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Offline jdavis37

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New member - Jdavis37
« on: October 03, 2018, 06:23:30 PM »
Greetings! Am obviously a new member and thus this post. I live in southeastern USA and am 56 years "mature" though my spousal unit often asks if I am forever 12. I grew a love for audio as a teenager when I was too poor to really dream of owning a turntable and I spent hours of time on weekends in various stereo stores admiring all the nice stuff. This way back when even smaller cities actually had stereo stores!

So fast forward.. I had a decent system, for 2 ch sound in the late 1980s which I eventually sold for a HT system which after my son was grown I sold and went back to 2 ch sound. Current gear is:

SST Thoebe II Preamp
SST Son of Ampzilla II Amp
Philharmonic Audio Phil 3 speakers
Esoteric K-07 Dac/CD player
Atoll MS-100 music streamer

am currently looking for a different DAC, seeking something that has a more full emotional calling. Thus searching through this site!

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Re: New member - Jdavis37
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 06:37:24 PM »
Welcome jdavis.  What's your budget range for a new DAC.
JVC QL-Y7 with Denon DL-301 Mk II
Vista Phono II
Nuprime CDT-8
PS Audio BHK preamp
BHK 250
Directstream DAC w/Bridge II
Teac NT-505
Verity Audio Otello or Reynaud Abscissa Jubilee
(2) Rythmik F12SE
TWL PC's and SC
Dueland IC's
Equi=Core 1800

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Re: New member - Jdavis37
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 09:06:51 PM »
Welcome to the forum! Thatís some great gear you have👍 I bought the Border Patrol SE dac based on some good comments here. 16/44 is just fine with me when itís as musical and enjoyable as this dac plays. Certainly a better dac than my previous Antelope Gold
ICEpower 1200as2 stereo amp
Audio Hungary APR 204 preamp
KEF LS 50 speakers
Border Patrol SE dac
Auralic Aries Mini
Roon & Tidal
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: New member - Jdavis37
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 08:56:09 AM »
Welcome to AN, jdavis37.

You've got an email, sir.

Daedalus Audio Apollos; Fritz Loudspeakers LS/5-R
dB Audio Labs Tranquility SE DAC w/Jupiter Caps
Don Sachs Model 2
Don Sachs Kootenay 120 KT88; Nuprime ST-10
TWL loom
PI Audio UberBUSS, DigiBUSS, Uber-MiniBUSS
PI Audio USB cable
Mac Mini

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Re: New member - Jdavis37
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 11:24:42 AM »
Welcome to the herd!

44.1/16 NOS DACs fill the bill as do higher rate R2R Dacs.  They make music not bags and bags of detail...

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