need to spend anywhere near that much on a DAC. To quote Keith from a month or so ago:

This DAC has an RRP of £8,999 and, according to one UK dealer who shall remain nameless, performs no better than a £100 DAC. That's £8,899 for features and pride of ownership then. Great sales pitch.

It's almost like his is taking the p**s out his customers and those that had bought that offensively priced unit.

If i'd bought one from him and then saw he was saying type of stuff, he'd be getting a visit.

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