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Merason Frerot DAC
« on: March 17, 2021, 08:25:54 AM »
  The Little brother to the DAC-1 Straight forward 44.1 DAC with no DSD, MQA, up sampling, over sampling. USB 24/192 for streaming. This DAC will bring it and bring it really well. Check out the audiobeatnick review. $1250 retail. www.audiobeatnik.com



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Re: Merason Frerot DAC
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2021, 11:44:46 AM »
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Re: Merason Frerot DAC
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2021, 01:23:26 PM »
Charles,

This is a better link.

https://theaudiobeatnik.com/review-merason-frerot-dac-a-new-swiss-contender


 Thank you Nick I suck on the computer appreciated from the old Guy.

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Re: Merason Frerot DAC
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2021, 03:26:00 PM »
Charles,

This is a better link.

https://theaudiobeatnik.com/review-merason-frerot-dac-a-new-swiss-contender


 Thank you Nick I suck on the computer appreciated from the old Guy.

charles

Glad to help out, Charles. Have you had a chance to listen to the Merason DAC1? Retails for around $5,000. Read a nice review on it.
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Re: Merason Frerot DAC
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2021, 01:04:17 PM »
I have about 30 hours on the Merason Frerot and it sounds musical.  I cannot fairly compare it to my ancient Squeezebox 3 DAC.  I was looking for a DAC with some punch because it will frontend my ANK K1 300b amp and Charney Audio Maestro speakers.  I was looking at the SW1X 2 DAC but did not want another large device and the Merason Frerot was smaller and less expensive.  I made the right choice so I am letting the DAC burn in before I add a RP4 for the source.

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Re: Merason Frerot DAC
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2021, 02:03:50 PM »
I have about 30 hours on the Merason Frerot and it sounds musical.  I cannot fairly compare it to my ancient Squeezebox 3 DAC.  I was looking for a DAC with some punch because it will frontend my ANK K1 300b amp and Charney Audio Maestro speakers.  I was looking at the SW1X 2 DAC but did not want another large device and the Merason Frerot was smaller and less expensive.  I made the right choice so I am letting the DAC burn in before I add a RP4 for the source.

First of all, I see that youíre new and itís your 1st post. Welcome  :thumb: Are your amp and speakers broken in? Did you get the Voxative driver?
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Re: Merason Frerot DAC
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2021, 11:01:18 AM »
Thanks for the welcome.

I had the speakers for about nine months and they have the Voxativ AC1.6 drivers.  I selected the speakers because I liked full range drivers and price/value ratio of driver to speaker was exceptional as well as the glowing reviews of the Charney Audio speakers.  In the future, I can swap in other 8" drivers.  Brian Charney recommended the AC 2.6 or possibly the AER drivers.

I had the amp for six months but only a month with my NOS RCA tubes.

I did not have an opportunity to separate the Merason Frerot DAC impact on my music because I installed it a few days after I swapped in the NOS tubes.  I was too anxious to replace my Squeezebox DAC.

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2021, 11:13:57 AM »
Thanks for the welcome.

I had the speakers for about nine months and they have the Voxativ AC1.6 drivers.  I selected the speakers because I liked full range drivers and price/value ratio of driver to speaker was exceptional as well as the glowing reviews of the Charney Audio speakers.  In the future, I can swap in other 8" drivers.  Brian Charney recommended the AC 2.6 or possibly the AER drivers.

I had the amp for six months but only a month with my NOS RCA tubes.

I did not have an opportunity to separate the Merason Frerot DAC impact on my music because I installed it a few days after I swapped in the NOS tubes.  I was too anxious to replace my Squeezebox DAC.

Ok, thanks. Pls keep us posted on how things progress
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Re: Merason Frerot DAC
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2021, 03:53:29 PM »
I have about 30 hours on the Merason Frerot and it sounds musical.  I cannot fairly compare it to my ancient Squeezebox 3 DAC.  I was looking for a DAC with some punch because it will frontend my ANK K1 300b amp and Charney Audio Maestro speakers.  I was looking at the SW1X 2 DAC but did not want another large device and the Merason Frerot was smaller and less expensive.  I made the right choice so I am letting the DAC burn in before I add a RP4 for the source.
Howdy, new guy!

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Re: Merason Frerot DAC
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2021, 05:47:42 PM »
Love the Voxativ driver sound. At RMAF, there is a vendor that sets up in the main lobby, and plays piano music through his Voxativ based speakers. It ALWAYS sounded like I was walking by a live piano player. Great stuff. Welcome aboard Scooby.
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Re: Merason Frerot DAC
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2021, 12:48:23 PM »
  OK verdict in. After 750 hours it is fully broken in. As a dedicated 44.1 player, no DSD, NO MQA, NO up sampling or over sampling it is a harmonic wonder. So easy to listen to. Great tonality, decay of harmonics off the charts. USB supports 24/192 when available.


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Re: Merason Frerot DAC
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2021, 01:18:15 PM »
  OK verdict in. After 750 hours it is fully broken in. As a dedicated 44.1 player, no DSD, NO MQA, NO up sampling or over sampling it is a harmonic wonder. So easy to listen to. Great tonality, decay of harmonics off the charts. USB supports 24/192 when available.


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Thanks for the report, Charles. Great that you allow so may hours for each component to sound itís best  :thumb:
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Re: Merason Frerot DAC
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2021, 07:48:26 AM »
I have about 30 hours on the Merason Frerot and it sounds musical.  I cannot fairly compare it to my ancient Squeezebox 3 DAC.  I was looking for a DAC with some punch because it will frontend my ANK K1 300b amp and Charney Audio Maestro speakers.  I was looking at the SW1X 2 DAC but did not want another large device and the Merason Frerot was smaller and less expensive.  I made the right choice so I am letting the DAC burn in before I add a RP4 for the source.

  Welcome. Good choice. It only gets better with break-in. Paired with the Innuos Zen Mini and out board power supply a clear winner..Enjoy !!

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Re: Merason Frerot DAC
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2021, 07:51:38 AM »
Love the Voxativ driver sound. At RMAF, there is a vendor that sets up in the main lobby, and plays piano music through his Voxativ based speakers. It ALWAYS sounded like I was walking by a live piano player. Great stuff. Welcome aboard Scooby.


    Nothing like single driver speakers IMHO. My other preference a two way design.


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