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    Quote Originally Posted by CKKeung View Post
    Thanks edorr,

    A fully loaded Diamond IV Plus : 27995 + 5995(Diamond powerbase) + 4955(Galaxy clock upgrade) + 1395(Signature384 USB) + 2995(volume control)= US$43335.
    Technically you also need to throw in the "Euro heatsinks" for $1790, so you'll hit 45K give or take a few bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edorr View Post
    Technically you also need to throw in the "Euro heatsinks" for $1790, so you'll hit 45K give or take a few bucks.
    I wonder how did the come up with the name for them ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    I wonder how did the come up with the name for them ?
    Maybe they have more delicate hands in Europe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce B View Post
    Maybe they have more delicate hands in Europe?
    Must be, as they do not look any better

    (and that would be the first thing I would think about if they looked better).
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    Quote Originally Posted by edorr View Post
    Technically you also need to throw in the "Euro heatsinks" for $1790, so you'll hit 45K give or take a few bucks.
    Hi edorr,

    Agree!
    WoW, if so, a fully-loaded Diamond IV Plus in matt black colour and the Euro heatsinks option can be used to do a 'relatively blind' shootout with Diamond Select! It will be fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priaptor View Post
    Very interesting!!

    Any idea on price?
    Audiostream.com has a short note on "The Beast" at CES 2014 : http://www.audiostream.com/content/r...-audio-beast-0
    The list price is USD44,000!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CKKeung View Post
    Audiostream.com has a short note on "The Beast" at CES 2014 : http://www.audiostream.com/content/r...-audio-beast-0
    The list price is USD44,000!
    I have not checked the details, but it appears what this box does is content (library) management, decoding (may be), MCH D/A conversion and volume control.

    A smarter way to spend $(less than) 44K on a MCH system, would be to manage content on a cheap PC and stream it to a MSB UMT+, controlling the library on the iPad. You then run the UMT+ AES/EBU outputs in a stack of MSB analog DACs. Volume control can be taken care of through RS232 on the DACs.

    This will be cheaper than the beast, and most likely give you better sound. Not as elegant as a single box, and a bit of integration hassle.

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    Hi guys

    Does anyone can tell about comparing Platinum IV Plus to Signature IV (non Plus).
    Does Platinum IV Plus is equal to Signature IV ?

    Thx

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