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DAC for a Supernait 2

Discussion in 'audio' started by wpm, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. wpm

    wpm pfm Member

    if all goes well i will have a schiit yggdrasil - pre owned with the USB gen 5 input

    fingers crossed

    will update this thread once i have it home
     
  2. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    My bid was the “penultimate” on that one, LOL.

    Having followed nDACs on fleabay for the last six months then the auctions tend to top out in the mid-900s. BiNs from dealers tend to be 1200-1300.
     
  3. wcavanagh

    wcavanagh pfm Member

    We might bid against each other in future as I’ve also been eyeing them, though not prepared to pay the crazy Buy it Now prices!
     
  4. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    Trouble with them is that they are in the wrong colour case

    Olive Rules, OK!
     
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  5. JohnnyTT

    JohnnyTT Active Member

    There's a few ndacs out in the market. I've brought home a couple dacs to compare to mine, best being DCS rossini. To my ears, they sound the same or ndac wins.
     
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  6. wpm

    wpm pfm Member

    The schiit yggdrasil was a older one with older analog board but Gen 5 USB input

    New Yggdrasil USD 2399 have the analog 2 board ( retrofit cost USD 550 and that too send back the dac to USA or singapore ) and Gen 5 module pre fitted

    The 5 year warranty wasnt transferable too..

    The asking price was USD 1850

    so i dropped the idea of this Yggdrasil though people say its a good dac.

    With DAC's the obsolescence can be a very sobering thing you know... what was in vogue 2 years ago is now passe..

    I hope to get a Metrum Amethyst for a home demo.

    The Metrum distributor in India has a policy of paying a deposit and having the Metrum dac home for 2 weeks and i will try it.

    regards
     
  7. Patu

    Patu pfm Member

    Well as for how good it is, £1400 is really not much for Naim DAC. In general they go for ridiculously low prices nowadays. But for 2010 unit, you can get one cheaper than £1400.

    I'm in a process of switching from my passive ATC SCM40 to active ones but don't know what to do with my front end. Probably will finally have to part my way with the beloved Naim DAC because I'd like to cut the box count and go for a good DAC/Pre.

    Oh and Naim DAC uses the legendary Burr Brown 1704 chip.
     
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  8. mikemusic

    mikemusic pfm Member

    Hearing very good reports about
    LKS MH-DA004

    Assume available in India too
     
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  9. wpm

    wpm pfm Member

    too far away from me else i would have come over and picked up the Naim DAC :)

    i am looking forward to getting the Metrum Amethyst home on Monday for a 2 week period.

    I am looking at this too..

    http://sparkler-audio.com/portfolio/S504_en.html
     
  10. wpm

    wpm pfm Member

    Have had 2 weeks on the Metrum Amethyst

    It has a nice form factor

    The sound is very clear and somewhat more detailed i think than my CD 960

    My stock and cheap USB cable turned out to be a show stopper and i had a nice USB cable made for me by a friend that much improved things soundwise.

    Overall its not too different sounding ( except for more clarity ) than my Philips CD960.

    I hope to take a step up and have the Metrum Onyx on home demo.

    I want to see what that brings to the table - maybe more intimacy and maybe more spatial cues…

    I love what Metrum is doing here - allowing customers to use the DAC in their system and am grateful for it.

    In the ultimate analysis - a customer will prefer to stick to what he has heard in his home rather than purchase something in a gamble just based on reviews.

    I hope to get the Rega DAC R on home demo as well… ( maybe the local dealer will agree )

    I have to pay a deposit but its well worth the effort and the 2 way courier charges.

    regards
    mpw
     
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  11. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    naim dacs vary hugely in price , basically sound and vision just sold a nice 2010 model at 750 which is much more reasonable
     

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