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    Depends on what you mean by "easy."

    It's a lot easier than it looks. There's no other way to do it unless you have a Sonoma system. The hardest part is finding a Play Station 3 with the correct firmware. I got mine from my secretary because I knew she bought one of the first releases of the PS3.

    Although I love streaming DSD, I am always more surprised at how "hi-rez" redbook can sound with the MPD-5.

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    There is a thread here devoted to ripping DSD files to your computer using PS3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dallasjustice View Post
    Depends on what you mean by "easy."

    It's a lot easier than it looks. There's no other way to do it unless you have a Sonoma system. The hardest part is finding a Play Station 3 with the correct firmware. I got mine from my secretary because I knew she bought one of the first releases of the PS3.

    Although I love streaming DSD, I am always more surprised at how "hi-rez" redbook can sound with the MPD-5.
    Thanks Dallas! I am sure it's a great unit. I can't wait to hear it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    There is a thread here devoted to ripping DSD files to your computer using PS3
    Thanks Steve,

    I'll find it and read it. I appreciate the feedback. This looks like the right player/dac, I'm excited.

    Joe

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    Steve - the one-box Playback Designs unit is in my short-list, probem is that I am more than OK with the Oppo/Mach2/Havana digital setup I own now, but sure that when the upgrade bug hits again I will definitely considered it with other options from Berkeley (DAC only) or Accuphase players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Hi,

    Can any users report their updates? I've been looking at this unit and I am starting to think this might be the DAC/player to get. I like what I've been reading, but am still a little confused with all the new features and DSD audio.

    Thanks!






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    Hi Joe,
    Although digital is highly subjective as with anything else in this hobby, I have to put my flag in the Playback camp as well. The best player I have owned to date & agree with Steve ( wouldn't trade it for any other )
    I have owned the higher end Wadia's, Meinter gear, Esoteric, ect...to name a few.
    The MPS-5 is much more analog sounding, which fits my tastes.
    Upgradeable, for my future server too, soon I hope.
    Service has been outstanding !!!!! which I can't say was a strong suit for other players I have owned.


    Gary

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    Thanks Gary,

    I appreciate your reply.

    Joe

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    Enjoyable read for me too as a MPD-5 DAC is on my short list ( an MSB Analog DAC being the other contender).

    Barr

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